Newly appointed as the top law enforcement official in New Jersey, he has defended the Dreamers and taken on a variety of social justice issues while also launching initiatives to stop crime and improve police accountability.
A Middle Township, N.J. teacher admitted to her role in a $50 million health benefits conspiracy. She is the 14th person to plead guilty in federal court in a scheme involving teachers, firefighters, pharmaceutical sales representatives, and doctors at the Shore and other parts of South Jersey.
Two New Jersey state senators introduced a bipartisan measure that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, making violations subject to civil fines of $100 for the first offense and eliminating criminal records.
The Eagles' win at the Super Bowl was one for the history books, but a previous Super Bowl, held in New Jersey, is one for the law books. The N.J. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a case in which a fan claims that the NFL violated the state's Consumer Fraud Act by selling the vast majority of tickets to teams and league insiders who inflated the prices beyond what the average person could afford.
A Pleasantville High School guidance counselor pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges for his role in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the federal health care benefits program. Michael Pilate said he submitted phony prescriptions to collect kickbacks.
The N.J. town where former Police Chief Frank Nucera Jr. allegedly compared blacks to ISIS and said they all should be shot holds a town hall to help the healing two months after his arrest on federal hate crime charges.
I cover news and people in New Jersey, focusing on cannabis issues, court rulings that have an impact on everyday life, profiles of unusual folks and the disappearance of open spaces in the Garden State.