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Former NJ AG Discusses Current Choice for Position

Former state Attorney General and state Supreme Court Justice Peter Verniero said Christopher Porrino is a "superb choice" to fill the position of New Jersey attorney general.

Senate President Accuses NJEA of Trying to Extort Public Officials

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.

NJ Freight Bridges Appear to be in Poor Condition

Advocates peer worriedly at a rusty, century-old drawbridge perched on crumbly-looking supports. But without an engineering report, it’s tough to determine whether injuries are structural or cosmetic.

Research: Law to Prevent Kids from Tanning Ineffective

New research shows the 2013 law put in place to prevent children younger than 17 years old from hopping in a tanning bed hasn’t worked.

Police Fatalities Up for First Half of 2016

A report issued by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund shows as of Aug. 1, 34 officers were killed by gun fire in the line of duty -- up from 20 at this time last year.

Charter School Head Coins Term for Inner-City Kids’ Anxiety

Village Charter School Head Dale Caldwell uses the term urban traumatic stress disorder, UTSD, to describe the chronic anxiety felt by inner-city kids.

Camden’s Murder Rate More Than Doubled for 2016

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.

Protesters Take to the Streets Outside DNC

Bernie Sanders supporters joined Black Lives Matter demonstrators and marched up and down the streets of Philadelphia outside the Democratic National Convention.

Immigration Advocates Oppose Hudson County ICE Contract

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.

2016 National Night Out Events In NJ

Check out National Night Out events in New Jersey for 2016.