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Study Finds Majority of Tenants Unaware of Rights

10-19-16
A study published in the Rutgers Law Review shows an overwhelming number of renters in New Jersey are not asserting their rights as tenants, despite living with insufficient heat and plumbing.

Bill Baroni Testifies Christie Called Him ‘Attack Dog’

10-18-16
Under cross examination at the Bridgegate trial, Bill Baroni testified that Gov. Christie called him his attack dog, citing times the governor told him to punish Sen. Frank Lautenberg and former firefighters' union president Bill Lavin.

Rash of Fatalities Spotlights Dangerous Jersey City Roadway

10-18-16
Kennedy Boulevard is one of the state's most dangerous local roadways. It has a high volume of traffic, a lot of pedestrians and a lot of crossings, which has led to fatal crashes.

Advocates Call for Change in Juvenile Justice System

10-18-16
Juvenile justice reform advocates are calling for changes in the system so fewer minors are locked up and tried and punished as adults.

Bill Baroni Takes the Stand at Bridgegate Trial

10-17-16
Bill Baroni testified in his own defense, saying as far as he knew, the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge were part of a traffic study.

Defense Moves to Have Charges Dropped at Bridgegate Trial

10-14-16
The defense moved to have all charges against Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni dismissed, arguing that the prosecution had failed to show any evidence that Port Authority policies were violated. The judge will rule on that motion Monday.

Bombing Suspect Ahmad Khan Rahimi Pleads Not Guilty

10-13-16
Ahmad Khan Rahimi, who was allegedly involved in planting explosive devices in New Jersey and New York, pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a shootout with Linden police on Sept. 19.

Bridgegate Jurors Hear Three-Year-Old Bill Baroni Testimony

10-13-16
Government prosecutors used their most damning evidence against Bill Baroni: his own words describing a traffic study from an Assembly Transportation Committee three years ago.

Former Staffer Testifies Christie Knew of Possible Kelly Lane Closure Emails

10-11-16
Former governor's office Deputy Chief of Staff Deborah Gramiccioni testified at the Bridgegate trial that she told Gov. Christie about the possibility of emails with Bridget Kelly's name on them related to the GWB lane closures Dec. 12, 2013.

Department of Justice Holds Community Policing Forum in Newark

10-7-16
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said frank talk on the issue of police-community relations can be hard to do, but clearly needs to be had.