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Trenton Art All Night

Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy attend the Art All Night Festival in Trenton on June 16, 2019. Edwin J. Torres/ Governor’s Office. Trenton, NJ: Art All Night which was the scene of mass shooting in 2018, will rebound and open this weekend with tightened security. WATCH video from 2018 vigil: Watch Video - Art All Night Mass Shooting 2018 Vigil. Art All Night releases the following: If you are attending the event here are some key details about the event, location and security details. Is Art All Night going to run for 24 hours this year? No. Art All Night will be closed between the hours of 1 and 7 on Sunday. The event will run from…
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NEW JERSEY STRONG WATER DISASTERS – Licensed Operator of South River Water Department Charged with Falsifying Water Purity Testing

NEW JERSEY STRONG NEWS - Office of the Attorney General reports - TRENTON –Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that the licensed operator of the South River Water Department, the public drinking water system for South River Borough in Middlesex County, was arrested today and charged with submitting false water samples and records to a lab that tests such samples for coliform bacteria for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Robert Baker Robert Baker, 56, of Mine Hill, , was arrested early this morning and charged with a violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, a third-degree crime. He was charged in an investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice Specialized Crimes Bureau, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office,…
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Trenton Man Indicted on First-Degree Narcotics Charge Related to Seizure of Over 15,000 Doses of Heroin

Office of the AG reports - TRENTON –Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that an alleged drug dealer from Trenton was indicted today in connection with the seizure of over 15,000 doses of heroin by the New Jersey State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration Monmouth High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force. The Division of Criminal Justice Gangs & Organized Crime Bureau today obtained a state grand jury indictment charging Ranall Robinson, 23, of Trenton, , with possession of heroin with intent to distribute (1st degree), possession of heroin (3rd degree), possession of heroin with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school (3rd degree), and possession of heroin with intent to distribute within 500 feet of…
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NEW JERSEY STRONG INNOVATION – 13 New Jersey Teams Selected for the National Championship Round of Girls Go CyberStart

New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness REPORTS - LINCROFT, NJ — On June 13, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) hosted the Girls Go CyberStart Luncheon Awards at Brookdale Community College to honor the New Jersey teams chosen for the Girls Go CyberStart Championship Finals. For the second straight year, NJOHSP partnered with the SANS Institute in an initiative that provides girls the opportunity to learn cybersecurity skills, discover their talents, and explore what a career in the field entails. High school girls in grades nine through 12 or the home-school equivalent were invited to participate in the Girls Go CyberStart challenge, a cyber competition throughout New Jersey and the United States. “The entire State of New Jersey…
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Jackson Six Flags Celebrates New Solar Farm

NEW JERSEY STRONG INNOVATION - New Jersey Sierra Club reports - Today, Six Flags Great Adventure will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new solar farm in Jackson, NJ. This plan includes conditions of the court settlement between Six Flags/KDC Solar and environmental groups including the New Jersey Sierra Club. Besides the 40 acres of solar farm, the rest of the solar panels will go on developed parking lot. This ceremony is on the same week that the draft EMP is released. “Today is an important day for promoting solar energy in Jackson Township and New Jersey. We are glad that this project is finally a reality after the original problems with it. When you fight a project, you…
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Eleven People Charged In Takedown Of Trenton Drug Trafficking Organization

DOJustice NJ reports - Six Arrests Made in Coordinated Takedown by Federal and State Law Enforcement; Two Defendants At-Large; One Defendant Currently Released Under the Supervision of the United States Pretrial Services Agency; Remaining Two Defendants Already in Custody TRENTON, – Criminal charges were unsealed today against 11 individuals who are allegedly part of a conspiracy to distribute significant quantities of heroin in Trenton, Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. The complaint unsealed today charges 11 defendants with conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance. One of the defendants – Jawaan Foreman – is also charged with distributing cocaine base, a Schedule II controlled substance. The six defendants arrested today – Alterrick Livingston, Foreman, Darryl…
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Historic Disasters: 8 Dead at Great Adventure Haunted Castle Fire

Jackson, NJ: 5/11/1984. The Haunted Castle at Six Flags Great Adventure was a haunted attraction at Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park in Jackson Township, New Jersey. On May 11, 1984, eight teenage visitors were trapped in this attraction and lost their lives when the structure was destroyed by fire. Six Flags Great Adventure and its parent company Six Flags were indicted for aggravated manslaughter, accused of recklessly causing the deaths by taking inadequate precautions against a fire. In the trial, the prosecution argued that repeated warnings by safety consultants to install sprinklers or smoke alarms had been ignored. The defendants denied any culpability, and contended that the fire was arson and that no precautions would have saved lives. The…
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Former Correctional Police Officer Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Smuggle Opioid Painkillers to Inmate in South Woods State Prison

NEW JERSEY STRONG NEWS - Office of the Attorney General reports - TRENTON –Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a former senior correctional police officer was sentenced to state prison today for conspiring to smuggle the opioid painkillers oxycodone and Suboxone into South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton in exchange for money. David Cade, 54, of Clayton, , was sentenced to three years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Robert P. Becker Jr. in Gloucester County. Cade pleaded guilty on March 15, 2019 to conspiracy to commit bribery in official and political matters. He forfeited his position as a senior correctional police officer as a result of his guilty plea and is permanently barred from public employment in…
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – NJ Governor Murphy to deploy Lifesaving Overdose reversal Naloxone during Free Distribution Throughout New Jersey on June 18

Will Lifesaving Non Drug Abuser Diabetes Insulin be next ? GREEN CROSS STRONG NEWS Visit Participating Pharmacies to Anonymously Obtain Free Lifesaving Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdoses. NEW JERSEY STRONG NEWS - Office of the Governor reports TRENTON, NJ – Today, Governor Phil Murphy announced free distribution of naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey on June 18. As part of Governor Murphy’s initiative to combat the opioid crisis, New Jerseyans will be able to visit participating pharmacies and anonymously obtain naloxone at no cost on June 18, without an individual prescription or an ;Naloxone will be available at select locations of chain pharmacies such as Walgreens, Rite Aid, ShopRite, and CVS as well as…
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Indictment in “Operation Stone Wall” Charges Nine Alleged Members of Ring that Trafficked Untraceable “Ghost Gun” Assault Rifles & Cocaine

Division of Criminal Justice and New Jersey State Police filed first-ever charges in trafficking case under new law making it a crime to possess or distribute ghost guns in New Jersey. TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced the indictment of nine men who allegedly were part of a criminal network in Camden County that was dealing cocaine and illegally trafficking untraceable assault rifles known as “ghost guns” assembled from kits purchased online. The Division of Criminal Justice Gangs & Organized Crime Bureau yesterday obtained a 36-count indictment variously charging the nine defendants with numerous weapons and narcotics offenses, including charges related to the ghost guns. The indictment stems from “Operation Stone Wall,” a year-long investigation by the…
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EX Sparta NJ Mayor Missing in Vermont left suicide note

Brian Brady VT STRONG NEWS – Williston, VT: VT STATE POLICE report The Vermont State Police is asking for the public’s help in locating Brian Brady, 57, of Ringwood, New Jersey, who was last reported to be in Vermont in the vicinity of the Champlain Bridge between Addison, Vermont, and Crown Point, New York. Mr. Brady’s family has reported concerns for his well-being. Brian Brady Troopers received a report that Mr. Brady was missing at 3:18 Thursday, May 30. Troopers responding to the family’s request for a welfare check at a condo owned by Mr. Brady at Smugglers’ Notch Resort found the residence unoccupied. Investigators subsequently learned that Mr. Brady had rented a car in New Jersey on May 22…
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Five Members Of Violent Newark Drug Enterprise Indicted On Racketeering And Murder Charges

NEW JERSEY STRONG NEWS - DOJustice NJ reports - NEWARK, – Five alleged members of a large-scale narcotics enterprise were charged for their respective roles in several murders, firearms offenses and conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs, Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Michael Healy, 38, of Montclair, New Jersey, the alleged leader of the enterprise; and Leevander Wade, 39; Ali Hill, 26; Thomas Zimmerman, 23; and Tyquan Daniels, 23; all of East Orange, New Jersey were charged in a 12-count superseding indictment with violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), murder, drug conspiracy and related charges. (See chart below.) “Today’s indictment charges Michael Healy and his fellow gang members with committing murders and other acts of violence on…
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Prepare for hurricane season

Be ready before a storm strikes TRENTON—This week marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, and Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes is taking this opportunity to advise County residents to plan and prepare for potential storms this summer and fall. Although the peak time for hurricane and tropical storm activity in New Jersey is mid-August to late October, severe weather conditions can occur at any time, as evidenced by the recent tornado warning issued for Mercer County. “Tropical storms and hurricanes can be deadly and destructive, even as far inland as Mercer County,” Mr. Hughes said. “It’s essential that you and your family be ready before a storm strikes, and not put yourselves or others at risk by…
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U.S. Attorney Carpenito And N.J. Attorney General Grewal Announce New Collaborative Initiative To Fight Violence In Trenton

Attorney’s Office, Division of Criminal Justice, State Police, Trenton Police, Mercer County Prosecutor’s & Sheriff’s Offices, ATF, DEA & FBI Partner to Target the Most Violent Offenders DOJUSTICE NJ reports - TRENTON – Citing two mass shootings in Trenton that left one dead and 15 others wounded during Memorial Day Weekend, Attorney Craig Carpenito and Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced a new collaborative initiative to fight violence in Trenton involving the Attorney’s Office, the Division of Criminal Justice, State Police, Trenton Police Department, Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Drug Enforcement Administration, and FBI. While the announcement follows the violent weekend in the capital city, Attorney Carpenito and Attorney…
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NEW JERSEY STRONG WATER DISASTERS 7 Years after Superstorm Sandy, Legislation Signed to Support Impacted Homeowners

Governor’s 300th Bill Signed into Law Extends Foreclosure Protections for an Additional Three Years TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation to extend for three years foreclosure protections and mortgage relief programs for homeowners impacted by Superstorm Sandy, which were originally set to expire on July 1, 2019.   “Superstorm Sandy affected all New Jerseyans, but some of our residents are still suffering the impacts of that terrible storm,” said Governor ;“It is our responsibility to protect our neighbors and friends from any continued financial fallout and to keep these families in their homes. I thank the legislative sponsors and advocates for their leadership in standing up for Sandy-affected homeowners.” “Superstorm Sandy left a tremendous scar on New Jersey, which is why…
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Fueled Formation

Air Force F-15 Eagles from 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass., form up next to Swedish Air Force F-16 Falcons behind a KC-135 Stratotanker, McGuire Air Force Base , after receiving fuel over Sweden, May 24, 2019. The aircraft are supporting Arctic Challenge Exercise 19, a Nordic aviation exercise intended to provide scenario-based training to prepare partner forces for enemy defensive systems. ( Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenneth Shaner Brown) Air Force F-15 Eagles fly in formation with Swedish air force F-16 Falcons after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Sweden, May 24, 2019.
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NEW JERSEY STRONG NEWS – ‘Secure The Shore’ During Summer Surge

Hamilton, NJ: NJOHSP reports - TRENTON, NJ — The Jersey Shore becomes larger-than-life over the summer. As one of the nation’s most popular destinations during the season, “The Shore” will soon host millions of residents and tourists ready to enjoy their favorite beaches, food, and family-friendly activities. The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) launched its second annual “Secure the Shore” Initiative earlier this month. A subsection of the year-round “See Something, Say Something” campaign, this seasonal initiative assists coastal communities in reducing risk and vulnerabilities due to an influx of visitors for various outdoor activities and events. “Secure the Shore” focuses on municipalities within Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, and Cape May counties and encourages outreach with local,…
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Old Guard Flags In Memorial Day

Soldiers from the 3d Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place flags at headstones as part of Flags-In at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, May 23, 2019. For more than 55 years, soldiers from the Old Guard have honored our nation’s fallen heroes by placing flags at gravesites for service members buried at both Arlington National Cemetery and the Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery just prior to the Memorial Day weekend. Within four hours, over 1,000 soldiers place 245,000 flags in front of every headstone and Columbarium and niche wall column. ( Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery)
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