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MADD Gives NJ 2 Out of 5 Stars for Efforts Against Drunk Driving

Mothers Against Drunk Driving has ranked each state for its efforts to eliminate drunk driving. New Jersey received two stars out of five.

Criminal Justice Reform Advocates Voice Concerns

A group of New Jersey's most powerful advocates for criminal justice reform took the stage at a panel hosted by Sen. Cory Booker.

NTSB Recommends Railroads Screen for Sleep Apnea

The NTSB has recommended the Federal Railroad Administration require railroads to medically screen employees in safety-sensitive positions for sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. This comes after the engineer involved in the Hoboken crash reportedly had undiagnosed sleep apnea.

Newark Airport Gets Automated Security Screening Lanes

The Transportation Security Administration and United Airlines rolled out the first two automated security screening lanes at Newark Airport ahead of Thanksgiving travel.

Sen. Cory Booker Discusses Importance of Criminal Justice Reform

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is a big supporter of reforming the criminal justice system. He says health care and drug treatment should be available to people with mental illness and addiction issues and sentences should be proportional to the infractions.

Trump’s Travel to NJ Cost Residents Time and Money

President-Elect Donald Trump traveled from New York City to Bedminster to spend the weekend at his golf course for meetings. The trip snarled traffic and cost the municipality an estimated $5,000 to provide 90 overtime man hours in police coverage for 48 hours.

HUD Homeless Count Comes Up Short

Homelessness is down 12 percent over the last year in New Jersey, according to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report from the federal department of Housing and Urban Development.

Estate Tax Will Begin Phase Out on Jan. 1, 2017

Some NJ business owners were abandoning the state to avoid paying huge estate taxes, but not anymore.

New Law Will Allow Adoptees to Access Sealed Birth Records

Starting Jan. 1, 2017, an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 NJ adoptees will be able to access original birth records and contact information for their birth parents.

Report: Homelessness Criminalized in Some Cities

A National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty report found that Newark, Trenton and Atlantic City have laws on the books to remove the homeless from public view, which it says criminalizes the population for trying to live.