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Port Authority Looks to Clean Up Problem in Midtown Manhattan

WNYC | July 24, 2014 | Transportation

Agency allocates $90 million in capital expenses for quick fixes at 42nd Street hub

Christie Says NJ Must Cut Retiree Benefits Or Face Bankruptcy

Mark J. Magyar | July 23, 2014 | Politics
Governor kicks off ‘No Pain, No Gain’ summer tour to sell pension reform in front of protesting police and firefighters
Feds Blow Whistle on Abuse of Authority by Newark Police Department
WNYC | July 23, 2014 | Social
Justice Department finds ‘pattern of unconstitutional policing’ and will appoint monitor
Can Atlantic City Beat the Odds and Reinvent Itself for the Future?
WHYY/NewsWorks | July 23, 2014 | More Issues
Pivotal year for legendary resort may end with only eight out of 12 casinos still in business
Sweeney Calls Sandy-Monitoring Reports ‘Almost A Whitewash’
Mark J. Magyar | July 22, 2014 | Politics, Housing, Sandy
Senate president, housing advocates demand release of full documentation so public can judge Sandy relief efforts
Newark’s New Mayor May Now Have to Try to Turn His Foes Into Friends
WNYC/NJ Public Radio | July 22, 2014 | Politics
Will Ras Baraka have to make nice to Christie and Booker to get his city much-needed funding?
Military Advocates Join to Fight Possible Closure of Two NJ Installations
Tara Nurin | July 21, 2014 | Politics
In latest round of proposed defense cuts, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and Picatinny Arsenal Could face downsizing or closure
Analysis: Fishman Demurral, Bridgegate Break Gives Christie An Opening
Mark J. Magyar | July 18, 2014 | Politics
While Egea testimony raises further questions, barnstorming Christie now gets window to reframe presidential candidacy
Taking a Bigger Bite Out of Wage Theft in the Garden State
Hank Kalet | July 17, 2014 | Social
Local ordinances let two NJ towns refuse to renew licenses of businesses found guilty of wage theft, while stronger state law is in the works
Advocacy Group Pursues COAH and the Case of the Missing Documents
Colleen O'Dea | July 16, 2014 | Politics, Housing
State, Rutgers both claim they can't find the files used as the basis for latest rules regarding affordable-housing obligations
GOP Assembly Leader Calls for Reforms to Create Competitive Districts
Mark J. Magyar | July 15, 2014 | Politics
Constitutional amendment proposed by Bramnick mirrors goals of California, Arizona, and Iowa initiatives
Casino Expansion Proposal Riding On North-South Political Deal
Mark J. Magyar | July 14, 2014 | Politics
Constitutional amendment to add casinos in North Jersey is a good bet, but Sweeney wants Atlantic City to get a bigger cut
Chris Christie and America's Poorest City
Matt Katz | July 11, 2014 | Politics
Gov. Christie has held about two dozen public events in Camden, an extraordinary number -- especially for a Republican in a city that went 97 percent for President Barack Obama in 2012
Combative Degnan Wins Senate OK To Chair Port Authority
Mark J. Magyar | July 11, 2014 | Politics
Veteran troubleshooter questioned on level of independence from Christie in wake of role on judicial, school violence commissions
Sole Proprietors and Self-Employed Workers Show Strong Gains Statewide
Colleen O'Dea | July 11, 2014 | More Issues, Maps, Map of the Week
New Jersey's economy may still be lagging, but most nonemployer businesses show solid growth, both in total number and total receipts
Explainer: A Primer on Homelessness in the State of New Jersey
Hank Kalet | July 8, 2014 | Social, Explainer
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
Port Authority Panel’s Focus on Asset Divestiture Raises Questions
Mark J. Magyar | July 7, 2014 | Politics
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
Hank Kalet | July 7, 2014 | Social
Changes in federal utility allowance could mean less to eat for third of families now receiving food assistance
Democrats Accuse Christie of Prioritizing Politics Over Women’s Health
Tara Nurin | July 3, 2014 | Healthcare, Politics
This week’s budget cuts imperil uninsured and low-income women’s access to healthcare, they say
Will COAH's New Ground Rules Mean Less Affordable Housing?
Colleen O'Dea | July 3, 2014 | Housing
Advocates argue regulations do not meet Supreme Court requirements, differ from rules adopted by council earlier in year
Undocumented Children: The Human Face of New Jersey's Tragic Immigration Crisis
Hank Kalet | July 2, 2014 | Social
How do kids who have crossed the border from Mexico end up in New Jersey -- and in the state's immigration courts?
Christie Uses Vetoes To Drive Political Message For 2016 Campaign
Mark J. Magyar | July 1, 2014 | Budget, Politics
With Democrats powerless to override governor's vetoes, only courts can order state to make required pension payments
Analysis: Will Governor Christie's House of Cards Collapse?
Mark J. Magyar | June 30, 2014 | Budget, Politics
Governor banks on larger-than-life celebrity, but expanding investigations, mounting fiscal problems could undercut presidential hopes
NJ, Rutgers Sued Over Refusal to Release Details of Affordable-Housing Formula
Colleen O'Dea | June 27, 2014 | Housing, Planning
Fair Share seeks details of how new quotas were determined, gets heavily redacted document
NJ's Graying Population Moves a Bit Closer to Golden Years, Census Shows
Colleen O'Dea | June 27, 2014 | More Issues, Maps, Map of the Week
Median age is up slightly to 39.4 years; Hunterdon’s population ranks as state’s oldest
Poll: How Much of the Democrats’ Doomed Budget Do You Buy?
June 26, 2014 | Budget, Politics, Polling
From a fully funded pension to the millionaire's tax, do the Democrats have anything real to offer New Jersey?
Profile: Bryan Miller Turned Personal Tragedy Into a Cause
Hank Kalet | June 25, 2014 | Social, Profiles
After his brother’s death, activist works to end gun violence
Prieto Wins Argument On Limiting State Income-Tax Hike To Millionaires
Mark J. Magyar | June 24, 2014 | Budget, Politics
Democratic budget kills tax increases on e-cigarettes, Urban Enterprise Zone businesses
Analysis: Democratic Tax Plan is Just a Down Payment on NJ’s Fiscal Needs
Mark J. Magyar | June 23, 2014 | Budget, Politics
Christie’s veto of tax increases would leave insurmountable $4.3 billion pension gap to be made up by FY18
Democratic Lawmakers Sending Christie Another Tax Package To Veto
Mark J. Magyar | June 20, 2014 | Budget, Politics
Prieto endorses millionaire’s tax, corporate tax surcharge, and full pension funding as part of alternative Democratic budget
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