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HAMILTON Cast Members To Join Coast Guard In Honoring Founder Alexander Hamilton

As part of Fleet Week New York, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton[1] will honor Coast Guard founder, Alexander Hamilton[2], and the namesake of their vessel, with a wreath laying ceremony at his grave, on the grounds of Trinity Church, Friday. Also in attendance will be cast members of the esteemed Broadway musical, Hamilton[3]. The wreath presentation will be by the U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team. The National Anthem will be preformed by Coast Guard Auxiliary Member, professional musician and bugler, Lou DiLeo. Invocation and benediction will be given by Mother Miles of Trinity Church. Alexander Hamilton[4]‘s humble beginnings began in New York City where he attended King’s College, now Columbia University. Hamilton[5] was General George Washington’s military aide de camp during the Revolutionary War and commanded the pivotal battalion charge at Yorktown forcing the British to surrender, effectively ending the war. In 1789, Hamilton[6] became Secretary of Treasury and crafted the effort to create the Revenue Cutter Service, which later became the modem day U.S. Coast Guard, much of which he accomplished while living in New York City.

Each of the Coast Guard’s National Security Cutters are “Legend Class” cutters honoring a person who was pivotal in making the Coast Guard the service it is today. U.S. Coast Guard Cuter Hamilton[7] (WMSL 753) is the fourth Legend Class cutter and the sixth Coast Guard Cutter to bear Alexander Hamilton[8]‘s name.

The cutter Hamilton[9] is a 418-foot National Security cutter homeported in Charleston, South Carolina. This week CGC Hamilton[10] made her inaugural voyage to New York City, as a part of Fleet Week festivities. USCGC Hamilton[11] will be moored at Pier 92 in Manhattan for Fleet Week, Wednesday 24 May to Wednesday, 31 May and is open for tours daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Hingham Harbor security cameras to enhance safety

Already in place is a secure public safety video monitoring system, which provides many benefits including but not limited to public safety, environmental, and storm monitoring capabilities.

Carol Britton Meyer [email protected] @CMeyerJournal

Security cameras situated around the Hingham Harbor area enhance boater safety, especially during the spring and summer seasons.

We re already busy! said Harbormaster Kenneth Corson. Hingham s waterways are among the must used and enjoyed in the Port of Boston. Already in place is a secure public safety video monitoring system, which provides many benefits including but not limited to public safety, environmental, and storm monitoring capabilities. The project was funded by a 2014 Port Security Grant, which required a 25 percent match from the town appropriated through the budget process.

This system is part of Boston s port security initiative to improve maritime safety and security of passenger ferries. In related business, the selectmen supported entering into a licensing agreement between the Hingham harbormaster and the Weymouth Port condominium Phase I Trust to allow the use of security cameras at that location as well.

The cameras are already installed, Corson said. This system has been a big help. Public domain

He emphasized that the cameras are for use in the public domain and don t invade anyone s privacy rights.

Security cameras provide a visual image of what s happening on the water and can provide information allowing certain situations to be handled more efficiently than if the harbormaster s boat had to respond in person whenever a safety or other issue arose.

The cameras allow us to zoom in [on a particular scenario], Corson said. Examples include reports of a vessel aground on one of the harbor islands (as it turned out it has been there for some time) and a lost jacket with money in the pocket.

The cameras could help us see if someone walked off with it, Corson said. In short they are a good way to monitor activities taking place in the harbor area that could be a threat to public safety or to one s wellbeing, including boat break-ins or thefts.

This gives us an extra tool, said Hingham Police Chief Glenn Olsson. People know the cameras are there, and that s helpful in discouraging incidents from occurring.

Corson confirmed that since the cameras were installed there have been fewer boats stolen or taken for joy rides. On a related subject, Head Asst. Harbormaster Joe Driscoll asked the selectmen s support for a federally-funded Coastal Camera Project memorandum of agreement between the Massachusetts Harbormasters Association, Inc. and the Town of Hingham regarding the Port of Boston CCTV (closed circuit television) system. The project involves installing surveillance cameras similar to the ones Hingham already has in place at various locations from the New Hampshire border through Plymouth, including Hingham. Cooperative effort

The project is a cooperative effort to establish and operate a regional (shared) point-to-point wireless link for interconnectivity of surveillance cameras through the CCTV system.

Under the agreement the Association would maintain and manage the system and its point-to-point wireless network. The town wouldn t own its part of the regional system but would have access to it through a provided workstation.

It s the same type of system used by the Coast Guard and local harbormasters, Driscoll said. It would be integrated with Hingham s camera system and would give us greater coverage of our waterways without having to expand our own system. The purpose of the agreement is to enhance law enforcement efforts to promote safety and security; prevent crime, terrorism, and fear; and to mitigate natural disasters. All users of the CCTV system must comply with the association s board of director s policies and procedures.

While generally supportive of the idea, the selectmen will revisit this issue at their June 6 meeting, pending further information related to the policies and procedures requirement, insurance, equipment maintenance, privacy rights, the estimated $200 annual user fee and any other potential additional costs, and any risks. Selectmen Chairman Mary Power noted that one of the benefits of cameras is to help locate vessels in distress. The Massachusetts Harbormasters Association, Inc. has an office in Norwell.

You can follow Carol Britton Meyer on Twitter @ CMeyerJournal.

UK police hunt Manchester bomber’s network, angered by US leaks

MANCHESTER, England Police scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber with arrests in Britain and Tripoli on Wednesday, as details about the investigation were leaked to U.S. media, infuriating authorities who fear a second attack is imminent.

British-born Salman Abedi, 22, who was known to security services, killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children on Monday. Authorities believe he had help in building the bomb, which photographs published by the New York Times showed was sophisticated and powerful, and that his accomplices could be ready to strike again. Manchester police arrested five men and one woman on Wednesday, bringing the total held for questioning to seven, and searched multiple addresses in northern and central England.

Explosives were found at one site, the Independent reported, citing security service sources. A source said British investigators were hunting for anyone who may have helped build the suicide bomb.

I think it s very clear that this is a network that we are investigating, police chief Ian Hopkins said outside Manchester police headquarters.

And as I ve said, it continues at a pace. There s extensive investigations going on and activity taking place across Greater Manchester as we speak. Abedi, who was born in Manchester in 1994 to Libyan parents, blew himself up on Monday night at the Manchester Arena indoor venue at the end of a concert by U.S. pop singer Ariana Grande attended by thousands of children and teenagers.

Police in Tripoli on Wednesday arrested Abedi s younger brother and his father, who said he did not expect the attack.

I spoke to [Salman Abedi] about five days ago … there was nothing wrong, everything was normal, Ramadan Abedi told Reuters, moments before he was arrested. A spokesman for the local counter-terrorism force said his brother Hashem Abedi was arrested on suspicion of links with Islamic State and was suspected of planning to carry out an attack in the Libyan capital. The first arrest made in Britain on Tuesday was reported by British and U.S. media to be Abedi s older brother.

Earlier, interior minister Amber Rudd said the bomber had recently returned from Libya. Her French counterpart Gerard Collomb said he had links with Islamic State and had probably visited Syria as well.

U.S. leaks

Authorities in Britain have become increasingly angered by U.S. leaks from the investigation, including the bomber s name on Tuesday and the photos of blood-stained fragments from the bomb on Wednesday. British police chiefs said the breaches of trust between security service partners were undermining their efforts. Rudd had earlier scolded U.S. officials for leaking details.

The British police have been very clear that they want to control the flow of information in order to protect operational integrity, the element of surprise, so it is irritating if it gets released from other sources, and I have been very clear with our friends that should not happen again, she said.

But, hours after the warning, the New York Times published the detailed photographs. A government source told the Guardian newspaper, Protests have been lodged at every relevant level between the British authorities and our U.S. counterparts. British Prime Minster Theresa May will meet U.S. President Donald Trump at a NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, but officials said she would cut short the second leg of her trip to the G7 summit in Italy.

The Manchester bombing has raised concern across Europe. Cities including Paris, Nice, Brussels, St. Petersburg, Berlin and London have suffered militant attacks in the last two years.

Soldiers on the streets

The 22 victims in Manchester included an eight-year-old girl, several teenage girls, a 28-year-old man and a Polish couple who had come to collect their daughters. Britain s official terror threat level was raised to critical, the highest level, late on Tuesday, meaning an attack was expected imminently. But with just over two weeks to go until a national election, May s Conservatives and political parties said they would resume campaigning in the coming days.

The Manchester bombing was the deadliest attack in Britain since July 2005, when four British Muslim suicide bombers killed 52 people in coordinated attacks on London s transport network. Rudd said up to 3,800 soldiers could be deployed on Britain s streets, taking on guard duties to free up police to focus on patrols and investigation. An initial deployment of 984 had been ordered, first in London and then elsewhere. Soldiers were seen at the Houses of Parliament, May s Downing Street residence and at the London police headquarters at New Scotland Yard.

The Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, a draw for tourists, was canceled because it requires support from police officers, which authorities decided was not a good use of resources given the threat level. A source close to the bombing investigation told Reuters that the focus was on whether Abedi had received help in putting together the bomb and on where it had been done. The bomb used in the attack appeared to contain carefully packed shrapnel and have a powerful, high velocity charge, according to leaked photographs from the investigation published by the New York Times.

The BBC reported that security services thought the bomb was too sophisticated for Abedi to have built by himself. Police arrested three people in South Manchester, one woman in North Manchester, a man in the nearby town of Wigan, and another man in the central English town of Nuneaton.

Tour cancelled

Ariana Grande s representative said on Wednesday she was suspending her tour to assess the situation and to pay our proper respects to those lost. The U.S. singer had been scheduled to perform two shows at London s O2 arena this week. Chelsea soccer club said it had canceled a victory parade that had been set to take place on Sunday to celebrate its Premier League title.

Several high-profile sporting events are coming up in Britain, including the soccer FA Cup final at London s Wembley Stadium and the English rugby club competition final at Twickenham on Saturday and the UEFA Champions League final at Cardiff s Millennium Stadium on June 3. Britain also has a national election scheduled for June 8. All campaigning was suspended after the attack, although major parties said they would resume some activities on Thursday and national-level campaigning on Friday. The government said a minute s silence would be held at all official buildings at 1000 GMT on Thursday.

Greater Manchester Police said they were now confident they knew the identity of all the people who lost their lives and had made contact with all the families. They said they would formally name the victims after forensic post-mortems, which would take four or five days.

The bombing also left 64 people wounded, of whom 20 were receiving critical care for highly traumatic injuries to major organs and to limbs, a health official said.

France, which has repeatedly been hit by devastating militant attacks since 2015, extended emergency powers.

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