The defense rested after Bridget Kelly finished her testimony and jurors were given 90 minutes of instructions from the judge. Ten hours of closing arguments are expected before jury deliberations begin.
Several civil rights and advocacy groups have joined a legal challenge against PARCC, claiming New Jersey’s new high school graduation requirements, which include passing the controversial standardized test, violate state law.
In the spring, the Paterson school district eliminated the $400,000 student accident insurance coverage for this year, which means students must use their families' insurance in the event of an accident. The school board president is calling for the insurance to be reinstated.
NJ Transit's board adopted an operating budget to keep the trains up and running and a capital budget to make repairs, modernize the fleet and upgrade technology, including $72 million to install positive train control.
Bridgegate defendant Bridget Kelly testified that she was using others' language in her emails about "traffic problems in Fort Lee" and she thought there was a legitimate traffic study happening at the George Washington Bridge.
NJDOT Commissioner and NJ Transit Chair Rich Hammer attended a legislative hearing to answer questions about the agency after the Hoboken crash. He said NJ Transit leaders were at an important meeting with the Federal Railroad Administration.
After the prosecution unsuccessfully tried to exclude his testimony, Port Authority Commissioner Scott Rechler took the stand in the Bridgegate trial, sharing his thoughts on the state's star witness, David Wildstein.
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