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160817Vannozzi

ELEC Unable to Meet Because of Vacancies

8-17-16
The Election Law Enforcement Commission oversees campaign financing for every election in the state. But for the last five months its board of commissioners, which punishes violators, has been unable to meet because three of the four seats are vacant.
160815Schmertz

Drones Help Bergen County Emergency Responders

8-15-16
The Bergen County Office of Emergency Management has used drones to search for a homicide suspect in Midland Park and to find a missing person in Little Ferry.
160812Schmertz

Are Reforms Needed For Megan’s Law?

8-12-16
The sex offender registry was created by Megan’s Law and classifies those convicted of sex crimes into one of three tiers, resulting in different levels of scrutiny.
160812Delmore

Lakewood Condo Posts Rules Designating Gender-Segregated Swim

8-12-16
Some condo owners in Lakewood are getting fired up over what they say are discriminatory rules regarding gender-segregated pool rules.
160811Hill2

Newark Monitor Hopes to Enact Police Reform

8-11-16
Peter Harvey, the federally appointed monitor of the Newark Police Department, is working on a five-year plan to reform the institution.
160811Flanagan

Same-Sex Couples Sue Over Fertility Treatment

8-11-16
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield says they were following the state mandate that requires women to prove their infertility through “two years of unprotected sex with a man” with no regard for their sexual orientation.
160811Schmertz

A Wrongful Conviction ‘Destroyed’ This Man’s Life

8-11-16
Dion Harrell was convicted of rape in 1999. Over 20 years later, DNA proved his innocence and cleared his record, but not after prison and years of living on the sex offender registry destroyed his life.
160810Flanagan

Punishable Distracted Driving Habits Broadened in New Bill

8-10-16
A new bill would amend New Jersey’s no cellphone while driving law to include a ban on distracted driving behaviors.
160810Delmore

School Security Panel Discusses Need for Preparation

8-10-16
State officials and prosecutors, along with an FBI agent that investigated the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the former Columbine High School principal, discussed what can be done to make NJ schools safer.
160805Schmertz

New Jersey Welcomes Syrian Refugees

8-5-16
The State Department reports that New Jersey has taken in 194 refugees since last fall, and 80 just in July. Most of the refugees are making their new home in immigrant-rich areas near Jersey City, Elizabeth and Paterson.