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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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New Jersey Man Charged with Attempting to Provide Material Support to Hamas, Making False Statements

Also Charged with Making Threats against Pro-Israel Supporters. NEW JERSEY STRONG NEWS - Newark, NJ: DOJ NJ reports - A Somerset County, New Jersey, man was arrested today for attempting to provide material support to Hamas, lying on his application to enlist in the Army, and making threats against pro-Israel ; Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, Attorney Craig Carpenito for the District of New Jersey, FBI Assistant Director for Counterterrorism Michael McGarrity and Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie of the FBI’s Newark Field office made the announcement. Jonathan Xie, 20, of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, was arrested this morning and is charged by complaint with two counts of attempting to provide material support to…
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FBI WANTED TERRORIST – Joanne Chesimard First Woman Named to Most Wanted Terrorists List

Joanne Chesimard First Woman Named to Most Wanted Terrorists List. Act of Terrorism - Domestic Terrorism; Unlawful Flight to Avoid Confinement - Murder Joanne Chesimard is wanted for escaping from prison in Clinton, New Jersey, while serving a life sentence for murder. On May 2, 1973, Chesimard, who was part of a revolutionary extremist organization known as the Black Liberation Army, and two accomplices were stopped for a motor vehicle violation on the New Jersey Turnpike by two troopers with the New Jersey State Police. At the time, Chesimard was wanted for her involvement in several felonies, including bank robbery. Chesimard and her accomplices opened fire on the troopers. One trooper was wounded and the other was shot and killed…
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ICE FIELDS – ICE arrests 13 in 4-day NJ surge effort

Agency targets fugitive aliens and those with criminal offenses ICE reports - NEWARK, — Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 13 immigration violators in New Jersey during a 4-day surge effort that targeted aliens who have been issued a final order of removal in the past five years, have failed to depart the United States, and have received criminal convictions or have pending criminal charges.“As this operation clearly demonstrates, ICE continues to focus its efforts first on public safety threats,” said ERO Newark Field Office Director John Tsoukaris. “The vast majority of the individuals targeted in this effort have criminal offenses in addition to their immigration violations, making them among the highest priority for enforcement.” On May 13, 2019, ICE…
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New CDC analysis shows steep and sustained increases in STDs

Latest data reveal threat to multiple populations. CDC reports – Nearly million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States in 2017, according to preliminary data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the National STD Prevention Conference in Washington, This surpassed the previous record set in 2016 by more than 200,000 cases and marked the fourth consecutive year of sharp increases in these sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The CDC analysis of STD cases reported for 2013 and preliminary data for 2017 shows steep, sustained increases: Gonorrhea diagnoses increased 67 percent overall (from 333,004 to 555,608 cases according to preliminary 2017 data) and nearly doubled among men (from 169,130 to 322,169). Increases…
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Awareness

Mining TALC – Johnson & Johnson Issues Statement on April 9 Reuters Article

Talc Baby Powder New Brunswick, NJ – J&J reports - We stand behind Johnson’s Baby Powder because science confirms it is free of asbestos and safe to use. The accusations being made against our company are not only false, but the idea that we would purposefully and systematically target a community with bad intentions is unreasonable and absurd. We’re caught between sad and angry that anyone would ever allege this about our company. Historic Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder ads More than forty years of exhaustive internal and independent testing and clinical research prove that Johnson’s Baby Powder is safe and does not contain asbestos. Based on the extensive evidence, regulators and NGOs around the world – including the FDA…
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ICE arrests 123 in New Jersey during nationwide operation targeting aliens with prior arrests or convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

ICE reports NEWARK, — A Mexican national who was previously deported, with convictions for indecent assault of a minor and DUI, is among 123 foreign nationals taken into custody during a month-long operation conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in New Jersey. The operation, which was spearheaded by ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), targeted at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and other immigration violators who had prior arrests or convictions for DUI. Of those arrested during the operation, 90 percent had prior criminal convictions and/or pending criminal charges.“The remarkable results of our officers and law enforcement partners highlight ICE’s ongoing commitment to public safety,” said John Tsoukaris, Field Office Director of ERO Newark. “This operation focuses on the arrest…
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ICE ERO Newark removes foreign nationals wanted for aggravated murder, criminal affiliation, violence against woman

ICE reports NEWARK, NJ — Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) announced that it removed two foreign nationals wanted for violent crimes in their home countries. This included a Salvadoran national wanted in his home country for aggravated murder and affiliation with criminal organizations and a Guatemalan national wanted in his home country for violence against a woman. Yermin Alexander Diaz-Chavarria, a Salvadoran national, was arrested by Border Patrol August 23, 2015, at Hidalgo Texas, for entering the country illegally. In 2017,  El Salvador issued a warrant of arrest for Diaz for aggravated murder and affiliation with criminal organizations. On Feb. 13, 2018, Diaz did not appear for his immigration court hearing, and an immigration judge…
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Bald Eagles Fly the Garden State

Relocated from Canada in the 1980's to Dividing Creek, NJ, Bald Eagles are now seen throughout the State. WATCH VIDEO Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Bald Eagle Project, 2018 Prepared by: Larissa Smith and Kathleen E. Clark. Larry Herrighty, Director John Heilferty, Chief Endangered and Nongame Species Program NJDEP report – The Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program (ENSP) biologists, Conserve Wildlife Foundation (CWF) staff, and volunteer observers located and monitored bald eagle nests and territories. Two hundred-four nest sites were monitored during the nesting season, of which 185 were documented to be active (with eggs) and 19 were territorial or housekeeping pairs. Thirty new eagle pairs were found this season, 20 in the south, nine in…
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e-cigarette Disaster Middle High School Users Surge! Progress Erased: Youth Tobacco Use Increases

Increased from 20 percent in 2017 to 28 percent in 2018 among current high school million middle and high school students used tobacco products in 2018. “The skyrocketing growth of young people’s e-cigarette use over the past year threatens to erase progress made in reducing youth tobacco use. It’s putting a new generation at risk for nicotine addiction,” said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, “Despite this troubling trend, we know what works and we must continue to use proven strategies to protect America’s youth from this preventable health risk. Youth use of any tobacco product, including e-cigarettes, is unsafe.” Robert Redfield, , CDC Director CDC reports ;– About million middle and high school students were current users (used in the past 30…
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“Alyssa’s Law”, requiring all NJ public schools to install silent panic alarms, signed into law

TRENTON, NJ: ;– Governor Phil Murphy today signed A764, also known as “Alyssa’s Law”, requiring all New Jersey public schools to install silent panic alarms that will alert law enforcement during emergencies such as an active shooter, or to employ an alternative emergency mechanism approved by the Department of Education. “Alyssa’s Law” will become a state requirement for all public elementary and secondary schools. This law is in memory of Alyssa Alhadeff, a New Jersey native from Woodcliff Lake who was among the 17 people that were killed in the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last ;“Alyssa’s death is a stark reminder of the dangers of gun violence and the need for adequate school security measures,” said Governor Murphy. “In New…
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning More Common During Winter

(NEWARK, – January 29, 2019) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, cautions that while carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a year-round threat, it is more common in cold weather when more fuel-burning appliances are in use. PSE&G urges customers to take extra preventative measures this winter to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, and maintain a heightened awareness of the ;CO is odorless, tasteless and can be deadly. Small amounts of CO are in the air whenever fuel such as oil, natural gas, coal or wood burns. These small amounts usually are not harmful. However, if a heating system or chimney is not working properly, too much CO can build up in the air and cause carbon…
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CO poisoning is entirely preventable

CDC reports - The most common symptoms of CO poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. People who are sleeping or who have been drinking alcohol can die from CO poisoning before ever having symptoms. CO poisoning is entirely preventable. Protect yourself and your family by learning the symptoms of CO poisoning and how to prevent it. CO Poisoning Prevention Tips Change the batteries in your CO detector every six months. If you don’t have a battery-powered or battery back-up CO detector, buy one your heating system, water heater and any other gas, oil, or coal burning appliances serviced by a qualified technician every vents and flues free of debris. Debris can block ventilation leave the…
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7 generator safety tips to see you through the storm

Zurichna. com Zurich North America reports - When a hurricane, blizzard or any extreme storm causes a power outage, don’t short-circuit safety. Keep these generator usage guidelines close at hand. Portable generators are becoming as essential as back-up smartphone chargers in this time of more frequent severe weather events and associated blackouts. When properly selected, used and maintained, generators can help ease the impact of any power outage on a business or residence. But generators can be extremely dangerous. These seven tips can help you avoid operational errors that can have dire consequences. Never use a portable generator indoors, including in garages or other partially enclosed areas, even with ventilation. A generator’s exhaust can quickly emit potentially deadly levels of carbon…
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Man Made & Natural Disasters

Mass Gas Disaster 80+ Homes Explode, NJ Workers Back Home

Newark, NJ: PSE&G gas crews return to New Jersey after assisting Columbia Gas of Massachusetts since September in restoring service to residents affected by fires fueled by natural gas. In total, PSE&G workers made 4,380 premises visits, conducted 1,498 gas inspections and 102 environmental inspections, relocated meters in 340 buildings, installed 564 appliances and made 395 repairs to customer piping.
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