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Relocation of estero families on

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Soon, having “Manggahan Floodway” as a residential address in Metro Manila will be a thing of the past as the clearing of squatter colonies choking Metro Manila’s waterways finally began last Monday, August 5.

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Mayor Fulop to Swear in 21 New Firefighters

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JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and Jersey City Fire Department officials will swear in 21 new firefighters at an 11 a.m. ceremony on Friday, August 9, 2013, at City Hall, 280 Grove Street. 

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Filipina in California convicted of mail fraud, immigration scam

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SAN JOSE, California—A 66-year-old Filipina “immigration consultant” was convicted of mail fraud and running a multimillion-dollar scheme that victimized Filipinos who hoped to get permanent residency but really had no chance of getting it.

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Mayor Fulop Announces $30 Million in CHOICE Neighborhood Tax Credits for JCHA

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JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced on August 3 that the Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) has received $30 million in Choice Neighborhood tax credit funding.  

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Taiwan removes sanctions against PH after apology

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TAIPEI — Taiwan lift  ed its sanctions against the Philippines Thursday, August 8, after Manila apologized for the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman, an incident which had severely strained relations.

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Jersey City man, 21, identified as victim of latest fatal shooting

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The victim in last night’s (August 7) fatal shooting in Jersey City has been identified as a 21-year-old man who police found lying on Forrest Street, riddled with bullets.

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Taser did not work on “possessed” Fil Am

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) ---  If there is nothing wrong with the Taser gun, it is very likely that Filipino American Mylene “Mhai” De Leon Scott, who was described as  “possessed” and under a “psychotic break,” appeared to be getting strength from a higher power after she was hit with a Taser.

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Jersey City Police Launch Shooting Response Team Modeled after Successful Operation Ceasefire

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JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and Jersey City Police Department officials announced the launch of a new Shooting Response Team modeled after the successful Operation Ceasefire program, which is aimed at curtailing gun violence in urban areas. 

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Hudson County Community College Foundation Art Collection Marks Major Milestone

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. / August 7, 2013 — Although it was founded just seven years ago, the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Foundation Art Collection now includes more than 500 works of art.

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Obama names Philip Goldberg new US Ambassador to PH

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United States President Barack Obama has appointed a new ambassador to the Philippines, replacing Harry Thomas Jr. who ends his tour of duty this year, an embassy statement said on Thursday. 

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