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Groups File Complaints Against Red Bank Charter School

11-15-16
The Latino Coalition and a private parent group filed formal complaints with the state against Red Bank Charter School, which they say educates fewer Latinos than the traditional public schools in the area.

Fate of Bipartisan Proposals Unknown with Trump as President

11-11-16
Sen. Cory Booker has been a big proponent of criminal justice reform, which has bipartisan support, but the future of a bill is uncertain now that Donald Trump is the president-elect.

Unauthorized Immigrants Fear Trump Presidency

11-10-16
Because of Donald Trump's comments during his political campaign advocating building a wall and creating a deportation task force, many unauthorized immigrants are worried about their future once he becomes president.

Newark Reentry Initiative Aims to Cut Recidivism, Prevent Homicide

11-10-16
Grant money will be used to work with 75 ex-offenders to keep them out of jail and alive. They will be chosen by analyzing crime and parole data to target people at the highest risk of being involved in a homicide.

Paterson Homicides on the Rise Since Police Layoffs

11-10-16
Homicides have risen 30 percent since 125 police officers were laid off in Paterson in 2011.

Lawsuit Seeks to Throw Out More Than 20,000 DUI Convictions

11-9-16
More than 20,000 New Jersey drivers may have been wrongly prosecuted because of botched calibrations on breathalyzer tests.

Census Counts Prisoners Where Jail is Located

11-8-16
It's called prison gerrymandering: counting prisoners in the municipalities their jails are located instead of their hometowns. Some say this gives residents in areas with prisons a greater weight when they vote.

What Bridgegate Verdict Means for Chris Christie

11-7-16
Gov. Christie maintains he knew nothing about the scheme to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge or its political motive. But co-chairs of the legislative committee that investigated Bridgegate want to reconvene the panel and get the governor to testify under oath.

NJ Transit Executive Director: Federal Inspection Findings ‘Unacceptable’

11-7-16
New NJ Transit Executive Director Steven Santoro testified before a joint legislative committee investigating NJ Transit in the wake of the deadly Hoboken train crash. He called the multiple safety violations identified by a federal inspection unacceptable.

Baroni, Kelly Found Guilty on All Charges in Bridgegate Trial

11-4-16
Jurors in the Bridgegate trial found Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni guilty on all charges. Both defendants' attorneys say they plan to appeal.