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Panel Discusses Criminal Justice Reform At East Orange Forum

8-12-15
A panel that included U.S. Senator Cory Booker gathered at the Christ Episcopal Church in East Orange to discuss a criminal justice reform.

Stockton can find new buyer for Showboat, judge rules

8-10-15
Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez said the contract between Stockton University and Glenn Straub's KK Ventures was properly terminated so the school can sell the former Showboat casino.

Newark Mayor Previews Anti-Violence Rally

8-6-15
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka called on community members to stand up against violence in the city and participate in an anti-violence rally Saturday.

NJSPBA President: Police and Firefighter Pensions Under Control

8-6-15
NJSPBA President Pat Colligan says that the police and fire union pensions are in good shape compared to other state pensions.

Former Justice: NJ Supreme Court Will Have to Make Decision on Pension COLAs

8-5-15
Former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Peter Verniero says that the Court will have to make a decision on cost of living adjustments for pension recipients.

Concern Over Drones Flying Close to Commercial Planes

8-4-15
Pilots in the area have reported seeing drones flying close to their aircraft, which can be very dangerous.

Rail Crossing Upgrades Nearly Complete in Elmwood Park

8-3-15
Officials gathered at the Midland Avenue rail crossing in Elmwood Park, which tops the list of the most dangerous in the region. Upgrades to improve safety are expected to be done by the end of the summer.

NJ ACLU Policy Dir.: Body Cameras Need to Capture Full Scope of Police Activity

8-3-15
NJ ACLU Policy Director Ari Rosmarin talks about some concerns over citizen privacy and access with the use of police body cameras.

2015 National Night Out Events In NJ

7-31-15
Check out National Night Out events in New Jersey for 2015.

Judge Hears Final Arguments of Proposed Exxon Settlement

7-30-15
Judge Michael Hogan heard final arguments in the proposed Exxon settlement case after sitting through trial testimony and reading through public comments. He said parties shouldn't expect a decision until the end of August.