Public workers could now lose their benefits and pensions if they are convicted of some new offenses. A new bill approved by lawmakers now adds harassment, sexual assault, and lewdness to the list of offenses that can cost employees their retirement benefits. Assemblyman John Armato of Atlantic County sponsored the bill.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed a new bill that allows individuals who are undocumented apply for college assistance. The new law now allows not only for undocumenteds to pay state rates for in-state education, but also qualifies them to get financial help.
93 people were shot in New Jersey during the month of April. Governor Phil Murphy announced the numbers as the State attempts to keep better track of the shootings, and where the illegal guns come from. Murphy says the State will “name and shame” the states and the individuals bringing guns into New Jersey.
Senate President Steve Sweeney has confirmed that special legislative hearings are being held to discuss videos that show leaders of the state’s top teachers’ union talking about protecting teachers accused of accusing students. Sweeney told NJ Advance Media that he asked for special meetings of the Senate education and labor committees to convene immediately to…
Kenilworth School Superintendent Thomas Trmaglini has been suspended with pay until the end of the school year. The school board met over the weekend and decided to buy some more time to consider if Tramaglini should remain on the job. He’s been charged with repeatedly defecating on a school track operated by the Holmdel School…
The Speaker of the New Jersey Assembly is warning Governor Phil Murphy that he cannot cut the Homestead Rebate program. Craig Coughlin tweeted over the weekend that Murphy cannot simply slice in half the amount of assistance given to property owners. Coughlin says he plans to restore the rebate program to full funding.
The Kenilworth Board of Education is meeting in emergency session Saturday morning to discuss the status of its superintendent, Thomas Tramaglini. Tramaglini is accused of repeatedly defecating at a nearby school track where he runs most mornings.
Traffic slowed to tortoise speed on the New Jersey Turnpike Friday…because of a tortoise. The tortoise slowed traffic down on the Turnpike near interchange 15W. State police made sure the animal was clear of the Turnpike before traffic could resume. Photo courtesy of New Jersey State Police facebook page.
Undocumented immigrants may soon be able to get driver’s licenses in the State of New Jersey. Governor Phil Murphy is supportive of this concept and says the Motor Vehicle Commission offices are preparing to handle the new licenses. Some other states also provide this service, including Delaware.
A South Jersey parochial school that was slated for closure has been saved by alumni. The Holy Cross Academy in Delran will open again in the fall after supporters found a half million dollars to keep it open. The school will now be known as Holy Cross Preparatory Academy.