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Water Disasters – PRELIMINARY LEAD FILTER TESTING RESULTS FROM PEQUANNOCK WATER SERVICE AREA NEWARK

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Newark, NJ: Office of the Mayor reports Governor Phil Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, City of Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe today announced preliminary filter testing results in Newark’s Pequannock water service area. The study team – a partnership between the City of Newark, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the Environmental Protection Agency – collected over 1,700 samples from hundreds of homes. The preliminary results show that over 97 percent of PUR filters issued by the City reduce lead below 10 parts-per-billion, which is below the EPA action level of 15 parts-per-billion. When used in combination…
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NEW JERSEY STRONG WATER DISASTERS – HOW NEWARK IS GETTING THE LEAD OUT

New Jersey Strong news - Newark, NJ: City of Newark Office of the Mayor reports - Mark Robertson was both worried and relieved. Mr. Robertson, a Newark native and real estate entrepreneur here, was standing on his home’s front lawn at 631-633 Sanford Avenue today, watching a work crew from Pacific Construction, replace his lead service water line with a new copper one. All across Newark, teams from three contractors – two of them city-based – are replacing privately-owned lead service lines that provide water from city water mains to private homes, five days a week, first going through the list of applications that were made as early as April 2018, methodically performing the tasks a house at a time,…
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New Jersey Man Indicted for Terrorist Activities on Behalf of Hizballah’s Islamic Jihad Organization

New Jersey Strong news - US DOJ reports Alexei Saab Allegedly Was Trained by Hizballah’s External Terrorist Operations Component in Bomb-Making and Conducted Intelligence-Gathering in New York City and Elsewhere in Support of Hizballah’s Attack-Planning Efforts The Department of Justice today announced that Alexei Saab, 42, of Morristown, New Jersey, also known as  Ali Hassan Saab,  Alex Saab, or Rachid, was charged today in a nine-count indictment for offenses related to his support for Hizballah and separate marriage-fraud ; The case is assigned to District Judge Paul G. Gardephe. “According to the allegations, while living in the United States, Saab served as an operative of Hizballah and conducted surveillance of possible target locations in order to help the foreign terrorist…
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SURF ZONE IMPACTS…Very strong rip currents. Atlantic Strong RIP Currents Remain in Effect

Rip Current Statement issued September 18 at 3:23AM EDT until September 18 at 11:00PM EDT by NWS September 18, RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS * New Jersey, Coastal Ocean, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Eastern Monmouth and Coastal Atlantic. In Delaware, Delaware Beaches. * this evening. * SURF ZONE strong rip currents will be dangerous
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Water Disasters – Capitol City Appoints Water Works Temp

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, : City of Trenton reports Trenton Water Works announced today that Trenton Mayor W. Reed Gusciora has appointed Steven J. Picco as interim director of the Department of Water and Sewer. Beginning Monday, Mr. Picco will continue the work of reorganizing the water utility while the Gusciora administration completes a national search for a permanent director. Mr. Picco replaces former Director Shing-Fu Hsueh, , , , who completed his tenure on Friday, September 13. “Trenton Water Works has achieved some important milestones since I took office,” said Mayor Gusciora. “The water utility has restored high water quality, launched critical capital projects, and improved both internal and external communications. But we’ve still got our work…
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Water Disasters – Director Hsueh to Step Down from Trenton Water Works on Friday 13th

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: City of Trenton reports Tenure Established Revamped Public Confidence in City Water Utility Trenton – Mayor Reed Gusciora is announcing that the Director of Water and Sewer (DW&S) Dr. Shing-Fu Hsueh is stepping down from his role leading the utility effective Friday, September 13th. He was one of Mayor Reed Gusciora’s first appointees as Trenton’s executive. His tenure overseeing the department, which encompasses Trenton Water Works (TWW), has seen substantial accomplishments including; restoring high water quality, eliminating disinfection by-products (DPBs), launching millions in capital projects, reestablishing effective communication with the public, reducing vacancies by 26% and promoting Taya Brown-Humphrey to superintendent of TWW’s filtration plant. Dr. Hsueh says that he feels TWW is in…
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NJ AG Investigating Anti-competitive GOOGLE Conduct

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ AG reports Today it was announced that a bipartisan group of attorneys general, including New Jersey, have opened a multi-state investigation into allegations of anti-competitive conduct by Google in the market for internet advertising. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued the following statement about the investigation: “Technology companies like Google exert incredible influence and power over our daily lives. Whether it's checking the news, preparing a report for work, or even planning the details of a family vacation, we rely on big tech for information, and they use our usage behavior to monetize their businesses. How they acquire and exert their power and influence on our behaviors should be subject…
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AG Grewal Challenges Federal Refusals to Cooperate with State Investigations of Predatory Practices by Student Loan Servicers and Schools

AG Grewal Leads Multistate Pushback on Federal Policy Changes and Files Lawsuit Demanding Answers from Department of Education New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ OAG reports TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that his office is taking two related actions in response to the Department of Education’s repeated refusals to cooperate with state investigations of fraudulent and predatory practices by student loan services, for-profit schools, and others. In the first action, Attorney General Grewal led a coalition of 17 attorneys general, along with the attorneys general for Colorado, New York, and Washington, in a letter opposing a policy change by the Education Department that would curtail its information with state law enforcement agencies. The attorney generals…
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Campus Community Remembers 9/11

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Ewing, NJ: TCNJSignal .net The Signal Viktoria Ristanovic reports This year marks the 18th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, when tragedy struck the after two hijacked planes hit the World Trade Center in New York City. Throughout the rest of the morning, two other hijacked airplanes crashed; one hit the Pentagon in Washington, and the other one crashed in a field near Shanksville, ; The College comes together in the aftermath of the attacks (Photo courtesy of the TCNJ Digital Archive).  In a September 2001 issue of The Signal, a reporter wrote about the horrific terrorist attack and its immediate aftermath. Eighteen years later, we still remember the thousands of American citizens who lost their…
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NJ Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Observation of 9/11 Anniversary

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - TRENTON, NJ: Office of the Gov reports – Today, Governor Phil Murphy ordered that and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 innocent people, almost 700 of whom were residents of New Jersey, who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks.“Eighteen years ago, our nation endured the most devastating attack our country has ever seen,” said Governor Murphy. “Today, and every day, we honor the lives that were taken from us far too soon and the brave first responders who put their lives on the line to save those in harm's way."
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Through Devastation We Emerge Stronger – Never Forget 9/11

In Memory of those who lost their lives. Never Forget 9/11. NEW YORK CITY STRONG. 911 Remembrance at Mercer County Community College 2017 Presidential Proclamation on National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2019 US STRONG news – Washington, DC: The White House reports During these National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we come together to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 men, women, and children who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, ; The passage of time will never diminish the magnitude of the loss or the courage, compassion, strength, and unity displayed during one of our darkest hours. The horrific events of that September morning shook our Nation to its core as we watched in disbelief…
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Pharmacy Owner Charged in Multimillion-Dollar Scheme to Commit Health Care Fraud and Pay Illegal Bribes to Doctor

New Jersey Strong news US DOJ NJ reports NEWARK, – A Bergen County, New Jersey, man was arrested today for his role in conspiracies to commit health care fraud and to bribe a doctor, Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Eduard Shtindler, a/k/a “Eddy,” 36, of Paramus, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to pay illegal kickbacks to a doctor. He is scheduled to make his initial court appearance today before Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre in Newark federal court. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: From 2012 through at least 2017, Shtindler owned and operated Empire Pharmacy – now closed…
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Coast Guard urges hurricane preparedness

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) gets underway from Naval Station Mayport as Commander, 4th Fleet orders all Navy ships homeported in the area to sortie ahead of Hurricane Dorian, which is forecasted to bring high winds and heavy rain to the East Coast. Ships are being directed to areas in the Atlantic where they are best postured for storm avoidance. ( Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alana Langdon/Released) US STRONG news – USCG reports JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard urges boaters throughout Northeastern Florida, Cape Canaveral and rest of the Coast Guard 7th District to avoid the water this Labor Day weekend and to prepare for Hurricane Dorian. The impacts…
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State Attorney General Directs NJ Judges to Amend Rights of Risky Gun Owners.

Will allow an officer to initiate a streamlined process for removing a firearm from an individual who poses a threat to themselves or the public. NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Attorney General Peter Aseltine reports AG Grewal Issues First-In-The-Nation Statewide Directive to Enforce New Jersey’s “Extreme Risk” Gun Safety Law. AG Directive Requires and Empowers Law Enforcement Officers to Take Action to Protect Individuals Facing Significant Risk of Injury from Firearm Violence. TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today issued the nation’s first statewide directive to law enforcement implementing an “extreme risk” gun safety law. The directive, which applies to all 36,000 law enforcement officers in New Jersey, will make it easier for officers…
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NEW JERSEY STRONG WATER DISASTERS – NEWARK AMENDS RIGHTS AS PRESS TURNED AWAY FROM NEWARK LEAD WATER MEETING

NEWS STRONG news – Newark Mayor Ras Baraka’s administration turned away TV cameras and reporters from a lead water-related meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, despite announcing the meeting in a press release the day before. The meeting was supposed to be an opportunity for Newark residents to sign up as volunteers to help inform people about replacing tainted lead service lines using the $120 million loan the city recently received from Essex County. When reporters arrived Tuesday evening to cover the meeting and talk to residents, however, Baraka’s staff told them to leave and that only Newark residents were allowed inside City Hall. (TAPinto Newark)
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