Free OPMA/OPRA seminar on November 8, 2017. VIDEO AVAILABLE!

Join NJFOG and guest speaker Senator Loretta Weinberg in Bergen County on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 to learn more about New Jersey’s Open Public Meetings and Records laws (OPMA and OPRA). Senator Weinberg is the primary sponsor of reform legislation Continue Reading →

Court consent order cites Lyndhurst officials’ violation of OPMA’s notice requirement

On June 16, 2017, a Bergen County Court found that a March 2016 joint meeting of the Lyndhurst Township Commission and Board of Ed. was not properly noticed and issued a consent order requiring that a shared service agreement be Continue Reading →

Commentary on the “No need to confirm nor deny” Appellate ruling

by Raymond Baldino, Esq.   NJFOG foreword: On 8/31/16, the Appellate Division upheld a lower court ruling that the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office could respond to an OPRA request by North Jersey Media by neither confirming nor denying the existence Continue Reading →

OK to neither confirm nor deny records exist, says Appellate Court

In 2013, North Jersey Media sought records from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office relating to a Catholic priest who had not been arrested or charged with a crime. The agency denied the request and neither confirmed nor denied the existence Continue Reading →

Do non-residents of New Jersey have standing under OPRA?

UPDATE (4/03/2017): A Bergen Judge has ruled that an OPRA requestor does not need to provide his address. Read more HERE.   UPDATE (Jan. 2017):  Judge Georgia M. Curio has rejected a motion to reconsider her October 2016 decision, which Continue Reading →