Feds demand that New Jersey Department of Corrections officials take action to protect prisoners from sex abuse at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women

Feds demand that New Jersey Department of Corrections officials take action to protect prisoners from sex abuse at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women

The New Jersey Department of Corrections must implement policies and practices to protect prisoners at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women from sexual abuse by guards, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division said in a complaint filed with the state this week. A proposed consent decree, which must still…

New Jersey Department of Labor halts work at Ewing construction site due to alleged violations of state labor laws

New Jersey Department of Labor halts work at Ewing construction site due to alleged violations of state labor laws

State officials are investigating labor violations by subcontractors at a construction site in Ewing, and have ordered work to be stopped at the site. Officials from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development issued stop-work orders Thursday to three subcontractors working at the construction site for a warehouse at 380 Scotch Road. The 195,000-square-foot…

N.J. utility shut-off moratorium to end as governor creates six-month payment grace period

N.J. utility shut-off moratorium to end as governor creates six-month payment grace period

Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed an executive order ending the moratorium on utility shut-offs in the state and creating a six-month grace period for people to pay their bills. The moratorium on shut-offs that was put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic ends July 1. During the six-month grace period that ends Dec….

N.J. food banks, including Mercer Street Friends, will receive a combined total of $10 million in federal aid
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N.J. food banks, including Mercer Street Friends, will receive a combined total of $10 million in federal aid

Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill on Wednesday that directs $10 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to be distributed among seven food banks in the state, including Mercer Street Friends in Trenton. The funding is being provided so that the food banks…