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Please review the nomination process for NJSPBA and PBA Local 600 endorsed Candidate Bruce A. Polkowitz for the position of Retiree Representative to the PFRS Board of Trustees.

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Join the New Jersey PBA at the Never Forget Tribute Classic!

The Never Forget Tribute Classic is a premier college basketball event featuring the UConn Huskies versus Florida St. Seminoles and Mississippi St. Bulldogs versus Clemson Tigers.

Half of each ticket purchased will be donated to the New Jersey State PBA Survivor & Welfare Fund!

The fund is dedicated to providing support and survivor benefits to the families of PBA members who have the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty and easing the burden of those officers who are experiencing significant personal hardships.

Never Forget Tribute Classic details:
When: Saturday, December 8th
Time: 4:00 PM - Clemson vs Mississippi State
6:30 PM - UConn vs Florida State
Where: Prudential Center
25 Lafayette St. Newark, NJ 07102

Use this link for tickets: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/020054E6CBA4A4C9?did=pba

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Decades before casino gambling was even a thought in Atlantic City, the city developed a long storied history of graft and corruption. While organized crime festered and politicians used the city as a personal piggy bank, the city enjoyed a dedicated police department and fire service for well over a century. Thankfully, those dedicated men and women were providing outstanding services regardless of the political and criminal environment that surrounded them.
So in November 2016 along comes the Municipal Stabilization Recovery Act. Say what you want about the broad reaching authority the act bestows on a very few, some parts of the act have certainly given the city an opportunity to return to a fiscally responsible and vibrant city once again. We all hope that happens very soon. The part of the MSRA that disgusted me then and disgusts me even more today is the power that was given to a few individuals to literally decimate the public safety agencies and the citizens they serve and protect. Unfortunately that is an opinion for another day.

On Sept. 11, State Auditor Stephen Eels released an audit of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. The CRDA is one of New Jersey’s largest agencies and controls more than $300 million in assets. The audit was conducted for the period Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2017. If you live in Atlantic City or have any interest whatsoever in its economic vitality, I urge you to read the 29 page audit. Please don’t read the 15 page rebuttal from the CRDA, it’s a laughable work of fiction. Way too little and too late to ease the suffering of public safety professionals and restore the level of public safety enjoyed prior to 2016.

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