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Associated Press

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Associated Press New Jersey Daybook for Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.

CHRISTIE/GUADAGNO SCHEDULE: The public schedule for Gov. Chris Christie and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno:

11:30 a.m. Christie and Guadagno meet with the New Jersey Congressional Delegation. State House, Room 319, 125 West State Street, Trenton. Closing remarks at noon.

7 p.m. Christie appears on "Ask The Governor" on 101.5 FM.

Contacts: Kevin Roberts/Michael Drewniak, 609-777-2600.

Nov. 20. DOCTOR-HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS — A 60-year-old Ridgewood doctor who prosecutors say obtained large amounts of chemicals commonly used for making bombs and explosive devices, Roberto Rivera, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, according to Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli, facing charges including possession of a destructive device and recklessly creating a risk of widespread injury.

Location: Central Municipal Court, 71 Hudson St., Hackensack.

Contacts: Maureen Parenta, 201-226-5509.

11 - 11:45 a.m. HAZARDOUS TOY REPORT — Officials discuss the U.S. Public Interest Research Group's 27th annual report about toys that organization officials consider hazardous, titled "Trouble in Toyland," during Tuesday news conferences in Newark and Trenton where some of the toys will be displayed.

NEWARK — Beth Israel Medical Center President and CEO John A. Brennan, New Jersey Public Interest Research Group organizer Cat Iribarne and Barnabas Health President and CEO Barry H. Ostrowsky speak. Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Beth Israel Medical Center, 201 Lyons Ave. at Osborne Terrace, Newark.

TRENTON — St. Francis Medical Center's health promotion director, Mary Jo Abbondanza, state Health Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd and New Jersey Public Interest Research Group program associate Peter Skopec speak. Justice Juniors Child Care Center, Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex, 25 Market St., Trenton.

Contacts: Peter Skopec, 609-394-8155 ext. 313 or 847-687-7229 (cell).

1 p.m. FBN--GIANTS-HILLSIDE FOOD BANK — New York Giants professional football players including Hakeem Nicks help unload 1,500 Thanksgiving turkeys delivered to The Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside as part of the Stop & Shop Supermarket chain's "Turkey Express" program.

Location: The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, 31 Evans Terminal near Broad Street and Central Avenue off U.S. Route 22, Hillside.

Contacts: Howard Cannon, 212-843-8072 or 973-985 9845 (cell).

3:30 p.m. PASSAIC CCC-NASA ENGINEER — A mechanical engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., who graduated from Eastside High School in Paterson, Jackelynne Silva, speaks during a free event titled "From Paterson to Mars" as part of Passaic County Community College's lecture series about education in science, technology, engineering and math.

Note: Please notify contact Gonzalo Perez before attending by sending an email to gperez(at)pccc.edu or calling 973-684-4856.

Location: Auditorium, Passaic County Community College, 1 College Blvd., Paterson.

Contacts: Gonzalo Perez, 973-684-4856.

6:30 p.m. NJ MAYOR-BRIBERY-CRITICS — Activists Steve Cook and Connie Silakoski attend a Hamilton Township Council meeting, calling for township officials to change the process for awarding insurance contracts to provide more information to the public, in response to federal extortion and money laundering charges against Hamilton Township Mayor John F. Bencivengo.

Note: Cook and Silakoski were also scheduled to attend Monday's meeting of the Hamilton Township School District's school board.

Location: Hamilton Township Municipal Building, 2090 Greenwood Ave., Hamilton Township near Trenton.

Contacts: Heather Taylor, 732-548-9798 ext. 1.

Steve Cook, 609-915-4149.

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