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Controversy Over Paterson Schools Eliminating Student Accident Insurance

In the spring, the Paterson school district eliminated the $400,000 student accident insurance coverage for this year, which means students must use their families' insurance in the event of an accident. The school board president is calling for the insurance to be reinstated.

NJ Transit Officials Approve Budget for Positive Train Control

NJ Transit's board adopted an operating budget to keep the trains up and running and a capital budget to make repairs, modernize the fleet and upgrade technology, including $72 million to install positive train control.

Democratic Lawmakers Say Gas Tax Hike Will Help Extend Light Rail

Democratic leadership spoke about how the 23-cent gas tax increase will help extend the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail into Bergen County.

Bridget Kelly: Thought GWB Tie-Up was Legitimate Traffic Study

Bridgegate defendant Bridget Kelly testified that she was using others' language in her emails about "traffic problems in Fort Lee" and she thought there was a legitimate traffic study happening at the George Washington Bridge.

Atlantic City Officials Narrowly Approve Fiscal Plan

City Council members voted five in favor of the Atlantic City recovery plan, three against and one abstained. The state of New Jersey has five days to approve or reject it.

Mercer County Officials Warn of Renter Scams

Many have been swindled by people posing as landlords or agents who rent out properties without the rights. A Mercer County task force is working to address the problem.

Atlantic City Council to Vote on Five-Year Recovery Plan

On the verge of a state takeover, members of the Atlantic City council will vote on a five-year recovery plan that, if adopted, will hopefully help city finances.

Bridget Kelly Testifies She is Innocent of All Charges

Bridget Kelly spent another day in the witness chair defending her role in Bridgegate and implicating Gov. Christie.

Legislation Aims to Improve Detection of Childhood Lead Poisoning

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman is launching new legislation that would require kids to be tested for lead poisoning before they enter elementary school.

Advocates Push for Reduction of Carbon Emissions Through Electric Vehicles

According to a new study by an environmental coalition, the Frontier Group New Jersey should implement steps toward low carbon transportation.