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Business PAC of NJ holds a Central Jersey Legislative Reception

Trenton, NJ: The Business PAC of NJ holds a Central Jersey Legislative Reception at the Historic Trenton Masonic Temple Thursday 6/24/2015.  The event has many sponsors including Archer & Greiner , Axeon Specialty Products, Ballard Spahr LLP, Bayada Home Health Care, Blue-PAC, Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co., Burton Trent Public Affairs, LLC, Campbell Soup Company, Campbell’s Express Inc., Cardolite Corporation,Coalition for Insurance Professionals PAC, Cooper Levenson, PA, Duane Morris Government Strategies, DuPont, EFO the Realtors PAC, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Express Scripts, FedEx PAC, Flemington Car & Truck Country, Food Council Committee for Good Government, Fuel Merchants Association of NJ, Greater Atlantic City Chamber,HDR, Inc PAC., ICSC PAC NJ, IMPAC, IEW Construction Group, Inc., JEB PAC State Fund, Johnson & Johnson Corporation, Key-Tech Laboratories, Management & Government Resources Inc., Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc., Michael Baker Jr., Inc., MICRO, MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce, Mondelēz Global, LLC, MWW Group LLC, New Jersey CPA PAC, New Jersey Farm Bureau, NJ…
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DEFEND NEW JERSEY INFRASTRUCTURE FROM CYBERSECURITY THREATS

Trenton, NJ – Ensuring that the 21st century threats against New Jersey’s cyber and digital security are met with 21st century solutions and a coordinated, prepared response across government and with the private sector, Governor Chris Christie today signed Executive Order 178 creating the State’s first-ever New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) within the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. “Cybersecurity is not just a national issue – it’s a local one that demands shared responsibility, collaboration, and constant vigilance across industries and sectors, especially in a digitally-dense state like New Jersey,” said Governor Christie.  “Our interconnectivity is one of our state’s strengths, but it’s also increasingly a threat for those who would seek to disrupt or harm people in our state. Through the NJCCIC,…
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Boardwalks Beaches Gallery’s Eats Ready

Asbury Park, NJ: The boardwalk is open and shops at Historic Convention Hall are exhibiting contemporary and historic fine art, clothing, postcards, and a wide array of beach accessories at the Asbury Galleria. Wall Art lines the  gallery walls. Framed Canvas Giclee's are a premium find. Jewelry and even Asbury Park decals. Food and beverage businesses are also open and rated at above the average seacoast standard.
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Prevention of Targeted Violence

Rutgers Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security (IEPHS) and NJOHSP hosted a presentation by the Secret Service to discuss "Threat Assessment and the Prevention of Targeted Violence in K-12 Schools" at Rutgers University. NJOHSP Director Rodriguez, Rutgers IEPHS Director Clifton Lacy, and Carl Agnelli, Acting Special Agent in Charge at the Secret Service Newark Field Office, all gave welcoming remarks and applied insights from homeland security initiatives to protect K-12 students from violence.
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Putting Community Information Needs and Civic Participation at the Heart of Disaster Recovery

Putting Community Information Needs and Civic Participation at the Heart of Disaster Recovery Posted on January 15, 2015 by Molly de Aguiar Seaside Heights NJ devastation after Hurricane Sandy | AP Photo Julio Cortez There is nothing quite like a major natural disaster to reveal huge gaps in a community’s information needs and infrastructure. When Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey in late 2012, leaving $68 billion in damage in its wake, people scrambled for information. Where and when to buy gas during the shortage? When will the electricity be restored? How to get help from the state to rebuild damaged homes? Imagine too, if you will, a state that has long lived in the shadows of the New York and…
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Mandatory Ebola Quarantine in Princeton

Princeton, NJ: NBC Medical Correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman of Princeton, NJ broke her Ebola voluntary isolation  agreement when she visited a Princeton Boro bistro to pickup take-out food.  Snyderman and the NBC crew reported in Liberia about the Ebola crisis. As a result of the reckless behavior,  Snyderman and the crew are now under mandatory State Quarantine. The following statement was issued: “While under voluntary quarantine guidelines, which called for our team to avoid public contact for 21 days, members of our group violated those guidelines and understand that our quarantine is now mandatory until 21 days have passed. We remain healthy and our temperatures are normal. As a health professional I know that we have no symptoms and pose no…
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Prosthetic Leg Stolen at Stadium

 Philadelphia, PA: A street entertainer and football fan outside Philadelphia's Football Stadium was singing from his wheeled chair when 3 woman stole his prosthetic leg. The leg was being stored behind the chair at the time. Sunny, who is a Vietnam veteran, admitted his "pride" was damaged as a result. The leg was recovered on a train 10 miles from the stadium and returned by police. Police are hunting down the thieves. Sunny says the 20 year old young woman suspect needs a good talking to, not jail.
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Terrorism Alert: Behead Threat at N E Schools

Three New England Schools Districts received letters threatening to behead students at schools. Connecticut Warwick Police Chief Stephen M. McCartney told the Providence Journal that schools in Warwick, Cranston and Johnston beefed up security in response to the threat. “While the words are very chilling, I certainly would want to emphasize that the safest place right now is in school,” McCartney told the paper. “I’ve got a police officer in every school and so the other jurisdictions. We are providing the security that is necessary. We know that whoever did this decided to create the most chaos he could by picking on the most vulnerable.” Other New England schools received violent terrorizing threats, including schools in Franklin, Bedford, Winchester, Swampscott, Westwood, along…
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Flyer Awareness: Great Risk of Disease Entering Through Airports

Airports are unprepared for diseases entering the States as flyer awareness increases.  Isolation quarantine in planned airport room for arriving passengers could occur in the event someone on the airplane has symptoms. Additional precautions to come.
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