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Atlantic City Produces Five-Year Plan, Hopes to Fend Off State Takeover

Chase Brush | October 25, 2016 | Politics

The plan calls for cuts in jobs and benefits, outsourcing of services, and the sale of Bader Field airstrip

Frelinghuysen Challenged by Underfinanced Democrat in 11th

Joe Tyrrell | October 25, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Lawyer Joe Wenzel says he was inspired to run by Sandy Hook Elementary School killings in 2012
Curbing Use of Solitary Confinement in NJ Correctional Facilities
Hank Kalet | October 24, 2016 | Social
‘Close custody’ can exacerbate or trigger mental-health problems, reduce prisoners’ chances of successful reintegration in communities
Aggressive Democratic Challenger in District 2 Makes Trump an Issue in Race
Chase Brush | October 24, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Incumbent fights back arguing bipartisan record demonstrates commitment to residents in hard-hit South Jersey
Lawmakers Get Serious About Legalizing Grass in the Garden State
Chase Brush | October 21, 2016 | Politics
Will Christie’s concerns about this ‘gateway drug’ go up in smoke once he’s out of office?
Businessman Mounts Longshot Challenge to 14-Term Pallone in 6th
Meir Rinde | October 21, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Republican Sonnek-Schmelz says Pallone has failed small businesses and Sandy victims
The ‘New’ Gentrification Explored at NJ Spotlight on Cities Conference
Tara Nurin | October 21, 2016 | Planning
Developers and advocates discuss ways to breathe new life into neighborhoods without displacing long-time residents
Outside Interest Groups Infiltrate Political Process, Parties Losing Grip
Chase Brush | October 20, 2016 | Politics
The latest figures for election spending in New Jersey show major parties have been weakened and special-interest groups continue to increase their influence
Shortage of Affordable Housing Explored at NJ Spotlight on Cities
Colleen O'Dea | October 20, 2016 | Housing
One advocate suggests that even the term ‘affordable housing’ has negative connotations for many people
In 10th District Moderate Payne’s Opponents Are Weak, Broke
Joe Tyrrell | October 20, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. seeks a third term with little opposition in a district that is struggling economically
Baroni Ends Time On Witness Stand
WNYC News | October 19, 2016 | Politics
Former Port Authority executive continues to maintain he believed Bridgegate traffic-study cover story
Clock Winds Down On Atlantic City’s Efforts to Deliver Five-Year Plan
Chase Brush | October 19, 2016 | Politics
City misses deadline to submit revised FY2016 budget to state’s Local Finance Board, sparks off exchange of letters between mayor and DCA
Minors Who Do Time in New Jersey’s Adult Prisons Must Deal with Intimidation
WNYC News | October 19, 2016 | Social
One offender, sentenced to several years in an adult prison, said he’s worried about the guards, not the other inmates
Trying Juveniles as Adults Called A ‘Dead End’
NJTV News Online | October 19, 2016 | Social
Conference on juvenile justice has pilot program in Camden County to keep young offenders in community
Baroni: Christie Used Me to Punish His Enemies
WNYC News | October 19, 2016 | Politics
Under cross-examination, Baroni admits going after firefighters’ union chief and Sen. Frank Lautenberg
Money Shakes Up New Jersey's House Races
Chase Brush | October 18, 2016 | Politics
There’s a lot of money sloshing around this season’s Congressional races, adding to the pressure on at least one long-term incumbent
Democratic Lawmakers Hope to Compromise with Christie On Urban Enterprise Zones
John Reitmeyer | October 18, 2016 | Planning
Proposal would give a two-year extension to five cities while state studies whether another program would be more effective for hard-pressed cities
Imagining a Marshall Plan for Our 'Ignored' Cities
Lee Keough | October 18, 2016 | Planning
At the NJ Spotlight on Cities conference, leading politicians agreed ‘we’ve ignored our cities’ and it’s time to make them a priority
NJ Spotlight on Cities: A Quick Recap
Amanda Brown | October 18, 2016 | Planning
A few digital glimpses of the second annual conference, judged a success by participants and attendees — or so they told us. See you next year.
At Day-Long Conference, NJ Spotlight Shines Spotlight on State’s Cities
NJTV News Online | October 17, 2016 | Planning
The second annual NJ Spotlight on Cities conference brought together politicians, policymakers, urban architects and advocates
Life Outside Prison Is Not Easy for Minors Tried as Adults
WNYC News | October 17, 2016 | Social
Adjusting to life outside prison can be tough on parolees, but one young man is hopeful
Elections 2016 Keeps You On Top of the Issues, Ahead of the Candidates
NJ Spotlight Staff | October 17, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Coverage includes overviews of the state’s Congressional Districts, in-depth reporting on key races, and interactive tools and maps to keep you in the know
Christie’s Former Counsel Didn’t Check into Bridgegate, Wasn’t Asked
WNYC News | October 17, 2016 | Politics
Gov. Christie said he asked his chief counsel to check into lane closures on GWB, but counsel said in court the request was never made
Catch the Live Stream from the 2nd Annual NJ Spotlight on Cities
John Mooney | October 14, 2016 | Planning
Can’t make the conference? Watch a live stream of the keynote conversation and the session on the 2017 gubernatorial race
New Attempt to Pin Christie to GWB Scandal Overshadows Bridgegate
Chase Brush | October 14, 2016 | Politics
A municipal judge allowed a citizen’s complaint of official misconduct against the governor to go forward
Push to Grant Driver's License to NJ's Undocumented Residents
Chase Brush | October 14, 2016 | Social, Immigration
Supporters say the card would help thousands of undocumented to drive legally, that it would improve road safety, and stimulate the state’s economy
Minors Get Longer Sentences in New Jersey Than in New York
WNYC News | October 14, 2016 | Social
There’s a big disparity in sentencing between the Garden State and New York. New Jersey offenders face more years in prison
Lesniak on Murphy's Endorsements: ‘Wealthiest, Rather Than the Best’
Chase Brush | October 13, 2016 | Politics
After deciding against a bid for 2017 Democratic gubernatorial nomination, disgruntled Lesniak says process ‘sucks’
The Data Behind the Discussions at NJ Spotlight on Cities Conference
John Mooney | October 13, 2016 | Planning
We teamed up with Rutgers’ Eagleton Poll to find out what New Jersey residents really think of the state’s cities
Young in Prison: Is Germany's Way Better Than NJ’s?
WNYC News | October 13, 2016 | Social
Unlike New Jersey, Germany does not prosecute minors as adults. And, unlike New Jersey, Germany has low recidivism rates among minors
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