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Racketeering Indictments for Major Gun Trafficking Ring

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that a state grand jury has returned an indictment charging seven members of a major gun trafficking ring in Camden with first-degree racketeering, including the alleged leader of the ring, his “straw purchaser” in Ohio, and five middlemen who allegedly brokered black market sales of guns – including assault rifles – to criminals in the city. The indictment was obtained by the Division of Criminal Justice in a joint investigation by the…
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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management greets NJ Environmental Groups at Hamilton Hearing

WATCH NEWS VIDEO - NJ unites against offshore oil plan as US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management public hearing 2/14/2018 receives public statements. news Hamilton, NJ- - NJ Sierra Club holds a people’s meeting with Clean Ocean Action, NJ and other environmental groups to oppose Trump’s offshore drilling proposal.  Trump is proposing to open 90 percent of America’s coastal waters to offshore oil and gas drilling. This would give energy companies access to more than a billion acres off the Atlantic, Pacific…
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Chelsea Bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi Sentenced to Life in Prison for Executing September 2016 Seaside NJ Marine Charity Race Bombing and Attempted Bombing in New York City

New York City Strong – New York, NY: Ahmad Khan Rahimi, aka, Ahmad Rahami, 30, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was sentenced to life in prison for his execution and attempted execution of bombings in New York City on Sept. 17, 2016. Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Edward C. O’Callaghan, Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman for the Southern District of New York, Assistant Director in Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. of the FBI’s New York Field Office and Commissioner James…
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DHS Statement On NBC fake News Coverage Of Election Hacking

WASHINGTON, DC: – Jeanette Manfra, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, released the following statement regarding the recent NBC news coverage on the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to combat election hacking. “Recent NBC reporting has misrepresented facts and confused the public with regard to Department of Homeland Security and state and local government efforts to combat election hacking. First off, let me be clear: we have no evidence – old or…
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Congressman Smith Statement at Rally Opposing Drilling Off Jersey Shore

BRADLEY BEACH, NJ: - Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) issued the following statement at a Feb. 7 rally in Monmouth County opposing off-shore drilling along the Jersey Shore: I am pleased to join you today in strongly opposing offshore drilling and exploration for oil and gas off the coast of New Jersey. As a long-time opponent of drilling off the New Jersey coastline, I have serious concerns about this newest attempt and believe that New Jersey should be exempt. That is why on…
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NJ Senator Ruiz Applauds Governor Murphy’s EO Creating Commission on Puerto Rico Relief

TRENTON – Senator M. Teresa Ruiz (D-Essex) today issued the following statement on Governor Murphy’s executive order creating the Commission on Puerto Rico Relief. Senator Ruiz was part of the delegation that traveled to Puerto Rico with the Governor and First Lady in December:  “Since the hurricane struck, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans have traveled to New Jersey for temporarily relief or to rebuild their lives here, and we welcome them with open arms. As families settle, we must do…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – Opioids Present Unprecedented Threat, Sessions Tells Southcom Summit

SummitNavy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of Southern Command, hosts a one-day opioid summit at Southcom headquarters in Miami, Feb. 8, 2018. Participants included Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other agency officials and experts in public health and law enforcement. Southern Command photo
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Flu Deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) is above the system-specific epidemic threshold as Million Industrial Sports Fans Join for Philadelphia Celebration

Philadelphia, PA: 200,000 watch The Liberty Loan parade and rally to raise money for World War I proceeds down Broad Street on Sept. 28, 1918. The public event contributed to spread of the flu from sailors returning from war to the general population of Philadelphia. 12,000 died during the epidemic including hospital workers, ambulance crews, and students sharing dorms. US Navy History Center Photo
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INNOVATION – New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Receive Over $1.7 Million to Accelerate Public Safety Communications Technologies

New Brunswick, NJ: Former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean speaks during 2011 NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness press conference. HAMILTON, NJ – The Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) $1,701,657 for research and development aimed at advancing broadband communications technologies for first responders. NJOHSP’s effort is a collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory. NIST reviewed 162 proposals from a diverse…
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