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150311Griffa

Former Community Affairs Commissioner: Not Surprised By COAH Ruling

3-11-15
Former Community Affairs Commissioner Lori Grifa says that battles over COAH have existed for years and that they will continue to occur.
150311Brenda

Leah’s Law Aims to Up Security for Child Services Caseworkers

3-11-15
Child caseworker Leah Coleman was stabbed by a client 21 times in November after security was removed from the building. Leah's Law would ensure greater security for employees.
150311Hill

Advocacy Groups: Stop Large Subsidies Instead of Cutting Funding

3-11-15
Representatives from several New Jersey organizations asked lawmakers to set aside money in the state budget for them instead of offering large subsidies to corporations.
150311Cruz

Baraka Says No Meningitis Threat at Newark’s Oliver Street School

3-11-15
Although a first-grader from Oliver Street School died last week of suspected bacterial meningitis, officials say the school and its students are safe.
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: March 11, 2015

3-11-15
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.
150310Cruz

Christie Addresses Exxon Settlement at Somerville Town Hall

3-10-15
At his 130th town hall in Somerville, Gov. Christie told the crowd that the state's agreement with Exxon is "a good settlement."
150310Brenda

Fighting for Social Services Funding in State Budget

3-10-15
Representatives from advocacy groups attended a public budget hearing in Paramus to plead their case for funding.
150310Aron

Rutgers Professor Discusses Possible Charges Against Menendez

3-10-15
Rutgers University Professor Ross Baker says that no charges have been filed against Sen. Bob Menendez and that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid would not ask him to step down from his committee position unless there was widespread concern or fear of political damage.
150310Wanko

Officials Work to Ban Synthetic Microbeads

3-10-15
Synthetic plastic microbeads used in personal care products pose environmental dangers since they pass through most water treatment systems and end up in waterways.
Credit: Joe Loong

State Senate Moves on Several Fronts to Block Exxon Mobil Settlement

3-10-15
One panel releases resolution condemning the Christie administration’s drastically reduced payout in $8.9 billion case.