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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
Making Sure the Cost of Phone Calls from Prison Isn’t Punishingly High
Carly Sitrin | July 5, 2016 | Social
Phone calls to families and loved ones help prisoners cope better behind bars and ease their transition back into society -- but only if they can afford the call
Effort to Extend Ban on School Suspensions, Expulsions to 2nd Grade
Carly Sitrin | June 28, 2016 | Education
Assemblywoman says it would curtail 'misguided' responses to 'minor misbehavior'
Medication-Assisted Therapy: A Better Approach to Curing Opioid Addiction?
Carly Sitrin | June 27, 2016 | Healthcare
Combining medication with behavioral therapy has proven successful, but many remain suspicious about using drugs to cure drug addiction
The List: By the Numbers -- New Jersey’s Busiest Public Libraries
Carly Sitrin | June 27, 2016 | The List
The sleepy town library (like the sleepy town itself) is a thing of the past. Today’s ‘community anchors’ are about ebooks and internet connections -- and millions of visitors
Another Win in Court for Horizon in OMNIA Insurance Battle
Carly Sitrin | June 24, 2016 | Healthcare
Hospitals refused access to information about how the insurer designated them as ‘tier 2’ facilities
Hackensack, Meridian Merger Yields NJ's 2nd Largest Hospital System
Carly Sitrin | June 22, 2016 | Healthcare
New Hackensack Meridian Health System includes 13 hospitals, extends from Bergen to Ocean counties
NJ Legislators Target Administration’s Efforts to Relax Gun Control Laws
Carly Sitrin | June 17, 2016 | Politics
Democrats push to restrict access to handguns, vow to keep guns out of hands of those convicted of domestic abuse
Diving into the Data: NJ’s Biggest June Primary Turnout This Century
Carly Sitrin | June 9, 2016 | Politics
Early estimates indicate that more than 1.26 million residents showed up at the polls. What’s the story behind the numbers?
Profile: Rutgers Academic Encourages More Women To Run For Office
Carly Sitrin | June 8, 2016 | Profiles
In era of Hillary Clinton, Susan J. Carroll says the glass is both half-empty and half-full for women in politics
Young Bernie Sanders Supporter Takes On Donald Norcross in 1st
Carly Sitrin | June 1, 2016 | Elections 2016
Alex Law is a political newcomer taking on the longtime labor leader and first-term incumbent in the heavily Democratic district
Two Political Novices Square Off in Democratic Primary In 3rd District
Carly Sitrin | May 31, 2016 | Elections 2016
Jim Keady, a ‘Berniecrat,’ is a former soccer pro, while Frederick John LaVergne previously ran for seat as an independent
Explainer: How Fresh Is ‘Jersey Fresh,’ and Is It Really from Jersey?
Carly Sitrin | May 24, 2016 | Explainer
For more than three decades, Jersey Fresh has guaranteed quality and told consumers they were getting the best of the Garden State
Cutting the Red Tape that Passes for Voter Registration in NJ
Carly Sitrin | May 24, 2016 | Politics
Quick quiz: Which seems easier -- registering through the DMV or printing out an online form and mailing it in?
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