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170105delmore

Criminal Justice Reform Legislation Back in the Mix

1-5-17
Three opponents of criminal justice reform legislation are no longer on the Senate Judiciary Committee, so the chairman says moving it forward is on the agenda.
170103hill

New Jersey Eliminates Bail for Most Defendants

1-3-17
A new system eliminates monetary bail in most cases. For indictable, more serious crimes the defendant goes to jail but must have a court hearing within 48 hours.
170103schmertz

Syrian Refugees Find Safe Haven in New Jersey

1-3-17
There are about 15 families who have escaped the Syrian civil war to settle in Paterson, which has a large Arabic community.
170103aron

Looking Ahead at Politics in New Jersey

1-3-17
New Jerseyans have a lot to keep their eyes on politically in the coming years.
170102delmore

Changes in New Jersey for 2017

1-2-17
New Jerseyans will see tax cuts, a minimum wage increase and bail reform among the changes for 2017.
170102hill

Towns Use Ride-Hailing Services to Prevent DUI

1-2-17
Evesham and Voorhees have a program funded by donations that pays for Uber rides between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. for people who were drinking. The HERO Campaign has an app that encourages people to sign up as designated drivers.
161230cruz

Will Court Render Newark Civilian Complaint Review Board Toothless?

12-30-16
A state court issued an injunction barring Newark from moving forward with the civilian complaint review board as presently envisioned, with powers to investigate grievances with subpoena power.
161230schmertz

New Jersey Prison Population on the Decline

12-30-16
New Jersey leads the nation in terms of lowering its incarceration rate, about 35 percent since 1999. There has also been a 38 percent drop in crime.
161230flanagan

2016 Year in Review of New Jersey News

12-30-16
Many big news events happened in New Jersey in 2016.
161229flanagan

How Much Info Do Digital Home Assistants Store?

12-29-16
A murder case in Arkansas has raised questions about how much information devices like Amazon Echo store from customers.