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Can NJ’s Effort to Legalize Pot Find a Way Through the Expungement Maze?
Carly Sitrin | June 5, 2018 | More Issues
Assembly panel raises myriad issues — from the sheer number of low-level convictions to a paper chase involving yellowing court records to duplicative databases — that must be addressed
Elbow to Elbow in the 11th as Democrats Jostle to Succeed Frelinghuysen
Carly Sitrin | May 30, 2018 | Politics, Primary 2018
With longtime Republican congressman not running, five contenders vie for chance to flip district from red to blue
With No Incumbent in the 11th, Broad Range of Republicans Vie for Chance
Carly Sitrin | May 30, 2018 | Politics, Primary 2018
Primary hopefuls include traditional party members, social moderates, and one contender who promises to use an online app to make sure he votes the way his constituents want
Battle is Red-Hot Between Democrats Who Want to Take on Republican Lance
Carly Sitrin | May 29, 2018 | Politics, Primary 2018
Democratic operatives believe 7th District seat held by GOP congressman is ripe for turning ‘red to blue’ but first they’ve to settle on their own candidate
Republican Candidates in the Seventh, a Microcosm of Today’s GOP
Carly Sitrin | May 25, 2018 | Politics, Primary 2018
Lance, the incumbent, has the money and the experience, but is he vulnerable to a challenge from the left or the right wing of his party?
Slim Prospects: The Reality for Several Challengers to Congressional Incumbents
Carly Sitrin | May 22, 2018 | Politics, Primary 2018
Dozens of candidates are running in the June primary elections. Some of the races are hotly contested, but incumbents are heavily favored in others
NJ and Legalized Marijuana: National Model or Petri Dish?
Carly Sitrin | May 14, 2018 | Healthcare, Roundtables
At NJ Spotlight roundtable on marijuana reform, participants say get ready for discussions to break out into the open — and look for legalization sooner rather than later
New Law Would Relax State Strictures on Hair-Braiding in New Jersey
Carly Sitrin | May 9, 2018 | More Issues
The practice has its roots in West Africa. Current NJ regulations require attendance at cosmetology schools, many of which have no classes on the subject
NJ High School Students Focus Energy, Efforts on Registering to Vote
Carly Sitrin | May 2, 2018 | Politics
Gun-control protests have taught students they have a voice that will be heeded. Now they are funneling their drive into civic engagement
Does School Security Mean Transforming Facilities into Fortresses?
Carly Sitrin | April 19, 2018 | Education
Active shooter drills, armed guards, video surveillance, safety training for all personnel, including lunch aides and janitors — is this the new face of education in New Jersey?
Students’ Lives Are Priceless, But School Security Can Break the Budget
Carly Sitrin | April 17, 2018 | Education
After Sandy Hook and Parkland, schools need military-grade imaging, metal detectors, wands, magnetic locks, ID card scanners, and surveillance cameras with livestream capabilities
Beyond Signs and Slogans: What Does Rutgers’ Adjunct Faculty Want?
Carly Sitrin | April 13, 2018 | Education
Part-time lecturers are asking for pay equity, affordable healthcare, and job security. Rutgers says it can’t afford to fund those requests
McGreevey to Fight Murphy’s ‘Catastrophic’ Cuts to Prisoner Re-Entry Program
Carly Sitrin | April 3, 2018 | Social
As rehabilitation efforts gain ground in other states, current governor’s withdrawal of funding for NJ nonprofit backed by his predecessor is ‘inexplicable’
Expunging Marijuana Records the Way to Go — or a Big Headache for NJ Courts?
Carly Sitrin | March 28, 2018 | More Issues
Case being made that people should be able to clear their records, but concern that tens of thousands would flood the system
A Beautiful Picture: NJ Schools Offer Art Classes for Almost Every Student
Carly Sitrin | March 23, 2018 | Education
Art educators say it’s about more than painting or music or drama; art helps students explore who they are and can help them find their way in life
Appellate Court Rules Disgraced NJ Senator Will Be Stripped of Full Pension
Carly Sitrin | March 16, 2018 | Politics
Court upholds earlier pension board decision denying former Sen. Wayne Bryant all of his $81,000 pension payout
Thousands of Students from Hundreds of NJ Schools Protest Gun Violence
Carly Sitrin | March 15, 2018 | More Issues
Using social-media savvy, young activists get the message out to peers, press, and politicians. And it won’t end here, they pledge
No Let-Up on Marijuana for Governor Who Projects Millions in Revenues, Taxes
Carly Sitrin | March 14, 2018 | More Issues
Murphy wants full legalization in New Jersey by January 2019 as lawmakers are still deep in the weeds over what that could entail
NJ Police Chiefs Oppose Legal Marijuana — No Good Test for It, Danger to Drivers
Carly Sitrin | March 13, 2018 | More Issues
Marijuana use by drivers a major cause for concern along with lack of easy, reliable test to measure impairment
Putting the Brakes on Dirt Bikes and All-Terrain Vehicles
Carly Sitrin | March 8, 2018 | Politics
A new law would help keep ATVs off city streets and let cops impound those used to commit crimes ranging from gun running to dealing drugs
No Consensus on Cannabis Emerges from Marathon Assembly Hearing
Carly Sitrin | March 6, 2018 | Healthcare
Amid the clamor of voices pro and con, what comes clear is the fact that there are many valid arguments and no easy answers
NJ Teens Protest Gun Violence: Teachable Moment or Disciplinary Problem?
Carly Sitrin | February 28, 2018 | Education
New Jersey high school students plan to show solidarity with national ‘March for Our Lives,” leaving parents and educators uncertain about best response
Murphy Joins Fellow Democratic Governors to Help Stem Gun Violence
Carly Sitrin | February 23, 2018 | Politics
New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island agree to share intelligence, databases concerning gun issues
NJ to Review School Safety as Parents Demand More after Florida Slaughter
Carly Sitrin | February 21, 2018 | More Issues
Governor announces state and law enforcement will examine whether enough is being done in schools to protect children from possibility of gun violence
Cautious NJ Lawmakers Propose Decriminalizing Marijuana in Small Amounts
Carly Sitrin | February 16, 2018 | Social
State senators stop well short of governor’s preference to legalize the drug in New Jersey, voice concerns about social-justice implications
Closing Loophole in Law Protecting Students Against Sexual Predators
Carly Sitrin | February 14, 2018 | Education
Right now, teachers accused of sexual misconduct can change schools without a report about their behavior following them
Poor Students Still Not Getting Breakfast in Many NJ Schools
Carly Sitrin | February 13, 2018 | Education
Report indicates that New Jersey remains 19th in country for participation in school breakfast program, essentially the position it held in previous school year
Why Hard Times at NJ’s ‘Insect Factory’ Could Be Bad News for Garden State
Carly Sitrin | February 8, 2018 | Energy & Environment
The Phillip Alampi Beneficial Insect Rearing Laboratory breeds ‘good’ bugs to fight pests and reduce pesticide use, but overdue repairs are hampering its mission
Faith Leaders Ramp Up Anti-Lance Protests, Six Arrested for ‘Defiant Trespass’
Carly Sitrin | February 7, 2018 | Politics
Congressman’s alignment with Trump administration on immigration, other issues ignites dissenters — and challengers for the seat he has held for nine years
Murphy Makes Net Neutrality the Order of the Day
Carly Sitrin | February 6, 2018 | Politics
In his ninth executive order to date, governor ensures all internet traffic will be treated equally by ISPs and providers that want do business with the state
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