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Are NJ police departments too ‘white?’

It’s odd that this question should come up a day after I blogged about State Senator Shirley Turner’s complaint that the latest State Patrol graduating class was less diverse than some of the previous ones – saying that what happened in Fergerson, Mo. should have been a wake-up call.

It isn’t for lack of trying on the part of the state to seek out qualified minorit

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POLL: Is CVS “full of it” by not stopping to sell anything unhealthy?

The policy of not selling cigarettes is already in effect at all CVS Pharmacies nationwide.
While it originally was to go in effect on October 1st, management felt the time was right now to implement the change

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Poll: Does this man deserve to die in prison for a marijuana conviction?

Twenty years ago, Jeff Mizanskey was busted for possession of 5 pounds of pot with intent to distribute – albeit a non violent offense – and with that, he was convicted and sentenced to serve 30 to life

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School administrator tells parents their kids should walk to school

A controversy is brewing in the tiny village of West New York (he said, with tongue firmly planted in cheek); where the school Superintendent is telling a group of parents that their kids will have to walk to their new school while the one they normally attend is being renovated

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Should the NJ State Police have recruited more minority candidates?

It was with Fergurson as a backdrop that State Sen. Shirley Turner said she was ‘disappointed' with number of minority graduates from the last NJ State Patrol class.

Ironic - since there’s been a very active drive to recruit from the minority community

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Paid sick time: Good idea or not?

Passaic has become another city that’s taken the leap of passing an ordinance that mandates employers offer employees paid sick time.
Newark and Jersey City have recently done the same thing – and there’s a push to implement the policy statewide

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Rossi: Should a Princeton employee lose his job over medical marijuana? [POLL]

Consider the case of Don DeZarn.

He’s an East Windsor resident and employee of Princeton University who’s been told by his superiors that he’d lose his job if he continued to use medical marijuana to relieve his symptoms of Inflammatory Bowl Disease and PTSD – even if he used the drug at home

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No charges for LASD deputy who fatally struck cyclist

How often have we heard the complaint that cops shouldn’t be on cellphones while driving – especially if the driving public isn’t allowed.
Too many times.

So it would stand to reason that texting while driving – or in the case of an Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputy – typing on his in-board computer while driving – should amount to charges being filed

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At 11: What should we do about ISIS?

Live from the Jim Gearhart Broadcast Facility somewhere in the wilds of the Garden State, it’s New Jersey’s ONLY ALL LIVE –ALL LOCAL-ALL NIGHT SHOW, with me, Jersey Guy Ray Rossi – “el rey de la noche” – merely a guy with a microphone, transmitter, and internet connection

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Rossi on Christie’s latest boardwalk tour and that 2016 question

How many times can you ask the question and not get the typical coy answer?
Will you run for President?

That’ what he was asked earlier in the day on Friday as he toured one of his favorite spots on the shore – the Seaside boardwalk

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