JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - A private funeral service is underway this morning for a Jersey City police officer shot and killed in what authorities say was an ambush Sunday. The city yesterday posthumously promoted Melvin Santiago and awarded him the department's medal of honor. Police lined this morning's route for Santiago's funeral procession from a funeral home to the church.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - City workers in Newark may soon find themselves having to come up with a new way to work. Mayor Ras Baraka and city council members have announced a new plan involving city-owned vehicles forcing administrative workers to return unmarked cars Monday and turn in their fuel cards. The city will then assign cars only to workers on official business.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) - Parking-challenged Hoboken has modified its policy that immediately had parking personnel booting illegally parked cars. The new policy will give motorists tickets and tell them to move their vehicles within 72 hours. If cars aren't moved at that point they could still face getting booted or towed.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Five New Jersey colleges are experimenting with an initiative to offer students college credit for showing what they've learned out of their jobs and life experience. Backers of the move say students will have to take tests or prepare portfolios of their work but it will allow some to get credit without paying for some classes, cutting their college bills.
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