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Holtec Files Two Lawsuits After Lacey Planning Board Denies Site Plan Application

September 24, 2020

LACEY, NJ – Holtec Decommissioning International filed two separate lawsuits against the Township of Lacey Planning Board last week. The state action only names the planning board, while the verified complaint filed in federal court also names Lacey Township.  Oyster Creek Environmental Protect, LLC is also a plaintiff in the federal matter.

Both lawsuits arise from an application ...

Crown Fried Chicken Owners in Camden Hit With Tax Evasion, Slew of Other Charges

CAMDEN, NJ — Two owners of multiple Crown Fried Chicken restaurants - two in Camden and one in Burlington Township - were hit with a number of charges including tax evasion, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday.

According to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, Ali Sher Khan, 51, of Haddon Township and Ali Khan, 48, of Clementon, were charged with harboring undocumented ...

Female Leaders in Camden, Beyond Mourn Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

CAMDEN, NJ — Female leaders from across the country, the state, and the local community - including Camden - are mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at 87. 

Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993. 

The feminist icon was the second woman appointed to the court and served more than 27 ...

Rutgers’ 1st Black Female Law Dean Says School ‘Immensely Proud’ of Fabiana Pierre-Louis 

CAMDEN, NJ — Fabiana Pierre-Louis, who graduated from the Rutgers Law School of Camden in 2008, made history Thursday.

With a unanimous approval (39-0) from the state senate, Pierre-Louis will become the first Black woman to serve as an associate justice on the New Jersey Supreme Court.

She will also be the third Black judge to be part of the court in New Jersey’s 244-history, ...

Camden Catholic HS Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student for More Than a Year

CHERRY HILL, NJ — Camden Catholic High School teacher Bridget Sipera, 36, was charged Wednesday for sexually assaulting a student for over a year, authorities said.

According to authorities, Sipera began sexually assaulting the underage student while they were attending her class from January 2019 — when the victim was 17 — through March ...

Camden Man Will Serve Over 38 Years for Attempting to Fatally Shoot Estranged Wife 

CAMDEN, NJ — A 55-year-old Camden man was sentenced to 38 years and 6 months Wednesday in connection to the attempted fatal shooting of his estranged wife at the Cherry Hill Towers Apartments in November 2018.

Brian Walker was found guilty in two separate trials on Feb. 25 and March 3, during which "the victim displayed great strength and courage in confronting ...

Owner of Camden Medical Trans. Service Admits He Filed False Tax Returns

CAMDEN, NJ — The owner of To & Fro Transportation based in Camden admitted Thursday via videoconference to filing false tax returns, thus failing to report all of his income, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

The business, solely owned by Rodney Bush-Rowland, 41, of Camden, provides medical transportation services. According to its website, the company offers ...

Supreme Court Arguments over NJ’s New $9.9B Borrowing Law Focus on What’s a Real Emergency

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Arguments before the New Jersey Supreme Court Wednesday over Gov. Phil Murphy’s $9.9 billion borrowing authority focused on three key questions: Can the money be used for general ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Butter Them Up with Lobster

September 27, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

We’re trading our flip flops for boots and our shorts for sweatshirts. Picnic dates on the shore might be coming to an end but one seaside dish that never goes out of season is lobster. 

Baked, broiled or served chilled, the ever-popular crustacean makes for a great meal on your ...

OPINION: Illicit Budget Raid of Clean Communities Fund Will Gut Litter Clean Up Programs in NJ

September 18, 2020

In my 40 years in Trenton as a business executive and President of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC), I recognize that these are difficult times for government leaders desperate to find revenue to plug state budget holes. 

But responsible revenue policy must stay within the legal boundaries of state law. 

Case in point: the recent proposal by the state Department of ...

NJ Human Services Announces $42.4 Million More in Additional Food Assistance

October 1, 2020

Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits;

October Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to $301.7M Since March

 

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(TRENTON) –  Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in October to help address ...

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The Jaffe Briefing - October 1, 2020

STATEWIDE – Good morning, and welcome to four more taxes in New Jersey. It is Oct. 1, there is a new state budget and here is how it may or may not be smacking you. If you drive, the per-gallon gas tax has gone up. If you are a millionaire – and good for you – you are now paying more income taxes. If you have health insurance – and, again, good for you – the HMOs ...