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Christie Approves Use of Medical Marijuana for PTSD

Gov. Christie signed a bill that adds PTSD to a growing list of conditions that qualify patients for medical marijuana.

NJ Bail Reform Goes into Effect Jan. 1

A major hallmark of New Jersey's bail reform law: those arrested on a warrant must get a six-point assessment or algorithm hearing within 48 hours to determine bail.

Nine Jurors Seated for Bridgegate Trial

Nine people have been chosen for the jury in the Bridgegate trial and 19 were dismissed. Opening arguments are scheduled for Monday.

Picatinny Arsenal Holds Active Shooter Drill

Police cars, fire trucks and ambulances barreled toward Building 151 at Picatinny Arsenal as the military research and development center kicked into high gear for an active shooter drill.

NJPAC Hosts Frank Discussion About Race and Policing

Two organizations invited hundreds to NJPAC to talk and listen and share ideas about reforming the Newark Police Department.

Jury Selection Continues in Bridgegate Trial

Potential jurors in the Bridgegate trial have been narrowed down from 253 to 139. In the next phase of jury selection, both sides will begin questioning and objecting to certain jurors.

ACLU Challenges Law Enforcement Asset Forfeiture

ACLU-NJ charges the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is illegally suing people to keep their cash and possessions seized by officers on the street.

Officials Outline Flood Mitigation Plan for Rahway River Basin

The Rahway River Basin runs through 24 municipalities in Union, Essex and Middlesex counties, threatening homes and businesses when heavy rain falls as happened during Irene. The Army Corps of Engineers has a plan to help prevent flooding.

A Conversation on Race and Policing in Newark

The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice is holding a forum at NJPAC to discuss the issue of race and policing.

Jersey City Gets Grant for More Firefighters Ahead of 9/11 Anniversary

Days before the 15th anniversary of 9/11, New Jersey’s two U.S. senators announced an $8.4 million federal SAFER grant for the Jersey City Fire Department, which will allow them to retain 45 currently working firefighters and hire 16 new ones.