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Bill would close NJ child abuse disclosure loophole

Religious organizations in New Jersey may have child abusers working or volunteering for them and not be aware of it, according to one state lawmaker.  

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LUPE-PAC packs the house in New Brunswick

They packed Panico’s in New Brunswick last night, a network of politically active and insistent Latinas and those they honored as they made an emphatic case for more power in this state.

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Track domestic abusers with GPS devices: Editorial

Letizia Zindell, who went by "Lisa," called off her wedding the day before she was to walk down the aisle, after her fiance exploded at her in front of everybody at their rehearsal dinner.

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LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP: Lampitt bill on disabled services advances

The Assembly Human Services Committee Thursday approved legislation co-sponsored by Pamela R. Lampitt, D-Camden/Burlington, to increase awareness of the programs and services available to New Jersey residents with developmental disabilities.

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In Search of African-American Male Teachers

Where are they?

For millions of African-American male youth who look toward the front of their classroom every day, the thought must arise frequently “Why don’t I see myself?”

That “myself,” of course, is a male teacher who represents to these youth a familiarity in gender and cultural experience that is virtually an unknown occurrence for African-American students in the American educational system.

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Assembly Panel Releases Moquera Legislation to Promote Donations to ALS Research

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gabriela Mosquera, Troy Singleton, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Daniel R. Benson, Herb Conaway Jr., Carmelo Garcia, Celeste Riley, and Ralph Caputo to allow gross income taxpayers to use their returns to make voluntary contributions to the Greater Philadelphia and Greater New York Chapters of the ALS Association for services provided to New Jersey residents was advanced recently by an Assembly panel.

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Gov. Christie embarrassed by property tax figures, so he erases them: Editorial

Gov. Chris Christie has expunged several years of data regarding property tax rebates, a sure sign that he is trying to hide his atrocious record. What other motive would explain it?

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Bill vetoed by Christie getting another look

NEPTUNE – The controversial state debt reporting bill that recently threatened Gov. Chris Christie’s perfect record of thwarting veto override votes is getting another look from lawmakers.

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Asm. Singleton: GPS Monitoring Would Give Domestic Violence Victims Some Stability

A domestic violence bill was introduced five years ago to crack down on perpetrators and protect victims. That bill was vetoed by Gov. Chris Christie, who ordered the attorney general’s office to study how technology could track domestic violence offenders. Its report says, “No law enforcement or court personnel can control the actions of the victim,” who “could choose to abandon her GPS in favor of reconciling with the offender, give her device to a proxy for the purpose of retaliation or revenge or simply forget to carry her device.” Which sounds to the bill’s sponsors like “blaming the victim.” Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7) told NJTV News Anchor Mary Alice Williams that he has some concern with the report because it says victims would somehow use the GPS monitoring for retaliatory action.

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Domestic violence report finally comes, gets panned

It was five months past the blown deadline on a task force report on domestic violence by the time legislators and advocates announced they would hold a news conference calling out the delay.

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