NJ Spotlight Daily News
July 9, 2014
- Analysis: Christie's Options Limited When It Comes to Plans for PARCC Testing
- The governor has hinted publicly at a compromise on new PARCC tests, but what will he do and when will he do it?
- State Banks on Energy Resiliency to Keep Critical Facilities Up and Running
- BPU's Energy Resiliency Bank will finance projects that keep delivering electricity even when power grid goes down
- Profile: NJ High School Principal Ahead Of Curve On Technology -- and Tweets
- With 64,500 followers on Twitter, Eric Sheninger is the embodiment of using technology as a teaching tool
- Opinion: Why Doesn't the State DEP Believe in Global Climate Change?
- The department's revised coastal regulations runs to 1,000 pages with not a mention of climate change
- Residents of Tiny Community Ravaged by Hurricane Sandy Now Face Big Decision
- State offers $10 million buyout of nearly four-dozen properties destroyed or severely damaged by superstorm
July 8, 2014
- Sandy Czar, We Hardly Knew Ye
- The czar in charge of New Jersey's Sandy recovery is resigning in the very same manner in which he ran some 50 programs dispensing federal storm aid: Quietly . . .
- Is Sandy Debris in Roxbury's Fenimore Landfill Poisoning Town's Children, Adults?
- Environmentalists blame state and say new rules are needed
- Christie Takes Another Tack to Get Out of Greenhouse Gas Initiative
- Administration will follow formal rulemaking process, making it virtually inevitable that New Jersey will not participate in RGGI
- Hespe Helps Take Hearsay Out of Newark 'Working Group'
- In one of his first public statements, acting commissioner details plans and purpose for working group, comments on Anderson's annual review
- Explainer: A Primer on Homelessness in the State of New Jersey
- Point-in-time count reveals that nearly 14,000 men, women, and children had no place to call home -- excluding tent encampments, abandoned buildings, and the like -- at the start of the year
- PSE&G 'Energy Strong' Gets Cooking On Hoboken Gas Grid
- Out with the old low-pressure cast-iron mains, in with high-pressure plastic pipe that won’t be flooded out by a storm surge
- Agenda: State BOE Takes Up Standards Renewal, Special Ed Regs
- Regulations for special education back for a second try, along with teacher effectiveness, charter schools, and a new president
July 7, 2014
- Christie: Neither Gun Lobby Nor Sandy Hook Families Prompted My Veto
- Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that neither lobbying from gun rights advocates nor visits from parents of children killed in the 2012 Connecticut school shooting affected his decision to veto a major gun control bill last week . . .
- Port Authority Panel’s Focus on Asset Divestiture Raises Questions
- Key issues on future of Port Authority loom at Degnan’s confirmation hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee
- Overburdened NJ Food Pantries Challenged to Feed More Hungry Clients
- Changes in federal utility allowance could mean less to eat for third of families now receiving food assistance
- Climate Change May Hit Urban Poor the Hardest, According to New Report
- People of color, low-income neighborhoods may be more vulnerable to exposure to toxins, other damaging effects of extreme storms like Sandy
- Codey Wants Coaches, Schools to Step Up Anti-Steroid Efforts
- Senator's bill would make steroid testing of students permanent, nine years after executive order introducing it
- The List: 10 Tips to Save Energy During Hot Weather From the BPU
- Just because the temperature is soaring doesn't mean your energy bills have to follow suit
- Poll: What Do You Think of the Governor's Veto of the Latest Gun Bill?
- Is Chris Christie protecting the Second Amendment, pandering to his political base, or . . . ?
- Fine Print: Summer Checklists for Final Transition to Common Core, PARCC
- State puts out guides for schools to check whether curriculum aligns with new nationwide standards and tests
July 3, 2014
- Democrats Accuse Christie of Prioritizing Politics Over Women’s Health
- This week’s budget cuts imperil uninsured and low-income women’s access to healthcare, they say
- Newark 'Working Group' Raises More Uncertainty in Troubled District
- Initiated as condition of Superintendent Anderson's contract renewal, first task is to review unpopular One Newark reorganization
- Bill Would Tighten Oversight of 'Companion Services' for Elderly
- Home healthcare providers raise concerns about quality, others say bill would put them out of business
- State, Conservationists Join to Block Seismic Testing off Barnegat Bay
- DEP scheduled to file challenge in federal court today, arguing that testing will have negative impact on marine life, commercial fishing
- PSE&G Solar Cuts Deal for New Facility Near Sizzling and Sunny El Paso
- Texas purchase adds another 13 megawatts to solar subsidiary's overall portfolio -- for $22 million
- Poll: Right Direction? Wrong Direction? No Direction? What's With COAH?
- COAH has new rules, or does it? What's the next step for the Council on Affordable Housing?
July 2, 2014
- Undocumented Children: The Human Face of New Jersey's Tragic Immigration Crisis
- How do kids who have crossed the border from Mexico end up in New Jersey -- and in the state's immigration courts?
- University Hospital Makes Strides Since Restructuring, But Faces New Challenges
- CEO aims to eliminate deficit in three years, make case for preserving hospital’s major role in northern New Jersey healthcare
- Profile: The Simplest Wishes Have a Way of Coming True, Thanks to Her Initiative
- With her NJ-based nonprofit, One Simple Wish, Danielle Gletow is touching the lives of kids in foster care all across the country
- Legislature Gets Grade of ‘Incomplete’ on Unresolved Charter-School Issues
- Christie, meanwhile, vetoes $3 million in extra aid while long-discussed legislation still hangs fire