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Shakeup at Newark Police Department Returns Former Director to Old Post

Mayor Ras Baraka was trying to explain the many ways his reorganization of the city's police department will save money and make the force more efficient.

Dem-Controlled Legislature Muscles Through Full Agenda, Leaving Republicans Gasping for Air

Lawmakers blew through the dinner hour in a mad dash to get through more than a hundred bills and four constitutional amendments pushed by the Democratically-controlled houses.

Battle Continues Over Historic Princeton Battlefield

The Princeton Battlefield Society and several New Jersey lawmakers are attempting to block a housing development being built atop historic land. It’s the site where George Washington’s troops defeated the British at the battle of Princeton during the American Revolution.

Trenton Introduces My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson introduced Abiezel to a packed council chambers of business, religious, social, academic, civic and law leaders and hailed him as one of the faces and symbols of hope and promise for the city’s just-announced My Brothers Keeper Initiative.

Guardian: Gaming Outside of Atlantic City Not Good for State

Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian discusses the impact that North Jersey casinos would have on Atlantic City and the state of New Jersey. He also discussed the PILOT legislation that would help rebound Atlantic City's economy.

Four Constitutional Amendments to be Decided by Voters in 2016

The amendments for voter approval are: allowing gambling in two North Jersey locations, using a gas tax to fund the Transportation Trust Fund, fulling funding public pensions by 2022 and changing the legislative redistricting process to ensure that 25 percent of the districts are competitive, beginning in 2021.

Assembly Falls Short of Another Veto Override, but Move Ahead on Atlantic City

With more than a hundred bills on the docket, lawmakers were scrambling to get all their work done before embarking on another extended period of legislative inactivity.

Natural Gas Pipeline Through the Pine Barrens One Step Closer To Being Built

The BPU voted unanimously to approve the controversial project that will convert the BL England Power Plant, in Cape May County, from a coal and oil-burning facility into cleaner, natural gas.

State Could Order Jersey City, Elizabeth, Others to Revalue Their Properties

Property revaluations, revals for short, have been ordered for Jersey City, Dunellen and Elizabeth to reassess the value of their properties to square their assessed value up with their true value.

First Step in Flying a Drone Begins on Land

Owners of drones weighing more than .55 pounds have to register with the FAA. They have to provide their name, home and email addresses. Owner then are required to place an identification number on each of their drones.