Newton attorney honored as Law Day in Sussex pushes for advancing criminal justice
Congratulations to Newton attorney Alan Strelzik for being honored on Law Day for his continuous dedication and work that focuses on advancing an equitable criminal justice system.Read more
'Going to school was suffocating': Sparta students share to keep equality conversation going
Andover BLM rally will be held on land once owned by Nazi sympathizers
A pair of township residents are seeking to continue the local conversation on equality by organizing a Black Lives Matter rally for Saturday at Hillside Park.
Bipartisan-Sponsored Bill to Replace ‘Freeholder’ Title with ‘County Commissioner’ Clears Legislature, Heads to Governor
New Jersey remains the only state in the country to still use the colonial-era public office title of ‘freeholder’. Dating back to before the American Revolution, the title was used at a time when only white male owners of debt-free land could hold office. Today, it is a term often derided because of its inability to capture the actual duties of elected county officials.Read more
N.J. Legislature votes to make Juneteenth a state holiday
State lawmakers voted Thursday to designate Juneteenth, the day commemorating the end of slavery, a state holiday.
The legislation establishes the third Friday in June as Juneteenth Day, and must be signed by Gov. Phil Murphy to become law.Read more