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Terror Attacks May Target July 4th Holiday

Liberty Weekend fireworks over New York City in 1986 when the Twin Towers stood tall. Stanley Brick / Photo "Before and After 911" Collection Federal authorities have warned local law enforcement officials across the country about a heightened concern involving possible terror attacks targeting the July 4th holiday. United States United…
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List of Potential Terrorists Grows With Arrest of West New York Man

The list of potential terrorists in northern New Jersey grew Monday with the arrest of a Hudson County man whose brother recently left the United States, allegedly to join the Islamic State. Alaa Saadeh, 23, a US citizen, was picked up at his home in West New York Monday morning…
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Bomb Threats to JFK Airport

Manhattan Man, 64, Accused of Making Bomb Threats to JFK Airport.  A 64-year-old man who is accused of phoning in 11 bogus bomb threats to John F. Kennedy International Airport this month is being held in lieu of $750,000 bail following his arrest over the weekend, officials said Monday. Philip…
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New York Prison Break ends with Shooting of Second Fugitive

David Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border and rushed to a local hospital on Sunday, two days after his accomplice was killed, authorities said. His capture was the dramatic climax of a massive…
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Albanian National Pleads Guilty to Attempting and Conspiring to Support Terrorists

District Court Ruled that the Fruits of FISA Surveillance Were Admissible in this Case Agron Hasbajrami, 31, an Albanian citizen and resident of Brooklyn, New York, pleaded guilty today to attempting and conspiring to provide material support to terrorists before District Judge John Gleeson of the Eastern District of New…
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Low-Interest Loans Available to Residents and Businesses Affected By the East Village Explosion in Manhattan

the Small Business Administration has granted his request for a Physical Disaster Declaration for New York County and the contiguous counties of Bronx, Kings, and Queens following the March 26, 2015 explosion and subsequent fire at 121 Second Avenue in Manhattan’s East Village. The blast killed two people and injured…
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Responsive City Initiative

New York City, NY: Columbia University School of Journalism hosts Responsive City Initiative at The Tow Center for Digital Journalism. The Panel discussion, hosted by Susan Crawford, gathered leading thinkers with the aim of answering the following question: What could a university center do to advance policymaking and planning for fiber-optic…
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$22 Million to Improve Flooding and Storm Resiliency

NY: Oneida and Herkimer Counties and three projects in New York City are moving forward after receiving approvals from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. These projects will make communities more resilient and better equipped to mitigate the risks of loss and damage associated with future disasters.…
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$233 Million to Fund Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness

NY: $233 million in federal grants that will support counterterrorism and emergency preparedness activities in counties across New York State. The funding, provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through its Homeland Security Grant Program, supports regional preparedness efforts, including planning, organization, and training activities that are critical to…
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