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Bridgegate Argued at US Supreme Court

Washington DC Strong news - Washington, DC: C-Span audio of The US Supreme Court THE SUPREME COURT HEARD ORAL ARGUMENT IN A CASE CONCERNING THE FEDERAL CONVICTIONS OF TWO PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE 2013 NEW JERSEY BRIDGEGATE SCANDAL. ONE OF THEM, BRIDGET KELLY, I A FORMER DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE THEN GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE. WHO WORKED IN THE PORT HOUSE WAS CONVICTED ON SIMILAR CHARGES. ORIGINALLY OFFICIALS CLAIMED THE REASON FOR THE LANE CLOSURE WAS A TRAFFIC STUDY BUT REALLY IT WAS REVEALED THE REAL REASON WAS PAYBACK AGAINST A LOCAL NEW JERSEY MAYOR WHO REFUSED TO ENDORSE GOVERNOR CHRISTIE'S PRESIDENTIAL BID. THEY USED A WIRE FRAUD STATUTE TO PROSECUTE KELLY FOR THE POLITICAL REVENGE PLOT. WATCH VIDEO NJ Governor walks past traffic cones at the State Street Wing entrance to the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton.
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Gov Signs Legislation to Classify Certain Hate Crimes as Domestic Terrorism

Governor Murphy also Signs Legislation to Bolster Security Funding for At Risk Non-Profit Organizations. New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Governor reports TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed two bills to provide security funding for non-profit organizations at risk of terror attacks and expand the definition of domestic terrorism following the December 2019 attacks in Jersey City. A6123 supplements the FY2020 Appropriations Act to provide funding towards bolstering security measures at eligible non-profit organizations, while A3087 expands the definition of the crime of terrorism in New Jersey ;“Our state and our nation are facing a rising tide of anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred,” said Governor ;“We recently bore witness to how this can manifest itself…
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NJOHSP Director Maples Testifies Before Congress on Funding Sources of Domestic Terrorists, Extremists

New Jersey Strong news - Hamilton, NJ: NJOHSP reports WASHINGTON, —Director Jared M. Maples of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) testified before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy in Washington, , on January 15 regarding how domestic terrorists and extremists fund their activities. The hearing, “A Persistent and Evolving Threat: An Examination of the Financing of Domestic Terrorism and Extremism,” focused on ways financial institutions and law enforcement officials monitor the funding of domestic terrorists and extremists, the challenges posed in achieving a stronger tracking methodology, and the models and approaches that might be useful going forward. NJOHSP considers domestic terrorism as violence committed by individuals or groups…
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Bridgegate Back Up Shifts to US Supreme Court

Washington DC Strong news - Washington, DC: The US Supreme Court reports Transcript. CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: We'll hear argument first this morning in Case 18-1059, Kelly versus United States. Mr. Roth. ORAL ARGUMENT OF JACOB M. ROTH ON BEHALF OF THE PETITIONER MR. ROTH: Mr. Chief Justice, and may it please the Court: Once again, the government is trying to use the open-ended federal fraud statutes to enforce honest government at the state and local levels. Its theory this time is that the defendants committed property fraud by reallocating two traffic lanes from one public road to another without disclosing their real political reason for doing so. This theory turns the integrity of every official action at every level of…
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Industrial OPIOID DISASTER – NJ First Responders Deploy 14,000 + Life Saving Reversal Doses in 2019. NJ Pharmacies ‘Standing Order’ to Dispense Naloxone. At Least 2732 Dead in NJ.

Governor Murphy Announces Preliminary 2019 Year-End Opioid Statistics and Highlights Administration-Wide Efforts to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in New Jersey New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Million NJ Prescriptions a Year. - Governor Urges Continued Partnership and Reaffirms Commitment to Ending the Opioid Epidemic. WASHINGTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced preliminary 2019 year-end opioid statistics for New Jersey and reaffirmed his commitment to ending the opioid epidemic through a comprehensive, multi-pronged collaboration across several state departments and agencies. Governor Murphy’s comprehensive approach includes increasing access to evidence-based prevention and treatment programs in our communities, supporting individuals on their path to and maintenance of recovery, supporting data-driven work and strengthening system-wide infrastructure, and using robust…
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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Appropriating $9.5 Million for Family Planning Services

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Gov reports Legislation Replaces Federal Funding for Family Planning Providers Impacted by Title X Gag Rule. TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed A5802, which makes a Fiscal Year 2020 appropriation of $ million to the New Jersey Department of Health for family planning services. The legislation will replace critical federal funding for family planning services that are impacted by the Trump Administration’s implementation of the Title X gag rule, which limits access to health care and family planning resources. “The federal government has once again put narrow political interests before the best interests of the American people by implementing the Title X gag rule, which blocks women from access to…
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Governor Deploys State Police Tactical Units to Safeguard Religious Sites

NJSP Photos Trenton, NJ: New Jersey State Police report via Tweet. At the direction of @GovMurphy, members of the NJSP Target Hardening Unit, Field Operations Section, and Tactical Patrol Unit have been deployed to safeguard synagogues and Jewish community centers throughout the state.
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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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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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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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