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Murphy Joins Fellow Democratic Governors to Help Stem Gun Violence
Carly Sitrin | February 23, 2018 | Politics
New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island agree to share intelligence, databases concerning gun issues
NJ to Review School Safety as Parents Demand More after Florida Slaughter
Carly Sitrin | February 21, 2018 | More Issues
Governor announces state and law enforcement will examine whether enough is being done in schools to protect children from possibility of gun violence
Cautious NJ Lawmakers Propose Decriminalizing Marijuana in Small Amounts
Carly Sitrin | February 16, 2018 | Social
State senators stop well short of governor’s preference to legalize the drug in New Jersey, voice concerns about social-justice implications
Closing Loophole in Law Protecting Students Against Sexual Predators
Carly Sitrin | February 14, 2018 | Education
Right now, teachers accused of sexual misconduct can change schools without a report about their behavior following them
Poor Students Still Not Getting Breakfast in Many NJ Schools
Carly Sitrin | February 13, 2018 | Education
Report indicates that New Jersey remains 19th in country for participation in school breakfast program, essentially the position it held in previous school year
Why Hard Times at NJ’s ‘Insect Factory’ Could Be Bad News for Garden State
Carly Sitrin | February 8, 2018 | Energy & Environment
The Phillip Alampi Beneficial Insect Rearing Laboratory breeds ‘good’ bugs to fight pests and reduce pesticide use, but overdue repairs are hampering its mission
Faith Leaders Ramp Up Anti-Lance Protests, Six Arrested for ‘Defiant Trespass’
Carly Sitrin | February 7, 2018 | Politics
Congressman’s alignment with Trump administration on immigration, other issues ignites dissenters — and challengers for the seat he has held for nine years
Murphy Makes Net Neutrality the Order of the Day
Carly Sitrin | February 6, 2018 | Politics
In his ninth executive order to date, governor ensures all internet traffic will be treated equally by ISPs and providers that want do business with the state
Why Do NJ Beekeepers Feel They've Been Stung by State DOA?
Carly Sitrin | February 5, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Proposed regulations, they claim, would eliminate urban beekeeping and severely restrict the practice in most suburbs
Murphy’s Team Wants to Put the Garden Back in Garden State
Carly Sitrin | January 30, 2018 | Politics
Governor’s advisory committee wants more state support for agri-tourism, a revived Jersey Fresh program, and to get more people involved in farming
Time to Scrap the Superintendent Salary Cap?
Carly Sitrin | January 26, 2018 | Education
Senate bill could be an early step to dismantle Christie's education legacy
Murphy Moves to Relax Restrictions on Buying Medical Marijuana
Carly Sitrin | January 24, 2018 | Healthcare
Governor’s sixth executive order calls for 60-day assessment of state’s current policies and prohibitions
Profile: Watching NJ Teacher of the Year At Work Is Beautiful
Carly Sitrin | January 19, 2018 | Profiles
A hearing teacher, Amy Andersen has taught hundreds of mostly hearing students to be proficient in American Sign Language
Grewal Makes History as Nation’s First Sikh-American Attorney General
Carly Sitrin | January 17, 2018 | Politics
State’s new top prosecutor, ‘proud son of New Jersey,’ receives unanimous support at confirmation hearing
Official with Strong Union Ties Gets Nod as Murphy’s Labor Commissioner
Carly Sitrin | January 10, 2018 | Politics
New governor expects Robert Asaro-Angelo, who has deep roots in Democratic Party, to be ‘champion’ for working class
Butterflies, Booze, but not Bacteria — What NJ’s Last-Minute Laws Cover
Carly Sitrin | January 9, 2018 | More Issues
In the final hours of this legislative session, lawmakers aided monarch butterflies as well as early-morning drinkers at the airport, but they couldn’t deliver for an important bacterium
The List: The 10 Most Overcrowded Public-School Districts in NJ
Carly Sitrin | December 21, 2017 | The List
Twenty years and $8 billion later, 71 percent of New Jersey’s neediest school districts are severely overcrowded. But, where’s the money going to come from to fix them?
New Jersey Moves to Outlaw ‘Bump Stocks’ for All Residents
Carly Sitrin | December 19, 2017 | More Issues
Gun owners are already prohibited from possessing ‘bump stocks,’ which can convert a rifle into a fully automatic weapon. The Legislature wants to ban these devices across the board
Should New Jersey Give the Vote to Convicted Felons?
Carly Sitrin | December 15, 2017 | Social
One of the earliest civil rights decisions the new governor is likely to face is whether to award felons the right to vote — whether they’re in prison, on parole, or on probation
Governor-Elect Makes Historic Choice for State Attorney General
Carly Sitrin | December 13, 2017 | Politics
Gurbir S. Grewal, if confirmed by Senate, will be first South-Asian AG in New Jersey and first Sikh to hold position in any state
Can a ‘No-Zero’ Approach to Schoolwork Make the Grade in New Jersey?
Carly Sitrin | December 4, 2017 | Education
No zeros should be a no-brainer: but some teachers, parents, and even students would rather stick to traditional grading policies
Craig Coughlin: Low-Profile Legislator Taking Prieto’s Place as Assembly Speaker
Carly Sitrin | November 14, 2017 | Politics
Coughlin emphasizes coalitions and compromise, but the test will be in the day-to-day rough-and-tumble that’s state government in New Jersey
At AC Teachers Convention, Many Claim ‘Disconnect’ from Politics
Carly Sitrin | November 13, 2017 | Education
There may not be much interest in NJEA’s costly attempt to unseat Sen. Sweeney, but Gov.-elect Murphy gets roaring welcome from crowd
Local Politics in New Jersey Takes Ugly Turn with Racist Fliers
Carly Sitrin | November 7, 2017 | Elections 2017
Anonymous mailers call for candidates in Edison school board race to be deported, warn that Hoboken mayoral candidate is a terrorist
The List: Top Theaters in NJ Are Impressive Supplement to Great White Way
Carly Sitrin | February 6, 2017 | The List
Theater in New Jersey is a match for the best available in any region when it comes to talent, innovation, cost, and diversity
Explainer: What NJ Transit Must Do to Get Up to Speed with Safety Technology
Carly Sitrin | December 6, 2016 | Explainer
Some railroad companies have made good progress on the installation of federally required safety mechanisms, but NJ Transit has a lot of catching up to do
The List: Top 10 Heritage Sites with the Most Annual Visitors
Carly Sitrin | October 31, 2016 | The List
Residents and tourists have more than 1,800 historic sites to choose from — ranging from lighthouses to battleships — across the length and breadth of the state
Explainer: How NJ’s Public Libraries Are Faring in the Information Age
Carly Sitrin | September 27, 2016 | Explainer
The state’s libraries still come through with books, but patrons also can access digital media like music and ebooks, as well as share new technologies
The List: Eleven Places You Can Get on Your High Horse in NJ
Carly Sitrin | September 12, 2016 | The List
For some equine enthusiasts, the best way to take in the Garden State’s beautiful scenery is from a horse
The List: Grab the Sunscreen and Hit One of New Jersey’s Top 10 Beaches
Carly Sitrin | August 8, 2016 | The List
Whether you want to catch a glimpse of the reclusive red fox or drop in ‘The Pocket’ and ‘shred’ a few waves — or almost anything else — New Jersey’s 700 public beaches can fill the bill
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