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160504Flanagan

Trenton to Launch Anti-Violence Initiative with Extra Police Units

5-4-16
Trenton police will launch a summer anti-violence initiative early, adding extra investigative units to combat strictly violent crimes.
160503Flanagan

Parents File Federal Lawsuit Over Lead in Newark School Water

5-3-16
Anthony Brown and Gwendolyn Booker have filed a federal lawsuit against Newark's state-run school district, its superintendent, the city and Gov. Christie, saying their children drank water tainted with lead in Newark schools.
160502Cruz

Report Shows Violent Crime Down in NJ and Nationwide

5-2-16
The Uniform Crime Report, issued by the state Attorney General's office, shows the crime rate improving in New Jersey. The occurrence of murders, robberies, aggravated assaults and rape are all down from where they were in previous years.
160502Vannozzi

Bill Would Set Aside $10M for Child Abuse Prevention Services

5-2-16
Senate President Steve Sweeney is introducing a bill to set aside $10 million to create a “Child Advocacy Center-Multidisciplinary Team Fund.”
160429Flanagan

Reentry Program Helps Find Jobs, Housing for Prisoners After Release

4-29-16
The Greater Newark Conservancy’s Prisoner Reentry Initiative aims to make the transition from jail to community easier.
160429Hill

Mahwah PD Hosts Training Session for Overdose Antidote

4-29-16
Community members attended a training session in Mahwah where they learned how to administer naloxone, an opioid overdose antidote.
160428Delmore

Synthetic Opiate Makes Heroin More Deadly

4-28-16
Fentanyl, a synthetic opiate used to treat cancer patients, has made its way into heroin, which has increased the occurrence of overdoses and deaths.
160425Aron

Democrats Plan to Roll Back Christie’s Gun Law Changes

4-25-16
Sen. Weinberg and Assemblyman Greenwald said they plan to try to reverse Gov. Christie's executive order loosening New Jersey's gun laws, particularly the part that makes it easier to qualify for a firearm carry permit.
160425Delmore

New Law Makes Expunging Records Easier

4-25-16
More people will now be eligible to have their records made inaccessible to the public, including prospective employers, landlords and colleges.
160422Delmore

Recognizing the Importance of Living Wills

4-22-16
A living will is an important document for making health care wishes known and ensure they are carried out.