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Stockton Sells Showboat to Developer, Reports Former President Misled Trustees
Tara Nurin | September 21, 2015 | More Issues
University will lose money on transaction but will free itself from Atlantic City entanglement
The List: Entrepreneurs, Legislation Help NJ Catch Craft-Brewery Wave
Tara Nurin | September 21, 2015 | The List
More join Garden State’s burgeoning roster of makers of innovative, interesting beers
Rutgers’ Plant Breeders: Fighting Hunger and Disease, Bringing Back Jersey Tomato
Tara Nurin | September 16, 2015 | More Issues
As part of its 250th anniversary celebration, state’s largest public college will honor its world-renowned program and a cornucopia of vegetables, nuts, and berries
Pending Bills Would Give Big Boost to Garden State's Small Breweries, Distilleries
Tara Nurin | September 11, 2015 | More Issues
Easing of restrictions would help fuel continued growth of industry pouring more than $750 million annually into state’s economy
Challenger Seeks to Unseat Two Incumbents in 15th District Democratic Primary
Tara Nurin | May 29, 2015 | Elections 2015
Newcomer calls for ouster of ‘career politicians’ in diverse district ranging from Trenton to several towns in Hunterdon County
In Camden, President Obama Talks Community Policing and Building Trust
Tara Nurin | May 19, 2015 | Politics
President commends police force for dramatic reduction in crime, even as department faces complaints about use of excessive force, cooking crime statistics
Stockton Should Scrap Plans for Annex at Closed Casino, Provost Says
Tara Nurin | May 1, 2015 | Education
University official tries to help Senate budget committee peel back layers of complicated deal to buy bankrupt Showboat for classrooms and dorm
Stockton President Resigns Over Purchase of Bankrupt Showboat Casino
Tara Nurin | April 23, 2015 | Education
Saatkamp took risky gamble on Atlantic City and ‘Island Campus’ and looks to have lost
Christie Earns Criticism, Kudos for His Higher-Education Policies in NJ
Tara Nurin | April 17, 2015 | Education
The governor’s critics cite his sizable funding cuts, but Christie has presided over a massive remaking of higher education in the state
The Jury’s Out: Will Unified Rutgers Law School Help or Hurt Legal Education in NJ?
Tara Nurin | April 13, 2015 | Education
One school, two deans, two campuses separated by nearly 100 miles have skeptics wondering if ‘Rutgers Law’ will simply be too much to manage
Explainer: Taking Care of Business Within an Urban Enterprise Zone
Tara Nurin | March 31, 2015 | Explainer
State pols are trying to extend and reform the program but so far, Gov. Christie isn’t cooperating
Profile: Veteran of State Government Steers Joint Rowan-Rutgers Board
Tara Nurin | March 4, 2015 | Profiles
Kris Kolluri wants to improve conditions and offer more opportunities for students, faculty -- and Camden community
Senate, Assembly Taking Separate Paths to Making College More Affordable
Tara Nurin | February 13, 2015 | Education
Lower chamber hammers out package of bills, while upper house creates a commission to study the ‘college affordability crisis’
Profile: New Rutgers-Camden Chancellor Promises to Put Faculty Above Politics
Tara Nurin | January 28, 2015 | Education, Profiles
Former University of Maryland law school dean has been recognized as one of the top legal administrators in the country
Garden State Bankers Expect NJ’s Economy Will Still Lag Behind U.S. in 2015
Tara Nurin | January 22, 2015 | Politics
The state’s bankers feel moderately comfortable with the nation’s economic status quo but say New Jersey needs to catch up
Explainer: How Downtown New Brunswick Has Emerged from Its Doldrums
Tara Nurin | January 13, 2015 | Planning, Explainer
With its new skyline and image, does the city have the potential to become New Jersey’s version of Cambridge or Ann Arbor?
Compromise Between State and School Yields Smaller Trustees Board at Rutgers
Tara Nurin | December 19, 2014 | Education
Vote by lawmakers to change governing structure at state university could signal end to multiyear power struggle
Explainer: How Tax Breaks and Funds Might Put Bounce in Camden’s Rebound
Tara Nurin | December 9, 2014 | Explainer
NBA team and three mega-companies lured to troubled city by Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 incentives, but critics says resulting jobs come at too high a cost
Proposal Would End Sharing of Taxes by Communities in the Meadowlands Region
Tara Nurin | December 5, 2014 | Politics, Planning
New scheme would merge two agencies and subsidize environmentally sensitive towns by increasing hotel taxes
Explainer: 'American Dream' Project -- Is It Really Happening This Time?
Tara Nurin | November 18, 2014 | Explainer
Long and winding road filled with fiscal detours may finally lead to completion of sprawling entertainment and retail complex formerly known as ‘Xanadu’
Assemblywoman Wants to Be NJ’s First African-American Congresswoman
Tara Nurin | October 29, 2014 | Elections 2014
Physician Alieta Eck also running to replace retiring Rush Holt in 12th District
In 2nd District, How Safe is Long-Term Incumbent Frank LoBiondo’s Seat?
Tara Nurin | October 24, 2014 | Elections 2014
Though running behind in the polls, challenger Bill Hughes Jr. is the well-known son of LoBiondo’s popular predecessor in office
Big-Name Politics, Accusations of Corruption Mark District 1 Contest
Tara Nurin | October 21, 2014 | Politics, Elections 2014
Norcross continues to widen lead and fill coffers, while Cobb argues his foe is engaging in political overkill and is out of touch with real people
Taking the Shutters Off at Fort Monmouth to Serve New Jersey in a New Capacity
Tara Nurin | October 8, 2014 | Housing, Planning
Three years after it was officially shut down, the mammoth Army base is at the center of a huge development effort
Protecting Higher Education for Lower- and Middle-Class Students, Families
Tara Nurin | September 19, 2014 | Education
Assembly committee crafts package of bills to freeze tuition, boost graduation rates at state’s public colleges and universities
Upgrade in Troubled City’s Credit Rating Gives Camden New Hope
Tara Nurin | September 4, 2014 | More Issues
While serious problems have not gone away, improved assessment by S&P sends encouraging message about future
First Responders Share Blame for Problems at Paulsboro Toxic Spill, NTSB Says
Tara Nurin | July 30, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Report assigns most responsibility to Conrail, but recommends changes in training for emergency workers, municipal planning
Military Advocates Join to Fight Possible Closure of Two NJ Installations
Tara Nurin | July 21, 2014 | Politics
In latest round of proposed defense cuts, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and Picatinny Arsenal Could face downsizing or closure
Democrats Accuse Christie of Prioritizing Politics Over Women’s Health
Tara Nurin | July 3, 2014 | Healthcare, Politics
This week’s budget cuts imperil uninsured and low-income women’s access to healthcare, they say
Can New Jersey Compete in the Global 'Innovation Economy?'
Tara Nurin | June 20, 2014 | More Issues
Analysts argue outdated infrastructure and home-rule laws -- as well as few successful private-public undertakings -- keep NJ from being a player
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