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Lawyer vows fight over police chief suspension

HALEDON, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for a suspended northern New Jersey police chief is vowing to fight the sanction and is predicting "a war." Attorney Stuart Alterman represents Haledon Police Chief Louis Mercuro, who was suspended this week because of ...

Supreme Court to hear former dispatcher’s suit

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court will hear a lawsuit by a former police dispatcher who claims she was discriminated against because she refused to work the midnight shift. Patricia Del Vecchio worked for the Bridgewater Township ...

Asw. Pinkin, Schepisi Discuss Women in Government

Assemblywomen Nancy Pinkin and Holly Schepisi talk about women's participation in elected office in New Jersey. They were honored by the League of Municipalities with the Outstanding Woman in Government Award.

State police ID woman killed in Route 287 crash

WANAQUE, N.J. (AP) — State police have released the name of a woman killed in Thanksgiving Day crash on a northern New Jersey highway. They say 43-year-old Jennifer Pechko, of Kinnelon, was backing up her convertible on the shoulder or Route 287 ...

Christie vetoes politically charged pig crate bill

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in the state. On Friday, the potential 2016 presidential contender called the bill a "solution ...

Fraud could lead to rape charge under legislation

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawmaker is pursuing legislation that could result in sexual assault charges if one party lies about his or her identity. Democratic Assemblyman Troy Singleton has introduced a measure that would expand the ...

It’s beginning to look a lot like 2016 to GOP govs

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week peacocking through the manicured grounds of a pink luxury resort, schmoozing with donors and sizing up the competition in the party's most fractured ...

Paterson, Newark, Jersey City to Buy Police Body Cameras

New Jersey's three major cities are planning to outfit police officers with body cameras to protect law enforcement and civilians.

Codey: Later Start Time Benefits Middle and High School Students

Sen. Richard Codey has introduced a bill that would study starting middle and high school days after 8:30 a.m., which he says will reduce absenteeism and tardiness while increasing grades.

A look at New Jersey’s tax incentives for business

A look at the details of New Jersey's tax incentives designed to bring businesses to the state or get them to stay: GROWTH UNDER CHRISTIE: Since 1996, New Jersey has offered $6.3 billion in such corporate tax breaks. This year, the state has ...