Gun shops can now open in New Jersey, as an essential service, during the COVID-19 shutdown, Governor Phil Murphy reluctantly announced today.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 30th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, COVID-19, Department of Homeland Security, Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey, Senator Declan O'Scanlon | Comments Off on NJ Gun Shops are now essential and open by appointment
In a phone interview with MMM this morning, Congressman Chris Smith, R-NJ 4, said that published reports by New Jersey Globe and SaveJersey claiming that he voted with Democrats to reopen the federal government without funding a wall for our southern border are incomplete and inaccurate.
“I am a strong supporter of securing our southern border, including the wall–I voted for $5.7 billion for the wall in December-– and have been throughout my career,” Smith said. “The bill I voted for yesterday, H J Res 1, would fund the only Department of Homeland Security and only until February 9.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Build the wall, Congressman Chris Smith, Department of Homeland Security, DHS, Donald Trump, Immigration, NewJerseyGlobe, President Trump, SaveJersey.com | 6 Comments »
Federal auditors are questioning more than $500,000 in Hurricane Sandy debris removal costs in Belmar, saying the town awarded two contracts that did not comply with federal rules and lacked paperwork to support other expenses. The Department of Homeland…
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By Art Gallagher
During the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, it gave me and my neighbors great comfort when we were greeted by State Police Officers from Mississippi and Illinois when were coming back to Highlands. It felt good to know that fellow Americans from far away were here for us in our time of need; that trained police and other first responders were here to protect our lives and property along side our local police and first responders.
I’m not sure I would have felt as comforted if I had to pass through a checkpoint manned by armed Russian soldiers or police to get to my home.
That could happen in future disasters under an agreement that FEMA signed with the Russian Emergency Ministry last week, according to a press release by EMERCOM of Russian.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Art Gallagher, Bob Menendez, Department of Homland Security, Emergency Management, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Jeffrey S. Chiesa, Robert Menendez, Russia, Russian Federation, Super Bowl, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Bob Menendez, Department of Homeland Security, EMERCOM, FEMA, Russian Federation, Senate Foreign Relations Committee | 11 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
If you’ve been surfing the net over the last few days, you are very likely at risk for identity theft. Your networks could be at risk.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that hackers have discovered and are exploiting a flaw in Java security that could allow the installation of malicious software and malware on your computer.
DHS is recommending that computer users disable or uninstall Java until further notice.
Most anti-virus, firewall and malware detection programs are not preventing this vulnerability from being exploited.
For instructions on disabling or uninstalling Java click here.
This is a serious problem that has not yet been widely reported in the media.
For more detailed information, read this article by Brian Krebs at KrebsOnSecurity.comArt Gallagher | Filed under: Computer Security, Department of Homland Security | Tags: Art Gallagher, Brian Krebs, computer security, Department of Homeland Security, DHS, hackers, Java 7, Java exploit, Java vulnerability, KrebsOnSecurity, malicious software, malware, MoreMonmouthMusings, Oracle, US CERT | 9 Comments »