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Charlie Kratovil

Charlie Kratovil has 15 articles published.

I am a community organizer and a journalist covering New Jersey. Feedback, suggestions, and news tips are always welcome. I can be reached at 732-993-9697 or [email protected]
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Posted on Government & Politics

County Clerk’s Office and Prosecutor’s Office Moving to Old Holiday Inn

The Mercer County Clerk’s Office and Prosecutor’s will be temporarily moving to new offices about one mile west of their current homes, in the first phase of a plan to bring their longtime home up to code. Starting on Tuesday, January 19, the Clerk’s Office will be located on the 6th floor of the former Holiday Inn hotel at 240 West… Keep Reading

Posted on Law & Public Safety

Police Shooting of Trenton Teen Sparks Transparency Lawsuit

The stakes could not be higher for the future of police transparency in New Jersey. The August 7 shooting of city resident Radazz Hearns has led to a “messy cover-up” by police and investigators, according to columnist Shaun King. That night, it was a task force of officers from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office and… Keep Reading

Posted on Government & Politics

Cannon Named Freeholder Chair as Dems Continue to Dominate Mercer

Ann Cannon of East Windsor was selected by her colleagues as the next Chairperson of the seven-member Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders. More than 200 people were in attendance for the annual reorganization meeting where Cannon was nominated Chair, after being sworn in to a sixth term. The Freeholders also passed ten resolutions including appointing… Keep Reading

Posted on Law & Public Safety

Bill Would Allow For Warrantless Police Surveillance From Above

The final version of a bill regulating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) will go to Governor Chris Christie with a provision that will ensure police can use soon the vehicles, sometimes referred to as “drones,” even without a warrant. Under A1039, the bill passed by both houses authorities will only need to have “probable cause” that a… Keep Reading