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Mercer GOP Chairwoman Lisa Richford unloads on former Governor Whitman

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Jamesburg NJ, Mercer GOP Chairwoman Lisa Richford unloaded on former Governor Whitman on Facebook after the neighboring Middlesex GOP lined up the former Governor  for a fundraiser , saying , “for both her recent Trump-bashing as well as her record in Trenton “:

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New Jersey Professional Firefighters Associations Remembers FDNY Chaplain Father Mychal Judge

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Trenton NJ, from the New Jersey Firefighters PFANJ ,

“Good days. And bad days. Up days. Down days. Sad days. Happy days. But never a boring day on this job. You do what God has called you to do.
You show up. You put one foot in front of another. You get on the rig and you go out and you do the job – which is a mystery. And a surprise.
You have no idea when you get on that rig. No matter how big the call. No matter how small. You have no idea what God is calling you to.But he needs you. He needs me. He needs all of us.”

– FDNY Chaplain Father Mychal Judge, September 10, 2001.

Father Judge would be killed the next day, September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center. He is officially listed as Victim #0001.

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Ridgewood Board of Education Member Calls Out Village on Lack of September 11th Memorial

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Ridgewood NJ, Jim Morgan, Vice President of the Ridgewood Board of Education  asks in what some are calling a feud with the Village Council , “What commemorative activity does the village municipal government plan to remember the many friends and relatives of Ridgewood residents that died in the attack? Glen Rock annually has a very moving gathering at their 9/11 Memorial. If Ridgewood has not scheduled anything, I would invite anyone that cares to participate in this civic ceremony. It is scheduled for 6:30 at Veterans Park on Main Street just off Rock Road.”

James,
Please be advised that my comments are personal and are made in my capacity as a Board of Education member. You will note that my posting made no mention of the BOE or my association with the school district. Thanks.

 

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The Ridgewood Blog Will Always Remember 9/11

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Ridgewood NJ, yes its that very sad time of year again where we remember those we lost on September 11, 2001 .At last count this blogger lost 267 friends and colleagues on that day. Some where local residents but many were from years working downtown in the Financial district .

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FBI Director Christopher Wray and September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya Held Public Forum

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New York NY, Each year, as the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches, the country is reminded of the unprecedented losses suffered.  As we approach the anniversary and honor the fallen, the Justice Department also honors the survivors, particularly those who are experiencing 9-11 health related illnesses.  The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is increasing its efforts to identify those who may be eligible for compensation because they suffer physical health effects as a result of their exposure but are not aware of the VCF, and seeks to award compensation to those who continue to suffer. As part of this outreach effort, FBI Director Christopher Wray and VCF Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya hosted a public forum for approximately 150 federal law enforcement officers today to provide vital information about federal programs that are available to those who responded to the attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 11, 2001.

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FDNY Lt. Joe Torillo (Ret.) who survived being buried twice on 9/11 detailed his experience on 9/11 to Midland Park Students

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October 13,2017

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Midland Park NJ, Midland Park Police spoke at Midland Park High School Career day . According to the Midland Park Police ,they had an opportunity to meet many students at the MPK HS career day. They had a great time talking to the students and showing them some of the equipment we use.

The career day event was followed by an inspirational speaker. Lt. Joe Torillo (Ret.) FDNY who survived being buried twice on 9/11 detailed his experience on 9/11 and inspired all of us to be the best we can be. His story is miraculous and his message to the students was memorable. The link below is from one of his speaking events it’s worth viewing.

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Remembrance Mass for the victims of 9/11 will take place Monday at Mt. Carmel Church at 7 p.m

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September 11,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, A mass in remembrance for the victims of 9/11 will take place Monday September 11th at Mt. Carmel Church at 7 p.m

Remembrance Exhibit of 9/11 Portraits during the month of September for the “Ridgewood’s Twelve”. During the entire month of September an exhibit of “Portraits” will be displayed in the Belcher Auditorium at the Ridgewood Public Library. The Library is open 7 days a week.  The exhibit of pictures honors the memory of each of “Ridgewood’s Twelve” and  offers a quiet place for reflection.

A ceremony honoring the 147 Bergen County residents who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be held Sunday in Overpeck County Park in Leonia.

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Remembering those we lost on September 11th 2001

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September 11,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, remembering those we lost on September 11th 2001 ; Richard Blood, Michael Carroll, Daniel McGinley, James Munhall, Charlie Murphy,  Steven Paterson, Michael San Phillip, Bruce Simmons,  Steven Strobert,  Gina Sztejnberg,  Jon Vandevander,  and Christopher Wodenshek.

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Ridgewood Remembrance Exhibit of 9/11 Portraits – Month of September

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September 7,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, During the month of September an exhibit of “Portraits” will be displayed in the Belcher Auditorium at the Ridgewood Public Library. The Library is open 7 days a week.  The exhibit of pictures honors the memory of each of “Ridgewood’s Twelve” and  offers a quiet place for reflection.
A 9/11 Mass will take place Monday, September 11 at 7PM.

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Kelly: A motel in South Hackensack may finally solve a 9/11 mystery

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Mike Kelly , Record Columnist, @MikeKellyColumnPublished 6:08 a.m. ET March 24, 2017 | Updated 3:23 p.m. ET March 24, 2017

The cramped, first-floor motel room on the noisy stretch of Route 46 in South Hackensack isn’t much to look at now. Just a double bed, a picture window, a dresser, a tiny bathroom. But in the coming months, this unlikely spot — Room 506 at the Congress Inn — may play a key role in helping to answer one of the most explosive questions that linger from the 9/11 attacks.

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Just before that fateful day more than 15 years ago, two Saudi Arabian men who were part of the 9/11 hijacking team rented Room 506. They forked over $19 a night, then waited. Investigators say the two suicide-killers — Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi — kept to themselves, offering no hints of the murderous scheme they were about to undertake.

http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/columnists/mike-kelly/2017/03/24/kelly-motel-south-hackensack-may-finally-solve-911-mystery/99544400/