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Lawmakers Reject Christie Book Deal and Killing Legal Ads

12-20-16
The plug was pulled on the bill that would allow Gov. Christie to profit from a book deal while still in office.

New Report Questions New Jersey’s Juvenile Justice System

12-20-16
Research shows that a black kid in New Jersey is 24 times more likely to be sentenced to confinement than a white child.

New Newark Jail Hopes to Save Money, Lives

12-20-16
Newark officials unveiled a new jail at Police Headquarters on Clinton Avenue -- a facility that’s no comparison to the old facilities at 31 Green Street.

‘Revenge Bills’ Face Opposition From Both Sides

12-19-16
Opponents brandished back scratchers as symbols, they said, of the bill that would relax ethics rules to let Gov. Christie profit from a book deal while still in office.

Electoral College Elects Trump Despite Protest Efforts

12-19-16
Members of the Electoral College sealed Donald Trump’s victory today at statehouses across the country.

Questions Over Marijuana Policy in Trump Administration

12-19-16
President-elect Donald Trump has flip flopped on the issue of legalizing marijuana. He recently said it's a state by state issue and he supports medical use, but he's also called Colorado's growing industry a "real problem."

Newark ICE Field Office Director Talks Current and Future Priorities

12-15-16
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a 287(g) program that allows ICE to work with state and local law enforcement agencies.

Deal to Let Christie Make a Book Deal, Raise Cabinet Salaries Will Get Senate Hearing

12-14-16
The proposed bill would allow the governor or any other state employee to make money off a book, give raises to the governor's cabinet and give lawmakers another $30,000 for staff salaries.

Group Proposes Plan to Combat Gun Violence in Plainfield

12-13-16
Plainfield logged three homicides last year. This year the homicide rate more than tripled to 10 as a result of guns, drugs and gangs, according to city officials.

Camden Awarded $13 Million Grant for Revitalization

12-13-16
Camden is one of just five cities to be awarded a $13 million Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant from HUD.