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State Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday April 26, 2020 ( 20 items )  

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo, Governor Murphy, Governor Lamont Announce Alignment of State Policies for Marinas, Boatyards
ALBANY, New York, April 20 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following news release: New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced marinas, boatyards and marine manufacturers will be allowed to open for personal use as long as strict social distancing and sanitization protocols are followed. Chartered watercraft services or rentals will not be allowed, and restaurant activity at these sites must be limited to take-out  more

Capco and Stevens Institute of Technology Announce Exclusive Partnership to Advance Digital Transformation in Financial Services
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, April 23 -- Stevens Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Capco, a global management and technology consultancy, and Stevens Institute of Technology, a premier technology research university in Hoboken, N.J., announced a three-year partnership to promote leading-edge research and education to support the fast-changing technological requirements of the financial services industry. Under the partnership, Capco will help develop a certificate program in f  more

Conn. Gov. Lamont, Colleagues Announce Appointees to Multi-State Council to Get People Back to Work, Restore Economy
HARTFORD, Connecticut, April 20 -- Gov. Ned Lamont, D-Connecticut, issued the following news release: Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island, Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey, Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania, and Governor John Carney of Delaware announced their appointees that will serve on the multi-state, regional council to restore the economy and get people back to work. Th  more

Conn. Gov. Lamont, Governor Cuomo, and Governor Murphy Announce Alignment of State Policies for Marinas and Boatyards
HARTFORD, Connecticut, April 20 -- Gov. Ned Lamont, D-Connecticut, issued the following news release: Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, and Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey announced that marinas, boatyards and marine manufacturers in their states will be allowed to open for personal use as long as strict social distancing and sanitization protocols are followed. Chartered watercraft services or rentals will not be allowed, and restaurant activity at th  more

Eastern Connecticut State University Joins New York Southeast Asia Network
WILLIMANTIC, Connecticut, April 24 -- Eastern Connecticut State University issued the following news: Eastern Connecticut State University recently joined a partnership with the New York Southeast Asia Network (NYSEAN), a multidisciplinary group of scholars at colleges and universities in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey who specialize in Southeast Asian studies. The network allows for collaboration in research, conferences and workshops. Eastern is one of the first schools to partner with   more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Administration Taps I-Bank to Help Ensure Fiscal Stability of New Jersey Municipalities in Response to COVID-19
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 23 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release on April 21: In response to growing concerns about financial market disruptions on local governments, the Murphy Administration and the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank (I-Bank) have implemented a backstop municipal bond note program. I-Bank's $50 million liquidity investment, which is designed to help mitigate financial impacts to municipalities during the coronavirus state of emergency, launched o  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy and Commissioner Caride Announce Expansion of Payment Relief for Student Loan Borrowers
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 23 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy and Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride announced that the state has secured relief options with private student loan servicers to expand on the protections the federal government granted to federal student loan borrowers. These new options stand to benefit an estimated 200,000 New Jerseyans with privately held student loans. "Far too many New Jer  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Announce Protections for Individuals Without Permanent Housing
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 25 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan announced an Administrative Order protecting access to hotels and motels for individuals without safe, permanent housing. The order clarifies that municipalities and counties may not impose restrictions in response to COVID-19 on the ability of hotels, motels, guest houses, or private residences to accept any ind  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Announces Actions to Require Reporting of COVID-19 Demographic Data
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 23 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Murphy signed legislation (S2357) which will require hospitals to report demographic data to the Department of Health. In conjunction with this signing, the COVID-19 Information Hub has been updated with preliminary racial data that has already been collected. "Understanding the impact of COVID-19 by demographic group is critical to ensure equity in our response to this virus," said Gov  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Announces Partnerships With Airlines to Provide Free Flights to New Jersey for Health Care Volunteers
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 21 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release on April 20 : As part of the state's efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Murphy announced that United Airlines and Delta Airlines, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health, are offering free round-trip flights to health care workers coming to New Jersey to help with the state's efforts to fight the virus. The airlines will fly previously vetted volunteers to Newa  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order Providing Critical Short-Term Support for Renters
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 25 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: To provide additional options to tenants who are struggling financially as result of COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 128, allowing tenants to direct their landlords to use their security deposits to offset rent or back rent. "We recognize the anxiety that so many are feeling about looming rent payments, and during this emergency renters should have the ability to utili  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Tours Field Medical Station at Atlantic City Convention Center
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey, April 23 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: The federal government's field hospital at the Convention Center is operational and officials expect to take in the first patient as early as. Gov. Phil Murphy, Mayor Marty Small Sr. and Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Executive Director Matt Doherty toured the 258-bed medical facility Tuesday morning along with other officials from the New Jersey State Police, New Jersey Nationa  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy's Wind Council Releases Report on Plan for New Jersey WIND Institute
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 23 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release on April 21: Governor Phil Murphy's Wind Council released a report detailing plans for creating the Wind Innovation and New Development (WIND) Institute. The WIND Institute will serve as a center for education, research, innovation, and workforce training related to the development of offshore wind in New Jersey and the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. In August 2019, Governor Murphy signed Exe  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy: NJOHSP Leads New Jersey's Efforts to Combat Spread of COVID-19 Disinformation
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 24 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) is leading New Jersey's efforts to combat COVID-19 disinformation, rumors, and scams that may impact residents and businesses throughout the State. NJOHSP is collaborating with the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, New Jersey Regional Operations Intelligence Center, and New Jersey State Police to provide the public wit  more

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo, Colleagues Announce Appointees to Multi-State Council to Get People Back to Work, Restore Economy
ALBANY, New York, April 20 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following news release: New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Delaware Governor John Carney, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced their appointees to the multi-state council to restore the economy and get people back to work. The appointees include one health expert, one economic d  more

Princeton University: Innovations for Successful Societies Helps U.N. With COVID-19 Response and Provides Insights From Ebola Outbreak
PRINCETON, New Jersey, April 21 -- Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs issued the following news release: Innovations for Successful Societies (ISS), a research program at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, is working with the United Nations Development Programme to help countries hone their Covid-19 response systems. The project brings together two strands of research: organizing cabinet offices for gr  more

Princeton: Politics & Polls #182 - Economic Turmoil During COVID-19 Featuring Cecilia Rouse
PRINCETON, New Jersey, April 24 -- Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs issued the following news release on April 22: The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have devastating impacts on the global and U.S. economy. As a result of quarantines and social distancing, the bulk of the economic activity has shut down, leaving thousands of workers and small businesses in the U.S. struggling and stock markets reeling. The federal government has made attempts to s  more

Rutgers Launches the Nation's Largest Study of Health Care Workers Exposed to COVID-19
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, April 22 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Rutgers University announced that it has launched the nation's largest prospective study of health care workers exposed to COVID-19. The study includes a series of clinical trials that will explore new drug treatments, antibody testing, and long-term health tracking in the hope of providing insight into how to treat the disease and prevent its spread. Close to 550 health care providers and close to 300 nonheal  more

Rutgers University: Can Music Distract Us While We Work From Home?
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, April 25 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Will listening to music while trying to work affect your performance? Rutgers psychology professor Jack Aiello says the answer is not the same for everyone. Aiello, who has researched how music affects the performance of cognitive work, says it depends on the music, task and individual personality. He recommends that if you're telecommuting during the coronavirus pandemic, you might think twice before turning   more

Rutgers, University Hospital Lead Way in Treating COVID-19 With Convalescent Plasma From Recovered Patients
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, April 22 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Rutgers physicians and University Hospital are leading the way in using blood plasma from patients who recovered from COVID-19 to treat new patients who are severely ill with COVID-19 infections. The clinicians and hospital are calling for more blood donations from those who have survived the deadly infection. Although COVID-19 infections and fatalities continue to increase in New Jersey and across the United   more