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151027Cruz

Coalition Prepares Newarkers for Eventual CCRB, Call on Board to Have Subpoena Power

10-27-15
Several Newarkers shared their stories of police encounters at a community forum sponsored by a coalition calling itself Newark Communities for Accountable Policing. The purpose of this forum was to make Newarkers aware that a civilian complaint review board is on the way and what it could mean to them.
151026Flanagan

Community Comes Together to Help Families Return Home Three Years After Sandy

10-26-15
New Jersey’s disbursed about $660 million in federal money for reconstruction, rehabilitation, remediation and elevation of Sandy-damaged homes. The state says 8,000 homeowners remain in the program, 4,500 applicants have withdrawn and almost 2,000 have completed reconstruction.
151026Delmore

Automobile Technology Collects Data, Locks Out Independent Shops

10-26-15
Vehicles equipped with advanced computer systems have a "little black box" of sorts that collects a variety of data, including driver habits. These systems are controlled by code housed or sold by car manufacturers, which can make repair work done at independent car shops costly and cumbersome.
151023Kean

Sen. Kean Talks Port Authority, Gun Override and Tax Breaks For Atlantic City Performers

10-23-15
Sen. Tom Kean spoke in studio about yesterday's veto about gun permits, plans for a new Port Authority and tax breaks for Atlantic City performers.
151022Flanagan2

Senate Breaks Christie’s Streak By Overriding Veto on Gun Permit Bill

10-22-15
For the first time, Gov. Christie was overridden by the state Senate as they voted against his veto of a bill aimed at notifying police when those committed to mental health facilities seek to expunging their mental health records in order to buy a firearm.
152022Cruz

Newark Mayor Names Members to Civilian Complaint Review Board, Prepares for Legal Battle

10-22-15
The Newark Mayor announced the creation - by executive order – of the city's first-ever Civilian Complaint Review Board back in January. It's something other Newark mayors have only ever talked about. In the intervening months the administration has been working out the details of the CCRB and this week's announcement suggests that the administration is poised for implementation of the board.
151021Greenstein

Sen. Greenstein on Why Not to Revise the Flood Hazard Area Control Act

10-21-15
Sen. Greenstein spoke about why revisions to the Flood Hazard Area Control Act would be detrimental to the environment. She said, "Whether it's the fish in the sea, whether it's the water quality, whether it's flood control, all of these aspects of water will be revised as a result of what the DEP wants to do and we want to stop it."
151020Cruz

Transportation Trust Fund at Center of Endless Debate as Election Day Looms

10-20-15
The Transportation Trust Fund, that mechanism for funding bridge and highway maintenance and mass transit projects, is mired in debt and unable to fund much of anything nowadays. But what is this TTF?
151020Aron

Calls to Override Bond Vote as Overcrowding in Freehold Schools Persists

10-20-15
Freehold schools have been dealing with severe overcrowded. A growing Hispanic population, in addition to Freehold taxpayers voting against a bond referendum to build new classrooms, have prevented the district from combating the problem. The superintendent says the district is out of whack by about 550 students, causing libraries and technology labs to be partitioned off into classrooms.
151019Aron

Senate Democrats Identify Six Areas In New Jersey That Need More Investment

10-19-15
Senator Sweeney appoints six of his fellow Democratic senators to conduct hearings into six policy areas.