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Campus Community Remembers 9/11

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Ewing, NJ: TCNJSignal .net The Signal Viktoria Ristanovic reports This year marks the 18th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, when tragedy struck the after two hijacked planes hit the World Trade Center in New York City. Throughout the rest of the morning, two other hijacked airplanes crashed; one hit the Pentagon in Washington, and the other one crashed in a field near Shanksville, ; The College comes together in the aftermath of the attacks (Photo courtesy of the TCNJ Digital Archive).  In a September 2001 issue of The Signal, a reporter wrote about the horrific terrorist attack and its immediate aftermath. Eighteen years later, we still remember the thousands of American citizens who lost their…
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Through Devastation We Emerge Stronger – Never Forget 9/11

In Memory of those who lost their lives. Never Forget 9/11. NEW YORK CITY STRONG. 911 Remembrance at Mercer County Community College 2017 Presidential Proclamation on National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2019 US STRONG news – Washington, DC: The White House reports During these National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we come together to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 men, women, and children who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, ; The passage of time will never diminish the magnitude of the loss or the courage, compassion, strength, and unity displayed during one of our darkest hours. The horrific events of that September morning shook our Nation to its core as we watched in disbelief…
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Historic Disasters – Princeton Strong – Hands Down, Low Wire. Hikers on Cradle Rock Electrocuted

Princeton, NJ: On February 12, 1993, two 19-year-old lifelong friends died tragically by electrocution. Keith J. Combs, and David Hutchinson, a Hopewell Volunteer Firefighter, were hiking up Cradle Rock, when they came across a dangling high voltage wire 7 feet above the ground, which was uncoated and appeared like rope. Combs touched the wire drawing 26,000 volts through his body. Hutchinson tried to push him off the wire. Both died.
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New Jersey First Responders Multi State Force Moves Fleet to Texas Flood Disaster

Houston, TX: With little or no evacuation orders of the Texas coastal plain, hundreds of citizens have been rescued, and a health crisis has been declared. Houston is among the largest cities to be flooded by historic levels and impassible due to Hurricane Harvey and continual strong rain. The health crisis elevates as water systems are now contaminated. Wastewater sewer systems have also failed and harmful waste has mixed into storm water flowing out of control. Dams have not breached as storm water is being released. There was no existing evacuation plan for the areas 5 million people on the coastal plain. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston, Cmdr. Jim Spitler, commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Houston, has deployed  all units…
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4,775 Guns Collected During the Most Successful Gun Buyback in NJ History

4,775 Guns Collected During the Most Successful Gun Buyback in NJ History Acting Attorney Cite Strong Turnout, Discuss Tough Prosecutorial InitiativesNEWARK, NJ: Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and Acting Attorney William Fitzpatrick announced today that law enforcement took almost 5,000 deadly firearms off New Jersey streets last Friday and Saturday through a strong turnout for a two-day gun buyback held in Camden, Trenton and Newark. Speaking at a press conference in the Newark Police Department’s ComStat facility, where they were joined by local government officials, members of law enforcement, clergy and community leaders, Porrino and Fitzpatrick called the buyback effort a major success. They noted that New Jersey residents turned in a total of 4,775 guns for cash. Among the weapons collected…
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Sons of the Revolution Honor Presidents Day, Parade, and Pray for Our Country

Special Report via Patriots Strong .com – Trenton, NJ: Patriots parade through the New Jersey Capitol Historic District on Presidents Day 2017. The Hon. R. Mitchell Bush, General President of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution, speaks about honoring the Presidential position and the Presidents, at the Masonic Temple. The Old Barracks Museum, The Sons of the Revolution, and St Michael’s Church celebrated Presidents Day 2017 with parade, services, and speeches. Photo by Stanley Brick View News Video on Channel: 
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New Jersey Strong Teaching and Remembering 9/11

Hamilton, NJ: New Jersey Remembers 911 during the Hamilton Township Patriotic Committee’s Remembrance September 11, 2016 at Veterans Park Memorial Grove. Posting of the Colors, Mayor’s message, National Anthem, and educational 9/11 “Before and After 911” photographic exhibit, more: View our 911 Remembrance video :  Exhibit courtesy  Publisher / Photojournalist Stanley Brick
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DEP Sides with Holgate Developers Over Protecting Our Coast

The NJDEP has made an amendment to the wetlands boundary of a section of Long Beach Island to allow development in an area prone to flooding. The CAFRA amendment changes the boundaries and coastal wetland maps, which was written by builders and owners of the site to develop the property. Wetlands act as an important part of flood protection and help reduce the flood hazard level. These wetlands also protect water quality, while recharging the aquifer and offer an important natural habitat. The proposal takes no consideration for future storm events and flooding. The site located in the Holgate section of Long Beach Island was impacted by flooding during Hurricane Sandy, further threatening surrounding residents during the next storm.  …
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Christie: N.J. has done an “extraordinary job” with Sandy response

NewsWorks .org DOWN THE SHORE BY JUSTIN AUCIELLO At a press conference at the Statehouse in Trenton yesterday, Gov. Chris Christie delivered a statement on jobs and the economy and then proceeded to accept questions from reporters. In response to a question about the status of the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation, and Mitigation (RREM) program, Gov. Chris Christie said that the state has done an "extraordinary job" with the Sandy recovery, adding that people thank him when he visits the Jersey Shore. Governor Chris Christie holds a press briefing on Hurricane Joaquin in Trenton, NJ, on Thursday, October 1, 2015. (Governor's Office/ Mykwain Gainey). The state administered RREM program provides eligible homeowners with grant awards up to $150,000 along with a housing advisor and project…
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Sandy Survivor’s Lost Faith in Political System / Encampment Opposite Trenton State House

Trenton, NJ: Superstorm Sandy storm survivors rally at the All Wars Memorial opposite the Trenton State House. The 4 Day round the clock encampment raises awareness of lack of relief to homeowners. Stanley Brick / photo (C)2015 Share More: The NJOP rally and over night encampment included about 12 people. The NJOP organizer elevated herself to dictate a crushing blow to the first amendment rights of media while in a public place. How dare you demand that a video camera be shut down. Your right to demonstrate is allowed by the first amendment as is the media rights to record in a public place.
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DEP Sandy Event: Cover Up of Failed Coastal Policies

via Sierra Club of NJ: While the NJDEP commemorates the 3rd Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy by pumping sand on beaches in Sea Isle City, we are concerned that New Jersey is still not planning for climate change or sea level rise. With over-development and no adequate planning for flooding impacts, we question whether the dune construction project will even last during future storm surges. The DEP has opened up our coast for more development by weakening CAFRA rules and creating new loopholes and increased development in environmentally sensitive areas. After recent storms, beach replenishment projects have already failed and we must address flooding and build an appropriate dune system to prevent damage from the next storm.   “It’s only fitting…
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3 Years After Sandy: Are We Ready for the Next Storm?

Trenton, NJ: NJOP continues their round the clock Statehouse rally for Sandy relief, in the rain. A press conference is held across the street at the all wars Veterans Memorial. New Jersey Strong Photos / Stanley Brick. The Sierra Club of NJ, which was not at rally, issues the following statement: 3 Years After Sandy: Are We Ready for the Next Storm? New Jersey Sierra Club issues Annual Report Card. As we commemorate the three year anniversary, the Sierra Club has released its annual report card grading actions of the government and we realize much more needs to be Sandy impacted so many people and communities. As we look forward, we need to also look back and see where we’ve been…
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Do You Take Evacuation Orders Seriously ? Superstorm Sandy 286 fatalities

  Nearly half of the drowning deaths from 2012 Hurricane Superstorm Sandy were people in mandatory evacuation zones who died in their homes along the Eastern Seaboard. “A lot of the drowning occurred in the evacuation zones, and so that just reminds us how important it is to listen to these (evacuation) messages, whether it’s for a hurricane, tornado or any severe event,” says Amy Wolkin, Team Lead for CDC’s Disaster and Epidemiological Response Team. US, Lower Atlantic Eastern Seaboard: 286 Total Fatalities, 61% males. Of the 286, 148 deaths were as a direct result of drowning, impalement, and crushing. Many of the 138 indirect deaths were caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. Use of a gas generator inside a structure…
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