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How Should N.J. Reform Police? Lawmakers Eye Host Of Changes Amid Protests Over Killings.

New Jersey “lags behind the pack” of other states in shining light on police misconduct, the state’s attorney general acknowledged Wednesday during a legislative hearing on law enforcement reform, urging lawmakers to bring the Garden State’s secrecy laws in line with other states.

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Many N.J. Students Lack Computers, Internet For Remote Schooling. A New State Plan Would Bridge That Gap.

Officials call it a longstanding dilemma that the coronavirus exposed. Though New Jersey schools were ordered closed and students were forced to learn remotely because of the pandemic, tens of thousands of young residents — many from low-income households — didn‘t have a device or internet access at home to participate in online classes.

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Another Reopening Dilemma For NJ Schools: Students, Teachers Afraid To Come Back

School districts struggling to balance in-school/virtual instruction face another problem — educators, students unwilling to return to brick-and-mortar classrooms

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First Detailed Look At Murphy’s Revamped $10B Emergency-Borrowing Bill

Now that administration has done a major reworking of earlier legislation based on deal between Murphy and Sweeney, new bill is expected to sail through both houses of the Legislature

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NJ Could Face ‘Tidal Wave’ Of Evictions If Rent Relief Stalls

There is a moratorium on evictions during the pandemic, but landlords have continued to file cases. Housing advocates fear a surge of evictions when the moratorium lifts

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N.J. Coronavirus Cases Among 18- To 29-Year-Olds Rising Even As Outbreak Slows, Health Officials Warn

Young adults are the fastest-growing age group of residents testing positive for the coronavirus in New Jersey, even as the outbreak here has slowed dramatically in recent months, the state’s top health official warned Monday.

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Plan To Publicly Name Fired N.J. Cops Derailed By Police Union Lawsuits

A plan by New Jersey’s attorney general to identify state troopers and other police officers accused of serious misconduct has been put on hold amid legal challenges from the state’s most powerful police unions.

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Tropical Storm Fay No Match For Kickoff Of Food Truck Fridays

The lunch series is part of a broader effort by the senator to fight food insecurity across the region and the state.

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Yale Poll Finds Most New Jerseyans Support Proposals Included In Clean Energy Equity Act

A new poll from Yale University, George Mason University and Climate Nexus found that at least 7 in 10 New Jerseyans support the proposals included in the New Jersey Clean Energy Equity Act currently on the agenda for the Senate Environment Committee meeting on July 16. The bill aims to help low-income New Jersey families benefit from solar, storage and energy efficiency.

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Court Rules N.J. Can’t Release Names Of Disciplined Police Officers, At Least For Now

A New Jersey appeals court has temporarily blocked the public disclosure of the names of state police troopers and local and county police officers sanctioned for disciplinary violations, placing in limbo a reform sought by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.

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