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160630Delmore

Disposing of Unwanted Prescription Drugs

6-30-16
Covanta, a waste energy plant in Newark, disposes of unwanted prescription drugs that residents turn in to the police through drug take back programs.
160628Cobb

Frontline, New Yorker Contributor Followed Newark Police For A Year

6-28-16
Frontline teamed up with New Yorker Contributor Jelani Cobb and followed Newark's Police Department for a year to show the challenges it faced in a broken community.
160627Flanagan

NJ Senate Passes Strict Standards for Handgun Permits

6-27-16
The Senate voted 22 to 17 to pass a bill that sets very strict standards for New Jersey residents who must show a “justifiable need” to get a permit to carry a handgun.
160627Hill

Lawmakers, Immigrant Advocates Question Use of Solitary Confinement

6-27-16
The American Friends Service Committee and New Jersey Advocates for Immigrant Detainees partnered with NYU and found the Essex County Correctional Facility used solitary confinement 446 times over three years and nearly a quarter of the cases were later dismissed.
160624Vannozzi

New Rules Coming for Commercial Drone Use

6-24-16
The FAA is cementing and greatly relaxing guidelines for flying small commercial drones.
160624Peabody

Fairleigh Dickinson University Professor Talks 50-Year Anniversary of Miranda Rights

6-24-16
Protecting basic rights of one person versus protecting the security of all people is still being debated 50 years after the Supreme Court case that set a new standard for law enforcement officials while dealings with suspects.
160623

House Democrats Hold Sit-In for Gun Control Vote

6-23-16
Democrats held a sit-in in the House chambers for more than 24 hours to try to get a vote on gun control reform measures. After cameras in the chamber were turned off, lawmakers used their social networks to show their efforts.
160622Flanagan

Lawmakers Want More Transparency with Trains Carrying Crude Oil

6-22-16
Trains carrying Bakken crude oil travel through New Jersey every week and state lawmakers are supporting right-to-know bills designed to enhance oversight.
160622Hill

Newark Mayor Walks Neighborhoods in Occupy the Block Event

6-22-16
The Occupy the Block initiative is meant to address residents' concerns, offer hope and job applications, and to push back against the intrusion of crime in Newark.
160621Hill

Preventing, Preparing for Mass Transit Terrorist Attack

6-21-16
New Jersey City University hosted a field hearing on protecting passengers and preventing and preparing for terrorism at rail and bus stations in New Jersey and New York.