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Bridgegate Argued at US Supreme Court

Washington DC Strong news - Washington, DC: C-Span audio of The US Supreme Court THE SUPREME COURT HEARD ORAL ARGUMENT IN A CASE CONCERNING THE FEDERAL CONVICTIONS OF TWO PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE 2013 NEW JERSEY BRIDGEGATE SCANDAL. ONE OF THEM, BRIDGET KELLY, I A FORMER DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE THEN GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE. WHO WORKED IN THE PORT HOUSE WAS CONVICTED ON SIMILAR CHARGES. ORIGINALLY OFFICIALS CLAIMED THE REASON FOR THE LANE CLOSURE WAS A TRAFFIC STUDY BUT REALLY IT WAS REVEALED THE REAL REASON WAS PAYBACK AGAINST A LOCAL NEW JERSEY MAYOR WHO REFUSED TO ENDORSE GOVERNOR CHRISTIE'S PRESIDENTIAL BID. THEY USED A WIRE FRAUD STATUTE TO PROSECUTE KELLY FOR THE POLITICAL REVENGE PLOT. WATCH VIDEO NJ Governor walks past traffic cones at the State Street Wing entrance to the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton.
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NJOHSP Director Maples Testifies Before Congress on Funding Sources of Domestic Terrorists, Extremists

New Jersey Strong news - Hamilton, NJ: NJOHSP reports WASHINGTON, —Director Jared M. Maples of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) testified before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy in Washington, , on January 15 regarding how domestic terrorists and extremists fund their activities. The hearing, “A Persistent and Evolving Threat: An Examination of the Financing of Domestic Terrorism and Extremism,” focused on ways financial institutions and law enforcement officials monitor the funding of domestic terrorists and extremists, the challenges posed in achieving a stronger tracking methodology, and the models and approaches that might be useful going forward. NJOHSP considers domestic terrorism as violence committed by individuals or groups…
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Bridgegate Back Up Shifts to US Supreme Court

Washington DC Strong news - Washington, DC: The US Supreme Court reports Transcript. CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: We'll hear argument first this morning in Case 18-1059, Kelly versus United States. Mr. Roth. ORAL ARGUMENT OF JACOB M. ROTH ON BEHALF OF THE PETITIONER MR. ROTH: Mr. Chief Justice, and may it please the Court: Once again, the government is trying to use the open-ended federal fraud statutes to enforce honest government at the state and local levels. Its theory this time is that the defendants committed property fraud by reallocating two traffic lanes from one public road to another without disclosing their real political reason for doing so. This theory turns the integrity of every official action at every level of…
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Industrial OPIOID DISASTER – NJ First Responders Deploy 14,000 + Life Saving Reversal Doses in 2019. NJ Pharmacies ‘Standing Order’ to Dispense Naloxone. At Least 2732 Dead in NJ.

Governor Murphy Announces Preliminary 2019 Year-End Opioid Statistics and Highlights Administration-Wide Efforts to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in New Jersey New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Million NJ Prescriptions a Year. - Governor Urges Continued Partnership and Reaffirms Commitment to Ending the Opioid Epidemic. WASHINGTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced preliminary 2019 year-end opioid statistics for New Jersey and reaffirmed his commitment to ending the opioid epidemic through a comprehensive, multi-pronged collaboration across several state departments and agencies. Governor Murphy’s comprehensive approach includes increasing access to evidence-based prevention and treatment programs in our communities, supporting individuals on their path to and maintenance of recovery, supporting data-driven work and strengthening system-wide infrastructure, and using robust…
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Water Disasters – New NJDEP Rutgers Predicting Dramatic Increase in Sea-Level Rise Along Jersey Shore by 2050

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ DEP reports 12. 2019 - How Much Will Sea-Level Rise in NJ. The Department of Environmental Protection released a new study projecting dramatic sea-level rise in New Jersey. According to the report, sea-level in New Jersey could rise from 2000 levels by up to feet by 2030, feet by 2050, and feet by 2100, underscoring the urgency of the Murphy Administration’s adaptation work to make the state more resilient to the effects of climate change. The report also shows that New Jersey has already been disproportionately affected by climate change—sea-level rise projections in New Jersey are more than two times the global average. “New Jersey is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of…
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Multi-Agency Investigation on Jersey City Shootings

NJ AG reports JERSEY CITY, – In conjunction with federal, state, and county law enforcement partners, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today released new information regarding the shootings yesterday, December 10, in Jersey City, including the identities of the two shooters and the three innocent civilian victims who were killed inside the supermarket. The identity of the fallen Jersey City detective, Joseph Seals, 39, was released previously by the Jersey City Police Department. Two other Jersey City police officers were shot outside the market as they responded to the gunfire. They are recovering from their wounds and their names are not being ; During a news conference this afternoon at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office with Governor Phil Murphy and…
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Hate Crime in Jersey City

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports - Today, Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin released the following statements in response to the investigation following this week’s hate crime in Jersey City:  “It now appears from law enforcement that the events that terrorized Jersey City on Tuesday were fueled by hate. The murder of innocent civilians because of their religious beliefs, and the murder of a police officer for the simple reason that he was a police officer, must be the wakeup call to those who fail to see or acknowledge the rising tide of hate here in New Jersey, and around the nation,” said Governor ;“This is our signal…
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Man Made & Natural Disasters

An attack against all nine million of us who are proud to call ourselves New Jerseyans

Jersey City, NJ: Gov Murphy speaks regarding Jersey City Attack. An attack against our Jewish community – whether it be here in Jersey City, or anywhere in our state – is an attack against all nine million of us who are proud to call ourselves New Jerseyans. We all awoke with hearts heavy for the victims and families impacted by what occurred yesterday in Jersey City – for the family of Detective Seals, and for the victims inside the market. We’re firm in our resolve to take the steps necessary to ensure this doesn’t happen again. New Jersey State Police Colonel Pat Callahan . New Jersey OAG and New Jersey State Police Colonel Pat Callahan, and their teams, are leading this investigation. All…
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Man Made & Natural Disasters

Gov Murphy thanks President Donald Trump for Swift Federal Response to Jersey City

Readout of Call Between Governor Murphy and President Trump. Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports - At approximately 10:45 , Governor Murphy spoke with President Trump about yesterday’s shootings in Jersey City. Governor Murphy thanked the President for the swift response of the federal government, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The President offered continued assistance to the State of New Jersey on this case or any other matter. Photo: President Trump at a Roundtable about Education Choice President Donald J. Trump listens as Senator Ted Cruz delivers remarks at a roundtable on empowering families with education choice Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the…
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Baby Powder Asbestos Contamination – Mine and Manufacturing Supply Chain Ruled Out as Root Cause by JnJ. Portable air conditioner in test lab was found contaminated with asbestos.

Trainloads of Talc from the Imery's Talc Mine in Ludlow Vermont produce a constant supply. New Jersey Strong news - New Brunswick,NJ: JnJ reports 15 New Tests from the Same Bottle of Johnson’s Baby Powder Previously Tested by FDA Find No 60 New Tests of the Recalled Lot Conducted by Two Third-Party Laboratories Find No Asbestos Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (the Company) today announced that 15 new tests from the same bottle of Johnson’s Baby Powder previously tested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found no asbestos. An additional 48 new laboratory tests of samples from the single lot of Johnson’s Baby Powder that the Company voluntarily recalled on October 18 (Lot #22318RB) also confirm that the product does…
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Military Veterans Honored

New Jersey Strong news - Wrightstown, NJ: New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs reports - Members of the Honor Guard present American flags to the official party during the 33rd NJMOH ceremony at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Wrightstown, , Nov. 21, 2019. The cremains of World War I Army veteran Thomas G. Dockendorff, World War I Army Air Corps veteran Clark C. Merritt; World War II Army veterans’ Alphonse Martin, Arnold R. Mausert, and Ludwig A. Schwaiger; World War II Navy veterans’ Charles B. Blaisdell and William T. Brakeman; Korean War Air Force veteran Stephen E. Otey Sr., and Cold War era Army veteran Willie Simpson, were honored during the ceremony. Some…
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Atlantic Strong Offshore Wind Generators Ordered

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Increase Offshore Wind Goal to 7,500 Megawatts by 2035 Executive Order More than Doubles New Jersey’s Offshore Wind Goal, Promotes Renewable Energy Generation with Potential to Create Thousands of Jobs. Office of the Governor reports JERSEY CITY – Governor Phil Murphy, alongside First Lady Tammy Murphy and former Vice President Al Gore at the Liberty Science Center, today signed Executive Order No. 92, raising New Jersey’s offshore wind goal from 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind-generated electricity by 2030 to 7,500 megawatts by 2035. The Executive Order, which more than doubles New Jersey’s offshore wind goal, will deliver the clean, renewable energy generation needed to meet the State’s goals of 50 percent renewable energy by 2030…
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Red White and Blue decorate the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Mementos left in front of a black granite panel, part of the wall that lists all New Jersey service members who died in Vietnam at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Holmdel, , Nov. 11, 2019. Veterans Day celebrates and honors America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. (New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs photo by Mark C. Olsen)
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On Sandy Anniversary Labor, Environmental Groups Warn State Officials of Toxic Threat. Seven years after Sandy, are we better prepared for a chemical spill, fire or explosion if a superstorm hits?

New Jersey Strong news Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Work Environmental Council (WEC) reports Labor, environmental and community organizations are urging state leaders to plan for toxic chemical spills and other emergencies associated with natural disasters to mark the seventh anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The worst natural disaster in New Jersey history, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc for millions and devastated record numbers of homes, businesses and schools.  Researchers are still evaluating long-term contaminant threats as they examine how Sandy’s deadly conditions spread oil, hazardous materials, and debris across Mid-Atlantic waterways resulting in compromised infrastructure, beach erosion and sediment disturbance on the coasts of New Jersey and New groups caution if another superstorm like Sandy hits, over 5,000 facilities comprising New Jersey’s…
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FDA FINDS – Chrysotile Asbestos Contamination in Baby Powder. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. to Voluntarily Recall A Single Lot of Johnson’s Baby Powder in The United States

NTSE: JNJ Closes down % to $ NEW JERSEY STRONG news - NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ: JnJ .com reports Company is Acting Out of an Abundance of Caution Out of an abundance of caution, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (JJCI) announced that it is initiating a voluntary recall in the United States of a single lot of its Johnson’s Baby Powder in response to a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) test indicating the presence of sub-trace levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination (no greater than ) in samples from a single bottle purchased from an online retailer. Despite the low levels reported and in full cooperation and collaboration with the FDA, JJCI is initiating this voluntary recall of Lot #22318RB of Johnson’s…
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Man Made & Natural Disasters

Cannabis Vape Border States Hold Joint Summit

Green Cross Strong news New York, NY: NY Governor's Office reports Governors, Joined by Officials and Legislative Leaders from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Discuss Outlines of Joint Regional Approach to Cannabis and Vaping Policies Governors Reach Set of Core Principles on Issues Related to Market Regulation and Empowerment; Public Health; Public Safety and Enforcement; and Vaping Best Practices Governor Phil Murphy speaks at the Regional Joint Summit on Marijuana and Vaping with Governor Andrew Cuomo, Governor Ned Lamont, and Governor Tom Wolf in Manhattan on Thursday, October 17, 2019 (Edwin J. Torres/ Governor’s Office) New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf…
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DEA to accept electronic vaping devices and cartridges as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

WASHINGTON – With robust public participation over the course of 17 prior events, the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative continues to remove ever-higher amounts of opioids and other medicines from the nation’s homes, where they are vulnerable to misuse, theft or abuse by family members and visitors, including children and Saturday, October 26, in continuation of this effort, DEA and its national, tribal and community partners will hold the 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across the country. The service is free and the first time, DEA will now accept vaping devices and cartridges at any of its drop off locations during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. It is important to note that DEA cannot accept devices…
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