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NJ Attorney General Grewal Leads 20 State Letter Calling on Facebook to Take Stronger Steps to Prevent Use of Its Platforms to Spread Hate and Disinformation

News Strong - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Attorney General reports Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today led a group of 20 Attorneys General from across the nation in calling on Facebook to take additional steps to prevent the popular social media website from being used to spread hate and disinformation. The group also urged Facebook to provide stronger support for users who fall victim to online intimidation and…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – New Jersey Department of Health Launches COVID-19 Disease Contact Tracing Dashboard

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Governor reports Current Statewide Average of 15 Contact Tracers for Every 100,000 Residents. Data Tracks Percent of Cases Contacted, Contacts Followed, and Successful Outreach. TRENTON – Urging people to answer critical calls from contact tracers, the New Jersey Department of Health today unveiled an online dashboard highlighting New Jersey’s contact tracing efforts throughout the state. “Our new Contact Tracing Dashboard will allow the public…
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Stranded Jet Skiers Hoisted to Safety by US Coast Guard Atlantic City Chopper. Presidential Message on the 230th Birthday of the United States Coast Guard

The Coast Guard rescued two people who were stranded on a jet ski that ran aground in near Brigantine, New Jersey, Aug. 3, 2020. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City safely hoisted the two people and transported them back to Coast Guard Station Atlantic City. ( Coast Guard photo/Released) US Strong news - Washington, DC: The White House reports. On this day in 1790,…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – State Decreases Indoor Gathering Capacity Limit as COVID-19 Disease Outbreaks Climb, Public Health Emergency Extended

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Murphy today announced the decrease of indoor gathering capacity limit in response to the increase of COVID-19 cases in New Jersey. Indoor gatherings are now limited to 25 percent of a room's capacity, but regardless of the room’s capacity, the maximum limit shall be 25 persons, down from 100 persons. For purposes of determining this limit,…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Department of Education Issues Guidance Allowing Parents to Choose All-Remote Learning for Their Children

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Governor reports The New Jersey Department of Education today issued clarifying guidance to allow parents to select fulltime remote learning for their children in the 2020-2021 school ; Released last month, the Department’s guidance document, “The Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan for Education,” emphasized that schools should prepared plans to open in some capacity for in-person instruction for…
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AG Grewal Sues Trump Administration to Block Rule that Limits New Jersey’s Ability to Prevent Water Pollution

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Attorney General reports Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today joined a coalition of Attorneys General in suing to block a  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final rule that unlawfully restricts the authority of states to protect their waters from pollution. For more than three decades, the EPA has consistently acknowledged that Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act provides…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Rutgers University Pauses Football as COVID-19 Disease Outbreak Spreads Amongst Team

New Jersey Strong news - New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University reports Covid-19 disease Outbreak pauses football program. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University reports Executive Order on public gatherings will restrict fan attendance at athletic venues PISCATAWAY, ;– Rutgers University announced today that all Rutgers Athletics venues will operate in accordance with the executive orders issued by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy limiting outdoor gatherings to 500 people or fewer. All…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – LBI Strong COVID-19 Outbreak. 24 Lifeguards Test Positive after Social Gathering

LBI STRONG news - Long Beach Township, NJ: At least 24 lifeguards test positive for Covid-19 disease following group social gathering on Long Beach Island. View Governors presser update on coronavirus -
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Travelers To New Jersey from 31 States Must Self Isolate 14 Days if Staying to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey from Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia, and Washington, Bringing Total to 31 States. 31 States Include Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Stadiums Sports Games Resume Without Fan Crowds

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Governor reports Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing the Resumption of Contact Practices and Competitions for Certain Organized Sports in Outdoor Settings. 07/20/2020 TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 168, allowing the resumption of contact practices and competitions in outdoor settings for organized sports defined as “high risk” by the New Jersey Department of Health’s “Guidance…
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Princeton University Welcomes the Federal Government’s Agreement to Rescind Student Deportations

Princeton Strong news – Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Office of the President reports The University issued a statement on the rescinding of ICE’s July 6 announcement regarding international students: We welcome the federal government’s agreement to rescind its announcement of July 6 regarding international students enrolled at universities across the country, including ;We recognize the anxiety and pain this has caused across our community, and we will remain vigilant for…
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Water Disasters – Townships Joining the State of New Jersey Lawsuit Against Trenton Water Works

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: City of Trenton reports Statement by Trenton Mayor Gusciora - I read with great interest and concern the letter in lieu of a brief to Mercer County Superior Court Judge Robert Lougy from Elissa Grodd Schragger, Esq., a director and attorney for Hamilton Township. I would like to take this opportunity to present facts that refute her letter. When I took office on…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Requiring Individuals to Wear Masks in Outdoor Public Spaces When They Cannot Social Distance

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 163, which requires individuals to wear face coverings in outdoor public spaces when it is not practicable to socially distance and keep a six-foot distance from others, excluding immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners, except where doing so would inhibit that individual’s health, where the individual is…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – IVY LEAGUE OUTLINES INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS PLANS; NO COMPETITION IN FALL SEMESTER

Princeton Strong news – Princeton, NJ: The Ivy League reports Amidst continuing health and safety concerns due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Ivy League Council of Presidents has set in place plans for intercollegiate athletics activity in the upcoming fall ; With the safety and well-being of students as their highest priority, Ivy League institutions are implementing campus-wide policies including restrictions on student and staff travel, requirements for social distancing,…
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Consumers Challenged by NJ Motor Vehicle Agencies Reopening Lines during Heat Wave

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton reports New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton released the following statement: “As we reopen today, MVC agencies are experiencing extraordinarily high customer volumes. In anticipation of long lines due to social distancing restrictions, Agency management personnel were pre-deployed to our busiest agencies, beginning at 6:00 AM, two hours before our start…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Destination New Jersey Travelers Advisory 14 Day Self Quarantine Order

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: The NJ Joint Information Center reports Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey from Delaware, Kansas, and Oklahoma, Bringing Total to 19 States. Nineteen States Include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. TRENTON – Governor Murphy today advised individuals traveling to New Jersey from additional states…
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Salute to America -Blue Angels Fly Over Mt Rushmore

US Strong news Blue Angels F-18 Hornets fly over Mount Rushmore during a Salute to America celebration hosted by the state of South Dakota July 3, 2020. The Blue Angels, based out of Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., were part of the DoD’s participation that also included aerial flyovers by the B-1B Lancer from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base; South Dakota Air National Guard F-16s Falcons from…
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