N.J. lawmaker pushes bill to keep police videos, 911 calls from public

TRENTON -- A bill before the state Legislature would cut public access to police video and audio recordings in New Jersey, making them accessible only by law enforcement or through a court order. The measure ( S788) would create an exemption to New Jersey's Open Public Records Act for "law enforcement camera recordings" as well as…

All Over N.J., School Districts, Coders, Officials Participate in NJ Hour of Code

During Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 7-13, schools all over New Jersey participated in Hour of Code events. Here are just some of their activities.

State Buying 5,000 Body Cams for 176 N.J. Police Departments

TRENTON -- State officials on Monday will announce awards to 176 police departments to buy more than 5,000 body cameras, a move they claim puts New Jersey at the "forefront" of states embracing the relatively new technology. Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said Monday that when his office kicked off the $2.5 million program this…

State Could See $2 Billion Windfall if It Opts to Sell Broadcast Licenses

New Jersey could be in line for a multibillion dollar windfall if it sells off some or all of the broadcast TV spectrum that it owns, an event that could go a long way toward propping up the state's shaky finances. But questions abound as to when the state could see the money and what the…

Flying drones over industrial sites, hospitals could become a crime in N.J.

TRENTON -- State lawmakers on Monday advanced a package of bills aimed at restricting the use of thousands of aerial drones expected to take to New Jersey's skies as federal aviation authorities grapple with how to regulate the technology. A Senate panel approved measures that would criminalize some uses of the unmanned aircraft just hours after…

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