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State Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday February 16, 2020 ( 65 items )  

A.G. Grewal Calls on EPA to Ensure All Communities Have Safe Drinking Water by Toughening Rule Governing Lead Exposure
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 13 -- New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued the following news release on Feb. 12: Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal joined nine other Attorneys General in calling on the Trump Administration to better safeguard the drinking water of communities in New Jersey and across the U.S. by toughening a set of proposed rule changes to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), the nation's primary drinking water regulation for lead. In a letter to the Environmental Protecti  more

Affordable Housing and Community Center to Be Built in Yonkers, New York, With $35.3 Million in Funding From TD Bank
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, Feb. 12 -- TD Bank, a financial services company, issued the following news release: TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank(R), announced it closed on $35.3 million in bank financing used by Westhab to fund the construction of the Dayspring Commons Campus in Yonkers, New York. The apartment building and community center will address the urgent issue of homelessness and affordable housing. The Bank's Commercial Real Estate business provided a $19.5 million letter of cr  more

As Two Innocent Men are Released, N.J. State Sen. Pennacchio Calls for Creation of Innocence Study, Review Commission
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news on behalf of New Jersey State Sen. Joseph Pennacchio: * * * - Urges Action on His Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Wrongful Convictions * * * Senator Joseph Pennacchio called on Legislative leaders to vote on his bipartisan bill that would establish the "New Jersey Innocence Study and Review Commission." Pennacchio is calling for action in light of news that Kevin Baker and Sean Washington, two wrongfully c  more

BASF Further Invests in Europe to Strengthen Global Leadership Position for Battery Materials for Electric Vehicles
FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey, Feb. 13 -- BASF, a producer of chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas, issued the following news release on 12: * * * - BASF announces Schwarzheide, Germany, as location for cathode active material production in Europe - Battery materials plants in Germany and Finland will utilize an industry leading energy mix lowering CO2 emissions across the value chain * * * BASF is announcing a new battery materials production sit  more

Becton, Dickinson & Co., Babson Diagnostics Announce Strategic Partnership Agreement to Enable Small-Volume Blood Collection for Diagnostic Testing in Retail Settings
FRANKLIN LAKES, New Jersey, Feb. 13 -- Becton, Dickinson and Co., a medical technology company, issued the following news release: BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company and Babson Diagnostics, a transformative diagnostic blood testing company, announced a long-term strategic partnership agreement to bring laboratory-quality, small-volume blood collection to retail pharmacies. The partnership reflects emerging health care trends toward faste  more

Committee Advances Schepisi Bill Expanding Prosecution for Sexual Assault Crimes Against Minors
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi: New Jersey took a step towards closing a prosecution loophole under a bill (A717) advanced by the Assembly Judiciary Committee that would prosecute teachers and chaperones who sexually prey on minors in jurisdictions with less restrictive age of consent laws. Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, a sponsor of the bill, said the legislation is needed so that  more

Committee Clears Peterson Measure to Study Unmet Legal Needs in Domestic Violence Cases
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblyman Erik Peterson: Victims of domestic violence and the accused are at a disadvantage if they lack legal assistance. These unmet legal needs are on their way to be studied by a task force, as the Assembly Judiciary Committee advanced a measure (AJR30) sponsored by Assemblyman Erik Peterson to recommend solutions. "Without legal counsel, the outcomes could be very serious  more

Committee Passes Dancer Resolution Lessening Burdensome Requirements for Farm Wineries
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on Feb. 13 on behalf of Assemblyman Ron Dancer: A 2014 pilot program that allows wineries on preserved farmlands to host special events is being compromised by a 2017 rule imposing onerous reporting requirements according to Assemblyman Ron Dancer. Today the Assembly Agriculture Committee approved Dancer's resolution (ACR117) that declared the 2017 Winery Special Events on Preserved Farmland  more

Conduent Named 'Best in KLAS' for Payer Claims and Administration
FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey, Feb. 11 -- Conduent, a provider of diversified business services with capabilities in transaction processing, automation and analytics, issued the following news release: * * * - Ranked Number One in Payer Claims and Administration Category for Third Consecutive Year * * * Conduent Incorporated (Nasdaq: CNDT) announced that its Health Solutions Plus (HSP) Payer Suite was ranked Best in KLAS in the Payer Claims and Administration category. This 2020 ranking marks the  more

Danielsen, Mazzeo, Pintor Marin Bill to Hold First Responders, Campus Police Harmless for Damages During Forced Entry Emergencies Clears Committee
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Exempting first responders and campus police from liability for damages caused in forced entry during an emergency, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joe Danielsen, Vince Mazzeo and Eliana Pintor Marin cleared the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Thursday. The bill (A-306) would provide immunity from civil liability to compensated and volunteer public and private first responders - including e  more

Duck Creek Technologies and Verisk Announce Additional Verisk Solutions for Duck Creek Platform
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, Feb. 13 -- Verisk Analytics, a data analytics provider, issued the following news release on Feb. 12: Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, and Duck Creek Technologies, a leading provider of core system solutions for the property/casualty insurance industry, announced additional Verisk underwriting solutions, available on Duck Creek's Content Exchange, that will enable insurer customers to easily access robust data on applicants' previous coverage and  more

Duck Creek Technologies and Verisk Announce Additional Verisk Solutions for Duck Creek Platform
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, Feb. 13 -- Verisk, a data analytics provider, issued the following news release on Feb. 12: Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, and Duck Creek Technologies, a leading provider of core system solutions for the property/casualty insurance industry, announced additional Verisk underwriting solutions, available on Duck Creek's Content Exchange, that will enable insurer customers to easily access robust data on applicants' previous coverage and loss hist  more

EisnerAmper Announces Key Service Area and Regional Office Promotions
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- EisnerAmper, an accounting firm, issued the following news: In light of EisnerAmper's extraordinary growth, the firm announces the following promotions, effective February 1: Nicholas Tsafos - Partner-in-Charge of the New York office. Nick is responsible for the day-to-day operations and long-term growth strategy for the New York office, which has more than 700 professionals. He is also on the Board of Directors of EisnerAmper Global. Diane Wasser - Partner-in-Charge of t  more

Geisinger Optimizes Hospital Efficiency and Safety With Continued Investment in Omnicell XT Series Automated Dispensing Systems
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Feb. 11 -- Omnicell, a provider of medication and supply management solutions, issued the following news release: Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL), a leading provider of medication management solutions and adherence tools for health systems and pharmacies, announced that Geisinger, one of the leading health systems serving Pennsylvania and New Jersey, has partnered with Omnicell to help drive clinical and operational efficiency, increase medication safety and reduce costs  more

Get to Know Matt Boss: Head of TD's Consumer Products, Lover of Basketball, His Family and Lunch
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, Feb. 15 -- TD Bank, a financial services company, issued the following news release on Feb. 14: As the TD Bank team continues to grow and evolve, we are proud to shine a light on game-changers at various levels and departments within the Bank. First up is Matt Boss, who was just promoted to Head of Consumer Products earlier this year. Matt has big aspirations and responsibilities leading his line of business, but his goals are always to add value to both his customers  more

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey: Gary D. St. Hilaire Brings 30 Years of Experience to Expanded Senior Leadership Team
NEWARK, New Jersey, Feb. 12 -- The Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey issued the following news release: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey announced that Gary D. St. Hilaire has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Company's Board of Directors effective April 6, 2020. Kevin P. Conlin, the company's current Chairman, President, and CEO, will become Executive Chairman of the Board continuing to focus on several areas of strategic transform  more

Janssen Announces Submission to U.S. FDA for New DARZALEX Based Combination Regimen for Patients With Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, New Jersey, Feb. 11 -- Johnson & Johnson issued the following news release: The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of DARZALEX(R) (daratumumab) in combination with Kyprolis(R) (carfilzomib) and dexamethasone (DKd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The sBLA is supported by results from the Phase 3 CANDOR study, which c  more

Jay Webber Plans to Introduce Legislation to Bring Greater Transparency and Accountability to Schools
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 13 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblyman Jay Webber: Assemblyman Jay Webber announced he will introduce legislation that would require local school districts to implement best practices and expand the authority of the state auditor to ensure safeguards against fraud and abuse in New Jersey's education system. The results of recent state auditor assessments of school districts in Pemberton and Ridgefield Par  more

John Wiley & Sons: Single HPV Vaccine Dose May Be Effective Against Cervical Cancer
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Feb. 11 -- John Wiley and Sons issued the following news release: New research indicates that a single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is as effective as multiple doses for preventing preinvasive cervical disease, which can later develop into cervical cancer. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS). HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, and persisten  more

John Wiley & Sons: The Effects of China's One-Child Policy on Women's Education
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Feb. 11 -- John Wiley and Sons issued the following news release: Women's educational attainment has increased tremendously and even exceeded men's all over the world in the late 20th century. China's One-Child Policy had a beneficial effect on women's education and explains about half of the increase in educational attainment for women born between 1960-1980, according to a review published in Contemporary Economic Policy. In China, the One-Child Policy was the biggest so  more

Johnson & Johnson to Participate in the 9th Annual SVB Leerink Global Healthcare Conference
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- Johnson & Johnson issued the following news release: Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) will participate in the 9th Annual SVB Leerink Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 26th, at Lotte New York Palace, NY. Ashley McEvoy, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Chairman, Medical Devices will represent the Company in a session scheduled at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). This webcast will be available to investors and other interested parties by accessing the   more

Jon Bramnick: We Need to Be Competitive as a State
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 15 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblyman Jon Bramnick: Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to look at where New Jersey stands in tax rankings, business climate and debt. The state is consistently among, if not the, nation's worst in all three areas. "The income tax, sales tax, corporation business tax, utility taxes, health care taxes, taxes on services and so on. It is to  more

More Than a Name: Why Values Must Align for Both TD Bank and TD Garden
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, Feb. 11 -- TD Bank, a financial services company, issued the following news release: Any sports fan, even those outside the Boston area, can tell you how big of a deal it is to have the naming rights for the TD Garden, home to both the Bruins and Celtics, two of sports' most storied franchises. But TD Bank isn't the type of institution that buys the rights to the Garden and is satisfied with just that. The values and intended impact on the local community for the Garde  more

N.J. Assembly Committee Clears Assembly Members Lopez, Mukherji, McKnight Bill Amending Law to Upgrade Crimes Against Armed Security Officer
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Legislation Expands "Detective Melvin Vincent Santiago" Law * * * Amending the law named after a Jersey City detective tragically killed in 2014, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Yvonne Lopez, Raj Mukherji and Angela McKnight to increase the penalties for the crimes of assaulting or disarming an armed security officer was advanced by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Thursday. D  more

N.J. Assembly Committee Clears Karabinchak, Armato, Quijano Bill Requiring Insurers to Cover Insulin, Cap Monthly Out-of-Pocket Cost at $50
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: To preserve affordability and accessibility of prescription insulin for diabetes patients as prices have skyrocketed, the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee moved to advance legislation Thursday that would require New Jersey's health benefits plans to include coverage for insulin and limit copayments or coinsurance for monthly prescriptions to $50. The bill (A-954) is sponsored by   more

N.J. Assembly Democrats: Bill Granting N.J. Jurisdiction to Prosecute Child Endangerment Cases That Take Place Out-of-State Advanced in Committee
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Bill Responds to Sexual Misconduct on Bergen County School Trip to Germany * * * To expand New Jersey's jurisdiction to prosecute crimes of child endangerment occurring outside of the state, a measure sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon Johnson, Gary Schaer, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Joann Downey was advanced by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Thursday. The legislation was prompted   more

N.J. Assembly Member Burzichelli Bill to Require Governor to Appoint Head of State Agriculture Development Committee Clears Assembly Panel
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: In an effort to invigorate fresh leadership into the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) after a period of time, the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee approved a measure sponsored by Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem) to require the Governor to appoint the executive director of the SADC for a term not to exceed six years. Under the bill (A-2774)  more

N.J. Assembly Member Mazzeo Bill to Allow New Jersey Farms to Host Special Events Advances in Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Thursday approved legislation to allow certain farms to hold special events on their property, including weddings, lifetime milestone celebrations and cultural or social events. The measure (A-2773), sponsored by Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo, would allow an owner of preserved farmland to host special occasion events. Farms considered "residentiall  more

N.J. Assembly Member McKeon Issues Statement on President Trump 2021 Budget Proposal
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 12 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following statement by Assemblyman John McKeon, D-Essex, Morris, in response to President Trump's 2021 budget proposal: "President Trump has made it abundantly clear, yet again, in his proposal to slash more than $2.4 billion in funding across federal agencies and programs that pollution doesn't matter, land conservation doesn't matter, energy innovation doesn't matter, safety net programs don't matter and that the bes  more

N.J. Assembly Member Schaer Bill to Stop People Gambling on Human Life, End Life Insurance Policy Foul Play Clears Committee
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Measure to Codify Ban on Stranger-Originated Life Insurance * * * To put an end to stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI) schemes, the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee cleared a measure (A-1263) on Thursday that would prohibit the practice and establish civil penalties up to $10,000 plus restitution. The bill's sponsor, Assemblyman Gary Schaer (D-Bergen, Passaic),   more

N.J. Assembly Members Danielsen, McKeon Bill to Create Protections for Insurers in Connection With Cannabis-Related Businesses Advances in Committee
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Insurers have been hesitant to provide equitable coverage for those in the cannabis industry amid conflicting state and federal laws. To encourage greater availability of policies for cannabis-related businesses (CRBs) and individuals, Assembly Democrats Joe Danielsen and John McKeon sponsored legislation that would protect New Jersey insurance companies. The bill (A-377), advanced Thursday by the Asse  more

N.J. Assembly Members Johnson, Vainieri Huttle, Schaer, McKeon Bill to Crack Down on Bias-Based False Threats Clears Committee
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: In light of false bomb threats that affected New Jersey's Jewish community and the rest of the country in recent years, the Assembly Judiciary Committee moved Thursday to advance legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon Johnson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Gary Schaer and John McKeon to stiffen the penalties for creating a false public alarm. "This sends a strong message that hate-based intimida  more

N.J. Assembly Members McKeon, Freiman, Vainieri Huttle Bill Promoting Healthcare Savings for Consumers Passes Committee
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: With soaring healthcare costs affecting millions of Americans - from exorbitant drug pricing to high premiums - Assembly Democrats have sponsored a bill aimed at making medical care more affordable. The Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee advanced legislation on Thursday that would require drug savings to be passed along directly to consumers. Health insurance companies use an inter  more

N.J. Assembly Panel Passes Assemblyman Houghtaling Measure to Amend or Withdraw Regulations for Wineries to Host Events
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Aiming to change or eliminate cumbersome regulations for wineries on preserved farmland seeking to host special events, the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Monday approved a measure (ACR-117) to determine the rules adopted by the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) were not consistent with Legislature's intent for the special events pilot program. If enacted, the SADC  more

N.J. Assembly Speaker Coughlin Creates Assembly Special Committee on Infrastructure & Natural Resources
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 12 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Convening a special panel to assess the state's current standing and future needs for our water infrastructure and the protection of other natural resources, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announces the creation of the Assembly Special Committee on Infrastructure and Natural Resources. The panel will hold a set of hearings throughout the state on various issues concerning water such as, beach erosion,  more

N.J. State O'Scanlon Bill Protecting Senior Freeze Reimbursements for Seniors Approved by Panel
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news on behalf of New Jersey State Sen. Declan O'Scanlon: Senator Declan O'Scanlon's legislation to allow seniors to downsize their homes without jeopardizing property tax reimbursements was approved by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. The bill (S-566) would allow an eligible homeowner to receive reimbursement immediately following a move to a new home, rather than waiting almost two full ye  more

N.J. State Sen. Kean Bill Helping Military Dependents Attend College in New Jersey Clears Senate
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 11 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news on behalf of New Jersey State Sen. Tom Kean: * * * - Extends In-State Tuition Rates to Students Whose Families Moved Away Due to New Military Assignments * * * Children of service members who attended high school in New Jersey would be eligible for in-state college tuition rates under legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean and approved by the Senate. "When military obligations cau  more

N.J. State Sen. O'Scanlon Bill Allowing Electronic Authorization for Medical Cannabis for Patients Passes Senate
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 11 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news on behalf of New Jersey State Sen. Declan O'Scanlon: Senator Declan O'Scanlon's legislation to expand access to authorized medical cannabis through telemedicine has passed the New Jersey Senate. "Those who rely on medical cannabis to treat their conditions will benefit from more convenient and less expensive digital doctors' appointments," said O'Scanlon (R-13). "Utilizing available technology is a prac  more

N.J. State Sen. Oroho Bill Addressing Confusion About Homeowner Fees Advances
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 11 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news on behalf of New Jersey State Sen. Steve Oroho: Senator Steve Oroho's bill shielding homeowners in some common communities from unforeseen fees and assessments cleared the Senate. Oroho's bipartisan bill (S-908) affirms that homeowner associations cannot require fees if the association did not have the authority to compel payment prior to the enactment of the Radburn Law on July 13, 2017. Provisions of   more

N.J. State Sen. Pennacchio Bill to Position N.J. as Leader in Evolution of Clean, Safe Fusion Power Earns Senate Approval
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 11 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news on behalf of New Jersey State Sen. Joe Pennacchio: * * * - Initiates Scholarships for Scientists Specializing In Fusion Energy and Plasma Physics * * * Senator Joe Pennacchio's legislation to help establish New Jersey as a trailblazer in fusion energy was endorsed by the Senate. "The successful development of fusion as an affordable, efficient and eco-friendly source of energy would herald a new era   more

N.J. State Sen. Pennacchio: Kearny, American War Hero, Deserves Better
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 13 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news on behalf of New Jersey State Sen. Joe Pennacchio: The New Jersey Senate passed a bill this week that would honor suffragist Alice Paul with a statue in Washington, D.C. Paul's image would replace one of American war hero Philip Kearny, a move Senator Joe Pennacchio called unnecessary and unfair. "Alice Paul was a fantastic leader in the campaign to pass the 19th amendment and allow women to vote," Pen  more

N.J. State Sen. Singer Issues Statement on Medicaid Reimbursement Changes on Nursing Homes
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 11 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following statement by State Sen. Robert Singer: A commission to study the health of nursing homes in the state would be created under a bill sponsored by Senator Robert Singer and approved by the Senate. The commission would scrutinize the impact of increased hourly reimbursements on nursing homes. "To ensure quality care for our most vulnerable residents, it's essential that we understand what the rate changes mean   more

N.J. State Senate Approves State Sen. Bucco Bill to Support Garden State Entrepreneurs
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 11 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news on behalf of New Jersey State Sen. Anthony Bucco: * * * - Improves Workers' Comp Laws for Small Startups * * * Senator Anthony Bucco's legislation to assist New Jersey entrepreneurs and reform workers' compensation laws has passed the New Jersey Senate. Bucco's legislation, S-967, revises the definition of "employer" within the workers' compensation law to make certain exceptions. "For a one-person   more

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Announces Major Terminal 4 Redevelopment Project, Advancing the Transformation of JFK International Airport
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 12 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following news release on Feb. 11: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reached agreement on key terms with Delta Air Lines and JFK International Air Terminal, the operator of Terminal 4, to dramatically expand Terminal 4 and consolidate Delta operations there, a key step in the transformation of John F. Kennedy International Airport into a 21st century global gateway. Subjec  more

New Jersey Assembly Democrats: Legislation Promoting Rehabilitative Treatment for Substance-Dependent Offenders Passes Assembly Committee
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 15 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Placing an emphasis on rehabilitation over punishment, Assembly Democrats John Armato and Valerie Vainieri Huttle have sponsored a bill that would reduce court-ordered fines owed by drug or alcohol-dependent people upon the completion of a treatment program. The legislation was advanced by the Assembly Judiciary Committee Thursday. Under the bill (A-275), a substance-dependent person who successfully c  more

New Jersey Assembly Democrats: Two Bills to End School Lunch Shaming and Address Meal Debt Practices in Schools Clear Committee
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Following controversy surrounding unpaid breakfast and lunch meals, two measures to address practices employed by New Jersey schools concerning this debt were advanced by the Assembly Education Committee on Thursday. The first bill (A-1630 /A-1631) provides when a school meal bill is in arrears, a student's parent or guardian would be notified and given a period of 10 school days to pay. Prior to notif  more

New Jersey Democratic State Committee Names Saily Avelenda as New Executive Director
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 11 -- The New Jersey Democratic State Committee issued the following press release: * * * - Avelenda assumes her new role after leading the grassroots progressive organization NJ 11th for Change, which played an integral role in the election of Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill * * * Saily Avelenda, one of New Jersey's most respected and dedicated grassroots progressive leaders, is joining the New Jersey Democratic State Committee as the organization's Executive Director  more

New Jersey State Sen. Kean Issues Statement on Legislation to Support Veterans Seeking Higher Education
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following statement by State Sen. Tom Kean: Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean's legislation to help veterans further their education while serving their country was approved by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. "Going to school while serving is a difficult undertaking in itself, let alone trying to manage the traditional college semester timeline around deployment dates and other military obligations. "  more

New Jersey State Sen. Testa Issues Statement on Gov. Murphy Energy Plan
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news on behalf of State Sen. Michael Testa: Senator Michael Testa said Governor Phil Murphy's plan to upend New Jersey's energy supply could cost New Jersey tens of billions of dollars. "The proposed Energy Master Plan that was recently unveiled by Governor Murphy could cost homeowners tens of thousands of dollars each to convert gas appliances to electric. "The governor's plan could also force our utility   more

Planned Expansion at New York-JFK's Terminal 4 to Unify Delta Operations, Add 16 New Gates
ATLANTA, Georgia, Feb. 12 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news on Feb. 11: Delta, along with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and JFK International Air Terminal, the operator of JFK Terminal 4, will dramatically expand Terminal 4 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and consolidate Delta operations there, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced earlier. The agreement to the key terms of the project marks an important step in the transformation of the airport  more

Port Authority Board Approves Lease With City of Bayonne to Allow for Launch of New Commuter Ferry Service
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey issued the following news release on Feb. 13: * * * - Lease for property at Port Jersey-Port Authority Marine Terminal will provide space for ferry dock for service to New York City in addition to passenger parking * * * The Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved a lease with the City of Bayonne for a parcel of property at the Port Jersey-Port Authority Marine Terminal, formerly the Military Ocean Terminal at Bayonne,  more

Princeton University: It's All in Delivery -- Nanoparticle Platform Could Transform Medical Treatments
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Feb. 13 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: Optimeos Life Sciences, a startup founded by two Princeton University faculty members, has reached agreements with six pharmaceutical companies to develop therapeutics using a Princeton-developed drug delivery technology. The collaborations have the potential to improve the effectiveness of medications for the treatment of diseases, ranging from cancer to diabetes. Optimeos, founded in 2016 by Robert Pru  more

Princeton University: Three Faculty Members Named 2020 Sloan Research Fellows
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Feb. 13 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: Princeton's Aleksandr Logunov, S. Matthew Weinberg and Owen Zidar were among the 126 researchers from more than 60 research institutions in the United States and Canada named as 2020 Sloan Research Fellows. Sloan Research Fellowships are one of the most competitive and prestigious awards available to early career researchers, often seen as a marker of the quality of an institution's science faculty and pr  more

PSCU Leverages NICE Portfolio to Improve Enterprise Efficiency, Experience for Credit Unions, Members
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Feb. 13 -- NICE, an enterprise software solutions provider, issued the following news release on Feb. 12: * * * - By upgrading and expanding its NICE solutions, PSCU will enhance service and improve efficiency * * * NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) announced that PSCU, a premier payments credit union service organization, has expanded its relationship with NICE. Looking to enhance service, improve enterprise efficiency, increase scalability and provide an advantage to their credit un  more

Ramapo College: World Renowned Researcher to Discuss Epigenetics
MAHWAH, New Jersey, Feb. 12 -- Ramapo College issued the following news release: On Thursday, March 5 at 12 p.m., Rachel Yehuda, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and neuroscience and director of the Traumatic Stress Studies Division at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will speak about her research in a presentation, "The Intergenerational Effects of Trauma." Her talk will be presented in the H-Wing Auditorium of Ramapo College under the auspices of The Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide S  more

Rutgers University Appoints New Dean for Mason Gross School of Arts
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Feb. 13 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Jason Geary, a nationally recognized scholar in musicology, has been selected as the new dean of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Geary, who will assume his new position on July 1, 2020, comes to Rutgers from the University of Maryland, where he has been the director of the School of Music, a professor of musicology and special advisor to the dean for the arts in the Colle  more

Rutgers University: Children's Fingertip Injuries Could Signal Abuse
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Feb. 13 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Rutgers University issued the following news: * * * - Abused children were 23 percent more likely to suffer fingertip injuries, Rutgers study finds * * * Many children who suffer fingertip injuries have been abused, according to a Rutgers study. The researchers found that children who had a documented history of abuse or neglect were 23 percent more likely to suffer a fingertip injury before age 12. The study (https://www.jhsgo.org/  more

Rutgers University: Pediatric Cancer Patients May Experience Improved Comfort, Thanks to Researcher's New Grant-Funded Project
CAMDEN, New Jersey, Feb. 15 [TNSgrants] -- Rutgers University Camden campus issued the following news: Pediatric cancer patients may soon get a better night's sleep and experience improved comfort levels, thanks to a new grant-funded project led by a Rutgers University-Camden researcher. Lauren Daniel, an assistant professor of psychology and a licensed clinical psychologist, has received a $50,000 grant from the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research to lead the pilot program "Disrupted Sle  more

Rutgers University: Roses Are Red - Researcher Explains Psychological, Physiological Effects of Valentine's Day Colors
CAMDEN, New Jersey, Feb. 15 -- Rutgers University Camden campus issued the following news: For centuries, the color red has been associated with passion, deep love, desire, and romance - so naturally, it's the hue of choice for Valentine's Day, the celebration of romantic love. It's not the only color that's supposed to mean something that day, too. Just ask the bewildered customer trying to pick out the proper rose to convey the right sentiment. Pink for gratitude? Yellow for friendship? Get   more

Rutgers University: Superior Bio-Ink for 3D Printing Pioneered
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Feb. 11 [TNSscientificresearch] -- Rutgers University issued the following news: * * * - Rutgers researchers are developing materials to help grow human tissues * * * Rutgers biomedical engineers have developed a "bio-ink" for 3D printed materials that could serve as scaffolds for growing human tissues to repair or replace damaged ones in the body. The study was published in the journal Biointerphases (https://avs.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.5126493). Bioengineer  more

TD Bank Provides $4 Million Small Business Administration Loan for New Culver's Franchise Location in Plant City, Florida
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- TD Bank, a financial services company, issued the following news release: D Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank(R), announced that its U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Lending Group closed $4 million combined in 504 and 7(a) loans for Schwebke Group, Inc., which operates restaurant chain Culver's locations in the greater Tampa region. These funds were used to finance the ground-up construction of a new Culver's location at 2103 N. Park Road in Plant  more

TD Bank: To Merge or Not to Merge? 3 Ways to Approach Your Finances in a Relationship
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, Feb. 15 -- TD Bank, a financial services company, issued the following news release: Most Valentine's Day cards contain expressions of affection like "be mine," or "forever yours," over something as domestic as "want to get a joint bank account and split a mortgage?" But while discussing money matters (like whether or not to merge finances) with your significant other doesn't exactly make for romantic dinner conversation, agreeing on how to handle your money is importa  more

TD's Tamara Pratt is on a Mission to Teach Kids How to Save Money
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, Feb. 13 -- TD Bank, a financial services company, issued the following news release: A lucky group of fifth graders in Riviera Bach, Florida, learned why it's important to start saving money early in life from one of TD Bank's finest. Tamara Pratt, a TD Bank store manager in North Palm Beach, Florida, started teaching financial literacy classes focused on savings, in partnership with the Palm Beach County School District and the Teach Children to Save Program. Recently  more

Verizon and Sequans Team Up to Fast-Track IoT Device Deployments in Just Minutes
BASKING RIDGE, New Jersey, Feb. 12 -- Verizon, a communications and technology solutions company, issued the following news release: Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has launched Monarch Go and Monarch GPS, two Verizon-certified LTE-M products ideal for companies looking to fast-track commercial deployments of wireless-IoT connected devices. The tech company is the first carrier in the world to certify these Sequans all-in-one modem components. The plug-and-play Verizon-certified devices - Monarch Go and Mo  more

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Issues Financials for Q4 of 2019
PARSIPPANY, New Jersey, Feb. 14 -- Wyndham Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) announced results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2019. Highlights include: * Diluted earnings per share for the quarter increased 58% to $0.68 and was unchanged for the full-year at $1.62; adjusted diluted EPS grew 40% to $0.81 for the quarter and 21% to $3.28 for the full-year. * Net income increased 49% to $64 million for the quarter, and dec  more