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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 14 items )  

Acta Paediatrica Journal Issues 19 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Nov. 30 -- Acta Paediatrica, a peer-reviewed journal that says it covers neonatal, developmental, child health, environment and psychosomatic pediatrics from the Foundation Acta Paediatrica, published 19 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Autism needs to be considered in children with Down Syndrome * Cord blood fatty acid-binding protein-4 levels are upregulated at both ends of the birthweight spectrum * Dialogic reading vs screen ex  more

Acta Paediatrica Journal Issues 21 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Nov. 23 -- Acta Paediatrica, a peer-reviewed journal that says it covers neonatal, developmental, child health, environment and psychosomatic pediatrics from the Foundation Acta Paediatrica, published 21 research articles, including the following topics, in its October 2019 edition: * Abdominal pain is a common and recurring problem in paediatric emergency departments * Automated pose estimation captures key aspects of General Movements at eight to 17 weeks from convention  more

After Landmark Surveillance Lawsuit, New Jersey Muslim Advocates Meet With NYPD
NEWARK, New Jersey, Nov. 25 -- Muslim Advocates issued the following news: * * * - Plaintiffs & NJ Muslims Targeted by Discriminatory Police Surveillance Have First Face-to-Face Meeting with City and NYPD Officials * * * Following a historic lawsuit over the New York City Police Department's (NYPD) blanket, discriminatory surveillance of New Jersey Muslims, Hassan v. City of New York, plaintiffs and members of the New Jersey Muslim community met face-to-face with senior City and NYPD officia  more

American Journal of Transplantation Issues 13 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
MOUNT LAUREL, New Jersey, Nov. 28 -- The American Journal of Transplantation, from the American Society of Transplantation and American Society of Transplant Surgeons, says that it covers organ transplantation, published 13 research articles, including the following topics, in its December 2019 edition: * Absence of evidence that respiratory viral infections influence pediatric lung transplantation outcomes: Results of the CTOTC-03 study * Access to the waiting list and to kidney transplantati  more

Center for Constitutional Rights: After Landmark Surveillance Lawsuit, New Jersey Muslims Meet With NYPD
NEWARK, New Jersey, Nov. 25 -- The Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following news release: * * * - Plaintiffs & NJ Muslims Targeted by Discriminatory Police Surveillance Have First Face-to-Face Meeting with City and NYPD Officials * * * Following a historic lawsuit over the New York City Police Department's (NYPD) blanket, discriminatory surveillance of New Jersey Muslims, Hassan v. City of New York, plaintiffs and members of the New Jersey Muslim community met face-to-face with   more

Clean Water Action Applauds Committee Passage of Comprehensive Legislation to Address PFAS Contamination & Exposure
SOUTH AMBOY, New Jersey, Nov. 26 -- Clean Water Action issued the following news release: Today, Clean Water Action joined Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. to applaud the passage of legislation to address PFAS contamination and exposure by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where Pallone serves as Chairman. "We applaud Congressman Pallone for his aggressive legislative action on PFAS," said Amy Goldsmith, NJ State Director of Clean Water Action. "PFAS is a 'forever chemical' that manufactu  more

Environment New Jersey Thanked Rep. Sherrill for Supporting State Parks, Open Spaces
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey, Nov. 25 -- Environment New Jersey issued the following news release: With the start of Thanksgiving week, Environment New Jersey thanked Representative Mikie Sherrill (D-11) this afternoon at the Loantaka Brook Reservation for her support of New Jersey's parks and open spaces, and then led a hike in the reservation with local officials, members and activists. Rep. Sherrill voted this spring to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and now is  more

Environmental Defense Fund: Green Groups Ask to Join New York, New Jersey, NYC in Cross-State Air Pollution Case
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following news release: Environmental Defense Fund, the Adirondack Council and Sierra Club want to help New York, New York City and New Jersey in their legal battle against EPA over dangerous smog-forming pollution from other states. The groups filed a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit last night asking to join the states' lawsuit. The states turned to the courts after the Trump administration denied a Ne  more

Meet NAFA Associate Member Ingrid Cook, Founder, SHzoom
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Nov. 26 -- The NAFA Fleet Management Association issued the following news release: "My expertise is in insurance, having spent more than 25 years in the automotive insurance industry," said NAFA Associate Member Ingrid Cook, entrepreneur and Founder of SHzoom, a tech company offering a fleet-oriented platform designed to streamline crash paperwork processing and rectification. "In speaking with a local fleet company, I realized there are large fleets with self-insured r  more

New Jersey School Boards Association Delegate Assembly: Senate President Proposes Cap Relief Option
TRENTON, New Jersey, Nov. 25 -- The New Jersey School Boards Association issued the following news release: Senate President Steve Sweeney on Saturday announced proposed legislation to give school districts relief from the 2% tax levy cap for the purpose of achieving "adequacy" under the state's school funding system. Sweeney said that the legislation would be introduced within the next few weeks. Sweeney made the announcement during a presentation to the NJSBA Delegate Assembly at Mercer Coun  more

Riverkeeper Demands NRC Deny Transfer of Indian Point's License to Holtec International
OSSINING, New York, Nov. 25 -- Riverkeeper issued the following news release: On Friday, Entergy, the operator of the Indian Point nuclear power plant, and Holtec International, a New Jersey-based firm with a scandalous corporate past, asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to approve a transfer of the plant's license and its $2 billion decommissioning trust fund to Holtec. Holtec's recent history makes it the wrong choice to take on the decommissioning of Indian Point. The company was caught  more

RWJBarnabas Health: Keeping Kids Calm in the Emergency Department
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Nov. 25 -- RWJBarnabas Health issued the following news: * * * - The New Pediatric Emergency Department Features a Special Space for Children with Sensory Issues * * * Keeping kids calm in the emergency department Dina Elkins has never had to bring her 17-year-old son, Hunter, to the Emergency Department (ED), but she has always worried about it. A trip to the hospital is stressful for any child, but it can be especially nerve-wracking for kids like Hunter, who has  more

RWJBarnabas Health: Steeplechase Cancer Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Hope & Remembrance Tree
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Nov. 26 -- RWJBarnabas Health issued the following news: In 2009, Stephen Wurst - then just 12 years old - helped light the first Hope and Remembrance Tree at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset's Steeplechase Cancer Center. The tree is part of a fundraising campaign for Laurie's Legacy, a fund he established in memory of his mother, Laurie Parlin, who died of breast cancer. The ornaments on the tree - from stars to angels to pink holiday bells - are dona  more

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Offers New Treatment for Patients With Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Nov. 26 -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a hospital operated by RWJBarnabas Health, issued the following news: Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey -- the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, is offering a new treatment for cancer patients with gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs), called Lutathera(R). Lutathera is a radioactive targeted therapy that is given as an intr  more