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New Jersey man admits he exchanged over $840,000 in SNAP benefits for cash

TRENTON, – An Irvington, New Jersey, man admitted Monday that he stole more than $840,000 from the government through a scheme to exchange food stamps for cash.  The charges resulted from an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General. Miguel Antonio Azcona, aka “Miguel A. Azcona-Peralta,” 38, pleaded guilty before District Judge Mary L. Cooper in Trenton…
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US President Trump – EXECUTIVE ORDER: PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES

via USStrong – Washington, DC: By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and to protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Purpose.  The…
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Refuel Over Middle East

An Air Force E-3 Sentry refuels from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq, Jan. 18, 2017. The squadron extended the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant by delivering fuel to the Sentry and Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordan Castelan   Middle East: An Air Force E-3 Sentry refuels from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron…
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$128 Million Awarded to Replenish 14 Miles of NJ Beach

TRENTON – The Army Corps of Engineers, working in partnership with the Department of Environmental Protection, has awarded a contract to construct long-awaited engineered beaches and dunes for the northern Ocean County peninsula, one of the areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy, Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. The Army Corps awarded a base contract of $92 million to Cranford-based Weeks Marine to conduct the first phase of construction. The total…
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NJ Sierra Club Reaction to Governor’s State of the State Address

Trenton, NJ: Now that Governor Christie has delivered his State of the State address, he has not only failed to mention all of the damage he has done, but did not even mention some of the state’s serious issues. While our Governor has rolled back protections for the environment, he has threatened clean water and open space, while increasing New Jersey’s impact on climate change. When you look at his…
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NJ Gov Christie Posts Bill to End Newspaper Published Legal Notices

CHRISTIE TAKES TO WEB MEDIUM TO DEFEND CONTROVERSIAL 'NEWSPAPER REVENGE BILL' NJ News Commons - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie created a new account on Medium .com and used his inaugural post to defend what some have called a "newspaper revenge bill" that would repeal a law that requires local and county officials to pay to publish legal notices in printed newspapers. Critics say the bill, which will be voted…
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Law Barring First Amendment Rights May Violate Governor Chris Christie putting a John Hancock on a Book Deal

Trenton, NJ: New Jersey law says a sitting governor is barred from receiving ... "any compensation, salary, honorarium, fee, or other form of income from any source, other than the compensation paid or reimbursed to him by the State for the performance of official duties." Share more:    
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