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STOPit App Lets Kids Anonymously Report Bullying

3-27-15
The STOPit app allows for anonymous reporting of bullying incidents. Founders hope it resonates with young people who use technology to communicate.
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NJ School Teacher Speaks Out About Gambling Charge

3-26-15
Teacher John Bovery says it's been four and a half years since he was charged with promoting gambling and he still hasn't gone to trial.
150326Hill

New Brunswick Repeals Begging Ban Amid Challenge

3-26-15
After a lawyer and the ACLU sued New Brunswick for citing John Fleming for begging, the city settled the case by paying $4,500 to a homeless charity and covering Fleming's court costs.
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Alliance Hopes to Make NJ More Immigrant Friendly

3-24-15
The New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice is made up of 20 different organizations that have joined forces to fight for immigrants' rights.
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‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict has Serious Implications for Music Industry

3-23-15
A jury decided the song "Blurred Lines" was too similar to Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up" and awarded the Gaye family $7.4 million.
150320Cruz

Bill Would Let Municipalities Require Cops, Firefighters to Live Where They Work

3-20-15
A bill has cleared a committee that would allow municipalities to require new cops and firefighters to live in the city where they work for five years.
150319Hill

NJ Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Bias Intimidation Law

3-19-15
New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled that focusing on the victim's perception rather than the defendant's intent in bias crimes cases violated the 14th Amendment.
150318Brenda

Gabby Giffords Visits Trenton, Touts Domestic Violence Gun Law

3-18-15
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, a victim of gun violence, encouraged New Jersey lawmakers to enact a new law to protect domestic violence victims from gun violence.
State Sen. Raymond Lesniak thinks it's "advantage New Jersey" after oral arguments in the latest sports betting case. - (ANDREW GEORGE)

N.J. sports betting case now in hands of federal appeals court

3-18-15
An appeals court is hearing New Jersey's case to legalize sports betting at its casinos and racetracks.
150316Vannozzi

South Orange Train Station to Close from 2 to 5 a.m. Because of Homeless

3-16-15
The train station in South Orange will now be closed between 2 and 5 a.m. after there have been complaints about homeless people living in the station.