Weinberg suggests select committee hearings nearing their end

The Select Committee on Oversight investigation into the hiring of Al Alvarez is entering its final stages, committee co-chair Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg suggested in a letter Wednesday. “The Committee is now entering the phase where we will hear from experts on the challenges facing survivors, as well as from experts on State employment law, to assist us in developing policies and procedures that ensure that survivors are taken

DeCroce calls Verniero report a waste of taxpayers’ money

Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce (R-Parsippany) joined a growing number of fellow Select Committee members lambasting former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Peter Verniero’s report on his investigation into the hiring of Al Alvarez. “Peter Verniero is only solidifying what we have all been hearing and what's being told to us,” DeCroce said. “The state has paid a lot of money for all these lawyers and all these investigations. It's the

Weinberg slams Verniero report

Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg slammed former State Supreme Court Justice Peter Verniero’s report on the hiring of Al Alvarez Wednesday. “Unfortunately, this report falls short of the comprehensive investigation promised by the governor,” Weinberg said. “It fails to meet any reasonable standard for an investigation into the serious allegations of sexual assault, the screening practices for hiring public employees, the failure to take responsibility by key officials, the continued

Sweeney: Special Committee investigation will take as long as it takes

Senate President Steve Sweeney on Wednesday said the Special Committee on Oversight’s investigation into the hiring of Al Alvarez could run past the end of February, a soft deadline set by committee co-chair Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, “You can't predetermine what comes out of an investigation. you've got to let the investigation take its course, and if it gets done early, it's done early. If it takes a little

Special Committee aiming to finish investigation before March

Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg on Monday told the New Jersey Globe that she and her cohorts on the Special Committee on Oversight that is investigating the hiring of former Schools Development chief of staff Al Alvarez are aiming to have their investigation concluded by the end of February. The Committee will hold its second hearing tomorrow. Five officials from Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration — outgoing chief of staff Pete