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151009Hill

Police Training Aims To Eliminate Biases

10-9-15
To eliminate biases based on ethnicity, skin color or gender, leaders say slowing down and taking extra time to process helps in preventing jumping to conclusions.
151008Flanagan

Fighting Back Against Senior Investment Fraud

10-8-15
People over age 60 account for only 20 percent of New Jersey’s population, however they comprise almost a third of fraud victims in New Jersey, according to the Bureau of Statistics. Red flags include high pressure sales tactics, demands for immediate payment and a lack of proper credentials.
151006Hill

Giving Life to Outdated Criminal Justice Laws

10-6-15
A new criminal justice reform bill aims to give judges more discretion on nonviolent drug sentences and create more re-entry programs.
150930Hill

Summit Aims to Build Trust and Strengthen Relationships Between Communities and Police

9-30-15
A summit organized by NJ Acting Attorney General John Hoffman and U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman aims to tackle issues and strengthen the relationship between the community and police.
150929Vannozzi

Census Data Reveals Cumberland County with the Highest Poverty Rate in New Jersey

9-29-15
New Census data reveals Cumberland County with the highest ratings of poverty throughout the state, followed by Passaic and Hudson Counties.
150929Hill

State Court Ruling Makes Searching Cars Easier For Police

9-29-15
The State Supreme Court ruled that police can search cars without a warrant just based on probable cause, taking searches back to the federal standard.
150922Hill

Mother and Woodland Park Schools Go To Court Over Address Dispute

9-22-15
Woodland Park is demanding restitution in the form of $13,271 from a mother alleged to have falsified her address in order to send her child to a different school.
150921Toronto

Bergen United Way: 7,000 or more New Jerseyans on Affordable Housing Wait List

9-21-15
New Jersey offers incentives to towns who build Affordable Housing units for people in need. Bergen United Way President Tom Toronto says the state will count each bedroom of supportive housing for people with developmental disabilities or mental health issues as if two bedrooms were built.
150918Hill

Woodland Park Sets Ordinance Fining Parents For False Addresses

9-18-15
Woodland Park is issuing a $2,000 fine for "border hoppers" -- or students who fake their addresses to attend different schools.
150915Cruz

Body Cams Coming to Elizabeth and Other Union County Towns

9-15-15
Union County announces the start of a body camera pilot program.