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Montclair School Board Quietly Paid $155,000 To Settle Teacher’s Hostile Work Environment Lawsuit.

On October 5, 2023, the Montclair Board of Education in Essex County, NJ, quietly reached a settlement to pay $155,000 to a former teacher. The settlement was in response to her lawsuit claiming that the school officials failed to adequately protect her from harassment by a colleague. In her lawsuit, Marleen Awad, a former math […]

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Retired South Jersey police chief, charged with strangling woman, agreed to diversionary program.

On September 15, 2023, a retired police chief for Glassboro Borough (Gloucester County, NJ) signed off on a plea calling for him to enter into New Jersey’s Pretrial Intervention (PTI) Program for up to one year. The plea is intended to resolve aggravated assault and terroristic threat charges against Franklin S. Brown, Jr., currently 56, […]

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Middlesex Borough School District Paid Out $200,000 to Settle Two Students’ Claims that School Failed to Address Racially-Charged Bullying.

On May 1, 2023, a settlement was approved under which Middlesex Borough (Middlesex County, NJ) Board of Education consented to a $200,000 settlement with two high school students. The students had filed a lawsuit claiming that they had been subjected to racial slurs by other students and that district officials displayed a “deliberate indifference to […]