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On Sandy Anniversary: Instead of Stronger, We are More at Risk

As we commemorate the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the Sierra Club is reflecting on how much more needs to be done to help our communities and protect our coasts. Hurricane Sandy impacted so many people and communities. As we look forward, we need to also look back and see where we’ve been and where we are going. What will happen to our state when the next storm comes? Our concern is that not only has the state not learned from Sandy, but that the continuing…
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At Least 1 death reported as High Impact Train Crash Mass Causality Derailment / Entrapment Injuries 70+

Hoboken, NJ: Multiple fatalities and injuries reported as a NJ train crash derailment into Station causes mass causality at Hoboken station. The Station roof collapsed onto multiple people at the station. The push train appears to have traveled beyond bumper posts, up onto the platform, and into Station structure at high speed. The train did not stop and launched into the air hitting the station's roof.  NJ Transit trains are not equip with auto stopping capability. Governor Chris Christie stated that…
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Terrorism: Seaside Park/Manhattan/Elizabeth: Suspect Arrested in Linden After Shootout With Police

New Jersey: Ahmad Khan Rahami , age 28, of Elizabeth (Union County), who was wanted by the FBI in connection with explosive-devices incidents in New York and New Jersey, was taken into custody on September 19 after a shootout with police in Linden (Union County). Rahami was wounded and is currently hospitalized. Two Linden police officers suffered non-life-threatening wounds. Rahami is a suspect in an explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, as well as incidents in Seaside Park (Ocean…
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Sports Authority Meets Tomorrow to Sell-Out Taxpayers Again on American Dream

via Sierra NJ: Thursday the Sports and Exposition Authority has scheduled a new vote on granting $ billion of tax-exempt bonds to the developer of American Dream, after a non-profit group threatened to file a law suit to block the sale. The non-profit group has raised red flags about the bond resolutions approval at its Aug. 25 meeting. They state that since the Authority didn’t state the principal terms of the bonds, including interest rates and maturity dates, it violated state…
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