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Case of Repeat Offender Has Some Questioning Bail Reform

Dawud Ward came to New Jersey after five convictions for breaking and entering and grand larceny in Virginia. Because of bail reform, he’s been in and out of court between new arrests for burglaries.

NJ Officials Denounce Anti-Semitism After Jewish Community Center Threats

Several New Jersey elected officials gathered at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades to call for unity against the anti-Semitic threats and cemetery vandalism in New Jersey and 33 other states across the country.

In Elizabeth, Immigrants Wonder If City Hall Has Their Backs

Mayor Chris Bollwage announced that Elizabeth will not be designated as a sanctuary city.

How Much Do Unauthorized Immigrants Pay in Taxes?

New Jersey gets an injection of cash from its unauthorized immigrant population: nearly $600 million in state and local taxes, according to a new report.

In First Address to Congress, President Aims to Temper Tone

New Jersey Democrats and Republicans respond to President Trump's new tone during his first address to Congress.

Rep. Pallone Talks EPA, Affordable Care Act and More

Congressman Frank Pallone discusses change-ups at the Environmental Protection Agency, Republicans' possible replacement of Obamacare, the potential defunding of Planned Parenthood and more.

Lawmakers Hold Public Hearing on NJ Transit Operations

Members of the Senate and Assembly met in Hackensack for a public hearing aimed at improving NJ Transit operations.

Activists Arrested During Immigration Policy Protest

Police arrested five protesters for blocking a street during a demonstration against President Trump’s immigration policy at a federal immigration detention center in Elizabeth.

How NJ Police Are Using Surplus Military Equipment

Police departments across the state have acquired more than $40 million worth of surplus military equipment through a federal program. How are they being used?

Homeland Security Memos Outline Plan to Deport Unauthorized Immigrants

President Trump is empowering the Department of Homeland Security to carry out his executive order on immigration. Memos released today call for swift action in identifying, detaining and deporting unauthorized immigrants.