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State Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday March 08, 2020 ( 73 items )  

A.G. Grewal Takes Anti-Bias Message to New Jersey's Youth With Reading of Best-Seller 'All Are Welcome'
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 3 -- New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued the following news release on March 2: * * * - AG Marks "National Read Across America Day" by Reading, Discussing Book Celebrating Diversity at Two New Jersey Schools - More School Reading Visits Planned for March * * * Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal marked National Read Across America Day by visiting two New Jersey elementary schools and reading to students "All Are Welcome," a best-selling children's bo  more

A.G. Grewal Urges Federal Appeals Court to Protect New Jersey's Online Gaming Industry From DOJ Crackdown
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 7 -- New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued the following news release: Continuing to fight for New Jersey's online gaming industry against the latest Trump Administration efforts to shut it down, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal filed a brief explaining to a federal court of appeals why federal law permits most forms of online wagering. At issue is a November 2018 opinion by the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) holding that all forms of online gaming - no  more

A.G. Grewal: Three More Major Fast Food Companies Agree To Stop Using No-Poach Agreements That Restrict Worker Mobility
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 7 -- New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued the following news release on March 6: * * * - Burger King, Popeye's, and Tim Horton's are Latest to Drop Provisions that Limit Recruitment and Hiring of Fast Food Workers * * * Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that New Jersey has entered into multistate settlement agreements with three major fast-food companies, with each company agreeing to stop using no-poach contracts. No-poach contracts restr  more

Baltimore County Public Schools: Towson High Educator Earns Teacher to Teacher Award From Middle States Council for Social Studies
TOWSON, Maryland, March 5 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: Randi Jones, a social studies teacher at Towson High School, has been honored with the Teacher to Teacher Award from the Middle States Council for Social Studies. The award, which comes with a $150 prize, was presented during the Middle States Council's conference held Feb. 28 and 29 at Sheraton Baltimore North. The Middle States Council brings together social studies teachers and administrators fro  more

Bipartisan Bill to Boost Training for Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Passes New Jersey Assembly Committee
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Legislation Sponsored in Part by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker * * * In an effort to help more people acquire the skills they need to obtain jobs in the advanced manufacturing industry, legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker would provide assistance to these businesses by helping more students receive the training needed to enter the field. Advanced manufacturing uses innovative tec  more

Blackwood Named Ephesus/American Hockey League Graduate of the Month
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts, March 4 -- The American Hockey League issued the following news: The American Hockey League announced that Mackenzie Blackwood of the New Jersey Devils has been selected as the Ephesus/AHL Graduate of the Month for February. Blackwood was 6-0-1 in seven starts during February, posting a 1.27 goals-against average, a .967 save percentage and two shutouts for New Jersey. A second-round choice by New Jersey in the 2015 NHL Draft, Blackwood played 88 games in the Ameri  more

Comcast and Ciena Achieve 600G Milestone Across 1,600-Kilometer Connection
HANOVER, Maryland, March 3 -- Ciena issued the following news release on March 2: With the number of 4K content, gaming and augmented and virtual reality applications continuing to increase, Comcast is advancing its network to provide better immersive digital experiences to millions of customers. Employing Ciena's (NYSE: CIEN) WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) and flexible grid technology, Comcast recently conducted the world's first long-distance 600Gbps single wavelength pilot deployment, which carr  more

Committee Advances N.J. Assemblyman Webber Legislation Protecting Good Samaritans From Cost of Ambulance Services
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblyman Jay Webber: Individuals who are injured while providing assistance during emergencies would receive free ambulance services under a bill cleared by the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee and sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber. "Good Samaritan laws are there to encourage bystanders to help in cases of urgent need, but what if those individuals su  more

Committee Passes Wirths Bill Protecting Communities From Fees Mandated by Some Homeowner Associations
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space: Under a bill advanced unanimously by the Assembly Housing Committee, homeowners would be protected from voluntary associations that try to impose mandatory fees on all residents, regardless of membership. The bill (A2480), sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths and co-sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space, bans associations or clubs from com  more

Democratic Governors Association: Here We Go Again: Greg Gianforte's New Running Mate Opposes Public Access
WASHINGTON, March 3 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news: New Jersey Greg Gianforte and his new running mate, Kristen Juras, share the same goal: denying Montanans access to the state's public lands. Juras has strongly criticized "the development of Montana law allowing public access to rivers via private land." Gianforte has his own dodgy history with public access issues which maintain "sacred status" in Montana. In 2016, Gianforte's decision to buy up large trac  more

DePhillips, DiMaio and DiMaso Introduce Bill Lowering CBT to 2.5 Percent
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 7 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips: Assembly Republicans are walking to their talk of cutting the corporate business tax to make the state more business friendly. Assemblymen Christopher DePhillips and John DiMaio are introducing a bill (A3754) with Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso that would gradually cut the rate to a flat 2.5 percent. "The reason we need a tax incentive program to  more

European Medicines Agency Grants PRIME, Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product Designations to Janssen RPGR Gene Therapy for X-Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa
RARITAN, New Jersey, March 3 -- Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, issued the following news release: * * * - Only RPGR gene therapy program to receive PRIME designation - Designations will accelerate the regulatory review timeline of this potential gene therapy for European patients living with X-linked retinitis pigmentosa * * * The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted both PR  more

Gov. Cuomo Announces Laguardia Airport, Public Art Fund Partnership to Install Major Art Works
NEW YORK, March 6 -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey issued the following news release: * * * - Ambitious, Impactful, Art Installations Set the Stage for a Transformed Air Travel Experience at A Whole New LGA - As Part of Governor's Vision for a World-Class Airport at LaGuardia, Terminal B Will Feature New Permanent Artworks by World-Renowned Artists Jeppe Hein, Sabine Hornig, Laura Owens and Sarah Sze * * * Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new partnership with the leading  more

Governor Murphy, Acting Governor Oliver and Commissioner Persichilli Announce First Presumptive Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus in New Jersey
WEST TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- The New Jersey Department of Health issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy, Acting Governor Sheila Oliver, and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli tonight announced the first presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in New Jersey. The individual, a male in his 30s, is hospitalized in Bergen County and has been hospitalized since March 3. "My Administration is working aggressively to keep resid  more

Governor Murphy, Acting Governor Oliver and Commissioner Persichilli Identify Second Presumptive Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus in New Jersey
EWING TOWNSHIP, New Jersey, March 6 -- The New Jersey Department of Health issued the following news release: * * * - Murphy Administration Also Announced Travel Restrictions for State-Related Business Travel for State Employees * * * Governor Phil Murphy, Acting Governor Sheila Oliver, and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli today identified the second presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in New Jersey. The individual, a female in her 30s,  more

Governor Murphy, Acting Governor Oliver, and Commissioner Persichilli Identify Second Presumptive Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus in New Jersey
EWING TOWNSHIP, New Jersey, March 7 -- The New Jersey Department of Health issued the following news release: * * * - Murphy Administration Also Announced Travel Restrictions for State-Related Business Travel for State Employees * * * Governor Phil Murphy, Acting Governor Sheila Oliver, and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli identified the second presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in New Jersey. The individual, a female in her 30s, is a   more

Independence Blue Cross: Blue Crew Volunteers Pack Books for Children in Recognition of Read Across America Day
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 6 -- Independence Blue Cross, a subsidiary of Independence Health Group, issued the following news release: Fifty Independence Blue Cross Blue Crew volunteers packed children's books in recognition of National Read Across America Day on March 2. Independence collaborated with United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Read by 4th, and People's Emergency Center on this project. The books will be distributed through People's Emergency Center's Ea  more

John Wiley & Sons: GDPR for Dummies
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, March 5 -- John Wiley and Sons issued the following news release: * * * - Your essential guide to complying with GDPR * * * The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a complex set of rules you'll need to follow if your organisation has any dealings with people in EU countries or if your organisation is established in the EU. A must-read for small business owners, GDPR For Dummies, by internationally renowned data protection lawyer and GDPR expert, Suzanne Dibble,   more

Jones Lang LaSalle Arranges $12 Million Refinancing for Orlando Industrial Center
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey, March 5 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - 8-building light industrial facility is 96% leased * * * JLL Capital Markets announced that it has arranged a $12 million refinancing for Silver Star Commerce Center, an eight-building light industrial center totaling 254,915 square feet in Orlando, Florida. JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, Denholtz Properties, to secure the seven-year fixed-rate loan with BankUnited. Loan proceeds will be  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Closes a 2-building 167,000-SF Office Portfolio
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey, March 5 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - The buildings are in the affluent Philadelphia suburb of Cherry Hill, New Jersey * * * JLL Capital Markets announced that it has closed the sale of a two-building, value-add office portfolio totaling 166,979 square feet in the suburban Philadelphia community of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. JLL marketed the property on behalf of an institutional client. The portfolio comprises 5 and 6 Executive Camp  more

Legislation Requiring Implicit Bias Training for Maternal Health Providers Passes New Jersey Assembly Committee
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: With striking disparities between the maternal health of white women and women of color in New Jersey, Assembly Democrats Shanique Speight, Eliana Pintor Marin and Verlina Reynolds-Jackson are sponsors of a bill that would require certain health care professionals to undergo implicit bias training. The legislation would require every licensed birthing center and hospital that provides inpatient materni  more

Legislation to Deter Substance Abuse Treatment Centers From Patient Brokering Passes New Jersey Assembly Committee
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Armato, Murphy & Vainieri Huttle Bill Establishes Penalties to Curb Incidents of 'Rehab Recruiters' Capitalizing on Substance Abuse Patient Referrals * * * With the opioid crisis surging, legislators, insurers and health care providers have all been taking meaningful steps to better connect victims with treatment services. Current law, however, has left opportunity for fraud whereby profit-se  more

N.J. A.G. Grewal to Retailers: Do Not Try to Profit From Coronavirus Fears
NEWARK, New Jersey, March 6 -- New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued the following news release on March 5: Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced measures to prevent unscrupulous retailers from attempting to unlawfully profit from New Jerseyans' fears about the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Division today sent warning letters to 10 retailers suspected of significantly inflating prices of items associated with the current co  more

N.J. A.G. Grewal: Christine A. Hoffman Appointed Acting Gloucester County Prosecutor
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued the following news release: * * * - Prosecutor Charles A. Fiore Resigns * * * Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that he has appointed Christine A. Hoffman to serve as Acting Gloucester County Prosecutor, replacing Charles A. Fiore, who resigned as Prosecutor effective noon. Acting Prosecutor Hoffman has spent the last 22 years as a career prosecutor, most recently serving as a Deputy Director of the  more

N.J. Assembly Committee Clears Wimberly, Timberlake Bill to Give Automatic Eligibility for Representation by Public Defender to Juveniles Under 18
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: To increase protections for New Jersey youth during criminal proceedings, the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee advanced a measure 7-0-1 on Thursday that would extend automatic eligibility for legal representation by the Office of the Public Defender to juveniles under 18 years of age. The bill (A-2396) would apply to those under 18 arrested or charged with an indictable offense or act of delinq  more

N.J. Assembly Member Mazzeo Issues Statement on Legislation to Regulate E-Sports Betting
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following statement by Assembly Member Vince Mazzeo, D-Atlantic, on legislation to regulate e-sports betting: "Sports betting in New Jersey has generated over $284.6 million in gaming revenue and $36 million in taxes. "We haven't seen the gambling industry have such success in our state since 2012, back when Atlantic City had a dozen casinos. "Our natural next step will be to allow e-sports betting in New Jersey, whi  more

N.J. Assembly Member Pintor Marin Announces Public Hearings on FY 2021 State Budget
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 3 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Assembly Budget Committee chairperson Eliana Pintor Marin announced two public hearings on the Governor's Fiscal Year 2021 State Budget proposal. The public hearings represent the beginning of the Legislature's work on the budget plan. The first hearing will be held in Committee Room 11 in the State House Annex on Wednesday, March 18th starting at 9:30 a.m. The second hearing will take place in the sam  more

N.J. Assembly Members Benson, Moriarty, Mukherji Bill to Help Prevent Consumers From Getting Roped Into Endless Auto-Renewals Clears Panel
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 7 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: A consumer protection measure cleared the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee on Thursday moves New Jersey closer to requiring notification to customers when a contract is to be automatically renewed. Assembly Democrats Daniel R. Benson, Paul Moriarty, and Raj Mukherji sponsor the legislation. "So many highly-used services include automatic renewal provisions in their contracts," said Benson (D-Mercer  more

N.J. Assembly Members Caputo, Houghtaling Issue Statements on Legislation to Allow Betting on E-Sports Competitions
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following statements by Assembly Members Ralph Caputo, D-Essex, and Eric Houghtaling, D-Monmouth: * * * - Bill Now Heads to Assembly Speaker for Further Consideration * * * Looking to allow New Jersey residents to bet on a wide variety of sporting events, Assemblymen Ralph Caputo and Eric Houghtaling sponsor legislation to permanently include additional skill-based competitions such as electronic sports (eSports) in  more

N.J. Assembly Members Lampitt, Downey Bill Permitting Authorization of Medical Cannabis Use Via Telemedicine Passes Assembly Committee
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news on March 5: In an effort to help more New Jersey patients access the pain relief they need, Assemblywomen Pamela Lampitt (D-Camden, Burlington) and Joann Downey (D-Monmouth) sponsor a bill that would allow health care practitioners to remotely authorize medical marijuana use via telemedicine. The legislation stipulates that certain patients with limited access to in-office consultations could receive au  more

N.J. Assembly Members Moriarty, Benson, Murphy Bill to Protect Consumers From Surprise Fee Add-ons to Advertised Prices Passes Committee
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 7 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: A pro-consumer bill intending to stop television providers from charging surprise fees to consumers was approved by an Assembly Committee on Thursday. Assembly Democrats Paul Moriarty, Daniel Benson and Carol Murphy are sponsors of the bill (A-2339). The bill requires television providers, direct broadcast satellite, and television streaming service companies to include the total billable amount, inclu  more

N.J. Assembly Members Pintor Marin, Moen, Reynolds-Jackson Bill to Improve Financial Literacy for N.J.'s Economically Vulnerable Clears Committee
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 7 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Legislation to Establish Financial Empowerment Centers Under Pilot Program * * * To empower New Jersey's most economically vulnerable residents, Assembly Democrats Eliana Pintor Marin, Bill Moen and Verlina Reynolds-Jackson sponsor legislation seeking to establish financial empowerment centers in Camden, Newark, Paterson, New Brunswick and Trenton under a three-year pilot program. The measure  more

N.J. Assembly Members Schaer, Timberlake, Danielsen Bill to Improve Emergency Response at Public Venue Clears Assembly Panel
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 7 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: To help law enforcement agencies train and prepare for mass casualty or an active shooter situation, the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee approved a measure on Thursday to require annual submissions of emergency operations plans by public venues and places of worship. Under the bill (A-1257), a copy of the plan - filed with the municipal emergency management coordinator and chief law enforcemen  more

N.J. Assembly Members Swain, Tully, Wimberly Bill to Allow College Athletes to Earn Endorsement Compensation Clears Committee
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: College athletics bring in profits for higher education institutions, media outlets, sponsors and others, but the players themselves across much of the nation are prohibited from earning a piece of the revenue. Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Lisa Swain, Chris Tully and Benjie Wimberly (all D-Bergen, Passaic) seeks to eliminate this disparity by allowing college athletes to earn compensatio  more

N.J. Assembly Panel Clears Assembly Member Downey Bill to Increase Fines for Failing to Report Abuse of Seniors in Nursing Homes
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: With the goal to ensure individuals who fail to report suspected abuse or exploitation of a senior citizen residing in a nursing home or other institution are appropriately brought to justice, legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Joann Downey (D-Monmouth) was advanced Thursday by the Assembly Aging and Senior Services Committee. Under current law, any caretaker, social worker, physician, registered o  more

N.J. Assemblyman Bergen Calls on Gov. Murphy to Fight for Schoolchildren and Fix Funding
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 5 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblyman Brian Bergen: Gov. Phil Murphy's proposed spending plan has nearly 200 school districts across the state losing $155 million in aid. Assemblyman Brian Bergen, who represents parts of Morris and Somerset counties as part of the 25th legislative district, which is losing more than $3.7 million, wants the governor to fully fund schools. "Only 64 percent of schools are g  more

N.J. Assemblyman DePhillips Introduces Bill Prohibiting Use of Campaign Contributions for Legal Defenses
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips: A bill (A2959) recently introduced by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips would prohibit candidates and elected officials charged with crimes from using campaign contributions to fund their legal defenses. "Campaign contributions were never meant to fund the legal defense of a corrupt public official. It is an insult to donors and violates publ  more

N.J. Assemblyman Peterson Slams Education Department for Miscalculating School Aid
CLINTON, New Jersey, March 5 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblyman Erik Peterson: The Department of Education confirmed using 2018 tax data instead of 2019 to determine 2021's school funding and made no indication that it would be corrected. Assemblyman Erik Peterson is pushing the Murphy administration to immediately address the error and recalculate school aid. The seven-year school funding plan the governor signed stipulates that  more

N.J. Assemblywoman DeCroce Bill Supporting Manufacturing Businesses, Careers and Education Passes Committee
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce: The Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee unanimously passed a bill (A1431), sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, that supports the growth of manufacturers in the state through education and workforce development. DeCroce, a member of the Legislative Manufacturing Caucus, said the bill will help educators shape programs to m  more

N.J. Department of Environmental Protection Adopts Groundbreaking Green-Infrastructure Rules to Reduce Pollution and Flooding From Stormwater Runoff
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 3 -- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: The Department of Environmental Protection formally adopted groundbreaking amendments to the state's stormwater management rules to better protect water quality by reducing polluted runoff through implementation of green infrastructure technologies, which also helps to make New Jersey more resilient to storm and flood impacts from climate change, Commissioner Catherine R. McC  more

N.J. State Sen. Bucco Issues Statement on Legislation That Allows Drivers to Display Registration on Smartphones
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following statement by State Sen. Anthony M. Bucco: Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony M. Bucco passed the Senate which allows drivers to electronically display their vehicle registration on devices like smartphones and tablets. "People often have a hard time locating a paper registration card in a cluttered glove box during the stress of a traffic stop. "It may provide drivers a bit of relief knowin  more

N.J. State Sen. Connors, Assembly Members Rumpf, Gove Veterans' Surviving Spouse Benefit Bill Advances in Committee
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 3 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news on behalf of New Jersey State Sen. Christopher J. Connors: The Senate Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee voted to approve legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove which would require the $750 annual compensation to surviving spouses of certain blind or disabled veterans to be payable from the date of the veteran's death. U  more

N.J. State Sen. Holzapfel Issues Statement on Legislation to Spare School Districts From Aid Reductions
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following statement by State Sen. Jim Holzapfel on March 5: * * * - Set to Introduce Legislation Sparing Hard-Hit School Districts from Aid Reductions * * * Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano have drafted legislation that would shield school districts that are spending below adequacy levels from additional reductions in State school aid. "The urgent need for this measure is magnif  more

N.J. State Sen. Holzapfel, Assembly Members McGuckin, Catalano: 'Consequences of Minimum Wage Hike Starting to Impact Shore Towns'
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 5 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news on behalf of New Jersey State Sen. Jim Holzapfel: * * * - District 10 Lawmakers Sound Off on Beach Badge Increases to Offset Rising Wages * * * Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano (all R-10) sounded off on the minimum wage increase and the detrimental impact its beginning to have on towns at the Jersey Shore. Over time wages will increase to $15 an hour and the legis  more

N.J. State Sen. Holzapfel: 10th District Legislators Have Plan to Protect Aid for School Districts
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 3 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news on behalf of New Jersey State Sen. Jim Holzapfel: * * * - Urging Governor to Follow Sensible Steps to Prevent Devastating Education Funding Cuts * * * Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano are calling on Governor Phil Murphy to make some painless, common sense adjustments to his budget to alleviate the devastating funding cuts to many school districts. "Schools in our   more

N.J. State Sen. Kean Issues Statement on Legislation to Shut Down Non-Functioning Government Bodies
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following statement by State Sen. Tom Kean: * * * - To Remain Active, Authorities, Boards and Commissions Would Be Required to Meet at Least Once Annually * * * Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean's bipartisan legislation that would shut down do-nothing advisory groups was approved unanimously by the Senate State Government Committee. "Dormant boards and authorities are useless to the State and the taxpayers. "If a   more

N.J. State Sen. Kean Issues Statement on Legislation to Support Veterans Seeking College Education
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- 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 has passed the State Senate. "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. "New Jersey should do everything in   more

N.J. State Sen. Kean Issues Statement on Resolution to Bring Global Business Investment to State
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following statement by State Sen. Tom Kean: * * * - Measure Calls on Senate to Lead Efforts to Recruit Global Corporations * * * Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean's resolution seeking direct investment in the State by global corporations was approved by the Senate. "Business investment can revitalize communities, boost local tax revenue, strengthen real estate markets, and provide jobs and careers for New Jersey wo  more

N.J. State Sen. Pennacchio Issues Statement on Ban on Single-Use Bags
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following statement by State Sen. Joe Pennacchio: Senator Joe Pennacchio said a ban on single-use bags approved by the New Jersey Senate is bad public policy that will inconvenience consumers and put their health at risk. "The bag ban is bad policy. "It creates a major inconvenience for consumers, raises costs, has dubious environmental benefits, and raises serious health concerns." The legislation, S-864, prohibits  more

N.J. State Sens. Cardinale, Beach, Kean Issue Statements on Legislation to Allow Remote Education During Emergency School Closures
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following statements by State Sens. Gerry Cardinale, R-Bergen/Passaic, Jim Beach, D-Burlington/Essex, and Tom Kean, R-Union/Somerset/Morris: * * * - With Growing Coronavirus Concerns, Legislation Allows Virtual or Remote Instruction to Count Towards 180-Day School Requirement During Certain Emergencies * * * Bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Gerry Cardinale (R-39), Senator Jim Beach (D-6) and Senate Repub  more

N.J. State Sens. Pennacchio, Kean Issue Statements on Legislation Track Performance of State Programs
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following statements by State Sens. Joe Pennacchio and Tom Kean: Senator Joe Pennacchio and Senator Republican Leader Tom Kean sponsor legislation, approved by the State Government Committee, to track the performance of State programs to strengthen women- and minority-owned companies. "How can we make decisions about public policy that impact the economy if we don't have the numbers?" said Pennacchio (R-26). "This bil  more

Netflix Announces Series Regulars for New Female-Driven Spy Thriller 'In From The Cold'
LOS GATOS, California, March 7 -- Netflix, an Internet television network provider, issued the following news release: Cast announced for new Netflix spy series Ami Canaan Mann set to direct first episodes. Production to Commence In Spain This Month With Ami Canaan Mann Set To Direct First Episodes ABOUT THE SERIES FORMAT: Drama Series; 8 x 1-hour episodes LOCATION: Madrid, Spain SOP: March 2020 SHOWRUNNER/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/WRITER: Adam Glass (SUPERNATURAL, THE CHI) DIRECTOR: Ami Ca  more

New Jersey Assembly Member McKnight Issues Statement on Coronavirus
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 4 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following statement by Assembly Member Angela McKnight: * * * - Assembly Homeland Security & State Preparedness Committee Chair Joined Governor's Call to Discuss Outbreak Preparedness in the State * * * Assemblywoman Angela McKnight, who chairs the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee, talks about state preparedness for COVID-19 on legislator call with the Governor and encourages residents to   more

New Jersey Senate Republicans: Who Is Going to Pay for Governor Murphy's Free College Plan?
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 5 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news: Nothing is free, especially in a state known for being unaffordable. That's why it shouldn't come as a surprise that Governor Murphy's proposal to provide "free" college tuition for two years to certain students attending in-state four-year colleges actually comes at great cost to taxpayers. This program would be in addition to the "free" community college plan already in place for some students and to  more

NICE Investigate Selected by New York's Nassau County to Drive Digital Transformation for District Attorney's Office, Police Department
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, March 6 -- NICE, an enterprise software solutions provider, issued the following news release: NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) announced that Nassau County, New York has signed a multi-year contract with NICE, on behalf of its Police Department and District Attorney's (DA) Office, to deploy the NICE Investigate Digital Evidence Management Solution (DEMS). The Nassau County agencies will roll out NICE Investigate to over 3,400 officers, attorneys and investigators, to accelerate digital  more

Panasonic Creates Immersive Cartoon World With First Ever Disney Ride-Through Attraction Featuring Mickey Mouse and Friends
NEWARK, New Jersey, March 5 -- Panasonic issued the following news release: Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America announced that Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway - the newest attraction at Walt Disney World(R) Resort - has been brought to life using Panasonic's award-winning 4K projection technology. Now open in Orlando, FL, and coming to Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA in 2022, Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway features the latest technology collaboration between Disney and Pan  more

Port Authority Announces Free Airport Access to App That Assists Customers Who are Blind or Have Low Vision
NEW YORK, March 4 -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey issued the following news release: * * * - John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, and LaGuardia airports will now offer free Aira services for duration of year-long pilot program * * * The Port Authority has launched a 12-month pilot program at John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, and LaGuardia airports that combines mobile technology, artificial intelligence, and real-time human   more

Princeton University: Geneticists Pump Brakes on DNA, Revealing Key Developmental Process
PRINCETON, New Jersey, March 6 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Princeton University issued the following news release: Researchers at Princeton University have revealed the inner workings of a gene repression mechanism in fruit fly embryos, adding insight to the study of human diseases. Led by graduate student Shannon Keenan, the team used light to activate chemical signals in developing fruit flies and traced the effects on a protein called Capicua, or Cic. Located in a cell's nucleus, Cic binds to D  more

Princeton University: How Chemist, Physicist Solved 50-Year-Old Puzzle -- With Help From Catalysis Initiative
PRINCETON, New Jersey, March 5 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: * * * - A quantum physicist was in a quandary. * * * Nathalie de Leon, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, needed to control the carbon atoms on the surface of a diamond, but the sheer hardness of the diamond was defeating all attempts -- not just hers, but those of every physicist who had tried over the previous half century. "There was very large graveyard of people who had tried and fa  more

Princeton University: MacMillan Illuminates Micro-Environment, Creating New Path to Cancer Drugs
PRINCETON, New Jersey, March 6 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Princeton University issued the following news release: When corporate partners in the Princeton Catalysis Initiative sat down two years ago with David MacMillan, they presented him with a biological challenge at the heart of potential cancer medicines and other therapeutics: which proteins on a cell's surface touch each other? What they wanted was analogous to a searchlight blazing into a dark cave -- something to shine a metaphorical lig  more

Princeton Woodrow Wilson School Researchers Awarded Funding for Innovative Education Research Projects
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Feb. 26 [TNSgrants] -- Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs issued the following news release: Several researchers based at Princeton University will receive funding to work on innovative, cross-disciplinary education research projects over the next two years. Nearly $300,000 was awarded by the Overdeck Education Innovation Fund to Mingyu Chen, Edward Felten, Jennifer Jennings, Adam Kapor, Christopher Neilson, and Olga Russakov  more

Ramapo College to Host Prestigious Eastern American Studies Association Conference
MAHWAH, New Jersey, March 4 -- Ramapo College issued the following news release: The Eastern American Studies Association (EASA) annual conference will be held at Ramapo College of New Jersey on March 27 and March 28. The two-day event, titled "Shall Not Be Denied: Rights in American Discourse and Culture," will include undergraduate student paper presentations and roundtable discussions. Keynote speaker is Chief Vincent Mann, Turtle Clan Chief of the Ramapough Lunaape Nation. True to American  more

Registered Investment Advisors Dramatically Underutilize Collateral Loans, TD Bank Survey Reveals
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, March 4 -- TD Bank, a financial services company, issued the following news release: TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank(R), announced the findings from a recent survey, which revealed that an effective financial product is being often overlooked and underutilized. The survey, conducted at the 2020 TD Ameritrade LINC Conference, found a discrepancy between understanding the capabilities of collateralized loans to the actual use and offering of those loans to client  more

Richard Stockton College: Zakiya Smith Ellis to Speak at Commencement
GALLOWAY, New Jersey, Feb. 27 -- Richard Stockton College/Stockton University issued the following news: New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Zakiya Smith Ellis will be the keynote speaker at the Stockton University Commencement at 12 p.m. on May 15 at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. "Dr. Smith Ellis has been a strong advocate for student-centered higher education in New Jersey and for Stockton University's expansion into Atlantic City," said Stockton President Harvey Kesse  more

Rutgers University: How Magnet Could Help Boost Understanding of Superconductivity
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, March 7 [TNSscientificresearch] -- Rutgers University issued the following news: * * * - Physicists unravel a mystery behind the strange behavior of electrons in a ferromagnet * * * Physicists have unraveled a mystery behind the strange behavior of electrons in a ferromagnet, a finding that could eventually help develop high temperature superconductivity. A Rutgers co-authored study of the unusual ferromagnetic material appears in the journal Nature (https://www.n  more

Savills Adds New Research Lead for New York Tri-State Region
NEW YORK, March 6 -- Savills Studley, a real estate firm, issued the following news: Savills added Danny Mangru, a senior real estate professional with experience in evaluating meaningful trends on a local and national level, as a research director. In this newly created position, Mangru will be based in the firm's New York office and will oversee research efforts including Savills quarterly office market reports and other high-level market analytics for the Tri-State region, including New Yor  more

TD Charitable Foundation Awards $3.75 Million in Grants to Non-Profits Helping to Create Affordable Rental Housing
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, March 6 -- TD Bank, a financial services company, issued the following news release: TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank(R), awarded 30 affordable housing development organizations from Maine to Florida a total of $3.75 million through its Housing for Everyone grant competition. This year's competition focused on organizations working to refurbish existing housing properties to create affordable rental units. T  more

TD Releases 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance Report and TD Ready Commitment Report
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, March 7 -- TD Bank, a financial services company, issued the following news release on March 5: TD Bank Group (TD) released two reports detailing the bank's efforts towards fulfilling its purpose to help enrich the lives of our customers, communities and colleagues. To help illustrate this commitment, the 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance Report, titled "Value Tomorrow," details how TD is working to help create value for the long term. Also released today, TD   more

University of California Davis School of Law: Professor Harris Presents via Webinar; Article Will Be Republished in UCLA Journal
DAVIS, California, Feb. 24 -- The University of California's Davis School of Law issued the following news: Professor Jasmine E. Harris presented her research on her article "Sexual Consent and Disability" (NYU Law Review, 2018) to a national audience of 114 participants in a webinar series sponsored by the Arc of New Jersey. Professor Harris also serves as a member of the Arc for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (national) Legal Advocacy Subcommittee, where she assists i  more

Verisk Expands Inspection Collaboration Tool, OneXperience, to Commercial Lines
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, March 5 -- Verisk, a data analytics provider, issued the following news release: Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, announced the expansion of its new InsurTech solution OneXperience(TM) into commercial insurance. This expansion will enable agents and businesses to engage and closely collaborate with insurers by sharing video surveys of commercial properties in real time, helping insurers and their customers accelerate the underwriting process. "C  more

Verizon's ICSA LABS Gives Seven Companies Information Security Testing Award
BASKING RIDGE, New Jersey, March 6 -- Verizon, a communications and technology solutions company, issued the following news release: ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon (NYSE: VZ), honored seven companies with the Excellence in Information Security Testing Award for successful completion of continuous ICSA Labs information security testing. The Excellence in Information Security Testing Award recognizes clients that have maintained their information security certification with ICSA L  more

Verrelli, Mejia, Speight Bill to Promote Emotional, Social Rehabilitation of Juvenile Offenders Using Arts Education Clears N.J. Assembly Panel
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 6 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: To reduce recidivism for at-risk youth, the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee advanced legislation from Assembly Democrats Anthony Verrelli, Pedro Mejia and Shanique Speight on Thursday. The measure would establish an arts education pilot program for juvenile offenders in New Jersey. Every year approximately 2.1 million youth are arrested in the United States, which accounts for 16 percent of al  more

Women's History Month: TD Bank Focused on Empowering Women to Reach Full Potential
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, March 4 -- TD Bank, a financial services company, issued the following news release: The celebration of Women's History Month first began in the mid-1980s to commemorate the contributions of women in all aspects of society. TD Bank has made it a priority to ensure that there will be many more opportunities and achievements in the future to celebrate. Our enterprise Women in Leadership Council of 16,000, in the U.S. and Canada, has played a key role in reaching this goa  more