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N.J. Working Families Demands Criminal Investigation Following Release of EDA Report

NJ NEWS COMMONS: GREWAL DEMANDS PROTECTIONS FOR STUDENT WORKERS

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has filed suit against the Trump administration — and this time, it's to support the right of student workers at private colleges to organize collectively. The multi-state lawsuit seeks to stop a proposed rule introduced by the National Labor Relations Board. If enacted, the rule would ban these workers from being defined as employees. (Planet Princeton)

EDA FAVORED COMPANIES OVER STATE, BILLIONS AT STAKE

The Economic Development Authority "favored a culture of getting to yes" during tax break decision-making sessions, a new report has found. The 88-page summary was commissioned by a task force set up by Gov. Phil Murphy, who has made cleaning up the agency a priority for over a year. The two billion-dollar tax incentive programs are now expired. (NorthJersey.com / Politico)

UNLICENSED SOBER HOME FACILITY DRIVEN BY PROFIT

Yesterday, a report by Alex Napoliello described how a convicted felon was running an unlicensed sober living home in Long Branch. Community members feared the people who sought out the center were being exploited. Hours after story dropped, investigators for the state Department of Community Affairs and city housing officials determined the facility was operating illegally. (NJ.com)

ROBBERIES IN PATERSON DOWN, BUT OTHER CRIMES ARE UP

The new crime stats for Paterson are out, and there's good news and bad news. In 2019, robberies hit a thirty-year low in the city. (That's 464 robberies last year, compared to 532 in 2018.) But aggravated assaults are on the rise, by 40 percent. (There were 684 aggravated assaults last year, compared to 482 in 2018.) Homicides and non-fatal shootings rose, too. (Paterson Press)

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