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In Newark, Federal Supervision of Police Department Set to Begin

3-30-16
The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman's office revealed problem areas identified in a report for the Newark Police Department and plans to fix them.
AskTheGovMarch

‘Ask the Governor’ Live Stream: March 30, 2016

3-30-16
Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from New Jerseyans during the live one-hour call-in show “Ask the Governor,” on NJ 101.5 at 7 p.m.
160329Cruz

PATH Extension Project Threatened By ‘Parochial’ Interests Say Critics

3-29-16
The PATH extension project could be put on hold in exchange for the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Some lawmakers say the bus terminal impacts more people, but others say the decision hurts those outside of Bergen County.
160329Flanagan

Questions About Lead Dominate Newark Education Forum

3-29-16
Newark parents were frustrated about how information has been relayed regarding the elevated lead levels in school drinking water.
160329Aron

Bill Proposes $50 Fine, Possible Jail Time for Distracted Walking

3-29-16
Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt introduced a bill last week that would make texting or talking on a hand-held cell phone while crossing the street a punishable offense like jaywalking. The fine would be $50 and habitual offenders could go to jail.
160328Aron

St. Joseph’s Has First ER with Alternatives to Opioids Program

3-28-16
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson boasts the busiest emergency room in the state and says it recently became the first emergency room in the nation to adopt an alternative to opioids program.
160328Flanagan

Bill Requires Mandatory Water Testing for Lead in All NJ Schools

3-28-16
The bill provides $3 million a year to pay for bi-annual lead testing 30 days before school starts, and six months into the school year and would cover every school, including charters and privates.
160328Cruz

Feds Ready Audits For Medical Records Keepers

3-28-16
Since 2009, more than 255 reported data breaches affected more than 112 million individual medical records, at huge hospitals and smaller so-called business associates from dentists to MRI providers.
160328Hill

North Bergen Hopes to Collect Taxes from Medical Center, Nursing Home

3-28-16
The township of North Bergen has sued Palisades Medical Center and its Harborage nursing home in tax court. Sen. Nick Sacco has introduced a bill to keep the tax exempt status for nonprofit hospitals and their nursing homes but allow municipalities to charge $2.50 per day for each licensed bed.
160328Delmore

Commemorating 100th Anniversary of Easter Rising

3-28-16
A ceremony in Hackensack marked the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, the bloody rebellion that sparked the movement for Irish independence.