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Camden Prosecutor Makes Promotions, New Hires

August 3, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ — County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay has appointed a new Deputy Chief of Detectives, and she is steadily strengthening her agency with other promotions and new hires.

MacAulay, who became prosecutor in January, heads one of New Jersey’s busiest county Prosecutor’s Offices handling more than 11,000 criminal cases annually from 37 municipalities. Her office has 80 ...

Camden County Man Admits to COVID Fraud Scheme

CAMDEN, NJ — A Camden County businessman has pleaded guilty to swindling the federal government out of more than $500,000 in COVID-19 relief funds and receiving over $400,000 in Pennsylvania unemployment benefits for 16 employees who did not actually exist.

Stephen Bennett, 46, of Berlin, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Karen M. Williams on Tuesday to one count of bank fraud ...

Camden Welcomes State’s Stricter Gun Laws

CAMDEN, NJ — Officials from this city, intent on reducing its crime rate, say they’re grateful for a package of seven new gun laws that Gov. Phil Murphy enacted to curtail street violence.

Officials also say they would support any new measures that better arm police officers with ways to take deadly weapons off Camden’s streets.

“These new laws will make a ...

Camden to Settle 2009 Lawsuit Against Police for $500,000

CAMDEN, NJ – A payment of $500,000 to settle a federal lawsuit brought by a man who said he was beaten and falsely arrested by Camden City police officers 14 years ago was approved by City Council on Tuesday evening.

Settling with the man, Alanda Forrest, in three installments over three years likely would save money as opposed to continuing to litigate the case, according to the Council ...

Chief Zebrowski Concludes Term as President of the NJSACOP

SAYREVILLE -  Police Chief John Zebrowski completed his one-year term as president of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP), expressing appreciation to the members and staff who supported his many community-building initiatives.

Zebrowski’s term will be remembered for his strong advocacy and outreach on behalf of the police chiefs, continually underscoring ...

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New Jersey's 2023 State Budget Passed With a Lack of Transparency

At the end of June, New Jersey lawmakers passed the $50.6 billion state budget for the fiscal year 2023. Governor Phil Murphy (D), Senate President Nicholas Scutari (D), and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D) negotiated the budget behind closed doors. Unfortunately, the budget was passed with a lack of transparency for the people, the advocates, and many lawmakers.

On June 27th, the budget ...

ICYMI: Real Talk with Fernando Uribe Hosts Butler Mayor Ryan Martinez

Last week's Jersey 1st TV episode of Real Talk With Fernando Uribe featured an interview with the mayor of Butler (NJ), Ryan Martinez. The two covered a wide array of relevant political topics at different levels of government, offering their thoughts on the most important issues facing not only New Jerseyans but all Americans. 

The duo begin by breaking down the mayor's ...

Solar Landscape Announces Community Solar Projects Saving Lower-Income Residents 20% Annually on Electricity Bills

August 11, 2022

Asbury Park, NJ – August 11, 2022 – Solar Landscape, New Jersey’s largest community solar owner and operator, announced today that its statewide community solar projects have saved its low- and moderate-income (LMI) customers an average of 20% on the cost of their electricity usage.

“We know the guaranteed savings from our community solar projects make a big ...