Second Amendment doesn’t protect gun rights of those who pose a threat to society, court rules

BY: - August 11, 2023

A state appellate panel has ruled against a New Jersey man who surrendered his guns a decade ago after a sexual assault and tried to get them back under the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last summer that declared a constitutional right to carry. Emanuel Brice was arrested in June 2013 along with two other men […]

Mourners pay their last respects to Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver

BY: - August 10, 2023

Thursday marked the first of three days of memorials for Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, who was the state's first Black woman Assembly speaker.

How New Jerseyans can pay their last respects to Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver

BY: - August 9, 2023

Members of the public will have three chances to say goodbye to Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, who died last week at 71.

New Jersey Supreme Court declines to adopt new double jeopardy standard

BY: - August 9, 2023

Existing tests that balance a defendant’s rights against the public’s interest in fair trials are sufficient, the justices said.

Matt Platkin

Millville court officials discriminated against Spanish-speaking litigants, complaint says

BY: - August 8, 2023

Attorney General Matt Platkin called it "disappointing, disheartening, and unacceptable" that anyone would face discrimination from a public entity.

New fines, penalties for ‘boom parties’ are signed into law

BY: - August 7, 2023

Lawmakers hope new fines and penalties will deter so-called boom parties that they say keep residents up all night.

New Jersey issues grants for school regionalization studies

BY: - August 7, 2023

The grants will fund studies exploring cost-cutting mergers in four mostly rural school districts, furthering a long-sought goal.

New Jersey’s high court bars residential treatment programs for automatic parolees

BY: - August 3, 2023

New Jersey Supreme Court says parole board erred in requiring that a nonviolent offender automatically granted parole spend 180 days in treatment.

Governor Murphy orders flags to half-staff to mark Sheila Oliver’s death

BY: - August 3, 2023

Sheila Oliver, the state's lieutenant governor and the first Black woman to hold statewide office in New Jersey, died this week at 71.

New Jersey initiative pairing cops with mental health experts arrives in Newark

BY: - August 1, 2023

The program, dubbed Arrive Together, is intended to lessen the use of force during police calls involving people with mental health issues.

Lt. Gov. Oliver hospitalized, leaving Senate president as acting governor

BY: - July 31, 2023

Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver's hospitalization makes Senate President Nicholas Scutari acting governor for the third time.

Matt Platkin

New Jersey attorney general fines unregistered staffing agencies $62K

BY: - July 28, 2023

The fines come months after the New Jersey Monitor reported on 17 staffing agencies that were not registered with the state.