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Quijano Kicks off Septemberís National Preparedness Month with Roselle Event to Help Residents Prepare for Emergencies

Assembly Homeland Security Chair Also Offers Advice & Tips to Help Families throughout NJ Prepare for Emergencies
Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee Chair Annette Quijano will kick off National Preparedness Month with a special event at the Roselle Public Library tonight to help residents learn how to be better prepared in the event of a disaster or emergency.

The event will take place Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 7 pm at the Roselle Public Library, 104 West Fourth Avenue, Roselle, NJ 07203. Any questions about the program can be directed to Maria Crespo or Jeanne Marie Ryan at 908-245-5809.

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Assembly Coalition Seeking Answers to Stateís Cancellation of Call for More Psychiatric Beds & Services, Despite Evidence of Need

A broad coalition of more than a dozen Assembly members, led by Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assembly Budget Chair Gary Schaer, are seeking answers as to why the state Department of Health cancelled a call for additional psychiatric beds and services despite evidence of a growing need for these services throughout the state.

In a letter sent to the Commissioner of the Health Department late last month, the lawmakers noted, "Over the past several months, we have hosted three roundtable discussions throughout the state. These discussions addressed many issues related to behavioral and mental health, one of them being our state's inpatient psychiatric delivery system. Throughout these discussions, behavioral and other healthcare professionals continuously raised the need for increased bed capacity.

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Van Drew & Andrzejczak to Introduce Legislation to Help Oyster Producers in NJ

Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak
Bills Would Create 'One-Stop Shop' for Permit Applications
As part of an initiative to spur growth of the state's aquaculture industry and boost New Jersey's oyster production operations, Senator Jeff Van Drew and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak announced Friday they will introduce legislation to streamline state rules for aquaculture farming projects.

The bills will create a 'one-stop shop' for project permits, eliminating the bureaucratic maze that operators are currently forced to navigate for approval The two bills were unveiled at the recent 1st Legislative District Economic Development Task Force meeting in Wildwood, where legislators heard from aquatic farmers and industry experts on New Jersey's aquaculture industry.

"Our state's coastal location gives us great potential to be a hub for aquaculture entrepreneurship, and New Jersey must take advantage of opportunities to bring in new jobs and stimulate growth for an industry that yields millions of dollars in economic benefits to the state," said Andrzejczak, chair of the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and vice-chair of the task force.

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Mosquera Joins Congress Members, Federal Advocates in Discussion on Preventing Domestic Abuse & Gun Violence

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