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Congressman Chris Smith’s remarks at the Middletown 9-11 Memorial

Congressman Chris Smith and Middletown Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger

Congressman Chris Smith and Middletown Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger

Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing—I was in Washington chairing a Veteran’s Affairs Committee hearing—when a group of cowards hijacked airliners in order to perpetrate the worst act of terrorism in American history.

No-one remembers the shock, horror and numbing sorrow more, however, than the families and close friends of the victims.

Because it was a surprise attack, there was no chance to fight back that day although when Todd Beamer and other passengers learned what happened to the Twin Towers, Todd famously said “let’s roll” and attacked the terrorists on board the flight that crashed in a Pennsylvania field.

Who can forget the courageous first responders running up the stairs of the burning buildings—with total disregard for their own safety—saving some at the expense of their own lives.

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Posted: September 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Congressman Chris Smith’s remarks at the Middletown 9-11 Memorial

SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO ENHANCE PATROLS FOR THE ANNIVERSARY OF SEPTEMBER 11TH

Monmouth County Sheriff's Patrol At Seastreak's Highlands Terminal. file photo

Monmouth County Sheriff’s Patrol At Seastreak’s Highlands Terminal. file photo

Sheriff Shaun Golden’s team has been, and will remain, on heightened alert in preparation for the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on Sunday.

“September 11th is a day of remembrance and reflection for our country,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “As always, our Law Enforcement Division will be working closely with local law enforcement agencies to take whatever steps are required to ensure the safety and security of the people who live and work in Monmouth County, as well as those who may be visiting.”

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Posted: September 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO ENHANCE PATROLS FOR THE ANNIVERSARY OF SEPTEMBER 11TH

Secret chapter of 9/11 inquiry released after 13-year wait

assetContentWASHINGTON — Under wraps for 13 years, the U.S. on Friday released once-top secret pages from a congressional report into 9/11 that questioned whether Saudis who were in contact with the hijackers after they arrived in the U.S. knew what they were planning. The newly declassified document , with light redactions, names people the hijackers associated… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Secret chapter of 9/11 inquiry released after 13-year wait

Jersey City cop, residents say some Muslims did celebrate 9/11

assetContentIn the weeks since Donald Trump ignited a firestorm by claiming “thousands and thousands” of Muslims in Jersey City cheered the fall of the twin towers on 9/11, elected officials, religious leaders and a former state attorney general denied the existence of celebrations in the city that day. Media outlets, after scouring archived news stories and… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump, War on terror | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Trump on Christie 9/11 response: ‘He really needs to be careful about what he says’

assetContentPORTSMOUTH, N.H. — After Republican front-runner Donald Trump painted a target on his back on Monday, Gov. Chris Christie spent much of the day refusing to hit back at the billionaire businessman he considers a friend. But as tensions between the two rose, Christie ended the day taking his own shots, saying that with Trump, “outrageous… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Sheriff’s Office on high alert for 9-11 anniversary

Monmouth County Sheriff's Patrol At Seastreak's Highlands Terminal. file photo

Monmouth County Sheriff’s Patrol At Seastreak’s Highlands Terminal. file photo

The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is on heightened alert for the 14th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorists attacks, according to a statement issued by Sheriff Shaun Golden.

“September 11th is a day of remembrance and reflection for our country,” Golden. “As always, our Law Enforcement Division will be working closely with local law enforcement agencies to take whatever steps are required to ensure the safety and security of the people who live and work in Monmouth County, as well as those who may be visiting.”

In addition to their routine security checks, sheriff’s officers will be assisting local police patrols at ferry terminals and transportation hubs.

K-9 teams will be sweeping ferry terminals and train stations, as well as major 9/11 remembrance observances, as requested. Sheriff’s Marine #1 will be out patrolling the waterways and conducting homeland security checks throughout the day.

Posted: September 9th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 9-11, Law Enforcement, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff’s Office on high alert for 9-11 anniversary

9/11 Museum Opens Exhibit Depicting the Manhunt for Osama bin Laden

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Posted: September 7th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Bin Laden, News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on 9/11 Museum Opens Exhibit Depicting the Manhunt for Osama bin Laden

Slouching Away From 9/11

By Matt Rooney, The Save Jersey Blog

I shared a quote with my Facebook friends last night from Rudolph Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, on the eve of this 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks: Bush-911-300x187

“The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic, and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom.”

Pretty soul stirring, right?

Then I started to wonder if it was still true, Save Jerseyans.

Evidence to the contrary: (1) the NSA is intercepting our personal phone records and (2) Americans can’t board an airplane without invasive searches; (3) Government spending is now approaching 40% of the GDP, greater than any time in our history save for World War II; (4) Washington can compel you to buy anything that Congress wants you to consume provided that it’s accomplished under the guise of a “tax” or, in the case of real property, transfer yours to another private individual for the “public good”; (5) Government opposition groups suffer punitive tax audits and (6) major scandals are shamelessly covered up.

Shall I keep going?

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Posted: September 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Liberty | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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9-11 memories

MMM readers are invited to submit their 9-11 memories in the comments of this post.  If you would like your story published on the front page, start you comment with “Art, put this on the front page.”

MY 9/11 memory, by Charles Measley
It was a morning very similar to this as I sat in my six grade English class at
Holy Trinity School in Long Branch. When a teacher from across the hall came in
and instructed us to turn on the news, that there was some sort of accident in
New York City.

As we turned on CNN we saw a gaping hole on the side of a skyscraper as the
reporters struggled to understand how a pilot could make such a horrific mistake on a clear day like this. As we sat there and watch without warning we saw an airplane coming from behind and slamming into the next tower with a horrific fireball. At that moment the attitude of everyone change , the reporters said with certainty that this was no accident, but intentional.

Shortly after that my father came and picked me up early, he drove me down to the beach in West, a section of Long Branch. As we stood there on the sandy
beach with the crystal clear sky in front of us we could see the smoke billowing
from the city. In the back of my mind I was wondering if my mother,  who worked in the city was okay.

We went back home and put on the news and watch as one tower fell, and then
another, and then a plane crashing into the Pentagon and then another plane
smashing into a field in Pennsylvania. Luckily that day my mother never made it  in, she left late and got stuck in traffic on the parkway by Perth Amboy.

Posted: September 11th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 9-11 | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »