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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.
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.
161229schmertz

Bail Reform to Begin Despite Cost Concerns

12-29-16
Changes to New Jersey's bail system go into effect Jan. 1, even after the New Jersey Association of Counties asked for the law to be halted. It says the reforms will cost $50 million statewide.
161228flanagan

Home Affordable Mortgage Program to Expire at End of 2016

12-28-16
The Obama Administration's Home Affordable Mortgage Program, or HAMP, will be replaced by a new federal assistance program called Flex Modification in 2017.
161228delmore

Opioid Disclosure Legislation Awaits Governor’s Signature

12-28-16
Proposed legislation would require doctors to disclose the dangers of prescription opiates to patients under 18 and their parents or guardians before prescribing them.
161228fatton

Concern Over Public’s Right to Access Emergency Response Plans

12-28-16
If there's an accidental release of toxins, a plant explosion or chemical fire, federal law requires states to publicly issue emergency plans, including evacuation plans.
161228schmertz

Google and PSE&G Team Up to Find Methane Leaks

12-28-16
Using the same cars that take pictures for Google Maps, Google and PSE&G are able to detect methane leaks caused by aging infrastructure.
161227pascrell

Rep. Pascrell Talks Affordable Care Act and Syria

12-27-16
Congressman Bill Pascrell wrote Gov. Christie warning of the dangers of repealing the Affordable Care Act and making changes to Medicaid.
161227flanagan

The Impacts of NJ’s Six Cent Minimum Wage Increase

12-27-16
The Jan. 1 minimum wage increase to $8.44 an hour amounts to an extra $402 for workers in 2017.