Senate President Steve Sweeney wants the U.S. attorney and New Jersey attorney general to investigate claims that the NJEA is trying to coerce officials into approving a pension ballot question by threatening to withhold political contributions.
Camden’s murder rate has more than doubled this year compared to last from 12 to 25 apparently putting the beleaguered city on track to match or beat its record of 67 homicides. Officials say overall crime in the city is down, however.
Hudson County renewed its contract with Immigration Customs and Enforcement to have county jail officers screen immigrant inmates for serious crimes and/or immigration violations. Immigration advocates say the county shouldn't be doing the job of ICE.
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