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Jersey City opens resource center for ex-prisoners

A new community resource center for returning prison inmates opened in Jersey City on Tuesday to offer employment training, legal help and other services.

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Jersey City Police cruiser outside Sunday's shooting at Walgreen's
Jersey City Police cruiser outside Sunday's shooting at Walgreen's (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Once lacking, Jersey City now a model for police diversity

In two years, Jersey City's police department has gone from having just one ranking black officer to being looked at by other cities as a model for rapid diversification.

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Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office shows Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud. (AP Photo/Franklin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
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US cities take different tacks fighting extremist recruiting

As Islamic State propagandists set their sights on recruiting Western youths through slickly produced videos, newscasts, blogs and tweets, U.S. cities with large Muslim populations are reaching out to fight the threat -- and finding that one size does not fit all.

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Watch a man illegally detained for filming traffic stop

Joseph Ferrante was illegally detained in Jersey City for filming a traffic stop. Not his own. He was simply on the street, came upon a traffic stop, and with everything controversial that's gone on in this country concerning police he decided he would quietly stand to the side, not interfering in any way, and just record.

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construction worker
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Building, jobs, lifestyles, drive Jersey City’s boomlet

It's impossible to duplicate location, but towns across the Garden State may still benefit from taking a page or two out of Jersey City's playbook.

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Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop (cityofjerseycity.com)
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Confronting terrorism scenarios in ‘soft-target-rich’ Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — How would the city that is home to the state's financial center react to a terror attack on its mass transit system or a lone-wolf attack by individual or multiple gunmen? What if those events occurred simultaneously and in conjunction with an attack that involved hazardous chemicals and shut down part of the New Jersey Turnpike?

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PATH train
PATH train (Andrew Burton, Getty Images)
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Jersey City hosts anti-terror summit

How would the city that is home to the state's financial center react to a terror attack on its mass transit system or a lone-wolf attack by individual or multiple gunmen? What if those events occurred simultaneously and in conjunction with an attack that involved hazardous chemicals and shut down part of the New Jersey Turnpike?

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(BCFC, ThinkStock)
(BCFC, ThinkStock)
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Jersey City launching emergency response program

Jersey City officials are launching a community response system that will use technology to provide immediate help for people suffering medical emergencies.

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Ex-Jersey City cop sentenced for cigarette theft, extortion

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Jersey City police officer is going to federal prison for 3 years for his role in the theft of more than half a million cigarettes and extorting $20,000 from a person he thought was a drug courier.

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Jersey City during a power outage on Friday night
Jersey City during a power outage on Friday night (ABC 7)
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Raccoon blamed for Jersey City power outage

A wayward raccoon is being blamed for a power outage in Jersey City that plunged 11,700 customers into darkness on Friday night and halted PATH service.

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