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Bill Protecting Internet Users from Identity Theft Advances

December 10, 2018

TRENTON, NJ -  Data breaches are becoming more frequent and more expensive. Recently, Marriott announced that more than a half million customer accounts had been exposed to hackers. Under legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26) companies are closer to being required to notify users of online security breaches

The bill expands a list of breaches requiring notification ...

‘Newark Must Not Become Another Brooklyn,’ Baraka Says After Announcing Commission on Gentrification

NEWARK, NJ - Newark Mayor Ras Baraka stood at a lectern today that was adorned with a sign that had one, simple message: “NO GENTRIFICATION.”

In the hopes of meeting that end, the city has created a new Equitable Growth Advisory Commission. It will draw up to 15 members from the community, academia, businesses and nonprofits to make recommendations to the city on topics about land ...

Bill Would Deny NJ Tuition Aid to Students Convicted of Hazing

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean.

The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

More than 200 students have died from hazing-related accidents in the United States since 1838, and 40 students have died ...

NJ Charter School Advocates Call For Changes in Funding, Autonomy

TRENTON, NJ— More than 50 public charter school families and advocates gathered outside of the state Department of Education to show their support for charter schools and present a report recommending ways to improve charter schools across the state, including a call for fairer funding.

The rally comes as officials from the DOE wrap up a tour of New Jersey to hear from those ...

Designated Driver, 20, Dies Following Ewing Car Accident

TRENTON, NJ - Michael Sot, 20, died early Tuesday afternoon from injuries sustained during a head-on collision Sunday according to information from Ewing police. 

Sot, a Clark resident and student at The College of New Jersey, was the driver of a car hit head-on by David Lamar V.  who has since been charged with driving while impaired.   According to Ewing police, vehicular ...

When Life Gives You Lemons... Make a Few Dollars

BAYONNE, NJ- Legislation championed by Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti at the behest of his nine year old son was unanimously approved by the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee on Monday.

The bill, A-4462, would prohibit towns from requiring licenses for children operating temporary businesses such as lemonade stands or snow shoveling services.

Calling it a ...

New Jersey Substitute Teacher Tells First Graders Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy Not Real

MONTVILLE, NJ – Social media was steaming and Montville parents were fuming when a parent whose child is a first grader at Cedar Hill Elementary in Towaco posted onto the Montville Moms Facebook page Nov. 29 that a substitute teacher identified only as “Ms. M” had told the children in the class that there was no such thing as Santa.

Mayra Aboyoun wrote that she was furious ...

New Rules Limit What Local Police May Ask; Cooperation with ICE Also Curtailed

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal will be in Paterson on Thursday to discuss this and other issues related to building trust between the community and law enforcement.

 

TRENTON, NJ - Police officers across the state are now restricted from asking you certain questions because of  a directive issued by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

Grewal’s policy — ...

Effort to Legalize Marijuana Advances in Trenton

TRENTON, NJ – Moving forward on legalization of the adult use cannabis after hearing from communities and all potential stakeholders throughout New Jersey, the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday approved measure A-11 that would set new, unprecedented regulation in the state for the possession, personal use, and sale of cannabis.

Currently Colorado, California, Oregon, ...

Fairfield Police Warn of Increase in Misuse of ‘Catnip Cocktail’

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession of eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of the product.

Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid that should be strictly used to sedate cats and not be consumed by humans.

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