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STAY SAFE & VISIBLE THIS HALLOWEEN

STAY SAFE & VISIBLE THIS HALLOWEEN. After two years of inclement weather, the forecast calls for a beautiful day for Garden State trick-or-treaters. Here are some State Police safety tips to help make your 2013 Halloween a great one. TRICK-OR-TREATERS. • Incorporate reflective materials into costumes. Carry a flashlight if you’ll be out near dusk and later. • Consider using make-up rather than masks. Masks may obstruct a child’s vision…
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New Jersey Man Admits Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIL

A West New York, New Jersey, man today admitted that he conspired to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization.  The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, Attorney Paul J. Fishman of the District of New Jersey and Special Agent in Charge Richard M. Frankel of the FBI’s Newark, New Jersey, Division.…
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Sandy Survivor’s Lost Faith in Political System / Encampment Opposite Trenton State House

Trenton, NJ: Superstorm Sandy storm survivors rally at the All Wars Memorial opposite the Trenton State House. The 4 Day round the clock encampment raises awareness of lack of relief to homeowners. Stanley Brick / photo (C)2015 Share More: The NJOP rally and over night encampment included about 12 people. The NJOP organizer elevated herself to dictate a crushing blow to the first amendment rights of media while in a public…
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DEP Sandy Event: Cover Up of Failed Coastal Policies

via Sierra Club of NJ: While the NJDEP commemorates the 3rd Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy by pumping sand on beaches in Sea Isle City, we are concerned that New Jersey is still not planning for climate change or sea level rise. With over-development and no adequate planning for flooding impacts, we question whether the dune construction project will even last during future storm surges. The DEP has opened up our…
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Sandy: Booth Saved Booth, The State Was A Temporary Partner

Governor Christie: Let me be clear about this, as I have said every time since after Sandy happened. None of this was done perfectly. Not by the government at the federal level, not by the government at the state level, not by the governments at the county and local level, not by the non-profits. All of us were in absolutely uncharted territory, at least from the state government on down.…
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CONFUSION, ANGER WHILE STILL REBUILDING AFTER SANDY

via NJNewsCommon .org : CONFUSION, ANGER WHILE STILL REBUILDING AFTER SANDY Today marks three years since Hurricane Sandy sent houses careening into the Jersey shore and caused billions of dollars in damage to the northeast. Catherine Galioto of Micromedia Publications says FEMA estimated that more than 37,000 primary residences in New Jersey were destroyed or damaged. Three years later, those who have already started to rebuild are grappling with new…
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Three Years After Sandy REBUILDING HOMES TO CREATE AN EVEN STRONGER NEW JERSEY

Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor: Three Years Later: Stronger And More Resilient After Sandy The Christie Administration Continues To Work Hands-On With Homeowners and Communities To Rebuild, Improve Infrastructure And Assist Businesses Three Years After Sandy REBUILDING HOMES TO CREATE AN EVEN STRONGER NEW JERSEY $ Billion In Housing Assistance Out The Door Or In The Pipeline: Three years after Superstorm Sandy struck New Jersey, thousands of families across…
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State roundtable discussion with Sandy affected mid small business

Superstorm Sandy Three Year Anniversary. October 29, 2015. Governor Chris Christie holds a roundtable discussion with Sandy affected small business owners and deliver remarks on the third anniversary of Superstorm Sandy at Booth Movers, in Moonachie, , on Thursday, October 29, 2015. (Governor's Office/ Mykwain Gainey).
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Superstorm Sandy Commemoration

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno joined the United Way in visiting Monmouth County Rebuilding Sites in Union Beach, to commemorate Superstorm Sandy making landfall three years ago.  While visiting these sites, the Lt. Governor thanked those who volunteered their time to help others rebuild their lives following the storm. (NJ Office of Information Technology) 10/29/2015
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Statement on Sandy ‘Progress’ is A Fantasy

via Sierra Club. While the Governor visits the Meadowlands on the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, he has yet to address climate change and protect the state from future impacts. Hurricane Sandy impacted so many people and communities. Our concern is that not only has the state not learned from Sandy, but that these policies will leave us at risk during the next storm. Instead of taking a holistic and regional…
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3 Years After Sandy: Are We Ready for the Next Storm?

Trenton, NJ: NJOP continues their round the clock Statehouse rally for Sandy relief, in the rain. A press conference is held across the street at the all wars Veterans Memorial. New Jersey Strong Photos / Stanley Brick. The Sierra Club of NJ, which was not at rally, issues the following statement: 3 Years After Sandy: Are We Ready for the Next Storm? New Jersey Sierra Club issues Annual Report Card. As…
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Sandy Relief Rally to Save Flood Homes Round the Clock Encampment Opposite Statehouse. The Second Battle of Trenton Continues

Trenton, NJ: A rally in support of promised Superstorm Sandy relief is occurring round the clock at the Trenton Statehouse 10/27-10/29/2015. The New Jersey Organizing Project leads the efforts and is camping out in the War Veterans Memorial across the street. Tents were not allowed. New Jersey Strong photo/ Stanley Brick (C) 2015. The NJOP rally and over night encampment included about 12 people. Several stayed in a camper and most…
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Do You Take Evacuation Orders Seriously ? Superstorm Sandy 286 fatalities

  Nearly half of the drowning deaths from 2012 Hurricane Superstorm Sandy were people in mandatory evacuation zones who died in their homes along the Eastern Seaboard. “A lot of the drowning occurred in the evacuation zones, and so that just reminds us how important it is to listen to these (evacuation) messages, whether it’s for a hurricane, tornado or any severe event,” says Amy Wolkin, Team Lead for CDC’s…
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Rolled back policies and programs to protect us from flooding. Are We Stronger?

Sandy Anniversary Town Hall: Are We Stronger? via Sierra: It has been three years since the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy ravaged our homes, communities, as well as our environment. While we face a 1-3 ft. increase in sea level rise by 2050 and increase of super-storms like Sandy, the Christie Administration has failed to curb overdevelopment and combat climate change and have rolled back laws that prohibit development in environmentally sensitive areas. This will only…
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Senate Defends Clean Water: Passes Resolution to Overturn Flood Rules

Trenton, NJ: via Sierra Club of NJ. The Senate today passed SCR180 (Lesniak) 26 to 12 in a bipartisan vote. This resolution overrides the DEP's proposal to revise Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules, Coastal Zone Management Rules, and Stormwater Management Rules. It determines that the rules are inconsistent with legislative intent. The Sierra Club supports this resolution because we believe that these proposed ruleswill increase flooding and degrade water…
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Senate to Vote on DEP Flood Rule

Trenton, NJ: Today the Senate will be voting on SCR180 (Lesniak). The Sierra Club supports this resolution that determines that DEP's proposal to revise Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules, Coastal Zone Management Rules, and Stormwater Management Rules is inconsistent with legislative intent. The Sierra Club believes that these proposed rules will increase flooding and degrade water quality and violate state law and that is why we need to overturn them. The Assembly…
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