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NJ News Commons: FIFTH PATERSON POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED IN FBI PROBE

On Wednesday, FBI agents arrested the fifth police officer in Paterson as part of a recent probe in the city. Three officers have pleaded guilty to drug offenses and civil rights violations. The FBI says the officer, Matthew Torres, pulled over motorists in routine traffic stops in order to steal from them. (Paterson Press)

 

GOV. MURPHY CLAIMS HE DRINKS NEWARK'S TAP WATER

At the Saint James AME Church in Newark on Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy spoke about the city's tap water. "I'll drink it, 100 percent," he said, explaining that he "will take something out of the tap" when he runs out of bottled water while working at his office in Newark. This week, a federal judge determined the state doesn't need to supply filters to East Ward. (TAPinto Newark)

PRISON SENTENCES DELAYED FOR 'BRIDGEGATE' AIDES

A federal judge in Newark has delayed the sentences of two former staffers in the Christie administration who played a role in the September 2013 Bridgegate scandal. An appeals court found Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly guilty of wire fraud and misappropriating government resources. Baroni was sentenced to two years in prison, and Kelly faces 18 months. (The Record)

PSEG FIRST TO FILE FOR SUBSIDIES FOR NUCLEAR PLANTS

PSEG Nuclear is the first utility to request subsidies from the state to keep its three power plants open. Closing them could cost taxpayers up to $400 million, PSEG claims, but critics say the plants are not yet profitable. A consultant has been hired to help the company through the process. (NJ Spotlight)

OPEN GOVERNMENT ADVOCATE SUES ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP 

The New Jersey Foundation for Open Government's vice president has brought suit against Rockaway Township, alleging the government has failed to follow guidelines outlined in the Open Public Meetings Act. The suit is pushing for the township to pay for a monitor appointed by the state. (Morristown Daily Record)

 

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