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Funeral for Hero Jersey City Detective Seals

Jersey City, NJ: Office of the Governor Phil Murphy reports Gov Phil Murphy, "Detective Joseph Seals was a hero. He was a decorated law enforcement veteran, but even more importantly, he was a husband and father. Our deepest condolences to his family, friends, law enforcement colleagues, and the people of Jersey City. May he rest in eternal peace."
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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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Interfaith roundtable at Jersey City

Jersey City, NJ: Office of the Governor reports - Governor Murphy hosted an interfaith roundtable in Jersey City with Senator Bob Menendez, Congressman Bill Pascrell, Congressman Albio Sires, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, Mayor Steven Fulop, and community leaders from many faiths and communities. "We are in the most diverse American state, we are in the most diverse county in the most diverse American state, and we are in the most diverse city in that county, in that state, of any city in America, not just in New Jersey " said Governor Murphy. "An attack on one community in this state is an attack on all of us. In this city and in this state, we rise and fall as one…
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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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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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4 Killed in Jersey City Shooting

" Jersey City is a strong and resilient community. " Gov Murphy. Jersey City, NJ: NJ Governor Phil Murphy reports - We’re devastated by today’s mass shooting in Jersey City. There are days that require us to stop and think about what it means to put on a uniform every day. Today is one of those days. To the men and women of the Jersey City Police, New Jersey State Police, police from other Hudson County communities and bordering communities, NJ TRANSIT police, Port Authority police, NYPD, and our federal partners at the FBI and ATF - we’re deeply grateful for your service. We mourn the loss of Officer Joseph Seals, a longtime and heralded member of the Jersey City Police Department, who gave…
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Union Holds Picket Party Boycotting Campus Wide Holiday Party

New Jersey Strong news - Ewing, NJ: AFT reports - On December 9 th members of TCNJ AFT Local 2364 faculty, professional staff and librarians boycotted the College President’s campus wide holiday party and had a Picket Party instead. The union members braved the rain to protest their continuing lack of a contract. The bargaining unit has been without a contract since July 1 and the only negotiation planned for December will take place on December 13 th . Holiday parties celebrate happiness and this year the members are unhappy about the contract situation. While the members refused to attend the party, they did donate toys and nonperishable food to the charities that the President collects for at her party…
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State Worker Pay Now Tops $ 32 Million for one Knight

Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University - Gov Murphy: "It’s time once again to reignite Scarlet Knight pride. This is a truly unifying moment for the state of New Jersey. Strong in-state recruiting was Coach Schiano's hallmark, and it will be again." Governor Phil Murphy attends a press conference welcoming coach Greg Schiano back to Rutgers Football at Hale Center in Piscataway on December 4, 2019. (Governor’s Office) Schiano has been awarded a n 8 year $ 32 million dollar contract from the state university.
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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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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

HAMILTON, NJ: NJOHSP reports – As holiday shopping begins, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) and the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) remind all New Jersey residents, visitors, organizations, and businesses of the various resources available for a safe and secure holiday season. “Whether you are shopping online or at brick and mortar stores, I strongly encourage taking the necessary precautions to stay safe,” said Jared M. Maples, Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. “I ask the public that if you ‘See Something, Say Something.’ Please report any terrorism-related suspicious behavior while shopping at your favorite stores to NJOHSP and any malicious activity online to the NJCCIC.” Reporting suspicious…
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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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New Jersey Higher Ed Union Teachers Rally for State Contract

Ewing, NJ: AFT Union teachers rally outside of Green Hall at The College of New Jersey for a fair state contract. Watch news video: Ewing, NJ: AFT reports - On November 20 th , The College of New Jersey AFT Local joined the eight other state colleges in a Day of Action to protest the lack of a contract since July 1, 2019. This is the third time in eight years faculty and professional staff have been without a contract. The sticking points include fair wages for adjunct faculty, who teach a large percentage of classes, as well as the State’s effort to push more and more issues out of the master contract and down to local negotiation. When a…
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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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High School Innovators to Participate in Upcoming 2020 Girls Go CyberStart Competition

TRENTON, NJ: NJOHSP reports – Today, Governor Philip D. Murphy urged New Jersey’s high school girls to participate in the 2020 Girls Go CyberStart challenge, a skills-based competition designed to encourage high school girls to pursue cyber-based learning and career opportunities. This innovative program created by the SANS Institute inspires the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and recognizes talented youth in New Jersey through a series of online challenges and puzzles. Registration for Girls Go CyberStart opens on December 2, with online gaming commencing on January 13.“Competitions like Girls Go CyberStart have a profound impact on the participation of girls in the cybersecurity field,” said Governor Murphy. “As we strengthen New Jersey’s industries through recruitment of talent, we must ensure those industries…
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