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161230flanagan

2016 Year in Review of New Jersey News

12-30-16
Many big news events happened in New Jersey in 2016.
161229flanagan

How Much Info Do Digital Home Assistants Store?

12-29-16
A murder case in Arkansas has raised questions about how much information devices like Amazon Echo store from customers.
161229schmertz

Bail Reform to Begin Despite Cost Concerns

12-29-16
Changes to New Jersey's bail system go into effect Jan. 1, even after the New Jersey Association of Counties asked for the law to be halted. It says the reforms will cost $50 million statewide.
161228fatton

Concern Over Public’s Right to Access Emergency Response Plans

12-28-16
If there's an accidental release of toxins, a plant explosion or chemical fire, federal law requires states to publicly issue emergency plans, including evacuation plans.
161227delmore

False Reports of Gunfire Cause Panic at Jersey Gardens

12-27-16
Patrons of The Mills at Jersey Gardens took to social media spreading rumors of a shooting after a loud sound was heard. Authorities later said it was only the sound of a chair hitting the ground during an altercation in the food court.
161227pascrell

Rep. Pascrell Talks Affordable Care Act and Syria

12-27-16
Congressman Bill Pascrell wrote Gov. Christie warning of the dangers of repealing the Affordable Care Act and making changes to Medicaid.
161226hill

Ramapough Lenape Nation, Mahwah at Odds Over Teepees

12-26-16
Members of the Ramapough Lenape Nation erected teepees on land the tribe owns, but Mahwah officials say they needed zoning permits and issued them summonses for the structures.
161226haygood

Can Newark Improve Relationship Between Police and Community?

12-26-16
Ryan Haygood, president and CEO of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and a member of the federal monitoring team overseeing the Newark Police Department, says he believes positive changes can be made to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the community in the city.
161222cruz

East Orange Latest City to Declare Itself a ‘Sanctuary City’

12-22-16
The designation of sanctuary city means very little legally, but officials use it to indicate that local police won't be enforcing federal immigration policy.
161222orton

Christmas Tree Fire Demonstration Highlights Safety Hazards

12-22-16
More than 200 fires in the U.S. each year are started by Christmas trees or holiday decorations.