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NJ Board of Education Considers Changes to Charter School Regulations

1-4-17
Members of the New Jersey State Board of Education were shown a plan to relax state certification rules for the 31 best-performing charter schools.
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AC Mayor Delivers Unofficial State of the City Speech

1-4-17
Don Guardian laid out his fiscal vision for Atlantic City in 2017, highlighting civic improvements, new development and revenues, but admitted new state overseer Jeff Chiesa plans deep cuts, including perhaps 250 police and firefighter jobs.
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Vin Gopal Steps Down as Party Chair to Run for State Senate

1-4-17
After serving four years as the Monmouth County chairman for the Democratic Party, Vin Gopal is running for State Senate in District 11.
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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.
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NJ Gains Greater Seniority on Congressional Committees

1-3-17
Congressman Bill Pascrell landed a spot on the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee where he joins fellow New Jerseyan Frank Pallone. Rodney Frelinghuysen has become chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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What to Expect in New Jersey Politics for 2017

1-2-17
Much changed in New Jersey's political world in 2016. David Cruz breaks down what to look for in the year ahead.