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Recent articles by Steve:

Bergen prosecutor: Police departments must list officers who faced discipline since 2000

Bergen County police departments must publicly list the names of officers who were disciplined in the last 20 years, Prosecutor Mark Musella said. → Read More

NJ sets new rules for police: No chokeholds unless life is at risk

Gurbir Grewal said earlier this week he will soon update the state's 20-year-old use of force policy, but sent urgent new guidance Friday. → Read More

Auto loan company to pay New Jersey consumers $2.5 million following investigation

Santaner will pay NJ and its residents more than $3 million in restitution after an investigation into its allegedly predatory lending practices. → Read More

'We already had an epidemic going on:' Recovering from substance abuse amid coronavirus crisis

The number of calls to state addiction hotlines -- along with numbers of suspected fatal overdoses -- has increased during the COVID-19 outbreak. → Read More

Push underway to make first responders' deaths due to COVID-19 'in the line of duty'

Passaic mayor wants families of first responders who die of COVID-19 to be compensated as they would under "in the line of duty" death standards. → Read More

North Jersey, Westchester airports to get more than $173M in federal coronavirus aid

The money will help replace revenues lost due to the steep decline in passenger traffic, the federal government said Tuesday. → Read More

Prison, hefty fines await suspects who cough, spit on cops to spread coronavirus

Spitting, coughing on officers to spread coronavirus is considered a terroristic threat that brings five to 10 years in prison. → Read More

Coronavirus: Prosecutor shoots down idea of signs to label homes of quarantined

The signs that some local police have asked patients to put on their front doors are unnecessary and could lead to harassment, said Bergen County's prosecutor. → Read More

While fighting coronavirus, NJ pleads with people not to target Asian, Orthodox communities

NJ warns people that coronavirus is no reason to target Asians or Orthodox Jews. → Read More

Coronavirus in NJ: Police chiefs ask quarantined residents to display signs on their doors

Some local police chiefs are asking quarantined residents to put small signs on their door to let first responders know what they're walking into. → Read More

First ICE detainee in U.S. tests positive for COVID-19 in New Jersey jail

An ICE detainee at the Bergen County Jail in New Jersey is the first in the country to test positive for coronavirus. → Read More

Bergen County Jail goes on lockdown after detainee tests positive for coronavirus

A federal immigration detainee at the Bergen County Jail has tested positive, prompting a full lockdown of the Hackensack facility, the sheriff's office said. → Read More

Coronavirus in NJ: 809 jail inmates eligible for release

Prosecutors are challenging the release of almost 40 percent of those eligible for release from jail under a court order to reduce jail populations. → Read More

Coronavirus: NJ Supreme Court considering emergency request to release some jail inmates

The court was considering an emergency request for the release of some non-violent prisoners from county jails due to the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Coronavirus quandary: How North Jersey cops on the beat are trying to avoid infection

Police in the region are adapting to a new reality that has them enforcing new restrictions on public gatherings even as they try to keep themselves safe. → Read More

After 142 overdose deaths, Bergen tests program to fight addiction with treatment, not jail

The program being piloted in Fair Lawn gives drug offenders a chance at treatment rather than criminal charges and may soon spread to other towns. → Read More

Appeals court says convict in 1975 Morris murder has right to wife's interview

A ruling from an appellate court could clear the way for a retrial of Craig Szemple, a Morris County man convicted in a 1975 murder in Mount Olive and two other deaths. → Read More

NJ charges three in drug ring it says is linked to 76 overdoses across the state

NJ's attorney general charges three people it says ran a drug ring selling fentanyl linked to 76 overdoses. → Read More

Police ask for help solving Route 80 shooting in Lodi that killed New York City man

An unknown car pulled next to his Honda and someone fired several shots, hitting Louis Perez and his front-seat passenger, officials said. → Read More

Bias crimes hit record high in NJ, attorney general says probe continues in hate attack

As New Jersey recoils from Jersey City hate attack, attorney general says bias crimes hit record high in 2019. → Read More