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Sen. Cory Booker Discusses Importance of Criminal Justice Reform

11-22-16
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is a big supporter of reforming the criminal justice system. He says health care and drug treatment should be available to people with mental illness and addiction issues and sentences should be proportional to the infractions.
161121Flanagan

Trump’s Travel to NJ Cost Residents Time and Money

11-21-16
President-Elect Donald Trump traveled from New York City to Bedminster to spend the weekend at his golf course for meetings. The trip snarled traffic and cost the municipality an estimated $5,000 to provide 90 overtime man hours in police coverage for 48 hours.
161118Cruz

HUD Homeless Count Comes Up Short

11-18-16
Homelessness is down 12 percent over the last year in New Jersey, according to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report from the federal department of Housing and Urban Development.
161118Hill

Estate Tax Will Begin Phase Out on Jan. 1, 2017

11-18-16
Some NJ business owners were abandoning the state to avoid paying huge estate taxes, but not anymore.
161118Flanagan

New Law Will Allow Adoptees to Access Sealed Birth Records

11-18-16
Starting Jan. 1, 2017, an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 NJ adoptees will be able to access original birth records and contact information for their birth parents.
161116Hill

Report: Homelessness Criminalized in Some Cities

11-16-16
A National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty report found that Newark, Trenton and Atlantic City have laws on the books to remove the homeless from public view, which it says criminalizes the population for trying to live.
161115Flanagan

Groups File Complaints Against Red Bank Charter School

11-15-16
The Latino Coalition and a private parent group filed formal complaints with the state against Red Bank Charter School, which they say educates fewer Latinos than the traditional public schools in the area.
161111Delmore

Fate of Bipartisan Proposals Unknown with Trump as President

11-11-16
Sen. Cory Booker has been a big proponent of criminal justice reform, which has bipartisan support, but the future of a bill is uncertain now that Donald Trump is the president-elect.
161110Flanagan

Unauthorized Immigrants Fear Trump Presidency

11-10-16
Because of Donald Trump's comments during his political campaign advocating building a wall and creating a deportation task force, many unauthorized immigrants are worried about their future once he becomes president.
161110Delmore

Newark Reentry Initiative Aims to Cut Recidivism, Prevent Homicide

11-10-16
Grant money will be used to work with 75 ex-offenders to keep them out of jail and alive. They will be chosen by analyzing crime and parole data to target people at the highest risk of being involved in a homicide.