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161205Vannozzi

Casino License Bill Unanimously Passes Committee

12-5-16
The Assembly's Tourism, Gaming, and Arts Committee unanimously passed a bill that prevents anyone who closes a casino from obtaining another casino license for five years.
161202Vannozzi

NJ Schools Can Hire Retired Police Officers for Security

12-2-16
A new law gives districts the ability to hire specially trained, retired police officers for security at public and private schools and on community college campuses.
161202Hill

Trenton Housing Authority Employs Ex-Cons as Security Guards

12-2-16
The executive director of the Trenton Housing Authority has decided to hire some ex-convicts as security guards for tenants of the authority’s 1,500 units. That decision isn't sitting well with some.
161202Flanagan

Judge Denies Request for Special Prosecutor in Bridgegate Complaint

12-2-16
Longtime Christie critic Bill Brennan is accusing the governor of official misconduct. A judge has denied his request to appoint a special prosecutor to the case.
161202Cruz

Court Rebuffs Christie Civil Service Changes

12-2-16
An appeals court ruled changes to civil service rules were unconstitutional and that the Legislature did have the power to veto the governor's changes. The administration could appeal to the state Supreme Court.
161201Hill

Newark Police and Religious Leaders Team Up

12-1-16
The city’s hope is the public seeing cops and clergy together will build ties and trust between communities and the police department.
161130Vannozzi

NJ Supreme Court Weighs Affordable Housing Obligations

11-30-16
The state Supreme Court heard arguments challenging a lower court ruling that told towns they don't have to make up for housing obligations missed between 1999 and 2015.
161130Hill

East Brunswick Police Work to Help Opioid Addicts

11-30-16
The East Brunswick Police Department launched its Opiate Outreach Initiative in January. When addicts come to the attention of the police department, an officer calls them and encourages them to seek treatment.
161130Aron

Judge Hears Teaneck Citizen’s Complaint Against Christie Over Bridgegate

11-30-16
Bergen County Superior Court Assignment Judge Bonnie Mizdol entertained a motion by Teaneck resident Bill Brennan to appoint a special prosecutor in a complaint he has filed against Gov. Christie for the George Washington Bridge lane closures.