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False Reports of Gunfire Cause Panic at Jersey Gardens

12-27-16
Patrons of The Mills at Jersey Gardens took to social media spreading rumors of a shooting after a loud sound was heard. Authorities later said it was only the sound of a chair hitting the ground during an altercation in the food court.
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Rep. Pascrell Talks Affordable Care Act and Syria

12-27-16
Congressman Bill Pascrell wrote Gov. Christie warning of the dangers of repealing the Affordable Care Act and making changes to Medicaid.
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Ramapough Lenape Nation, Mahwah at Odds Over Teepees

12-26-16
Members of the Ramapough Lenape Nation erected teepees on land the tribe owns, but Mahwah officials say they needed zoning permits and issued them summonses for the structures.
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Can Newark Improve Relationship Between Police and Community?

12-26-16
Ryan Haygood, president and CEO of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and a member of the federal monitoring team overseeing the Newark Police Department, says he believes positive changes can be made to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the community in the city.
161222cruz

East Orange Latest City to Declare Itself a ‘Sanctuary City’

12-22-16
The designation of sanctuary city means very little legally, but officials use it to indicate that local police won't be enforcing federal immigration policy.
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Christmas Tree Fire Demonstration Highlights Safety Hazards

12-22-16
More than 200 fires in the U.S. each year are started by Christmas trees or holiday decorations.
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Program Loans Surveillance Cameras to Record Possible Home Health Care Abuse

12-22-16
The New Jersey Attorney General's Office is launching the “Safe Care Cam” program, which will loan micro-surveillance cameras for families to record possible abuse from home health care aides. The cameras look like everyday household items, like a cell phone charger.
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Senate President Sweeney Talks to Press About ‘Revenge Bills’

12-21-16
Senate President Steve Sweeney talked to reporters about the set of bills that would have allowed the governor to profit from a book and also allowed the posting of legal ads online.
161220cruz

Lawmakers Reject Christie Book Deal and Killing Legal Ads

12-20-16
The plug was pulled on the bill that would allow Gov. Christie to profit from a book deal while still in office.
161220delmore

New Report Questions New Jersey’s Juvenile Justice System

12-20-16
Research shows that a black kid in New Jersey is 24 times more likely to be sentenced to confinement than a white child.