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State Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday July 12, 2020 ( 21 items )  

Chairman Currie: New Jersey Democratic State Committee Are United and Ready to Win in November
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 8 -- The New Jersey Democratic State Committee issued the following statement: New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman John Currie is releasing the following statement regarding today's Primary Election: "The last several weeks of this election have been unlike anything we have ever seen before as Democratic campaigns have been forced to adapt to unprecedented circumstances and challenges due to COVID-19. "In spite of that, I'm proud that we have already seen   more

College of New Jersey Approves Dual-certification Program in Elementary and Early Childhood Education
EWING, New Jersey, July 2 -- The College of New Jersey issued the following news: On Tuesday, June 30, TCNJ's Board of Trustees approved a new graduate dual-certification program in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education. This new dual-certification program offers those interested in becoming teachers an opportunity to seek New Jersey Certificates of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) in both early childhood (pre-K through 3rd grade) and elementary education (Kinderg  more

Felician University Announces $25,000 Telehealth Challenge Grant
RUTHERFORD, New Jersey, July 8 -- Felician University issued the following news release: A New Jersey telecommunications corporation has offered a $25,000 Challenge Grant to Felician University's School of Nursing to enhance its telehealth training. New technology and simulation equipment and advanced training will prepare Felician nurses with the cutting-edge expertise they will need to meet the challenges of the future of healthcare. For more than 55 years Felician University has graduated h  more

Felician University Appoints Samuel A. Delgado to Board of Trustees
RUTHERFORD, New Jersey, July 10 -- Felician University issued the following news release: Felician University announces that Samuel A. Delgado has been appointed to the University's Board of Trustees. Mr. Delgado returns to the board having served previously from 2016 to 2018, as well as, on the Felician Council of Regents from 2008 to the present. Mr. Delgado recently retired as Vice President of External Affairs for Verizon New Jersey. A decorated Marine Corps veteran, he is a founding membe  more

Felician University: Institute for Gerontology Gets Director
RUTHERFORD, New Jersey, July 10 -- Felician University issued the following news release: Dr. Marie Cueman has been appointed to the position of Director of the Institute for Gerontology at Felician University. Dr. Cueman has been a faculty member at the University for fifteen years in the School of Nursing where she developed the MSN Nursing Administration track and assisted faculty at the School of Business in the development of their Health Care Administration programs. Prior to becoming a  more

John Wiley & Sons: More Than 7,000 Of the World's Best-Known Research Journals Commit to Action On Equality
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, July 10 -- John Wiley and Sons issued the following news release: Publishers of some of the world's most impactful research journals and books have committed to tackling bias and discrimination by signing up to the Royal Society of Chemistry's Joint commitment for action on inclusion and diversity in publishing. Since an initial 11 signatories were announced in late June - including Cambridge University Press, Elsevier and Oxford University Press - eight further signatorie  more

John Wiley and Sons: Study Indicates That Medicaid Expansion Has Led to Earlier Cancer Detection Among Individuals With Low Income
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, July 7 -- John Wiley and Sons issued the following news release: New research found that the likelihood of being diagnosed with advanced cancer decreased among individuals with low income after expansion of Medicaid coverage. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS). The Affordable Care Act expanded Medicaid coverage for most adults in the United States with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty lev  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Announces Milestone for Latest Class of New Jersey TRANSIT Locomotive Engineers
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 8 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy and NJ TRANSIT President and CEO Kevin Corbett announced that NJ TRANSIT's latest Locomotive Engineer Training Class has completed the final stage of certifications and requirements necessary to become locomotive engineers. The class of 14 trainees completed a rigorous 78-week long program and passed extensive testing, including a final exam of more than 800 questions. The gra  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Announces New Funding to Combat Food Insecurity in New Jersey
HILLSIDE, New Jersey, July 10 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy announced that he will direct money from the Coronavirus Relief Fund, established under the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to support New Jersey food banks, which have been providing families with food assistance at unprecedented rates during the COVID-19 pandemic. The total CARES Act funding amount will be $20 million, with $10 million di  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Issues Statement on Final Report of Task Force on Exploratory Data Analysis Tax Incentives
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 10 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following statement on the final report of the task force on Exploratory Data Analysis's tax incentives: "I ordered this review 18 months ago based on the troubling findings in a report issued by our independent State Comptroller. "I knew then that our system of corporate tax incentives was not producing the promised jobs, but I had no idea of the ugly reality waiting to be uncovered. "This administration will not tole  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order Requiring Individuals to Wear Masks in Outdoor Public Spaces When They Cannot Social Distance
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 9 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 163, which requires individuals to wear face coverings in outdoor public spaces when it is not practicable to socially distance and keep a six-foot distance from others, excluding immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners, except where doing so would inhibit that individual's health, where the individual is under tw  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation to Provide Chapter 78 Relief to New Jersey Educators
UNION TOWNSHIP, New Jersey, July 3 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation providing substantial health care cost savings for New Jersey's educators while reducing costs for taxpayers, removing longstanding and onerous provisions resulting from a 2011 law known as Chapter 78. The legislation (A20/S2273) is the result of collaborative negotiations between the Murphy Administration, legislative leadership, and the New J  more

Princeton Environmental Institute: Peter Schmidt's Senior Thesis Imagines a World Where Nature Demands Justice
PRINCETON, New Jersey, July 10 -- The Princeton Environmental Institute issued the following news: As rain darkened the red earth atop Bolivia's largest silver mine, Peter Schmidt watched children only a few years younger than him emerge from the honeycomb of hand-excavated tunnels to dump minecarts of ore before hurrying back inside the mountain's labyrinth of compact tunnels. Schmidt -- a high school graduate from St. Louis studying in Bolivia through Princeton's Novogratz Bridge Year Progra  more

Princeton: Morales Receives Banco Sabadell Foundation Award for Economics
PRINCETON, New Jersey, July 9 -- Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs issued the following news release: Eduardo Morales has been awarded the 19th Banco Sabadell Foundation Award for Economic Research. This award aims to acknowledge the work of researchers in economics, business, and social knowledge and their role in promoting social wellbeing. Morales is an assistant professor of economics and public affairs at the Princeton School of Public and International Aff  more

Princeton: US Crisis Monitor to Provide Real-Time Data on Political Violence and Demonstrations in America
PRINCETON, New Jersey, July 11 -- Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs issued the following news release: Amid a rising tide of political polarization, violent hate crimes, and widespread social mobilization, the United States is at heightened risk of political violence and instability going into the 2020 election. This risk is further exacerbated by an economic contraction triggered by the global Covid-19 pandemic, which may now be poised for a second wave. Despi  more

Ramapo College: Small Business Development Center Director Vicari Receives NJBIZ ICON Award
MAHWAH, New Jersey, July 10 -- Ramapo College issued the following news release: Vince Vicari, regional director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), has been selected to receive the prestigious NJBIZ ICON Award by NJBIZ Magazine. The SBDC is hosted at Ramapo College of New Jersey. The NJBIZ ICON Awards recognize New Jersey business leaders over the age of 60 for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership both within and outside of their chosen field. Honorees wil  more

Rider Receives $300,000 Grant From the National Science Foundation
LAWRENCEVILLE, New Jersey, July 9 -- Rider University issued the following news release: Rider University received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant, Improving Undergraduate Scientific Explanations: Exploring the Role of Data Literacy Skills in Scientific Reasoning, will support a project that aims to reinforce students' scientific reasoning by enhancing their data literacy skills. "We want to help undergraduate students build their data literacy and reasoning sk  more

Va. Gov. Northam: Virginia Becomes First Southern State to Join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
RICHMOND, Virginia, July 9 -- Gov. Ralph S. Northam, R-Virginia, issued the following news release: Governor Ralph Northam announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia has become the newest member of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a market-based collaborative effort among Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector, while driving economic growth. RGGI members include Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, M  more

WarnerMedia: Class Action Park to Premiere on HBO Max
LOS ANGELES, California, July 9 -- HBO Max, a part of WarnerMedia, issued the following news release: HBO Max has acquired worldwide rights to the documentary Class Action Park, based on the world's most dangerous water park, Action Park, that had its heyday in the 80s and 90s and was a staple for anyone who grew up in New Jersey. There have been many famous Action Park "alumni" that have shared their experiences over the years, inspiring feature films, scripted series, and most recently a tell  more

William Paterson University Debuts ESL Certification Program for Those Who Wish to Become Teachers, in Response to NJ's Shortage of Educators for English Language Learners
WAYNE, New Jersey, July 9 -- William Paterson University issued the following news on July 6: William Paterson University's College of Education is debuting a new ESL (English as a Second Language) Alternate Route Certification Program for those who wish to become teachers, in response to New Jersey's current shortage of teachers with such expertise. The program will start online this summer and move to a hybrid schedule in the fall. The program's first course, a 50-hour pre-professional semin  more

William Paterson University Expands Offerings With New Bachelor's Degree Program in Medicinal Biochemistry
WAYNE, New Jersey, July 9 -- William Paterson University issued the following news: Spurred both by industry demand and student interest, William Paterson University will launch a major in medicinal biochemistry this fall, making it the first among area institutions to offer a program that focuses on the medicinal and clinical aspects of biochemistry. "We are proud to present this new program at William Paterson University that addresses a currently unmet educational need in our area: a tailor  more