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NJ NAACP President: Minorities Sit in Jail for Minor Offenses with Current Bail System

8-5-14
New Jersey Division of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President Richard Smith says with the current bail system, African-Americans, Latinos and the poor are sitting in jail for 10 months on average for minor offenses.
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NJDEP Offers Grants to Help Pay for Removal of Leaking Oil Tanks

8-5-14
New Jersey homeowners may be able to apply for a Department of Environmental Protection grant to pay for the removal of leaking underground oil tanks, but wait times are long.

Push is on for paid sick days in New Jersey cities

8-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A group is pushing to require businesses in six New Jersey cities to offer workers paid sick leave. An ordinance was introduced Monday in East Orange. And New Jersey Working Families says a coalition of left-leaning groups ...

Christie signs bill banning ivory importing, trade

8-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It will soon be illegal to trade ivory or rhinoceros horns in New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Tuesday that outlaws importing, buying or selling the animal parts. Christie and the bill's sponsors say the ...

Ex-wholesale firm worker faces embezzlement charge

8-5-14
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Theft charges have been filed against a man accused of embezzling more than $500,000 from a northern New Jersey wholesale firm where he formerly worked. State authorities say Steven Dilk could face up to 10 years in prison if ...

New Jersey speeds up on Sandy projects

8-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials say they have accelerated spending of federal aid sent to the state to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy. In a new progress report to the federal government, New Jersey's Community Affairs Department says it ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Aug. 5, 2014

8-5-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Bird migration delays drone tests in south Jersey

8-5-14
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — Drone test flights in southern New Jersey are delayed in order to shield protected migratory birds. The New Jersey Institute of Technology was set to begin testing drones at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May in ...

Newark to ask state for $28M to close budget gap

8-5-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest city is submitting a budget, ending months of speculation about whether the state would take over the city's finances. Recently-inaugurated Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is expected to submit a budget to the state ...

Protesters meet Sen. Reid at New Jersey fundraiser

8-4-14
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Republicans turned a campaign fundraiser featuring U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid into a rallying point. More than 100 people protested outside event Monday at a Cherry Hill restaurant. The intent was to ...