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NJ AWARDS $20M TO HOSPITALS TO COMBAT GUN VIOLENCE

 

4ef2ddad-68fe-4367-af9d-5f794a541b69Yesterday, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced the state has accepted $20 million in federal grants to distribute to nine hospitals across the state. The funding will launch violence intervention programs, including substance abuse treatment. The goal is to stop gun violence before it happens again, in the hospital — specifically, in Atlantic City, Camden, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Neptune, Newark, New Brunswick, Paterson, and Trenton. (WHYY)

MURPHY: IT WAS A "DISAGREEMENT," NOT TOXIC WORKPLACE

Gov. Phil Murphy addressed strategist Julie Roginsky's allegations of "rank misogyny" and a "toxic" workplace during his 2017 gubernatorial campaign. Yesterday, Murphy characterized the situation as a "strong fundamental disagreement." He said his campaign took the allegations "deadly seriously." They were "investigated thoroughly," he said. (USA Today Network NJ)

MURPHY MOVES ON JUSTICE REFORM AHEAD OF TASK FORCE

Under new legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy, the state parole system for juvenile inmates will become more equitable and efficient — at least that's the hope, justice advocates say. Colleen O'Dea's piece outlines the latest progress and what reforms could be next, thanks to the new Task Force for the Continued Transformation of Youth Justice in New Jersey. (NJ Spotlight)

WORRIED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS? OFFICIALS: WE GOT THIS.

The hotline set up by state officials to handle inquiries about the new coronavirus has already received more than 100 calls, and it's just a day old. (It's 1-800-222-1222.) But yesterday in Newark, Gov. Phil Murphy urged everyone to stay calm — even though hospitals in our state are already preparing for an outbreak. So wash your hands, stay home if you feel sick, avoid people with respiratory illnesses (sneezing, etc.), and seek urgent care if your symptoms develop. But don't panic — and get a flu shot. (NJ.com)

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