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The American Lung Association : New Jersey Worst Air Quality in the Country

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Ridgewood NJ, The American Lung Association released its 2019 State of the Air report showing New Jersey continues to have some of the most polluted air in the nation. Ground level ozone pollution – smog – continues to increase across the state, although there were some areas of improvement. For instance, particle pollution – soot – continues to decline.

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NJ Congressman Jeff Van Drew Grows Up Time For Congress to Get to Business


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Washington, D.C. Congressman Jeff Van Drew released the following statement regarding the Mueller Report and the impeachment question:

“Currently impeachment is not the answer. We have an election in a year and a half and the American people can decide then. We are thoroughly reviewing the Mueller Report, and once we are done with the review it is time to move forward and get to business. Congressional issues such as Social Security, Medicare, Health Insurance, Infrastructure, Student Debt, and Climate Change are all things that we should be focusing on. I look forward to working in a bipartisan way to solve some real issues.”

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WalletHub Study : New Jersey Is 2019’s 7th Most Gambling-Addicted State

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Ridgewood NJ, With Americans losing over $100 billion through gambling each year and the Kentucky Derby soon to kick off, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Most Gambling-Addicted States as well as accompanying videos, along with its Kentucky Derby Facts & History infographic.

In order to call out the states where gambling addiction is most prevalent, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 20 key metrics. The data set ranges from presence of illegal gambling operations to lottery sales per capita to share of adults with gambling disorders.

Gambling Addiction in New Jersey (1=Most Addicted, 25=Avg.):

  • 8th – Lottery Sales per Capita
  • 33rd – % of Adults with Gambling Disorders
  • 7th – Gambling-Related Arrests per Capita
  • 1st – Legality of Daily Fantasy Sports
  • 26th – Legality of Sports Gambling

For the full report, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-addicted-to-gambling/20846/

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Bergen County Historical Society : The Water Crisis of 1876 ,Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm at Steuben House, River Edge, NJ

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New bridge landing NJ, Bergen County Historical Society is  hosting a lecture on : The Water Crisis of 1876 ,Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm at Steuben House, River Edge, NJ

Presented by Kevin Olsen

New Jersey has long depended on surface water for much of its potable water supplies. The 1876 Annual Report of the State Geologist features detailed discussions of the state’s water resources and provides valuable insights into what was then known about pure water and public health. By 1876 the links between pure water and health were well established but the underlying pathology was only dimly understood. In 1876 the New Jersey Geological Survey was forced to find ways of measuring the disease-causing potential of a water supply without actually knowing exactly how diseases were transmitted. This task was given special urgency because in the summer of 1876 a committee of the northern New Jersey mayors requested the aid of the State Geologist in identifying new sources of water supply. Searching for an alternative source of supply, Geological Survey chemists analyzed water samples from wells and rivers throughout the region. Based on these results the Geological Survey recommended the upper Passaic River basin as the new source of domestic water. The Geological Survey recommendations of 1876 lead directly to the construction of reservoirs in northern New Jersey. Today there are 13 major reservoirs in with a combined storage capacity of 76.2 billion gallons.

Kevin Olsen is the Instrumentation Specialist on the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department’s support staff at New Jersey’s Montclair State University. As an historian Kevin has published a number of papers related to chemical history and New Jersey’s maritime history.

The lecture takes place in the Steuben House, 1209 Main St, River Edge, NJ. No charge. Please join us for refreshments at the conclusion.

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NJ STATE TROOPER ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGE

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TRENTON NJ, A New Jersey state trooper was arrested today for allegedly engaging in a sexually explicit email exchange with an adult woman about a prepubescent girl, during which the trooper and the woman allegedly exchanged sexually explicit photos, including a photo of the young girl.

Trooper Jeffrey Reitz, 47, of Williamstown, N.J., was arrested today on a charge of third-degree possession of child pornography.  Reitz was held in custody pending a first appearance in court.  Reitz, who is assigned to the Commercial Carrier Safety Inspection Unit, has been suspended by the New Jersey State Police.

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Senator Twitter Cory Booker Launches his “Home Town ” Kick off

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Ridgewood NJ, Senator Cory Booker a Ridgewood favorite , launched his run for president ,in what the Booker promo machine called a “Hometown Kickoff “in Newark New Jersey . The only problem is that Cory Booker is not from Newark, but from the upper class enclave of Harrington Park . The Booker rein as Newark Mayor’s crowning achievement was the defeat of the Sharpe James political machine by beating James chosen successor Ronald Rice in a hotly contested election.

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New Jersey Could become the Prime Beneficiary of Trump Administration’s Proposed Illegal Immigration Policy

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Trenton NJ, the Murphy administration may get what it wished for ,President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering sending illegal immigrants in the country to so-called sanctuary cities. Frustrated by rising numbers of undocumented immigrants arriving at the southern border and a failure to get Congress to fully fund a U.S.-Mexico border wall, Trump taunted Democrats by dangling the possibility of an influx of illegal immigrants into their communities.

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Indian National Wanted for Attempted Murder and Extortion Removed From New Jersey by ICE

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NEWARK NJ, An Indian national removed  by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) for immigration violations and turned over to Indian authorities is wanted in his home country on attempted murder, criminal conspiracy, extortion, forgery, cheating, theft, abetment use and possession of illegal firearms, and transmission of information by using the internet to form an organized crime syndicate.

Ubaidullah Abdulrashid Radiowala, also known as Obed Radiowala, entered the U.S. illegally. ERO Newark arrested Radiowala on Sept. 20, 2017 in Iselin, New Jersey, and he was later ordered removed to India by an immigration judge. The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) dismissed his appeal. He was held in detention by ERO Newark until his removal on April 1, 2019.“This individual’s long list of criminal charges in his home country, including attempted murder, show that he was a danger to the community here in the U.S.,” said John Tsoukaris, field office director, ERO Newark. “The courageous and targeted efforts of our officers show our ongoing commitment to public safety.”

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NJ Sanctuary Status Claims Another Victim ?

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Jersey City NJ, The suspect accused of killing a jogger in a Jersey City park is from Honduras and is illegally in the U.S . It is being reported that he has been deported twice before in 2003 and 2004, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.Jorge Rios, 33, was arrested and charged with her killing at Lincoln Park and is currently in the Hudson County jail and will face a judge Thursday.

In November New Jersey issued new ‘SANCTUARY STATE’ rules for cops and illegal immigration :

https://www.nj.gov/oag/dcj/agguide/directives/ag-directive-2018-6.pdf

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