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NJGOP Chairman Calls For Independent Investigation Into Sexual Misconduct In The Murphy Administration

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Trenton NJ,  As a candidate for Governor Phil Murphy vowed to “fight to stop sexual harassment and assault“.

Yesterday, Politico reported former Murphy transition team member and Schools Development Authority Chief of Staff Albert J. Alvarez, was accused of sexual misconduct against a woman last year, but only just resigned last week.

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Governor Murphy Unveils NJ TRANSIT Audit Results and Recommendations

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Trenton NJ, Governor Phil Murphy today revealed the findings of a comprehensive strategic, financial and operational assessment of NJ TRANSIT. This report assesses the challenges and possible improvements to NJ TRANSIT pursuant to Executive Order 5 signed by Governor Murphy. The audit, conducted by The North Highland Company, assessed the following major areas: organizational structure, operating and capital funding sources, personnel recruitment, procurement, and customer experience.

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Governor Murphy Announces “Computer Science for All” Initiatives to Advance K-12 STEM Education

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Trenton NJ, Governor Phil Murphy today announced details of his “Computer Science for All” initiative, a plan to bring technology and programming-focused classes to schools across New Jersey. The FY 2019 budget includes $2 million to increase the number of public high schools that offer advanced computer science courses.

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Governor Murphy Announces New Jersey’s First Step Toward “Free” Community College

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Paramus NJ,  Governor Phil Murphy announced today that approximately 13,000 qualifying students will be able to attend one of 13 community colleges “free” of tuition and educational fees in the spring semester that starts in January 2019.

All 19 of New Jersey’s community colleges applied to participate in the Community College Innovation Challenge, signaling interest and need across the state. Each one of New Jersey’s community colleges will receive a $250,000 grant for student outreach, recruitment, and support, and to build capacity for future expansion of the program. The selected pilot colleges include institutions from North, Central, and South Jersey.

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Michael Saudino Out as Bergen County Sheriff !

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RESIGNATION ANNOUNCEMENT :

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office announces that effective this date and at this time Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino (D)  has submitted his resignation as the Sheriff of Bergen County.
Additionally, Executive Undersheriff George Buono, Undersheriff Robert Colaneri, Undersheriff Brian Smith and Undersheriff Joseph Hornyak have also submitted their resignations effective immediately.
Pending the appointment of an interim sheriff by Governor Phil Murphy, Sheriff’s Office Chief Kevin Pell will be the officer-in-charge of the sheriff’s department’s operations and Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Warden Steve Ahrendt will be the officer-in-charge of the Bergen County jail’s operations.
There will be no further statements at this time.

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BREAKING : Governor Phil Murphy says Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino must resign for ‘appalling’ racist comments

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Hackensack NJ, Governor Phil Murphy says Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino must resign for ‘appalling’ racist comments caught on tape. Saudino, recounting the details of Murphy’s Jan. 16 inaugural address, said, “He talked about the whole thing, the marijuana, sanctuary state…better criminal justice reform. Christ almighty, in other words let the blacks come in, do whatever the f–k they want, smoke their marijuana, do this do that, and don’t worry about it. You know, we’ll tie the hands of cops,” according to a WNYC report.

 

Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino Top “Double Dipper”

 

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Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Remembrance of September 11

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Trenton NJ, Governor Phil Murphy today has ordered that U.S and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Tuesday, September 11 in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 innocent people, almost 700 of whom were residents of New Jersey, who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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County Clerk Advises Voters of New Statewide Vote by Mail Law which will affect the November General Election

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FREEHOLD NJ , Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is advising residents that a new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy in August dramatically changed the Vote by Mail rules in New Jersey. These changes are effective immediately and will impact the November General Election. The advice rings true for Bergen County as well.

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UPDATE :Governor Phil Murphy Tours Flood Damaged Areas in Little Falls and Woodland Park, Declares State of Emergency

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Little Falls NJ, Senator Kristin M. Corrado,Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips , Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney with Governor Phil Murphy, Mayor Kazmark and Mayor Damiano toured the damage caused by Saturday’s flooding in Little Falls and Woodland Park.

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CONSEQUENCES OF “SEXTING” BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

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Wayne NJ, Senator Kristin Corrado’s legislation requiring middle school students to be taught the legal, social, and emotional consequences of “sexting” has been signed into law by the governor.
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