Tuesday - October 27, 2020
State Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday June 23, 2019 ( 64 items )  

AIR Worldwide Releases Updated Earthquake Model for New Zealand
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, June 20 -- AIR Worldwide, a subsidiary of Verisk, issued the following news release: Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) announced the release of its updated Earthquake Model for New Zealand. This model incorporates the latest scientific research after the 2010 2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence, the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake, and earthquakes worldwide to provide the most current and comprehensive view of earthquake risk. Also captured are the effects fr  more

Assembly Democrats Pintor Marin, Freiman Bill to Extend Deadline for Grow New Jersey, Economic Redevelopment, Growth Assistance Programs Heads to Governor
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 20 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Legislation (A-5343) sponsored by Assembly Democrats Eliana Pintor Marin and Roy Freiman to extend the application deadlines for the Grow New Jersey Assistance Program and local Economic Redevelopment and Growth (ERG) grant program to Jan. 31, 2020 received final legislative approval on Thursday, passing the Assembly 66-5 and Senate 28-2. Both programs are due to sunset on July 1. Grow NJ and ERG were   more

BASF and Lutianhua Plan to Pilot a New Production Process That Significantly Reduces Carbon Dioxide Emissions
FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey, June 18 -- BASF, a producer of chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas, issued the following news release: * * * Signing of Memorandum Of Understanding to Build A Pilot Plant For a New, Energy-Efficient One-Step Process in Synthetizing Dimethyl Ether Developed By BASF And Linde - Collaboration Facilitated By China Petroleum And Chemical Industry Federation's Open Innovation Platform * * * BASF and Sichuan Lutianhua Co.,  more

Bausch + Lomb Ultra Multifocal for Astigmatism Contact Lenses Now Available for the First Time As a Standard Offering in Fit Sets
BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey, June 19 -- Bausch + Lomb issued the following news release: * * * - New Lens is the Most Advanced Soft Contact Lens Design in Bausch + Lomb History - Only Multifocal Toric Lens that Offers Eye Care Professionals a Convenient Same-Day Fit to Address Patients with Astigmatism and Presbyopia * * * Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, today announced the U.S. launch of Bausch + Lomb ULTRA(R) Multifocal for Astigmatism contact lenses, the first and only mu  more

Becton, Dickinson and Co. Announces New Leadership for BD Biosciences
FRANKLIN LAKES, New Jersey, June 17 -- Becton, Dickinson and Co., a medical technology company, issued the following news release: BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the appointment of Puneet Sarin to worldwide president, BD Biosciences, effective today. In his new role, Puneet will be responsible for driving the global strategic, operational and commercial performance across BD Biosciences while advancing the innovation pipeline, a  more

Becton, Dickinson and Company Unveils New Solution for High Throughput Molecular Diagnostic Testing
FRANKLIN LAKES, New Jersey, June 18 -- Becton, Dickinson and Co., a medical technology company, issued the following news release: * * * - Automated BD COR(TM) System Achieves CE-IVD Status; Now Available in Europe * * * BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the CE-IVDD certification of the BD COR(TM) System in Europe. The high throughput solution for infectious disease diagnostics sets a new standard in automation for mo  more

Columbia University-Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory: Scientists Map Huge Undersea Fresh-Water Aquifer Off U.S. Northeast
NEW YORK, June 22 [TNSresearch] -- Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory issued the following news: In a new survey of the sub-seafloor off the U.S. Northeast coast, scientists have made a surprising discovery: a gigantic aquifer of relatively fresh water trapped in porous sediments lying below the salty ocean. It appears to be the largest such formation yet found in the world. The aquifer stretches from the shore at least from Massachusetts to New Jersey, extending more or les  more

Conduent Named a Leader in NelsonHall's Advanced Analytics NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation & Assessment Tool Evaluation
FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey, June 20 -- Conduent, a provider of diversified business services with capabilities in transaction processing, automation and analytics, issued the following news release: * * * - Company Also Recognized as a Leader in Healthcare Commercial Payer BPS by NelsonHall * * * Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) today announced that it has been recognized by NelsonHall's Advanced Analytics NEAT vendor evaluation as a leader across multiple industries. The analytics business   more

Department of Environmental Protection and Partner Agencies Issue More Than 40 Violations in Newark During Idling Sweep to Help Protect New Jersey Air Quality
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 20 -- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: A team of inspection and enforcement officials from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and other agencies have issued more than 40 violations following a two-day environmental enforcement initiative in the City of Newark, Essex County, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced. Representatives with the DEP's Division of Air Enforcement, Essex Regional Hea  more

Department of Environmental Protection Launches Social Media Campaign to Remind Public About Importance of Keeping Contaminants Out of Recycling Stream
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 21 -- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: The Department of Environmental Protection is encouraging local governments and other organizations to use social media to remind the public about the importance of keeping New Jersey's recycling stream free of nonrecyclable items. Through a social media campaign known as "Recycle Right NJ," the DEP is providing counties, municipalities and other organizations with 20 social  more

Duane Morris Adds New York Partners to Its Corporate and Trial Practices
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 17 -- Duane Morris, a law firm, issued the following news release: * * * - Duane Morris Bolsters Boston, Newark and New York Offices with Partners Charles A. Ognibene, Michael T. Grant, Robert J. Brener and William B. Dubon * * * BOSTON, Mass., NEWARK, New Jersey, and NEW YORK, -- Charles A. Ognibene, Michael T. Grant, Robert J. Brener and William B. Dubon have joined Duane Morris LLP's Boston, Newark and New York offices as partners in the firm's Corporate and Tr  more

Gaming Laboratories International is First to Receive Accreditation for 2017 Version of ISO/IEC 17025
LAKEWOOD, New Jersey, June 20 -- Gaming Laboratories International, a provider of quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and assessment services, issued the following news release: * * * - Approval Applies to GLI Labs in New Jersey, Colorado, Nevada, British Colombia, and Macau * * * Gaming Laboratories International's (GLI(R)) laboratories in Lakewood, New Jersey, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, Las Vegas, Nevada, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Macau, China have received approval from Ame  more

Gaming Laboratories International's James Maida Wins EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 New Jersey Award
LAKEWOOD, New Jersey, June 21 -- Gaming Laboratories International, a provider of quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and assessment services, issued the following news release: Gaming Laboratories International's (GLI(R)) President/CEO James Maida won the EY Entrepreneur of The Year(R) 2019 New Jersey Award, which was presented during a gala ceremony last night at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, N.J. Maida was selected as the winner of this year's Entrepreneur of the Year New   more

Greenberg Traurig Contributes to Chambers and Partners 'USA Regional Real Estate 2019 Guide'
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice shareholders served as contributing authors for the Chambers and Partners "USA Regional Real Estate 2019 Guide." The guide provides legal commentary on key issues in the most significant jurisdictions for businesses involved in the real estate sector. Greenberg Traurig covered important developments in Colorado, Massachusetts, and New Jersey: * Denver offic  more

Hudson County Community College Offers Liberal Arts & Business Administration Degree Programs
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, June 18 -- Hudson County Community College issued the following news release: * * * - Western Hudson County residents can now conveniently earn their Associate degrees or credits at the new, state-of-the-art Hudson County Community College Center * * * Those Hudson County residents who live and work in Secaucus, Kearny, Harrison, and East Newark will only have to travel a few short miles to pursue their higher education dreams at Hudson County Community College (HCCC  more

Mayor Baraka Launches Mayor's Book Club as First Step in #NewarkReads Literacy Coalition at Newark Public Library
NEWARK, New Jersey, June 19 -- Newark Public Schools issued the following news release: * * * - Coalition will provide residents of all ages with approaches to improve reading, writing, listening, and thinking skills; Newark youth scored in bottom 6 percent of 2003 state standardized testing; 47,000 adults lacked basic skills--literacy coalition seeks to combat this * * * Mayor Ras J. Baraka, United Way of Essex and West Hudson CEO Catherine Wilson, Newark Public Library Director Jeffrey Trz  more

N.J. A.G.: Board of Nursing Revokes License of Nurse Convicted of Sexual Misconduct
NEWARK, New Jersey, June 20 -- New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued the following news release: * * * - View Final Consent Order (https://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases19/Cavallaro_Final-Consent-Order.pdf) * * * Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that the New Jersey Board of Nursing ("the Board") has permanently revoked the license of a nurse convicted of engaging in sexual conduct with a then-16-year-old female resid  more

N.J. Assembly Democrats Carter, Chaparro, Vainieri Huttle Bill to Establish Maternal Healthcare Pilot Program Passes Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 21 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: A legislative package was introduced earlier this year as part of a statewide effort to reverse New Jersey's ranking as one of the worst states in terms of maternal mortality -- with 37.3 deaths per 100,000 births. One of the bills establishing a maternal healthcare pilot program, sponsored by Assembly Democrats Linda Carter, Annette Chaparro and Valerie Vainieri Huttle, passed the full Assembly Thursda  more

N.J. Assembly Democrats Chaparro, Vainieri Huttle, Benson, Jimenez, Mukherji, Downey Bill to Establish Alert System for Hit-and-Runs Clears Full Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 21 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: In order to establish a more effective emergency alert system for hit-and-run accidents, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Chaparro, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Daniel R. Benson, Angelica Jimenez, Raj Mukherji and Joann Downey was unanimously advanced by the full Assembly Thursday. The legislation commemorates the life of Zackhary Simmons, a 21-year-old man who died in Hoboken in June of  more

N.J. Assembly Democrats Coughlin, Benson, Vainieri Huttle Bill Establishing Gateway Development Commission Heads to Governor
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 20 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Bi-state, Bipartisan Legislation to Create Oversight of Rail Line Improvement Projects Between New Jersey and New York * * * New Jersey commuters have long relied on rail lines into and out of New York, and will continue to do so in the years to come. With growing numbers of rail passengers reliant on safe and trusted service, the urgency to address the severe deterioration of these lines has  more

N.J. Assembly Democrats Lampitt, Schaer, Mukherji Bill Requiring Increased Transparency on Mandatory Student Fees at Colleges Passes Full Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 21 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Gary Schaer and Raj Mukherji to increase transparency surrounding the collection and use of student fees at New Jersey colleges and universities unanimously passed the full Assembly Thursday. The legislation was derived from a 2016 report from the Office of the State Comptroller that highlighted current practices regarding mandatory student fe  more

N.J. Assembly Democrats McKeon, Conaway, Mukherji Bill Ensuring Healthcare Coverage for Preventive Care Services Clears Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 21 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Ensuring healthcare coverage for preventive care and screenings under the State-based health exchange, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon (D-Essex), Herb Conaway (D-Burlington) and Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) cleared the full Assembly, 73-1, on Thursday. The sponsors issued the following statement on its passage: "Preventive healthcare is critical to helping individuals' live longer,   more

N.J. Assembly Democrats McKnight, Quijano, Mosquera, Mukherji Bill Providing Funding for Family Planning Services Passes Both Houses
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 21 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Angela McKnight, Annette Quijano, Gabriela Mosquera and Raj Mukherji to appropriate funding on behalf of several public causes, including family planning services, passed the full Assembly Thursday, 49-25-4. Later the same day, it then passed the full Senate, 22-13. The bill (A-5610) is supplemental to the Fiscal Year 2020 budget and allocates funds to specif  more

N.J. Assembly Democrats Quijano, Reynolds-Jackson, Pinkin, Downey Bill Expanding State Medicaid to Cover Group Prenatal Care Goes to Governor
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 20 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: To reduce chances for preterm birth and eliminate associated racial disparities, Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano (D-Union), Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D-Hunterdon, Mercer), Nancy J. Pinkin (D-Middlesex) and Joann Downey (D-Monmouth) sponsor legislation that expands access to prenatal group care under Medicaid. Heading to the Governor's desk for consideration after passage in both houses, the bill (A-  more

N.J. Assembly Democrats Reynolds-Jackson, Verrelli Bill to Create 'Trenton Capital City Aid Program' Clears Assembly, Goes to Governor
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 21 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Bill Would Provide Annual State Expenditure to Help Offset Local Taxes * * * Home to multiple tax-exempt properties owned and operated by the State, Trenton is in a unique position as the State Capital. Legislation Assembly Democrats Verlina Reynolds-Jackson and Anthony Verrelli (Both D-Mercer, Hunterdon) sponsored to reinstate funding the city received annually from the state to offset costs  more

N.J. Assembly Democrats Tucker, Pinkin, Vainieri Huttle Measure Encouraging DOH to Establish 'My Life, My Plan' Program Clears Legislature, Heads to Governor
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 20 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Measure Would Support Women of Childbearing Age in Developing Reproductive Plan * * * Recognizing that untended pregnancies can negatively affect maternal and child health outcomes because they do not always allow sufficient time for preconception healthcare, a bill that encourages the Department of Health (DOH) to establish a "My Life, My Plan" program was approved 67-8-1 Thursday by the ful  more

N.J. Assembly Democrats Vainieri-Huttle, Armato, Mazzeo Bill Permanently Designating October 6 as 'Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day' Clears Legislature
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 21 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Day to Bring Awareness to Dangers of Opioid Abuse and Encourage More Educational Programming * * * Abuse of opioids -prescription painkillers - is a "growing, deadly epidemic" according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In hopes of combating this growing crisis in New Jersey, legislation seeking to permanently designate October 6th as "Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day" was give  more

N.J. Assemblywoman Quijano Measure Permitting Physician Assistants to Sign Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Receives Final Passage
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 20 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Would Mandate Continuing Education Credits for Licensure * * * In an effort to further empower patients with respect to their healthcare, a bill that would allow physician assistants to sign, modify, or revoke Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) forms in the same manner as physicians and advanced practice nurses (APNs) passed 74-1 in the full General Assembly on Thursday. T  more

New Jersey A.G. Grewal Files First State Lawsuit Against Company for Selling Large Capacity Magazines Into NJ
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 19 -- New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued the following news release: * * * - AG Sues New Frontier Armory After It Ignored Cease-and-Desist Letter, Sold 100-Round Magazine and Other Large Capacity Magazines to Undercover NJ Investigators * * * Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today filed suit against a Nevada company that allegedly sold large capacity ammunition magazines (LCMs) online to an undercover state investigator despite having received a ce  more

New Jersey A.G. Grewal, New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies Announce $2.2 Million in State Funding to Expand, Enhance 'Operation Helping Hand' Programs in Counties Across the State
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 20 -- New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued the following news release: Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Office of the New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies ("NJ CARES") today announced that $2.2 million in state funds will be dedicated to establishing and expanding county-based diversion programs in which law enforcement officers proactively connect individuals suffering from opioid addiction with treatment an  more

New Jersey Assembly Democrats: Bill to Study Loneliness Among Vulnerable Populations Passes Full Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 21 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: With loneliness affecting three out of four Americans, a bill that would create a task force to study how social isolation and loneliness impact certain populations was passed by the full Assembly Thursday, 74-0-0. Assembly Democrats Andrew Zwicker, Matthew Milam and Vincent Mazzeo are the sponsors of this legislation. The measure (A-5314) would establish the New Jersey Task Force to Prevent Lonelines  more

New Jersey Assembly Democrats: Measures to Assist Veterans With Housing, Legal Services Head to the Governor
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 21 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Would Permit Housing Allowances as Income, Direct Adjutant General to Enter Agreements with Legal Services Organizations * * * As part of a concerted effort in the Legislature to assist the military men and women who have sacrificed and served our nation, two measures to help New Jersey veterans have cleared both houses, with final legislative approval given by the Assembly. The first measur  more

New Jersey Assemblywoman Pintor Marin Issues Statement on FY 2020 State Budget Approval
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 20 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following statement by Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin, D-Essex, on the approval of the fiscal 2020 state budget: "We've listened to constituent concerns, taken into account OLS and the Administration's budget testimony to devise a spending plan that builds on the progress we've made in the last few years. "We've moved forward today to once again deliver a fiscally responsible budget that provides more funding for p  more

New Jersey Assemblywomen Pintor Marin, Munoz 10 Bill Package Expanding Requirements for State to Combat Discrimination, Harassment
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 20 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Streamline Employee Complaint Process; Provide EEO/AA Officer for Gubernatorial Transition Team Clears Full Assembly * * * Assemblywomen Eliana Pintor Marin (D-Essex) and Nancy Munoz (R-Union) introduced a ten-part, bi-partisan sponsored bill package to address the concerns of harassment and discrimination reporting practices as well as state hiring processes during a gubernatorial transition  more

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Snags Top Spot as ENERGY STAR Market Leader Award Winner
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 18 -- The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities issued the following news release: The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) today announced that it has been honored as the only state-run agency in the country to earn an ENERGY STAR(R)Market Leader Award for its outstanding efforts to promote energy-efficient construction and environmental protection in building. This represents the sixth ENERGY STARMarket Leader Award for NJBPU in eight years, and is NJBPU's 16  more

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Issues Statement on Affordable Clean Energy Rule
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 19 -- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection issued the following statement on the Trump administration's affordable clean energy rule: "The Trump Administration's so-called Affordable Clean Energy rule is a betrayal of America's future generations. "By encouraging more coal-fired power generation, this federal action flies in the face of the scientific evidence that burning fossil fuels is causing climate change and harming the health of our people.   more

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection: Monmouth Battlefield State Park Site to Host Re-Enactments of Critical American Revolution Battle on June 22-23
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 17 -- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: Monmouth Battlefield State Park will be filled with Gen. George Washington's Continental Army troops and British Redcoats as they prepare to skirmish this weekend for the annual re-enactment of the pivotal Battle of Monmouth, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced. Cannons and muskets will fire during the re-enacted battle, which historians have long  more

New York A.G. James Announce Guilty Plea of Former Port Authority Official for Misconduct
QUEEN, New York, June 21 -- New York Attorney General Letitia James issued the following news release: Attorney General Letitia James and Inspector General Michael Nestor today announced the guilty plea of Marlene Mizzi, age 55, a former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey employee for 35 years. Mizzi accepted benefits from representatives of foreign countries for violating her duty as a public servant as a Port Authority Official at John F. Kennedy Airport. Mizzi pleaded guilty to char  more

Newark Public School Teacher Honored at Yale for Commitment to Music Education
NEWARK, New Jersey, June 19 -- Newark Public Schools issued the following news release: Katherine Brodhead, a music teacher of Rafael Hernandez School, has been chosen to receive the Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award. The award was presented at the 2019 Symposium on Music in Schools at the Yale School of Music in New Haven, Conn., in June. Ms. Brodhead is one of just five exemplary music educators and five exemplary teaching artists from across the country chosen to receive the award and   more

Newcombe Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to Thomas Edison State University
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 13 -- Thomas Edison State University issued the following news release: The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation has awarded Thomas Edison State University a $50,000 grant for 2019-20 through the Foundation's Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Students program. "We are honored to receive this important scholarship funding on behalf of our students," said Dr. Merodie A. Hancock, president, Thomas Edison State University. "Our adult learners juggle many challenges from caree  more

NICE Actimize Accelerates Innovation With Industry-First Financial Crime Management Marketplace
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, June 17 -- NICE, an enterprise software solutions provider, issued the following news release: * * * - With the X-Sight Marketplace, Financial Services Organizations can Access an Ecosystem of Best-of-Breed Solutions * * * How can financial services organizations keep up with a changing market landscape while confidently evolving their financial crime strategy? NICE Actimize, a NICE business (Nasdaq: NICE) and leader in Autonomous Financial Crime Management, today annou  more

Personnel Changes at BASF
FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey, June 18 -- BASF, a producer of chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas, issued the following news release: BASF has announced the following changes in its management team: Raimar Jahn (61), President, Performance Materials, BASF Belgium Coordination Center Comm. V., Waterloo, will retire effective August 31, 2019. Martin Jung (50), Senior Vice President, Surface Treatment, Chemetall GmbH, Frankfurt, will join Performance   more

Port Authority Partners, World Trade Center Tenants and Vendors Team Up for a Fun-Filled Summer
NEW YORK, June 17 -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey issued the following news release: In its continuing efforts to transform the World Trade Center site into a dynamic space in Lower Manhattan, the Port Authority today announced that in the coming months it will sponsor several events to keep workers and visitors alike to a fun-filled summer. The program for this summer will include a range of activities from musical performances, film screenings, food bazaars to art installati  more

Port Authority's Five Airports Earn High Carbon-Reduction Marks From International Airport Association
NEW YORK, June 18 -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey issued the following news release: * * * - Citation from Airports Council International commends agency for efforts in reducing carbon footprint, working productively with partners on mitigation, communication plans * * * The Port Authority has achieved the highest rating possible, short of actually achieving carbon neutrality, from Airports Council International (ACI) for the agency's efforts to cut carbon emissions at its a  more

Princeton University Press Publishes 'City of Dreams'
PRINCETON, New Jersey, June 17 -- Princeton University Press issued the following book description: City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles, by Jerald Podair When Walter O'Malley moved his Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1957 with plans to construct a new ballpark next to downtown, he ignited a bitter argument over the future of a rapidly changing city. For the first time, City of Dreams tells the full story of the controversial building of Dodger Stadium--and ho  more

Princeton University Press Publishes 'Finding Fibonacci'
PRINCETON, New Jersey, June 17 -- Princeton University Press issued the following book description: Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World, by Keith Devlin In 2000, Keith Devlin set out to research the life and legacy of the medieval mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, popularly known as Fibonacci, whose book Liber abbaci has quite literally affected the lives of everyone alive today. Although he is most famous for the Fibonacci numbers--  more

Princeton University Press Publishes 'The Calculus of Happiness'
PRINCETON, New Jersey, June 17 -- Princeton University Press issued the following book description: The Calculus of Happiness: How a Mathematical Approach to Life Adds Up to Health, Wealth, and Love, by Oscar E. Fernandez In The Calculus of Happiness, Oscar Fernandez shows us that math yields powerful insights into health, wealth, and love. Using only high-school-level math (precalculus with a dash of calculus), Fernandez guides us through several of the surprising results, including an easy r  more

Princeton University Press Publishes 'The Joy of SET'
PRINCETON, New Jersey, June 17 -- Princeton University Press issued the following book description: The Joy of SET: The Many Mathematical Dimensions of a Seemingly Simple Card Game, by Liz McMahon, Gary Gordon, Hannah Gordon and Rebecca Gordon Have you ever played the addictive card game SET? Have you ever wondered about the connections between games and mathematics? If the answer to either question is "yes," then The Joy of SET is the book for you! The Joy of SET takes readers on a fascinati  more

Princeton University Press Publishes 'The Myth of Independence'
PRINCETON, New Jersey, June 17 -- Princeton University Press issued the following book description: The Myth of Independence: How Congress Governs the Federal Reserve, by Sarah Binder and Mark Spindel Born out of crisis a century ago, the Federal Reserve has become the most powerful macroeconomic policymaker and financial regulator in the world. The Myth of Independence traces the Fed's transformation from a weak, secretive, and decentralized institution in 1913 to a remarkably transparent cen  more

Princeton University Press Publishes 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'
PRINCETON, New Jersey, June 17 -- Princeton University Press issued the following book description: The Sorcerer's Apprentice: An Anthology of Magical Tales, edited by Jack Zipes and illustrated by Natalie Frank "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" might conjure up images of Mickey Mouse from the Disney film Fantasia, or of Harry Potter. As this anthology reveals, however, "sorcerer's apprentice" tales--in which a young person rebels against, or complies with, an authority who holds the keys to magical  more

Princeton University: For Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Mundane Materials Might Be Almost As Good As Pricey Platinum
PRINCETON, New Jersey, June 18 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Princeton University issued the following news release: As anyone who has purchased jewelry can attest, platinum is expensive. That's tough for consumers but also a serious hurdle for a promising source of electricity for vehicles: the hydrogen fuel cell, which relies on platinum. Now a research team led by Bruce Koel, a professor of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton University, has opened a door to finding far cheaper alter  more

Princeton University: Fung Global Fellows to Focus on 'Thinking Global'
PRINCETON, New Jersey, June 20 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: Six exceptional scholars from around the world will come to Princeton University this fall to begin a year of research, writing and collaboration as the seventh cohort of Fung Global Fellows. The Fung Global Fellows Program, administered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, brings together international research scholars from the social sciences and humanities around a common  more

Princeton University: Nine Elected to Princeton Board of Trustees
PRINCETON, New Jersey, June 20 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: Princeton University has named nine members to its Board of Trustees, effective July 1. The trustees are: * Heather Gerken, Anthony H.P. Lee and Brad Smith, who were elected by the board to serve eight years as charter trustees; * Sumir Chadha, Bob Peck and Anthony Yoseloff, who were elected by the board to serve four years as term trustees; * Amy Alving and Terri Sewell, who were elected by alumni to   more

Princeton University: Optimizing Operations for Unprecedented View of the Universe
PRINCETON, New Jersey, June 18 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Princeton University issued the following news release: Under construction on a remote ridge in the Chilean Andes, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will boast the world's largest digital camera, helping researchers detect objects at the solar system's edge and gain insights into the structure of our galaxy and the nature of dark energy. The telescope's extraordinary power is attracting scores of researchers worldwide, each with t  more

Ramapo College Sports Performance Coordinator Heads to International Stage
MAHWAH, New Jersey, June 19 -- Ramapo College issued the following news release: For anyone who works out or trains at Ramapo College, Hendro Yauw is a familiar face. He's the guy running through conditioning drills with the athletics teams in the fitness room of the Bradley Center. He's also in the weight room at the College Park Lounge, spotting athletes on the bench press or making sure their bicep curls are proper form. You might even see him jogging around campus with a few students. Where  more

Republican Governors Association: New Jersey Dem Gov Phil Murphy's Feud With His Own Party Grows Worse
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release: Democrat Governor Phil Murphy is attracting growing criticism from members of his own party as his failing leadership continues to take New Jersey backwards. A new Star-Ledger column highlights how Murphy's calls for tax hikes have alienated even fellow Democrats, with State Senate President Stephen Sweeney accusing Murphy of pushing extreme tax increases in an attempt to "check a box" to ascend with  more

Rutgers University: Bisexual Individuals Can Suffer From Identity Denial, May Increase Risk for Depression
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, June 20 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Rutgers University issued the following news: * * * - Rutgers researchers find that bisexuals can experience discrimination that may lead to mental health issues * * * By Megan Schumann Bisexual individuals may feel discriminated against and have high rates of stress and depression because they believe that their sexual identity is often questioned or denied by others, according to a Rutgers study. "Our findings suggest that the   more

Rutgers University: Climate Change Threatens Commercial Fishers From Maine to North Carolina
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, June 18 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Rutgers University issued the following news: * * * - Rutgers and other scientists document the impact of ocean warming on fisheries * * * Most fishing communities from North Carolina to Maine are projected to face declining fishing options unless they adapt to climate change by catching different species or fishing in different areas, according to a study in the journal Nature Climate Change. Some Maine fishing communities were at   more

Rutgers University: Terminally Ill Who Request Doctors Make Decisions For Them Undergo More Aggressive Final Treatments
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, June 19 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Rutgers University issued the following news: * * * - Rutgers study finds dying patients accept aggressive or experimental treatments even if it lessens their quality of life * * * By Patti Verbanas Terminally ill patients who request that physicians make decisions on their behalf are more likely to receive aggressive treatments in the weeks before they die, according to a Rutgers study. The study, published in the Journal of Pain   more

TCNJ Physics Major Awarded National Award From the American Institute of Physics' Society of Physics Students
EWING, New Jersey, June 18 -- College of New Jersey issued the following news: Recent graduate Terance Schuh '19, a double major in Physics and Mathematics, has won the 2019 Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research from the American Institute of Physics' Society of Physics Students. The Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award is provided to students based on exceptional research achievement in any physics-related field. Students are chosen from among qualified applicants on the basis of t  more

TD Bank Invests Over $42 Million in Florida Affordable Housing Development
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, June 17 -- TD Bank, a financial services company, issued the following news release: TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank(R), announced its commitment to finance Blue Sky Communities' recent development of the Preserve at Sabal Park, a new multi-family affordable housing community in Seffner, Florida. Blue Sky Communities specializes in working with non-profit organizations to help develop new and rehabilitate existing multi-family housing communities. The bank has  more

Travelport Contributes Insight to TechUK White Paper on Blockchain
PARSILLANY, New Jersey, June 18 -- Travelport Worldwide, a travel commerce platform, issued the following news release: Travelport Worldwide Limited has provided insight on the commercialization of blockchain for the travel sector in the UK government's TechUK White Paper launched this week. The TechUK White Paper catalogs some of the diverse use cases for blockchain technology by UK-based businesses and showcases Travelport's 'Digital Traveler Wallet' proof of concept, a travel-specific use ca  more

Verisk Launches A-PLUS Commercial
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, June 18 -- Verisk, a data analytics provider, issued the following news release: * * * - New InsurTech solution provides reliable loss run reports at point of sale for commercial lines underwriting * * * Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, announced today the launch of A-PLUS(TM) Commercial, an InsurTech solution that provides point-of-sale loss runs with detailed claim histories of risks that insurers are looking to underwrite. "In today's fast  more

Verisk Launches A-PLUS Commercial
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, June 18 -- Verisk Analytics, a data analytics provider, issued the following news release: * * * - New InsurTech Solution Provides Reliable Loss Run Reports at Point of Sale for Commercial Lines Underwriting * * * Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, announced today the launch of A-PLUS(TM) Commercial, an InsurTech solution that provides point-of-sale loss runs with detailed claim histories of risks that insurers are looking to underwrite. "In to  more