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161025Wanko

Fire Department Launches Stipend Incentive Program for Volunteers

10-28-16
The Avalon Fire Department launched a program to give a maximum of $400 a month for nighttime volunteers.
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Defense Rests at Bridgegate Trial, Judge Gives Jurors Instructions

10-26-16
The defense rested after Bridget Kelly finished her testimony and jurors were given 90 minutes of instructions from the judge. Ten hours of closing arguments are expected before jury deliberations begin.
161026Vannozzi

Groups Legally Challenge PARCC Graduation Requirement

10-26-16
Several civil rights and advocacy groups have joined a legal challenge against PARCC, claiming New Jersey’s new high school graduation requirements, which include passing the controversial standardized test, violate state law.
161026Hill

Controversy Over Paterson Schools Eliminating Student Accident Insurance

10-26-16
In the spring, the Paterson school district eliminated the $400,000 student accident insurance coverage for this year, which means students must use their families' insurance in the event of an accident. The school board president is calling for the insurance to be reinstated.
161026Delmore

NJ Transit Officials Approve Budget for Positive Train Control

10-26-16
NJ Transit's board adopted an operating budget to keep the trains up and running and a capital budget to make repairs, modernize the fleet and upgrade technology, including $72 million to install positive train control.
161025Aron

Bridget Kelly: Thought GWB Tie-Up was Legitimate Traffic Study

10-25-16
Bridgegate defendant Bridget Kelly testified that she was using others' language in her emails about "traffic problems in Fort Lee" and she thought there was a legitimate traffic study happening at the George Washington Bridge.
161024Delmore

Legislation Aims to Improve Detection of Childhood Lead Poisoning

10-24-16
Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman is launching new legislation that would require kids to be tested for lead poisoning before they enter elementary school.
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Bridget Kelly Testifies Gov. Christie Knew About GWB Lane Closures Beforehand

10-21-16
During the Bridgegate trial, defendant Bridget Kelly testified Gov. Christie knew there was a traffic study coming a month before lanes were closed on the George Washington Bridge.
161021Vannozzi

Lawmakers Upset NJ Transit Leadership Absent from Hearing

10-21-16
NJDOT Commissioner and NJ Transit Chair Rich Hammer attended a legislative hearing to answer questions about the agency after the Hoboken crash. He said NJ Transit leaders were at an important meeting with the Federal Railroad Administration.
161021Wanko

Report: New Jersey’s Graduated Driver License Law is Saving Lives

10-21-16
A new Governors Highway Safety Association report says New Jersey has been able to cut teen fatalities by more than half since the Graduated Driver License law went into effect.