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PRIVATE FIRM HIRED BY DHS TRACKED PROTESTS IN NY, NJ

 

According to records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request via immigration law groups, over a dozen protests in New Jersey and more than 40 Screen Shot 2017-11-28 at 15.20.47 protests in New York appear on a list prepared for the Department of Homeland Security's "State Fusion Centers" network, which assists law enforcement seeking "threat-related" information. The list details rallies that protested the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration and child separation policy last summer. The Jersey locations are below. (The Record)

  • Asbury Park
  • Bedminster
  • Bridgeton
  • Clifton
  • Edison
  • Englewood
  • Flemington
  • Glen Ridge
  • Glen Rock
  • Lambertville
  • New Brunswick
  • Newark
  • Princeton
  • Red Bank
  • Rutherford
  • Toms River

FORECLOSURE LAW TARGETS BLIGHT IN CAMDEN, NEWARK

Our state has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation: it's second only to Delaware, according to RealtyTrac's March 2019 report. It takes longer to move through foreclosure here than it does in other states because foreclosure is a judicial process in New Jersey. Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a package of bills designed to improve the situation. One bill (A4999) aims to remediate so-called "zombie" (that is, abandoned) properties that "remain in disrepair due to the lack of information found on owners or creditors after foreclosure proceedings,” its sponsors said in a statement. (TAPinto Newark)

JERSEY CITY BOE SUES STATE OVER SCHOOL FUNDING CUTS

Yesterday, the Jersey City Board of Education filed a lawsuit against the state's Department of Education in an effort to overturn the planned $27 million cuts to the local school district's budget. Several other districts are suing, too. Briana Vannozzi's story features a parent who took her son out of the public district in the sixth grade. "I am having a hard time paying it, but I don’t trust Jersey City public schools to give my son the education he needs,” she said. (NJTV News)

RABBI WHO LAUNDERED $200K WON'T GET PRISON TIME

In a Middlesex County courtroom yesterday, a rabbi with significant community support — a crowdfunding campaign with nearly 3,500 donors has raised almost $600,000 for his legal defense fund — was found guilty of "using $200,000 in school funds in a money laundering scheme designed to make it appear that he used personal funds to repay debts he owed" to a private special education school in Lakewood he directed, Amanda Hoover reports. She adds though the jury found him guilty of a second degree crime, the judge chose the "rare sentence of probation." He will serve 60 days in jail. (NJ.com)

 

👀 Stories we're keeping an eye on...

Health
  • Pallone decries Trump's Title X gag rule attempt (TAPinto New Brunswick)
  • Measles outbreak: your vaccination questions answered (The Record)
  • Smoking is banned at beaches, except for this Shore town (NJ.com)
  • NJ AG charges 4 in Burlington County nursing abuse, fraud (Philly.com)
Policing & Public Safety
  • Elizabeth mayor Chris Bollwage won’t comment on police department leader accused of racism, lashes out at "lynch mob" media NJ.com)
  • Driver in fatal school bus crash: October trial (Morristown Dialy Record)
Politics
  • Advocacy groups warn EDA to not destroy records or delete emails, because a lawsuit may be coming over billions in state grants (NJ.com)
  • Menendez calls for $2.5B to strengthen election systems (NJTV News)
  • Don't negotiate with developers, Council members told (TAPinto Newark)
  • Elmwood Park mayor arrested for election tampering (The Record)
Transportation
  • Here's who's supposed to make your NJ Transit commute better (NJ.com)
  • It will cost you $1 more to cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge (NJ.com)

published gloucestercitynews.net | April 30, 2019

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