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Without Aid, College Still ‘Dream Deferred’ for Many Undocumented Students
Hank Kalet | May 4, 2015 | Education
Recent changes in the law let unauthorized immigrants pay in-state tuition, but without needs-based financial assistance higher education can still be out of reach
Paid Sick Leave in Jersey City Off to Healthy Start, Rutgers Report Concludes
Hank Kalet | April 10, 2015 | Healthcare, Social
But business leaders argue that at one-year anniversary it’s too soon to understand full import of policy
Advocates Challenge Local Ordinances Targeting New Jersey’s Homeless
Hank Kalet | April 2, 2015 | Social
Successful challenge to New Brunswick panhandling ban spurs statewide look at municipal ordinances deemed violations of free-speech rights
Christie Turns Back on NJ Immigrants in Bid for GOP Right, Critics Contend
Hank Kalet | March 30, 2015 | Politics, Social
Governor signs on to amicus brief asking court to block Obama policy to allow some unlawful immigrant children, parents to stay in country
Profile: Bob and The Boss, Working in Concert for More Than 15 Years
Hank Kalet | January 14, 2015 | Profiles
Bob Benjamin, founder of the Light of Day Foundation, has attracted some of the top names in music to play for his charity
Conditional Veto Could Gut Affordable-Housing Policies, Advocates Say
Hank Kalet | September 12, 2014 | Politics, Housing
Governor argues that it’s time for Legislature to significantly revise New Jersey’s landmark law
Does Paid Sick Leave Have Healthy Chance of Approval in New Jersey?
Hank Kalet | August 15, 2014 | Social
Outcome of efforts to enact local ordinances may determine prospects for statewide law
Explainer: SNAP Helps 1 in 10 New Jersey Residents Put Food on Table
Hank Kalet | August 5, 2014 | Explainer
Food stamps program was renamed, in part, to reflect Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s focus on healthier diet
The List: 10 Best Places to See Indie Bands in the Garden State
Hank Kalet | July 21, 2014 | The List
New Jersey’s vibrant music scene continues to offer a showcase for bands on the rise
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
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
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
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?
Judge Rules That Christie Can Withhold $900M Payment Into Pension Funds
Hank Kalet | June 26, 2014 | Budget
Superior Court magistrate declines to issue injunction sought by public employees union, citing 'staggering budget shortfall'
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
Explainer: What’s Behind NJ’s Proposal to Reduce Size of Ammunition Clips
Hank Kalet | June 23, 2014 | Explainer
Advocates say it would force shooters to reload more frequently; foes say larger clips help law-abiding citizens defend themselves
Profile: Attorney Forms Advocacy Group to Help the Homeless in New Jersey
Hank Kalet | June 4, 2014 | Profiles
Inspired by his father's experience in the Great Depression, he represented occupants of ‘Tent City’ in Lakewood
Would Higher Minimum Wage for Tip-Earners Help or Hurt Struggling Low-Pay Workers?
Hank Kalet | April 7, 2014 | More Issues
Advocates decry current $2.13 per hour as unfair, while restaurant owners say hike would eliminate jobs, might backfire by reducing tips
Bill Would Put Undocumented Residents on Road to Driving Privileges
Hank Kalet | March 24, 2014 | More Issues
Advocates cite improved safety, access to work; opponents complain that it encourages illegal residency
Debate Heats Up Over NJ Proposal to Ban Large Ammo Clips
Hank Kalet | March 14, 2014 | More Issues
Supporters of 10-round limit cite restraints on mass shooters while gun advocates see attack on right to bear arms
New Jersey By Design: Five Visionary Projects for Rebuilding After Sandy
Hank Kalet | February 7, 2014 | Sandy
Beyond short-term goals, these teams are looking to build a 'culture of resiliency' that melds environmental considerations with economic opportunities
Federal Farm Bill -- A Good Deal for NJ, Despite Cuts to Food Stamps?
Hank Kalet | February 5, 2014 | More Issues
Farm groups praise compromise measure as good for state agriculture, but anti-hunger activists argue this is not the time to trim food stamp benefits
End of Extended Benefits Makes Hard Times Even Harder for Jobless in NJ
Hank Kalet | January 16, 2014 | More Issues
Unemployed fear they’ll hit bottom soon as they fall through gaping hole in safety net
Dream Act Passes, Grants In-State Tuition to Undocumented Immigrants
Hank Kalet | December 20, 2013 | More Issues
But compromise and conditional veto leave advocates on both sides of the issue unhappy with outcome
Newark City Council Nears Vote on Paid Sick-Time Ordinance
Hank Kalet | December 19, 2013 | More Issues
Regulation would require most small businesses to let workers earn sick time for hours worked
Supporters Seek to Make Same-Sex Marriage the Letter of the Law
Hank Kalet | December 18, 2013 | More Issues, Social
Legislators and advocates look to codify NJ's marriage equality ruling and close possible exemptions
Assessing Gun-Control Legislation in New Jersey: A Moving Target
Hank Kalet | December 10, 2013 | More Issues, Social
Some of the more ambitious bills to help fight gun violence have been vetoed or are stalled in committee
‘Dream Act’ Advocates Accuse Christie of Reneging on Promise
Hank Kalet | November 27, 2013 | Politics, Social
Governor’s comments on tuition-equality appear to reverse stance that help win over majority of Latino voters
Tuition Equality Legislation Moves to the Full State Senate
Hank Kalet | November 15, 2013 | Education, Politics
Bill would allow undocumented immigrants to pay instate tuition and qualify for financial aid if they attend state schools
In the Garden State, Wedding Bells Chime for Same-Sex Couples
Hank Kalet | October 21, 2013 | More Issues, Social
At just a few minutes after midnight, gay and lesbian couples across New Jersey celebrated marriage equality by getting hitched
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