Assemblyman Bucco (R-Morris, Somerset), Assemblywoman DeCroce (R-Morris, Essex, Passaic) sponsored a bill this week that would require guilty defendants to be in court not just for sentencing, but to hear victims' impact statements.
Betty Lou De Croce
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
County kicks off National Crime Victims Rights Week.
Residents and officials gathered in Morristown Monday to pay tribute to crime victims, just one week after the Boston Marathon bombings. “As we can just see from last week’s tragedy in Boston, we have to keep ever vigilant to ensure the protection of our citizens and maintain the rights of victims in the justice process,” acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp told a crowd of 50. “The victims are often the forgotten people in the criminal justice system," he said at a dedication for National Crime Victims' Rights week. Keynote speaker Richard Pompelio, an attorney with the New Jersey Crime Victims' Law Center, said the legal system has long shown "disinterest" in the victims of crimes. "Somewhere along the way, the system began to …
Friday, April 5, 2013
The Parsippany-based assemblywoman says violent conduct was tolerated by the university's athletic department for far too long.
District 26 Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, who was recently appointed to the state General Assembly's higher education committee, says Rutgers did the right thing by firing controversial former coach Michael Rice. “Rutgers Coach Michael Rice demonstrated a pattern of conduct with his players that is unbefitting an institution of higher learning," said DeCroce, a Parsippany resident. "There is no rational way to condone or explain the physical and verbal abuse that Mr. Rice heaped on his players. Coach Rice earned his dismissal, and I support his firing." She added that she is most upset that "Coach Rice's conduct was tolerated for so long by the university. "People in the athletic department knew for quite some time of Coach Rice’s …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Parsippany's Joseph Raich has stated his intention to run for Assembly.
The state legislators representing the 26th Legislative District — Sen. Joe Pennacchio of Pine Brook, Assemblyman Jay Webber of Morris Plains and Parsippany resident Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce — announced their plan to run for re-election as a ticket Thursday. “I look forward to running with our team and serving the constituents of the 26th Legislative District," said Pennacchio. "It has been an honor to represent our constituents but more importantly to advocate and fight for what is in the best interests of the people we serve.” “I serve, and hope to continue to serve, so that our Garden State keeps moving toward an affordable and prosperous future as great as our state’s citizens," Webber stated. "I am committed to pursuing policies…
Thursday, May 10, 2012
A host of area GOP leaders came to Parsippany PAL to show their support for candidate.
The primary election campaign is officially underway for District 26 Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce. Republican leaders from throughout the area were on hand at the Parsippany Police Athletic League building Wednesday evening to show their support for DeCroce in her primary contest against Montville businessman Anthony Pio Costa. Mayor James Barberio hosted the event. In an opening address, he praised the assemblywoman for her past work as municipal clerk of Roxbury and as a member of the Parsippany Zoning Board of Adjustment. "We need people in the state Assembly who understand how municipal government works," he said, adding that her time as deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs gives her valuable …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Takes place Monday night in Morristown
Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, R-26, will be the keynote speaker Monday night for the 5th Annual Women’s History Month Celebration in Morristown. The event will be at 6 p.m., in the fifth-floor Freeholders Public Meeting room of the Morris County Administration & Records Building, at 10 Court Street. Invited Honorees are:
Friday, February 17, 2012
Assemblywoman reflects on missing husband and the journey that took her to Trenton.
The new 26th District Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, fresh from her swearing-in ceremony at the State House Thursday, is still processing how her life has changed in just over five weeks. On the morning of Jan. 9, she was a former Mine Hill council member and Roxbury Township municipal clerk serving as deputy commissioner of the state Department of Community Affairs and the wife of Assemblyman Alex DeCroce. By the day's end, she was a widow, just days away from being elected by area Republicans to fill her late husband's legislative seat. In a freewheeling Friday conversation with Patch, DeCroce, 59, pauses from her increasingly busy schedule—she's already received committee assignments and is getting started on her pet issues, education …
District 16 Assemblywoman accompanied by her family.