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Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino Top “Double Dipper”

Three-fourths of NJ sheriffs double-dip, led by 25-year ‘retiree’

By Mark Lagerkvist  /   August 30, 2015  /   6 Comments

For the past quarter century, Armando Fontoura has been looting a New Jersey state pension fund. But it won’t do any good to call the cops.

Fontoura is sheriff of Essex County. A dean among double-dippers, he […]

By |September 1st, 2015|Trenton|12 Comments

Changes in NJ car-seat law take effect Tuesday

AUGUST 31, 2015    LAST UPDATED: MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015, 8:52 AM
BY KARA YORIO
STAFF WRITER | THE RECORD

North Jersey parents have always looked forward to a child’s first birthday. Not only is it a great milestone and cause for celebration, it was the point where the law allowed car seats to be flipped from rear-facing […]

By |August 31st, 2015|Trenton|2 Comments

New Jersey Most Hated State in the Nation …ouch !

One State Has Officially Been Named the Most HATED State in the US

There’s 50 states. Not every one can get as much love as the others.

YouGov made a ‘State of the States,’ in which they asked Americans how they feel about each and every state.

This research shows that New Jersey is the only state in […]

By |August 30th, 2015|Trenton|6 Comments

Superior Court Approves ExxonMobil Settlement

A Superior Court Judge today approved a $225 million settlement between the State and ExxonMobil to resolve liability for damage to the environment and injury to natural resources caused by contamination from the corporation’s refinery operations in Bayonne and Linden, as well as other facilities and service stations in New Jersey, Acting Attorney General John […]

By |August 26th, 2015|Trenton|0 Comments

Senator: Tax breaks for performers would boost Atlantic City

 

Large crowds at a weekend beach concern have a state lawmaker more convinced than ever that his bill to give tax breaks to A-list performers that commit to multi-night stands in Atlantic City would give the struggling city a financial boost. (Wayne Parry, Associated Press) http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20150817_ap_5b8ab34c3a8f414889158e24aef122c4.html#tjimZpzBaPGSiQTu.99

By |August 18th, 2015|Trenton|0 Comments

New Jersey use of body cameras to expand

file photo by Boyd Loving

“Public confidence in our police officers is absolutely positively vital,” said Acting Attorney General John Hoffman.

In a year of police shootings, community uproar and disturbing videos, Hoffman announced the expansion of body cameras in New Jersey.

(Michael Aron, NJTVNews)

http://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/new-jersey-use-of-body-cameras-to-expand/

By |July 30th, 2015|Trenton|0 Comments

Corrupting Political Life in New Jersey: The Public Costs of a Power Broker

By Linda Stamato | NJ Voices
on July 19, 2015 at 5:54 PM, updated July 29, 2015 at 9:57 AM
The slogan reads “Your Interests, not Special Interests.”It’s available on a bumper sticker courtesy of theDemocratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Seriously. I’d like to believe it. But I’d like to believe in tooth fairies too.
Here in New Jersey, […]

By |July 30th, 2015|Trenton|0 Comments

Analysis: Weaker oversight gives N.J. public colleges greater power to chart their agendas

JULY 19, 2015    LAST UPDATED: SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015, 12:35 AM
BY PATRICIA ALEX
STAFF WRITER |
THE RECORD

Kean University is launching an expensive architecture program, largely tailored to foreign students, at its Union campus despite another public one just 6 miles away at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

The technology institute, virtually across the street from […]

By |July 19th, 2015|Trenton|1 Comment

Is the Two Party System Doomed ?

N.J. campaign committees continue to see fundraising decline
By Matt Friedman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
TRENTON —With campaign spending increasingly shifting to “independent expenditure” organizations, New Jersey’s legislative fundraising committees continue to see their contributions decline.According to numbers released Friday by the state Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC), the state’s “Big Six” fundraising committees – […]

By |July 18th, 2015|Trenton|0 Comments

When is $100 worth $87.34 , only in New Jersey

July 16, 2015
By
Alan Cole,
Scott Drenkard

This week’s map shows the real value of $100 in each state. Prices for the same goods are often much cheaper in states like Missouri or Ohio than they are in states like New York or California. As a result, the same amount of cash can buy you comparatively more in […]

By |July 17th, 2015|Trenton|1 Comment