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A Beautiful Picture: NJ Schools Offer Art Classes for Almost Every Student
Carly Sitrin | March 23, 2018 | Education
Art educators say it’s about more than painting or music or drama; art helps students explore who they are and can help them find their way in life
Appellate Court Rules Disgraced NJ Senator Will Be Stripped of Full Pension
Carly Sitrin | March 16, 2018 | Politics
Court upholds earlier pension board decision denying former Sen. Wayne Bryant all of his $81,000 pension payout
Thousands of Students from Hundreds of NJ Schools Protest Gun Violence
Carly Sitrin | March 15, 2018 | More Issues
Using social-media savvy, young activists get the message out to peers, press, and politicians. And it won’t end here, they pledge
No Let-Up on Marijuana for Governor Who Projects Millions in Revenues, Taxes
Carly Sitrin | March 14, 2018 | More Issues
Murphy wants full legalization in New Jersey by January 2019 as lawmakers are still deep in the weeds over what that could entail
NJ Police Chiefs Oppose Legal Marijuana — No Good Test for It, Danger to Drivers
Carly Sitrin | March 13, 2018 | More Issues
Marijuana use by drivers a major cause for concern along with lack of easy, reliable test to measure impairment
Putting the Brakes on Dirt Bikes and All-Terrain Vehicles
Carly Sitrin | March 8, 2018 | Politics
A new law would help keep ATVs off city streets and let cops impound those used to commit crimes ranging from gun running to dealing drugs
No Consensus on Cannabis Emerges from Marathon Assembly Hearing
Carly Sitrin | March 6, 2018 | Healthcare
Amid the clamor of voices pro and con, what comes clear is the fact that there are many valid arguments and no easy answers
NJ Teens Protest Gun Violence: Teachable Moment or Disciplinary Problem?
Carly Sitrin | February 28, 2018 | Education
New Jersey high school students plan to show solidarity with national ‘March for Our Lives,” leaving parents and educators uncertain about best response
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
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