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Judge Denies Request for Special Prosecutor in Bridgegate Complaint

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.

Court Rebuffs Christie Civil Service Changes

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.

Newark Police and Religious Leaders Team Up

The city’s hope is the public seeing cops and clergy together will build ties and trust between communities and the police department.

NJ Supreme Court Weighs Affordable Housing Obligations

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.

East Brunswick Police Work to Help Opioid Addicts

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.

Judge Hears Teaneck Citizen’s Complaint Against Christie Over Bridgegate

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.

20 Judges Added in Preparation for New Bail System

Senate President Steve Sweeney says extra resources are needed to move from cash bail to a risk-based system on Jan. 1.

Reaction to President-Elect’s Cabinet Choices

The reaction to President-Elect's Trump's cabinet picks depends on where the person sits in the government.

Rep. Pallone: Public Needs to Speak Up About Climate and Health Care Policies

Congressman Frank Pallone says that if the public doesn't agree with President-Elect Trump's policies on health care and climate change, they need to speak up.

MADD Gives NJ 2 Out of 5 Stars for Efforts Against Drunk Driving

Mothers Against Drunk Driving has ranked each state for its efforts to eliminate drunk driving. New Jersey received two stars out of five.