In a move that will directly aid Jersey City schools, the federal Department of Education has ordered New Jersey to restore millions of dollars in funding cuts the state made to 80 of its poorest school districts after lawmakers in 2018 changed how the state provides aid to local schools.
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Homeowners who purchased their properties through an affordable housing program won’t pocket most of that appreciation when they sell, because of a deed restriction they say they didn’t know was on their mortgages.
In a win for advocates of governmental transparency, the New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday sided with a dog-fence vendor who fought for the names and addresses of Jersey City dog owners, declaring such information is public record regardless of who asks and why.
Police watchdogs suspect Timmins is just one of countless law enforcement officers statewide whose misbehavior has gone unnoticed — and therefore possibly unchecked — because state law protects the secrecy of police discipline records.
New Jersey’s eviction moratorium for middle-income renters ended Wednesday, with courts starting to hear some of the 83,800-plus residential eviction cases landlords have filed since the start of the pandemic.
While home births represented less than 1% of the 96,500 births last year in New Jersey, midwives also deliver thousands of babies in birthing centers and hospitals. Women who want midwifery care in any setting face an insurmountable barrier, midwives say.