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Ventnor City Settles Two Lawsuits For $2 Million Stemming From Tragic Suicide With Police-issued Glock Handgun.

In June and July of 2023, Ventnor City (Atlantic County, NJ) reached settlements in two separate lawsuits, each for $1 million. These lawsuits stemmed from a tragic incident in which a woman took her own life using a Glock handgun issued to her boyfriend, who then served as a sergeant with Ventnor City’s police department. […]

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1,582 Officials, Including Twelve Mayors, Fined $100 for Late Financial Disclosure Statement Filings.

The Local Finance Board (LFB), operating under the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, is responsible for enforcing the Local Government Ethics Law in counties and municipalities lacking their own ethics boards. (A list of counties and municipalities that have their own ethics boards is on-line here.) According to its June 14, 2023 meeting minutes, […]

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Piscataway Fire Company and Fire District quietly settle sexual harassment and wrongful termination lawsuit for $325,000.

Please take note: The Arbor Hose Company and its employees operate independently from the authority of the Township of Piscataway. Fire services within Piscataway are overseen by four fire districts, each managed by five elected fire commissioners. These fire districts have established contracts with six volunteer fire companies responsible for conducting fire suppression activities. Arbor […]