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Federal Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday September 15, 2019 ( 20 items )  

$4.8 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in East Orange, New Jersey
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to two discretionary grants for head start services in East Orange, New Jersey. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $4,866,412. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independent school districts; private, public  more

$5.5 Million Funding Available for Assistance for Land Conservation Projects in Four States
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it expects to award up to 10 discretionary grants for assistance for land conservation projects in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $5,497,041. The agency said the grant was associated with natural resources. The funding is open to state governments. The agency description of the grant states: "The Highlands Co  more

$7.6 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in New Jersey
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to two discretionary grants for Head Start services in Newark and Essex County, New Jersey. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $7,576,469. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independent school districts; pri  more

Acting Secretary McAleenan Traveling to New York to Commemorate September 11 Attacks
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued the following news release: Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan will travel to New York, N.Y. to commemorate the September 11, 2001 attacks with current and former federal, state, and local leaders and law enforcement officials. Tomorrow, the Acting Secretary will honor Master Special Officer Craig J. Miller of the U.S. Secret Service with special recognition, whose life was taken in the attacks  more

Ammunition Instructor Wins 94th Training Division's Best Warrior Competition
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, New Jersey, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Army Reserve Command issued the following news: By Emily Anderson Waking up at a quarter to midnight to put together an M-16 rifle and an M-9 pistol was not a dream for Sgt. Antonio Delgado, 5/80th Ordnance Battalion, 2nd Brigade (Ordnance), 94th Training Division - Force Sustainment, but the end to day three of the 94th TD Best Warrior Competition held here on Aug. 14-18, 2019. "We're all Soldiers first," Delgado said. "A lot   more

Army Corps Announces Public Meeting for New York New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Study
NEW YORK, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-New York District issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District in cooperation with non-federal sponsors, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announces a public meeting for the New York New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries (NYNJHAT) Study on October 24th, 2019 in Great Neck, New York. This coastal storm risk manage  more

Army Corps Awards Contract for Seven Mile Island Beachfill
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 11 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District awarded a contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Ill. for $7.5 million to complete periodic nourishment of the Townsends Inlet to Cape May Inlet (Avalon and Stone Harbor) Coastal Storm Risk Management project. The project is a joint effort of the Army Corps' Philadelphia District, the New Jersey Department of Env  more

Asian Longhorned Tick Species Confirmed in Suffolk County and Fire Island National Seashore
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service issued the following news release: The National Park Service and Suffolk County Department of Health Services have confirmed the findings of Asian longhorned ticks (Haemaphysalis longicornis) in Suffolk County at Lloyd Harbor, William Floyd Estate, and Ocean Beach on Fire Island. The Asian longhorned tick is native to East Asia. This tick species was first reported at large in the United States, after being dis  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Average Energy Prices in New York-Newark-Jersey City for August 2019
NEW YORK, Sept. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - New York-New Jersey Regional Information Office issued the following news release: Gasoline prices averaged $2.844 per gallon in the New York-Newark-Jersey City area in August 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Chief Regional Economist Martin Kohli noted that gasoline prices were down 14.4 cents from last August when area households paid $2.988 per gallon. Electricity prices averaged 20.2 ce  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Consumer Price Index in New York-Newark-Jersey City for August 2019
NEW YORK, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - New York-New Jersey Regional Information Office issued the following news release: * * * - Area prices up 0.2 percent over the month and 1.8 percent over the year * * * Prices in the New York-Newark-Jersey City area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), rose 0.2 percent in August, after no change in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Chief Regional Econ  more

CFTC Orders Interdealer Broker to Pay $13 Million for Supervisory Failures and False Statements
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued the following enforcement news release: The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission today issued two orders filing and settling charges against Tullett Prebon Americas Inc., an interdealer broker and CFTC-registered introducing broker headquartered in New Jersey. The combined orders require Tullett to pay a total of $13 million for failing to supervise employees and making false or misleading statements to CFTC staff. T  more

Columbus Air Force Base Airmen March 100 Miles to Ground Zero in Honor of 9/11
COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Mississippi, Sept. 13 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Christopher Gross Two Airmen from Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, began a 100-mile marching journey with an American flag the morning of Sept. 10, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, and traveled through the day and night to arrive at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City on Sept. 11. Maj. Jonathan Leetch, 41st Flying Training Squadron T-6 instructor pilot, and Capt. Matthew Carp  more

EPA Makes EPA Superfund Task Force Announcement at Newly Constructed Groundwater Treatment Plant at the American Cyanamid Site in Bridgewater, NJ
BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey, Sept. 9 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for the Office of Land and Emergency Management Peter Wright and Regional Administrator Pete Lopez announced the completion of the Superfund Task Force and issued the Task Force's final report outlining significant accomplishments over the past two years at Superfund sites across the country. Assistant Administrator   more

Federal Maritime Commission: Malcom McLean Award Presented to Commissioner Dye
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The Federal Maritime Commission issued the following news release: An organization representing intermodal trucking firms that do business at ports in New York and New Jersey recognized Commissioner Rebecca Dye for her work enhancing the U.S. freight delivery system and improving cargo and equipment velocity. The Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers bestowed the "Malcom McLean Award" on Commissioner Dye during its annual awards luncheon held on September 9, 2019, in K  more

N.J. U.S. Attorney: Five Paterson, New Jersey Men Admit Stealing Over $300,000 in Checks From Mail Collection Boxes
NEWARK, New Jersey, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: Five Paterson, New Jersey, men have admitted their roles in a scheme to steal checks worth more than $300,000 from U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail collection boxes throughout New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jerry Lake-Rodriguez, 26, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi in Newark federal court to an indictment char  more

N.J. U.S. Attorney: Paterson Police Officer Admits Conspiring to Violate Civil Rights, Using Excessive Force
NEWARK, New Jersey, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: A City of Paterson police officer today admitted conspiring with other officers to violate the civil rights of individuals in Paterson, using unreasonable and excessive force against individuals in Paterson, and filing a false police report to conceal his criminal activity, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Eudy Ramos, 32, of Paterson, New Jersey, pleaded  more

New Jersey Audubon Society to Receive $100,000 Grant from Interior
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it intends to award a $100,000 grant to the New Jersey Audubon Society for aerial surveys to monitor shorebirds. The agency description of the grant states: "The northeastern coast of Southern America is one of the most important stopover and non-breeding regions for shorebirds in the Western Hemisphere. Aerial surveys have been a crucial tool for gathering data on population status and a  more

SEC Issues Order Involving Physician Healthcare Plan of New Jersey, Teda Technologies International, Ucellit.com
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following order (No. 3-19450) involving Physician Healthcare Plan of New Jersey, Teda Technologies International and Ucellit.com: In the Matter of Physician Healthcare Plan of New Jersey, Inc., Teda Technologies International, Inc., and Ucellit.com, Inc., Respondents. ORDER INSTITUTING ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS AND NOTICE OF HEARING PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(j) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 I. The Securities and   more

U.S. Army Reserve Division Welcomes New Top Non-Commissioned Officer
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, New Jersey, Sept. 7 -- The U.S. Army Reserve Command issued the following news: By Shawn Morris As Hurricane Dorian departed the nation's eastern seaboard, one east-coast native arrived here to serve as the U.S. Army Reserve's senior non-commissioned officer from Maine to Virginia. Command Sgt. Maj. John K. Zimmerman, a New York native whose most recent Army assignment was in California, became the 99th Readiness Division's top NCO Sept. 7, during a change-of  more

USDA Offers Disaster Assistance for New Jersey Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters
HAMILTON SQUARE, New Jersey, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency - New Jersey Field Office issued the following news release: Agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Sign-up for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program began Sept. 11. "There is no doubt that extreme weather has greatly impacted New Jersey's agricultural producers over the last se  more