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Partnership for Educational Justice Director Talks Last In, First Out

3-13-17
In a lawsuit, six Newark parents say experience and performance should count more than seniority and tenure.
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Senator, Cardinal Rally Support For Union City Man Facing Deportation

3-10-17
Twenty-six year resident and unauthorized immigrant Catalino Guerrero requested ICE stay his deportation while he applies for a special visa.
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Calls for Expungement Bill to Help Ex-Offenders

3-8-17
Gov. Christie says he'll work with Sen. Sandra Cunningham to get an expungement bill through New Jersey’s Legislature that would apply to non-violent offenders to give them a clean slate and help them more easily find a job.
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Proposed Law Would Recognize Concealed Carry Permits Across State Lines

3-6-17
Lawmakers are considering allowing qualified concealed gun owners to carry and possess in all states that permit concealed carry regardless of where the permit was obtained, the same way one state recognizes another’s driver’s licenses.
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Former Port Authority Chairman Sentenced in ‘Chairman’s Flight’ Scandal

3-6-17
David Samson was sentenced to four years probation, one year under house arrest and a $100,000 fine after pleading guilty to extorting a personal flight to South Carolina from United Airlines in exchange for considerations from the Port Authority.
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Case of Repeat Offender Has Some Questioning Bail Reform

3-3-17
Dawud Ward came to New Jersey after five convictions for breaking and entering and grand larceny in Virginia. Because of bail reform, he’s been in and out of court between new arrests for burglaries.
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NJ Officials Denounce Anti-Semitism After Jewish Community Center Threats

3-3-17
Several New Jersey elected officials gathered at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades to call for unity against the anti-Semitic threats and cemetery vandalism in New Jersey and 33 other states across the country.
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In Elizabeth, Immigrants Wonder If City Hall Has Their Backs

3-2-17
Mayor Chris Bollwage announced that Elizabeth will not be designated as a sanctuary city.
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How Much Do Unauthorized Immigrants Pay in Taxes?

3-2-17
New Jersey gets an injection of cash from its unauthorized immigrant population: nearly $600 million in state and local taxes, according to a new report.
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In First Address to Congress, President Aims to Temper Tone

3-1-17
New Jersey Democrats and Republicans respond to President Trump's new tone during his first address to Congress.