Monday, March 11, 2013
Sen. Kevin O'Toole: “New Jersey’s child pornography laws must better protect children and capture more predators.”
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Monday, March 11
A bill crafted to deter child pornography and prevent repeat incidents is headed to the New Jersey Senate after its passage Monday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bipartisan legislation provides law enforcement and prosecutors to charge per offense, seek mandatory jail terms and makes it easier to charge and convict for possession and distribution by establishing the use of child pornography file-sharing programs as a second-degree crime, according to a release from the bill's primary sponsor, Sen. Kevin O’Toole (R-Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic.) “There is a rapid proliferation of child pornography especially online, and so New Jersey’s child pornography laws must better protect children and capture more predators,” O’Toole said…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Midland Park resident Robert Gilmartin oversaw nearly 100 school districts.
Thursday, January 17
The man tasked with reviewing school budgets and superintendent contracts for Passaic and Bergen counties is retiring Friday, NorthJersey.com reported. Robert Gilmartin, 70, was the state Department of Education’s executive county superintendent for nearly 100 school districts. As executive superintendent, Gilmartin, a Midland Park resident, had the authority to veto local education budgets. Click here for more information. Have a question or news tip for Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch? Contact editor Joseph M. Gerace at Joseph.Gerace@patch.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox every morning, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Request comes after Bergen officials said “clerical error” prevented the county from getting aid.
State officials will ask the Federal Emergency Management Agency to extend snowstorm disaster aid to Bergen and Passaic counties after the two counties were left out of last week’s federal disaster declaration, an emergency management official said. The state’s decision was based on newly collected damage costs, according to New Jersey Office of Emergency Management spokeswoman Mary Goepfert. Officials toured the area Monday as part of a reassessment of the federal assistance. In November, Gov. Chris Christie requested federal aid for eleven counties, including Bergen and Passaic, that were hard hit in the October snowstorm. However, when the aid was announced last week, the two counties were left out. Bergen County officials said a “…