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“How to Know: When You See Something, Say Something” Learn How to Identify and Report Suspicious Behavior

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In today’s world of uncertainty and concern about terrorism and cyber-threats, emergency preparedness is paramount. In this discussion led by key leaders in New Jersey’s effort to protect and prepare the state, participants will learn: how to identify and report suspicious behavior; the Eight Signs of Terrorism; what to do in the event of an attack by an active shooter; how to remain alert and yet calm in challenging and dangerous situations.

Knowledge is power and both knowledge and power help to instill confidence to make decisions quickly. Many people have witnessed the horrors of terrorist acts throughout the world on TV and in the news, feeling powerless to do anything to know how to protect themselves should the unthinkable occur at home. Stopping terrorist acts from occurring in the first place involves national and international expertise but preparing oneself with every tool to confidently face a threat in our own community is a local affair.

Anne M. Kriegner, former Assistant Deputy Director/Operations Division, NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
Rosemary Martorana, Director of Intelligence, NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness 

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Both Martorana’s and Kriegner’s personal stories and perspectives as senior women in the NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness will provide a forum for learning how best to act with confidence in the most stressful situation imaginable. 

Mustang Sally’s Now: Driving Women’s Leadership, a program fueled
by Maplecrest Ford Lincoln, a bimonthly series of workshops, speakers and panel discussions designed to empower generations of Northern NJ women to build confidence and connections. 

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Lifelong Elizabeth and Elizabeth Police to Hold  “Walking Safety ” Event

April 18, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Lifelong Elizabeth Program, under Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, will be holding another “Walking Safety Presentation” for Elizabeth residents on Thursday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to Noon, at the Elizabeth Public Library at 11 South Broad Street.

Elizabeth Police Department Sergeant Brian Clancy will provide participants with tips on walking safely and the ...

Westfield Firefighters Extinguish Small Blaze at Rock 'n' Joe's

April 15, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ - A small electrical fire started around noon at Rock 'n' Joe's on Prospect Street on Saturday.

According to Deputy Chief Anthony Tiller, the fire was caused by an electrical shortage in wires in the ceiling, sending smoke into the neighboring businesses on both sides.

“It created a smoke condition," Tiller said. "Once we located the fire, we ...

Regional Travel Update - Gov. Murphy Announces Proposed NJTransit funding increase

April 25, 2018

Newark, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday spread a message of hope regarding future improvements to NJTransit services and infrastructure due to a proposed $242 million increase in funding for NJTransit for the 2019 fiscal year. 

At a press conference held at NJTransit’s Central Maintenance Facility on Doremus Avenue in Newark, Murphy, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, and other ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 22, 2018

After Bruce Paterson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. The April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude that ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...

Dr. Ombrello Honored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Cranford Chapter

April 25, 2018

CRANFORD - Senior Professor of Biology Dr. Thomas Ombrello was recently acknowledged by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Crane’s Ford Chapter of Cranford, with the National DAR Conservation Medal Award for his work on the Historic Tree Grove at the College’s Cranford campus. Dr. Ombrello received the award on Apr. 14 at a ceremony held in the Cranford Community ...