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Drivers Licenses of Illegals ‘No Brainer ” for Terrorists

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NJ driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants. Democrat Governor Phil Murphy, is a staunch supporter of the idea, so staunch that the Governor used September 11th to promote this idea,The unapologetic liberal governor wants a stalled bill legalizing licenses for potentially 460,000 undocumented immigrants on his desk for his signature as soon as possible. “It’s a no-brainer,” Murphy told a crowd inside Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield recently , “I’m frustrated that it’s not on my desk. I encourage you to call your Assembly person, your senator, and ask him why it is stuck and not on the governor’s desk, because I will sign it.”

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September 11th – Images of Hope, Courage and Sacrifice Remain

By Kevin OToole 

Kevin J. O’Toole is the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. This was first printed in the Bergen Record on 9/9/19. 

The most humbling duty that falls on the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is speaking on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center. It was the second attack on the Trade Center, which was bombed on Feb. 26, 1993, resulting in the deaths of six adults and an unborn child. Nearly 3,000 souls were lost on 9/11. 

The loss of life – whether in numbers small or large – is always personal to the family and friends of the victims. Many of us in New Jersey and New York, lost family, friends and colleagues. The sum total of this loss is incalculable. 

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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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NY Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Establishing September 11th Remembrance Day and Moment of Silence at Public Schools

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Governor Cuomo: “9/11 was one of the single darkest periods in this state’s and this nation’s history, and we owe it to those we lost and to the countless heroes who ran toward danger that day and the days that followed to do everything we can to keep their memory alive. By establishing this annual day of remembrance and a brief moment of silence in public schools, we will help ensure we never forget — not just the pain of that moment but of the courage, sacrifice and outpouring of love that defined our response.”

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Ridgewood PBA Local 20 : In their honor, we choose to remember to be ever vigilant and not to forget that it is always calm before the storm

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood PBA Local 20 we look back at the tragic events of 9/11/2001, we remind ourselves and everyone that 9/10/2001 was a beautiful day. Our brave men and women went to work like any other to protect us all, for some it was their last shift they’d ever work. We Cant and will never forget that day and we will never forget the sacrifices that were made. In their honor, we choose to remember to be ever vigilant and not to forget that it is always calm before the storm.

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Will Hold a Special 9/11 Memorial Mass

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Ridgewood NJ, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church will hold a special Memorial Mass for our brothers and sister whom we lost on 9/11. Mass will be held in the main Church beginning at 7PM.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Today at 7 PM – 8 PMSeptember 11th
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Ridgewood, N.J.
1 Passaic St, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450

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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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PORT AUTHORITY TO HOLD ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE SERVICE ON SEPTEMBER 11

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Fort lee NJ, The Port Authority will mark September 11th by flying the world’s largest free-flying flag at the George Washington Bridge .

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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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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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Garrett on Zadroga the Real Story

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September 18,2016
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Ridgewood NJ,  In response to misrepresentations of Congressman Garrett’s record, specifically on the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, Garrett for Congress released the following fact check to clarify these falsehoods. Congressman Garrett voted for the legislation that first established the program and was a cosponsor of its reauthorization. He clearly supports the program, and clearly opposes its politicization – like when the legislation has been attached to unrelated tax increases or bloated spending bills. Additionally, many leaders in the Fifth District community are standing strong with Congressman Garrett, as seen by their statements below.

Robert Knapp, former Oakland Volunteer Fire Department Chief: “The community of Oakland is only a short car ride from New York City, and our residents remember both the heroism and the losses of September 11, 2001. In the days following the 9/11 attacks, I went to Ground Zero to lend my support. I saw the devastation and destruction first hand. Our residents also remember the advocates for our community in the aftermath – one of whom is Congressman Scott Garrett. Scott has fought for our First Responders and he has opposed efforts to politicize their struggles. Just as they stand strong in the face of adversity, we know we can rely on Scott to stand strong for them in the face of political pressure.”

Assemblyman Parker Space, former Wantage Fire Department Chief: “Scott Garrett is a champion for the brave men and women in uniform that serve the Fifth District. Any suggestion otherwise is a shameful smear manufactured to score cheap political points. I’ve known Scott for years and have personally witnessed his public service and dedication to our community’s First Responders. As a third generation firefighter, I’m deeply offended by the lies cooked up by some Washington, DC political operatives in a ploy to obscure the truth here in New Jersey.”

Freeholder Carl Lazarro: “After the horrible attacks of 9/11, thousands of firefighters, police officers and others have been out of work because of the illnesses they suffer as a result of their heroic sacrifices. Congressman Scott Garrett has been a vocal supporter of the Victims Compensation Fund established by the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, and actively fought to have the program reauthorized. He has continually demonstrated his commitment to our First Responders and I am proud to stand beside him.”

Zadroga Fact Check

FACT: Rep. Carolyn Maloney introduced the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act bill in 2007 to provide compensation and treatment to workers who had been affected by the cleanup. This was a bipartisan piece of legislation, and solely addressed the needs of those affected by the 9/11 cleanup. Congressman Garrett was a cosponsor of this legislation.

FACT: Congressman Garrett again cosponsored the bill when it was reintroduced in 2009. Up through this, it was still a bipartisan effort and many were working together to find ways to pay for this program.

FACT: Democrats politicize the Zadroga Act by attaching it to a tax increase. Congressman Garrett voted against this legislation, outraged at this manipulation of the legislation.

FACT: Congressman Garrett voted for final passage of the Zadroga Act after the tax increases were removed by a Senate amendment. This legislation was then signed into law.

FACT: Reauthorization of the Zadroga Act was introduced in mid-April 2015. Congressman Garrett was again a cosponsor of this legislation.

FACT: Congressman Garrett wrote a letter to Congressional leadership asking for the Zadroga Act to be voted on by itself as stand-alone legislation, rather than being used as a political bargaining tool.

FACT: Congressional leadership attached the Zadroga Act to an unrelated year-end $1.1 trillion spending bill, using the legislation as an incentive to get votes for the passage of the underlying spending bill that was thousands of pages long and had a litany of other programs. Congressman Garrett could not support a $1.1 trillion government spending bill, despite strongly voicing his support for the permanent reauthorization of the Zadroga programs.