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Rumana, Russo introduce bill to create ‘Christopher Goodell Memorial Highway’

Source: Bergen Record – In a tribute to a fallen policeman, three state legislators introduced a bill Thursday to create the “Christopher Goodell Memorial Highway” along Route 17 in Waldwick. Officer Christopher Goodell, 32, a former Marine and Waldwick High School graduate, died when a tractor trailer struck his unmarked police vehicle that was parked …

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Chris A. Brown works on making A.C. destination resort

Shore News Today – The economic effect of thousands of people out of work due to potential casino closings was the focus of a forum Thursday, July 24 that brought elected officials together from Atlantic and Cape May counties. Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson said the purpose of the meeting was to get everyone on …

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Casagrande Bill Assisting Crime Victims is Signed into Law by Governor Christie

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande to exempt crime victims from paying for government reports relating to the incident was signed into law by Governor Christie today. “It was just adding insult to injury when a crime victim was told they had to reach into their pockets to pay for …

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Webber Bill Prohibiting Payment by Victims for Obtaining Records on Crime Signed by Gov.

Assembly Republican Press Release Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber, R-Morris, Essex and Passaic, that prohibits a government agency from charging the victim of a crime for copies of reports relating to the offense was signed into law today by Gov. Christie.   “It is fair and reasonable that someone who is victimized by a …

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Bramnick Bill Permitting Crime Victims to Obtain Records without Charge Signed into Law

Assembly Republican Press Release – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick that prohibits a government agency from charging the victim of a crime for copies of reports relating to the offense was signed into law today by Gov. Christie. “Victims of crimes endure emotional anguish and physical pain,” said Bramnick, R-Union, Morris …

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O’Scanlon Speaks Out Against Proposed Oceanport Crematory

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon today expressed his support of Oceanport’s opposition to a proposed crematory. The Borough was recently informed by the Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) that Woodbine Cemetery was seeking an Air Pollution Control Permit to operate one human crematory on Maple Avenue. This letter is the only …

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Brown: Atlantic City 5-year plan is working

Source: Press of Atlantic City – Mayor Don Guardian said Tuesday that he and Caesars management met last week with a group interested in buying Showboat. The meeting, which happened at Caesars Atlantic City, was attended by a “very strong” potential buyer for the casino, which is set to close Aug. 31, the mayor said. …

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Brown, Bramnick plan to protect casino monopoly through 2016

Source: Press of Atlantic City – At a press conference held by Republican leaders at the Steel Pier Tuesday, Assemblyman Chris Brown and assembly leader Jon Bramnick said they were opposed to any referendum to expand casinos in the state before Gov. Chris Governor Christie’s five-year plan ends. In 2011, Christie and Senate President Steve …

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McGuckin moves to permit ‘marital communication’ to be used in court

Source: NJ 101.5 – An amendment to a New Jersey law barring disclosure of confidential communication between married couples could have far-reaching ramifications in criminal cases involving spouses as defendants. Assemblyman Greg McGuckin (R-Brick) has ordered the bill to be drafted, following a recommendation by the New Jersey Supreme Court to add a “crime fraud …

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Bramnick, Brown discuss Atlantic City’s future [video]

Source: NBC 40 [video] – It’s been a bumpy couple of months for Atlantic City, but folks at the Steel Pier are focusing on the positives. “This is a Tuesday afternoon. The boardwalk is crowded. Take a look at the beach on both sides, the beach is crowded,” marveled County Executive Dennis Levinson. NBC40.net “Any …

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