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Clifton Man Arrested for Attempted Firebombing of Bloomfield Synagogue

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Bloomfield NJ, a man from Passaic County was arrested on Wednesday for the attempted firebombing of Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield. Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia announced, “I’m proud to announce that the suspect in the Temple Ner Tamid firebombing is in the custody of the FBI and Bloomfield Police Department”

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Car Stolen in Glen Rock involved in a motor vehicle accident on the Garden State Parkway

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Glen Rock NJ, at 1:20 AM on April 30th, the NJ State Police in Bloomfield reported that the stolen vehicle had been involved in a motor vehicle accident on the Garden State Parkway. The occupant(s) fled the scene and left the vehicle behind, which sustained extensive damage. The Glen Rock Detective Bureau is continuing the investigation in cooperation with the NJ State Police.

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Attorney Pleads Guilty To Tampering With Public Records To Conceal An Illegal Straw Donor in NJ Pay to Play Scheme

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Morristown NJ,  Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that an attorney pleaded guilty today to tampering with public records to conceal an illegal straw donor scheme. She was charged in an investigation by the Attorney General’s Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA).

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FBI Investigating Bloomfield School District “ISIS-sponsored” Hacking 

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Bloomfield NJ, in what can only be termed as a very disturbing turn of events, at around 4 AM EST, Monday, 11/6, an unknown group hacked the web sites of a number of companies nationwide, including the one that hosts the District’s and schools’ web sites. For about two hours, our web sites displayed an ISIS-sponsored YouTube video. Around 6 AM, the hacked page was brought down and by about 7 AM full functionality and control were restored.

The FBI and investigative agencies are looking into the matter.  The District reports that at no time was confidential student or staff data compromised.  The internal computer and data systems within the District were completely unaffected. Everything that happened occurred at the web host’s companies server farms in Atlanta, Georgia and Florida. We are awaiting a formal press release from SchoolDesk, our web host company, and will publish it as soon as it is released.