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NJ Legislature Unanimously Approves Tougher Sexual Harassment Policy
Carly Sitrin | September 28, 2018 | Politics
New policy specifies mandatory anti-harassment training for lawmakers, applies to staff, lobbyists, journalists — virtually all those doing business in State House
New Jersey’s Newest Gangs: Younger, More Violent, and Posting their Crimes Online
Colleen O'Dea | September 27, 2018 | Social
Children as young as eight years old are in neighborhood gangs that use social media as ‘electronic billboards’ to intimidate rivals, show off weapons
Temporary Fare Break for Rail Customers as NJ Transit Cuts Services (Temporarily)
John Reitmeyer | September 27, 2018 | Transportation
As agency rushes to install safety equipment, service cuts will affect some of its busiest lines. Fare discount is meant to cushion the blow
Calling for More Street Smarts in New Jersey
NJTV News Online | September 26, 2018 | More Issues
Pedestrian safety is a serious issue in the Garden State. A new campaign is aimed at getting everybody to take more care
New Jersey’s Youngest Parents: Short on Skills, Cash, and a Viable Future
Colleen O'Dea | September 25, 2018 | Social
Without education and training — or even affordable childcare — the Garden State’s youngest families can trap two generations in a cycle of poverty and disappointment, report says
NJ Lawmakers Rally on Behalf of Judge Kavanaugh’s Accusers
NJTV News Online | September 25, 2018 | Politics
State senators protest possible advancement of Supreme Court nominee as New Jersey legislators review their own sexual-harassment policies
Clergy Ask Coughlin to Help Change How Fatal Police Shootings Are Investigated
NJTV News Online | September 25, 2018 | Social
Pastors want Assembly Speaker to release legislation requiring Attorney General to take over in cases of killings by police
The Challenge Facing New Jersey’s Suburbs: ‘Adapt in Order to Survive’
Colleen O'Dea | September 24, 2018 | Planning
Could suburban communities really empty out if officials don’t plan better to meet the demand for vibrant, walkable neighborhoods?
Concerns that Legalized Sports Betting Will Worsen Problem Gambling in NJ
NJTV News Online | September 24, 2018 | Social
Recent legalization has made it very easy to place a wager in New Jersey. Some are predicting that gambling addiction will rise among New Jerseyans as a result
Democratic Convention: Firing Up the Faithful for Midterm Elections
NJTV News Online | September 24, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
With their sights set on flipping Republican congressional seats in November, New Jersey Democrats get animated
Murphy Rows in With Continuing State Oversight of Atlantic City
John Reitmeyer | September 21, 2018 | Politics
Takeover won’t end any time soon, as new report points to ongoing ‘fiscal, operational, economic and social challenges’
Foreclosures Way Down In NJ, New Proposals for Ways to Ease Process Further
Colleen O'Dea | September 21, 2018 | Housing
Numbers have been reduced to fewer than 28,000 but report recommends many improvements, including counseling and mediation services
Murphy Calls for Bergen County Sheriff to Go, After Racist Remarks Caught on Tape
WNYC News | September 21, 2018 | Politics
WNYC obtained a secret recording of Sheriff Michael Saudino speaking offensively about black people and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal
Governor Positive of Better Days Ahead for NJ Transit, Tackling Thorniest Issues
John Reitmeyer | September 20, 2018 | Transportation
After another difficult summer for commuters, Murphy says his administration is ‘obsessed’ with fixing the problem-plagued agency
Menendez Accuses His GOP Challenger of Running ‘Deceptive Campaign’
NJTV News Online | September 20, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
New Jersey’s senior senator says this election contest is more negative than he expected
Hudson County Launches Pilot to House Chronically Homeless
NJTV News Online | September 20, 2018 | Social
Initiative melds rental vouchers and intensive support services from two hospitals to help get homeless off the street and keep them off
Momentum for State to Buy Foreclosed Homes, Turn Into Affordable Housing
Colleen O'Dea | September 19, 2018 | Housing
Similar measures failed repeatedly under Gov. Christie, but proponents optimistic his successor will look favorably on plan to remake thousands of bank-owned homes
Stalled by Budget Mix-Up, State Funding Now in Offing to Help Local Media
John Reitmeyer | September 19, 2018 | More Issues
Aim is to foster local journalism in New Jersey and fill the void created by newspaper cutbacks. $5 million in aid is being sought
Elections 2018 — An Interactive Guide to New Jersey's Critical Contests
NJ Spotlight | September 18, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Stay ahead of the issues and on top of the news, from district profiles and local polling places to in-depth analysis and campaign finances
Incomes Rose in NJ Last Year but Significant Number of Residents Remain in Poverty
Colleen O'Dea | September 13, 2018 | Social
Earnings rose for New Jerseyans in 2017, according to new census data, and fewer people were categorized as poor. Women continue to earn less than men
Watch Out, New Jersey Voters, Mail-In Ballot Rules Have Changed
WNYC News | September 13, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Residents who voted by mail in 2016 have been automatically registered to cast their ballots by mail in 2018
There’s Money for Upgrading NJ Election Security but Little for Vital Paper Trail
Colleen O'Dea | September 12, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Despite expert opinion that, without paper ballots, New Jersey’s election system is far from secure, state allots negligible amount to remedy that weakness
MacArthur Accuses Democratic Challenger of Puffing Up Résumé
NJTV News | September 12, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Republican congressman swings hard at Andy Kim, his Democratic opponent in 3rd Congressional District, calls him ‘a fraud’
Millennials Not Hotfooting It Out of New Jersey After All — Report
Colleen O'Dea | September 11, 2018 | Social
Painting a different picture from two recent studies, a new report finds that young adults are not leaving the Garden State any faster than previous generations
All NJ State Troopers Will Be Wearing Body Cameras by Next Summer
WHYY News | September 11, 2018 | More Issues
Attorney General confident that most interactions with police are positive, so ‘we invite the scrutiny’
NJ’s Missing Apprentices: State Urged to Do More to Increase their Number
John Reitmeyer | September 10, 2018 | Budget, Social
New Jersey compares poorly with other states when it comes to supporting apprenticeship programs. Report urges policymakers to introduce robust incentives
The Man at the Center of New Jersey’s Affordable Housing Debate
Colleen O'Dea | September 10, 2018 | Housing
Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, new chairman of key housing committee, says the conversation on fair and cost-effective accommodation in Garden State has just begun
AG Launches Investigation into Possible Sex Crimes Involving Catholic Priests
Colleen O'Dea | September 7, 2018 | Social
Allegations of extensive clerical child abuse in Pennsylvania prompt Grewal to create task force, establish new sex-abuse hotline
Would Newark Airport Pay Increase Give Murphy His Minimum-Wage Victory?
John Reitmeyer | September 6, 2018 | Politics
The governor campaigned on a promise to boost the minimum wage. If the Port Authority votes to raise salaries of airport workers, has Murphy made good on his pledge?
State’s Complete Count Commission Knows NJ Can’t Afford a Sloppy Census
Colleen O'Dea | September 6, 2018 | More Issues
But there are daunting challenges ahead, like making sure hard-to-count populations — such as undocumented immigrants and the urban poor — participate fully in 2020 Census
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