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Sweeney's Bill Could Shift Balance of Power on Rutgers Board of Governors
Tara Nurin | June 2, 2014 | Education
University promises strong action against bill that would add four politically appointed governors to current board
Four Jostle for Position in NJ’s Most-Watched Congressional Primary
Tara Nurin | May 30, 2014 | Politics, Elections 2014
Democratic hopefuls bring impressive credentials and expertise to 12th District campaign
Allegations of Blackmail, Racism, and Cognitive Impairment in 1st District
Tara Nurin | May 23, 2014 | Politics, Elections 2014
In four-way race, former NFL player fights questions about his mental competency while challenger feeds and battles perceptions that he’s a racist
Small-Town Mayor, Grad Student Fight Democratic Machine in 1st District
Tara Nurin | May 20, 2014 | Politics
Can Two Candidates with Virtually No Name Recognition Take On South Jersey’s Most Entrenched Political Interests?
Job Training Shifts to 'Middle Skills' to Put Millennials Back to Work
Tara Nurin | May 6, 2014 | Social
A degree doesn't guarantee a job, but a certificate instead of a B.A could mean a shot at one of 50,000 slots in state's 21st century manufacturing sector
Rowan/Rutgers-Camden Board Addresses Procedural Issues at First Meeting
Tara Nurin | April 22, 2014 | Education
Newly constituted board of governors ready to get down to its chief task -- transforming Camden and its environs into an educational/medical powerhouse
Elizabeth Mayor Asserts Proposed New Tax Could Kill Urban Enterprise Zones
Tara Nurin | April 17, 2014 | More Issues
Christie spokesman rejects assertion that proposed changes constitute ‘attack on the poor’
Profile: New Delaware River Port Authority CEO Takes On Tough Assignment
Tara Nurin | April 16, 2014 | Transportation, Profiles
John Hanson charged with restoring functionality and faith in South Jersey’s beleaguered transit agency
Contract’s Deadline Taking Its Toll on Turnpike and Parkway Collectors
Tara Nurin | March 31, 2014 | More Issues, Transportation
Workers say they had little choice but to agree to private takeover that will likely lead to pay cuts and layoffs
Revitalizing Suburbia: Giving Aging Malls and Office Parks a New Lease on Life
Tara Nurin | March 19, 2014 | More Issues, Social, Housing
Rather than standing empty, yesterday's archetypes of suburban sprawl are being reinvented as vibrant places to work, play, and live
Early Returns: Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 off to Solid Start
Tara Nurin | March 13, 2014 | More Issues, Planning
New programs are attracting businesses big and small to New Jersey's battered cities and aging suburban office parks, but questions remain
Rutgers Report Says State Shares Blame for Problems With Fired Sandy Contractor
Tara Nurin | March 7, 2014 | More Issues, Politics, Sandy
Study finds state oversight of third-party contractors inadequate, leaving taxpayers vulnerable to poor service, financial waste
Sponsors Reintroduce Social Innovation Act, Hope to Ease Burden on Health System
Tara Nurin | March 6, 2014 | Healthcare
Pilot program would combine public and private funds to help educate Medicaid patients, reduce revolving-door visits to emergency rooms
Making Property-Tax Assessments a Job for the County, Not Towns
Tara Nurin | February 19, 2014 | More Issues
Democratic lawmakers argue consolidating positions, standardizing property-value appraisals are the keys to saving towns and counties money
Outspoken Rutgers Faculty Objects to School's New Strategic Plan
Tara Nurin | February 18, 2014 | Education, More Issues
Some professors argue that they were not included in drafting process, while others say plan puts New Brunswick above other campuses
Assembly Panel Wants to Keep Businesses, Jobs from Moving to Neighboring States
Tara Nurin | February 11, 2014 | More Issues
Experts tell committee NJ needs lower taxes, better training programs, more economic incentives if it wants to stop losing jobs to New York, other neighbors
NJ Colleges, Universities Want to Know When State Will Deliver Promised Funds
Tara Nurin | February 4, 2014 | Education
Some $100 million in bonds have been sold -- out of $750 million -- but schools haven't seen a penny
Profile: The Man Watching Over New Jersey's Beer, Wine, and Spirits
Tara Nurin | January 29, 2014 | Profiles
Meet Michael Halfacre, Director of the NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC)
Newark Lawmakers Warn Too Many Guns, Too Few Jobs Could Fuel Riots
Tara Nurin | January 28, 2014 | More Issues
Chair of Senate Urban Affairs Committee introduces bill to create commission on urban crime
Super Bowl Might Prove to be Not-So-Super for New Jersey
Tara Nurin | January 21, 2014 | More Issues
As NFL marketing skews toward NYC, economic benefit to the Garden State may be much less than promised $600 million
NJ’s Medicinal Marijuana Program Finally Moving Forward
Tara Nurin | January 21, 2014 | Healthcare, Explainer
Three years after Gov. Corzine signed the Compassionate Care Act, dispensaries now open in each of three regions
Social Innovation Act Would Use Private Funds to Solve Public Healthcare Problems
Tara Nurin | January 17, 2014 | Healthcare
Goal of pilot project is to help reduce number of visits to the ER made by poor people in cities like Camden
The Economic Opportunity Act: What's In It for South Jersey?
Tara Nurin | January 13, 2014 | More Issues
Original legislation established important incentives; new bill would bolster some of these -- especially for a few cities in the south
With Deadline Looming, Can COAH Meet Its Supreme Court Mandate?
Tara Nurin | December 16, 2013 | More Issues, Housing
Housing experts say affordable housing council no closer to fixing Mt. Laurel problems
What Went Wrong With Stronger Than the Storm?
Tara Nurin | December 13, 2013 | Sandy
Too little, too late, tourist industry representatives tell Assembly committee, criticizing high-profile marketing campaign that didn't bring visitors flocking to Jersey Shore
South Jersey Residents Happier, More Economically Equal Than Most in NJ
Tara Nurin | December 6, 2013 | More Issues
Rutgers researcher finds nature, small towns and nearby urban opportunities make region a happy place to live
Rutgers' President Releases Final Draft of Ambitious Strategic Plan
Tara Nurin | December 4, 2013 | Education
Barchi candidly assesses school's weaknesses, outlines what must be done to become one of the country's leading universities
Bills Would Consolidate Coastline Protections
Tara Nurin | November 26, 2013 | More Issues, Sandy
Beyond safeguarding Jersey Shore from extreme weather, one bill would also eliminate separate beach tags, possibly proving a boon to tourism
United Airlines Service to Atlantic City Airport -- Too Little, Too Late?
Tara Nurin | November 25, 2013 | More Issues
Casino and transportation analysts warn that two flights a day can't deliver anywhere near the number of visitors needed to pull A.C. out of its slump
Economic Opportunity Act II Comes Hard on Heels of Its Progenitor
Tara Nurin | November 15, 2013 | More Issues
Senate committee green-lights measure intended to address flaws, oversights in original legislation
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