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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City is wishing the Fire Department of New York a happy 150th birthday this weekend.
On Saturday afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro and members of the FDNY at an open house event at the Engine 58/Ladder 26 station on Fifth Avenue.
To mark the special occasion, the fire department is offering free tours of its firehouses in each borough.
“We want them to celebrate with us. We want to show them what it is we do,” Commissioner Nigro told 1010 WINS. “We want to welcome them into our fire house — our home. We want to show them what a great job it is.”
Attendees will get a chance to meet their local firefighters, see the tools and equipment they use and more.
De Blasio said he felt the tours were a “powerful” way to celebrate the anniversary.
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CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has admitted his role in a conspiracy to smuggle more than $200,000 worth of firearms parts out of the United States.
Federal prosecutors say 53-year-old Abelardo Delmundo, of Toms River, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act and U.S. anti-smuggling laws. He faces five years in prison when he’s sentenced Aug 7.
Delmundo admitted that from 2008 through October 2013, he and other conspirators he met through an online forum agreed to ship firearms and firearms parts from the U.S. to the Philippines.
Knowing that suppliers in the U.S. wouldn’t ship to the Philippines, the conspirators arranged for suppliers to send the firearms parts to Delmundo’s Toms River address so it would appear that it was a domestic sale.
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