State News

Parents targeted as stalkers

Bipartisan legislation was released by an Assembly panel on Thursday to stiffen penalties for stalking and restraining order violations by a person whose parental rights have been terminated. “Once a safe home has been provided for a child victim of domestic violence,…

State takes over Newark

The finances of New Jersey’s largest city will now be under state supervision, as the Local Finance Board approved a request by Newark. The state Department of Community Affairs will have legal power over collective bargaining, the budget, and other municipal functions and determine…