Gov-elect Murphy nominates first Sikh-American attorney general

New Jersey is set to make history with Governor-elect Phil Murphy’s nomination for attorney general. Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal has been tapped for the top law enforcement officer spot. If confirmed, he would become the country’s first Sikh-American attorney general. The nomination is Murphy’s first for his Cabinet. Grewal worked as an assistant U.S. … Read moreGov-elect Murphy nominates first Sikh-American attorney general

N.J. license plates would let loved ones honor fallen officers, firefighters

Family members of fallen police officers and firefighters could soon have license plates commemorating them. Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Joe Howarth, R-Burlington, passed the Law and Public Safety Committee unanimously Thursday. The tags would be funded through donations from individuals, corporations or organizations and would come and no cost to the family members who apply. … Read moreN.J. license plates would let loved ones honor fallen officers, firefighters

State cannot cut Atlantic City Fire Department, judge rules

Cutting Atlantic City’s firefighting personnel to the levels the state has asked for would cause irreparable harm and endanger public safety, an Atlantic County judge ruled. Judge Julio Mendez previously placed an injunction on any reduction to the Fire Department as the case goes through the court. The state wanted to cut the department to … Read moreState cannot cut Atlantic City Fire Department, judge rules

Atlantic City swears in new Class II officers

Atlantic City got nine new officers this week. The residents were sworn in as Special Law Enforcement Officers, commonly known as Class II. The officers have nearly the same training as full-time officers but are paid $15 an hour without benefits and have limited hours. They replace seven Class IIs who were promoted to full-time … Read moreAtlantic City swears in new Class II officers