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Both Sides Dissatisfied With Sentence in Webcam Spy Trial

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A former Rutgers student was sentenced to 30-days in jail after he was was convicted of invasion of privacy and a hate crime for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate. Both the defense and the prosecution are unhappy with the sentence given to Dharun Ravi in the Rutgers webcam spying case.

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New Jersey News

Muslim Leaders, Officials Discuss NYPD Surveillance in NJ

Monday, May 21, 2012

Muslim leaders in New Jersey have been invited back to Trenton for a follow-up meeting with the state's attorney general. They are expected to discuss the state's response to the New York Police Department's secret surveillance of Muslims in Newark, New Jersey.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Backpedals on Obama Criticism

Monday, May 21, 2012

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is backpedaling from comments he made criticizing President Barack Obama’s campaign for its attack ads – initially calling them “nauseating” and a “distraction.”

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Ex-Rutgers Student Dharun Ravi Gets 30-Day Jail Term, Probation

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office says the 30-day sentence given to a former Rutgers student who was convicted of invasion of privacy and a hate crime for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate is "insufficient" and plans on appealing the sentence.

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Will Dharun Ravi's Sentence Fit the Crime?

Monday, May 21, 2012

The case of Tyler Clementi became national news when the Rutgers University freshman jumped off the George Washington Bridge in September, 2010. Clementi had recently told his family he was gay. Last March, a New Jersey jury convicted Clementi’s roommate, Dharun Ravi, of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy, after Ravi spied on Tyler kissing another man. Today, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman will announce Ravi's sentence, and many are concerned that he might face a punishment that doesn’t fit the crime. Marc Pourier, law professor at Seton Hall University, is particularly concerned that Ravi will face an unfair sentence. 

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New Jersey News

NJ Lawmakers to Consider Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Monday, May 21, 2012

New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, making the offense similar to a parking violation.

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Camden Opens New Chapter in Christie Education Reform Agenda

Thursday, May 17, 2012

What with its size and Facebook fortune, Newark gets all the press. But Camden is quickly becoming ground zero south for the Christie administration’s push for education reform.

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Rutgers-Camden, Rowan University, Closer to a Compromise

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Legislators and university officials are getting nearer to a deal giving Rutgers-Camden more autonomy from its New Brunswick campus and bringing it closer to — but not making it a part of — Rowan University.

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Christie, Booker Channel Seinfeld in Video Parody

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and the mayor of New Jersey's largest city are channeling the Seinfeld-Newman rivalry in a video parody that spoofs the mayor's heroics and Christie's vice presidential potential.

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Pitted Against Each Other, NJ Incumbent Dems Battle for Party's Progressives

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Democrat incumbent New Jersey Congressmen Bill Pascrell and Steve Rothman used their final broadcast debate Monday night to try make a pitch for the party's progressives ahead of the June 5 primary to decide who should represent the freshly drawn 9th district.

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New Jersey News

Airport Worker Allegedly Had Man's ID Before Death

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

More details are emerging in the case of a Newark Liberty Airport security supervisor who allegedly has been using the identity of a dead man for the last 20 years.

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For Those Making Less, A Greater Chance of Being Hit by Cars

Monday, May 14, 2012

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In Newark, roughly 500 pedestrians are struck by cars each year. It’s one of just two dozen cities across the country singled out by the federal government as a pedestrian safety focus city. Experts say that's not an anomaly: there's a statistical correlation between high-poverty neighborhoods and the likelihood of being hit by a car.

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New Jersey News

Board Approves Newark Power Plant Despite Opposition

Monday, May 14, 2012

Newark's planning board has approved a natural gas power plant  for an industrial neighborhood in the city's Ironbound district.

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New Jersey News

Incumbent Dems Battle for New NJ District in 2nd Debate

Monday, May 14, 2012

Longtime Democratic Congressmen Bill Pascrell and Steve Rothman will face off in their second debate at Montclair University on Monday night.

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New Jersey News

Interactive Map: Waste and Recycling in NJ

Friday, May 11, 2012

New Jerseyans are recycling less of their waste than they did in the mid-1990s, data from the state Department of Environmental Protection show.

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Christie Vetoes Health Care Legislation

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Governor Chris Christie on Thursday vetoed legislation that would have established a health care exchange, called for under the President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

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NY, NJ Leaders React to Obama’s Support of Gay Marriage

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

President Barack Obama’s public support for gay marriage on Wednesday has won him praise from local politicians and gay rights supporters.

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NJ State Debt More Than Anticipated Revenues

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

New Jersey owed nearly $34 billion at the end of the 2011 fiscal year, more than the $32 billion in anticipated state revenues in the coming fiscal year.

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Marc-André Hamelin to Tackle Monster Concerto

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Busoni's Piano Concerto is the biggest in the repertoire: five movements, 70 minutes long, both enigmatically philosophical and riotously tuneful, and augmented with a male chorus in the finale to boot.

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New Jersey News

Suit Blocks NJ State ID Program

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

A New Jersey court ruled to delay the use of controversial new licensing requirements that critics say violates individuals’ privacy and opens them up to identity theft.

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