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New Jersey Still Bogged Down in Foreclosures While Rest of Country Recovering
Joe Tyrrell | January 26, 2017 | Housing
Housing advocates blame a lack of leadership at state level for Garden State’s highest foreclosure rate in nation
Bipartisan Group of NJ Lawmakers Blasts NY Pols Over Bus Terminal
Joe Tyrrell | December 1, 2016 | Transportation
Democrats and Republicans present united front, insisting that a replacement for the current “Third-World” terminal will be built as planned
NJ Woman’s Estate Wins Battle with Mortgage Company After Death
Joe Tyrrell | November 15, 2016 | Housing
Florence Block was an executive and mother of an autistic son; her battle with cancer contributed to financial problems
‘Blue’ Jersey Remains True: Comes Out Strong for Clinton
Joe Tyrrell | November 9, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell wins in a walk in the 9th Congressional District
Legal and Minority Groups Poised to Ensure Access to Polls
Joe Tyrrell | November 7, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Beyond usual administrative problems, advocate warns of ‘overly aggressive challenges … voter intimidation’
Old Hands Seek to Keep Grip on 18th and 29th Districts
Joe Tyrrell | November 3, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Some faces change but most stay the same in the lineup of Senate and Assembly candidates in Middlesex County
Few Surprises Expected in Solidly Blue 8th Congressional District
Joe Tyrrell | October 26, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
With Democrats holding a 6-to-1 advantage over Republicans, incumbent Sires should have no trouble besting his Republican challenger, Agha Afzal Khan
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
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
Online Shoppers Using 35-year-old NJ Consumer Law Against Websites
Joe Tyrrell | October 13, 2016 | More Issues
Lawyer says big retailers are being hit with ‘literal blizzard’ of claims from across the United States
U.S. Attorney General Lynch Convenes Policing Conference in Newark
Joe Tyrell | October 11, 2016 | Social
Law enforcement, community activists, and politicians from across state attend, including Newark Mayor Ras Baraka
Profile: A Pioneer Who’s Investigating How Bacteria Communicate
Joe Tyrrell | September 28, 2016 | Profiles
In an era of increasing antibiotic resistance, Dr. Bonnie Bassler’s research could revolutionize medicine by encouraging helpful bacteria and inhibiting the spread of pathogens
Not Enough Funding for Fight Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Joe Tyrrell | September 16, 2016 | Social
Agencies and professionals in New Jersey are cooperating more on the issue, but good intentions outstrip available resources
Baraka’s Vision for Newark’s West Ward Unrealized in Development Plan
Joe Tyrrell | September 9, 2016 | Housing
Newark mayor stressed keeping people in their homes, despite foreclosure, but ‘model neighborhood initiative’ almost silent on this goal
Profile: Giving More to Children in Struggling Newark Neighborhoods
Joe Tyrrell | August 10, 2016 | Profiles
Twenty years after founding Project Re-Direct in Newark to give more opportunities to underserved children, Sharon Berry is adding a high-tech element
Hunting Advocates Target ‘Cecil The Lion’ Law Aimed at Animal-Parts Trade
Joe Tyrrell | August 5, 2016 | More Issues
Plaintiffs say the law, named after lion shot by Minnesota dentist, is preempted by federal legislation
Sen. Menendez Takes On ‘Zombie Foreclosures’
Joe Tyrrell | June 27, 2016 | Housing
Proposed federal legislation could help East Orange -- and New Jersey -- see far fewer zombies in the future
Pinklining: Predatory Lenders Zero in on Minority Women
Joe Tyrrell | June 22, 2016 | Housing
Playing by the rules is far from enough, as one NJ woman sadly discovered
Mixed-Use Development Project to Rise on Plainfield ‘Brownfield’
Joe Tyrrell | June 14, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Thirty million dollar project announced by Mayor Mapp largest in city in at least 40 years
Newark: Economic Assets and Prospects For Growth, Along With Problems
Joe Tyrrell | June 13, 2016 | Politics
Lack of financial resources and connections among residents could hold city back
Overview: Incumbents Take All Races Across NJ, Clinton Clinches Nomination
Joe Tyrrell | June 8, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Garden State voters were very good to incumbents, setting them up for spots on November ballot -- and giving Hillary Clinton just what she needed
Newark Redeploys Police Force, Targets Violent Crime Hotspots
Joe Tyrrell | June 7, 2016 | Social
Mayor Baraka hopes a combination of better policing and outreach to young offenders can cut robbery and murder rates
A Trio Tired of Status Quo Battles in the 11th District Democratic primary
Joe Tyrrell | June 6, 2016 | Elections 2016
Winner gets to take on the veteran Frelinghuysen
Young Teacher Takes On Sires In 8th District Democratic Primary
Joe Tyrrell | May 31, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Eloy Delgado is a Bernie Sanders supporter who says his lack of cash means he owes no favors
Eleven-Term GOP Incumbent Takes on ‘Outsider’ in 11th District
Joe Tyrrell | May 27, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Frelinghuysen and Van Glahn squared off in 2014 primary, with the ‘old hand’ winning handily
Speculators, Cash Sales Crowd Out Home Buyers in Some NJ Towns
Joe Tyrrell | May 5, 2016 | Housing
Slow recoveries from Hurricane Sandy, Great Recession are changing the dynamics of the real-estate market in Garden State
Some Good News for NJ Housing Market, But Foreclosures Still a Factor
Joe Tyrrell | May 2, 2016 | Housing
Realtors see increased demand for Shore properties, but Hurricane Sandy and Great Recession may have changed long-term dynamics of market
Trenton ‘Homesteading’ Program Finds No Takers for Low-Cost Houses
Joe Tyrrell | April 26, 2016 | Housing
Applicants failed to meet financial requirements or weren’t ready to rehab a derelict property -- and stay at that address for 10 years
East Orange Takes on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Over Dealings with Investors
Joe Tyrrell | March 1, 2016 | Housing
New Jersey community wants mortgage giants to slow sales of troubled home loans to Wall Street banks, hedge funds and private-equity groups
Giving Newark Residents the Tools They Need to Turn Around Their Lives
Joe Tyrrell | February 26, 2016 | More Issues
'Financial opportunity centers’ teach financial literacy and computer technology, and offer job placement help after job training
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