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Outrage Over Company Backing Out of Superfund Cleanup Through Bankruptcy

4-18-17
Three months after the EPA announced the price tag for cleaning up a Superfund site in Newark, the company that bought polluter Diamond Alkali went into bankruptcy and backed away from the cleanup, leaving public outrage in its wake.

Officials Want Bail Reform Changes

4-18-17
Two senators plan to introduce legislation that would detain people who committed unlawful possession of a firearm, which they see as a loophole to New Jersey's bail reform.

NJ Launches Health Care Option for Active Duty, Retired Military

4-18-17
Cooper University Health Care and Deborah Heart and Lung Center launched HeroCare Connect, which lets active duty and retired military members see a health care specialist within 24 to 48 hours.

Camden Residents March for an End to Gun Violence

4-18-17
Young people joined elected officials to bring attention to the issue of gun violence in Camden.

Officials Tour Hoboken Terminal to Assess Repair Progress

4-17-17
Permanent repairs to Hoboken Terminal won't be completed until 2019, according to NJ Transit. A fatal derailment damaged the station in September 2016.

Bipartisan Effort to Fix School Funding Formula

4-17-17
Democratic Senate President Sweeney and Republican Sen. Pennacchio have joined forces.

Christie Highlights Progress of Department of Children and Families

4-17-17
Gov. Christie visited staffers at the Department of Children and Families after a federal monitor gave the department good marks for its steady progress in responding to reports of child abuse.

Trump Move Allows States to Block Federal Funding for Clinics That Perform Abortions

4-14-17
President Trump signed a bill that says states can block federal funding to clinics that perform abortions, even for other services like contraception, sexually transmitted disease, fertility, pregnancy care and breast and cervical cancer screening.

NJ AG’s Office Asks for Modifications to Bail Reform

4-13-17
The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has asked the architect of bail reform to “consider making certain modifications” in how the new bail reform system assesses and determines risk of releasing criminal defendants in gun and eluding the police cases.

Discussing Ways to Help Ex-Offenders

4-13-17
Officials and people who have completed jail sentences gathered in Jersey City for the fourth annual Prisoner Reentry Conference.