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Congressional District 11
NJ Spotlight | September 17, 2018 | Elections 2018
Congressional District 12
NJ Spotlight | September 17, 2018 | Elections 2018
Summer Reading 2018: Classic Coming-of-Age Novella Set in NJ in Early ‘60s
NJ Spotlight | August 30, 2018 | 2018 Summer Reading
Of his home city, Philip Roth’s protagonist has a, ‘deep knowledge of Newark, an attachment so rooted that it could not help but branch out into affection’
Summer Reading 2018: A Historian Traces the Roots of NJ’s Tree-Shaded Suburbs
NJ Spotlight | August 29, 2018 | 2018 Summer Reading
In his contribution to Lurie and Veit’s omnibus history of the Garden State, Howard Gillette explores the rise of the suburbs and their ‘uncertain future’
Summer Reading 2018: Blind — and on the Threshold of Adolescence
NJ Spotlight | August 28, 2018 | 2018 Summer Reading
Kristen Witucki chronicles a young woman's struggles both with her blindness and with the perils and pitfalls of a pivotal time in her life
Summer Reading 2018: How the Railroads Created Atlantic City
NJ Spotlight | August 27, 2018 | 2018 Summer Reading
According to Dominick Mazzegetti, the railroads didn’t just make AC possible, they normalized the idea of the ‘vacation’
Summer Reading 2018: The Heartbreaking, Impossible Task of Becoming White
NJ Spotlight | August 26, 2018 | 2018 Summer Reading
When Morgan Jerkins was 10 years old, the only thing this young black woman “wanted was to be a white cheerleader”
Summer Reading 2018: Rebuilding a World Shattered by Kristallnacht
NJ Spotlight | August 23, 2018 | 2018 Summer Reading
Fred Behrend and Larry Hanover chronicle Behrend’s journey from Nazi Germany to the suburban streets of Voorhees — and his undaunted drive to tell his family’s story
Summer Reading 2018: Just Enough Dark to See Things Clearly
NJ Spotlight | August 22, 2018 | 2018 Summer Reading
In her book 'The Things a Body Might Become,' poet Emari DiGiorgio refuses to avert her gaze from the most disturbing events or ignore the most sustaining
Summer Reading 2018: Understanding Black Life in NJ, From 1664 to Today
NJ Spotlight | August 21, 2018 | 2018 Summer Reading
According to author Graham Russell Hodges, “Black New Jersey” speaks to African-American aspirations for freedom and equality and about our nation’s legacies of slavery and racism
Summer Reading 2018: Living Along the Underground Railroad
NJ Spotlight | August 20, 2018 | 2018 Summer Reading
The personal and historical past coexist easily in Mimi Schwartz’s lively recounting of life in a Princeton cul-de-sac
Summer Reading 2018: The Hard-Won Battle to Ban Assault Weapons in NJ
NJ Spotlight | August 19, 2018 | 2018 Summer Reading
Former Governor James J. Florio details his struggle to ban assault weapons in New Jersey, a victory that cost the Democrats both the state Senate and the state Assembly
The Opioid Epidemic in New Jersey — an NJ Spotlight Roundtable
NJ Spotlight | June 27, 2018 | Podcasts, Roundtables
As the Garden State continues to stem the tide of opioid deaths, funding must be found for new initiatives and emerging evidence-based protocols
NJ 2018 Primary Results at a Glance
NJ Spotlight | June 6, 2018 | Primary 2018
Check out the winners and losers in all the contests across the Garden State
Join Us Tonight for Live Updates of All Primary Contests
NJ Spotlight | June 5, 2018 | Politics
Starting at 8:30 tonight, you can track primary results across New Jersey — right from our homepage
Critical Data for Primary Decisions
NJ Spotlight | May 23, 2018 | Politics
From in-depth assessments of candidates and contests to at-a-glance overviews of legislative districts, NJ Spotlight delivers the facts and figures to make smart choices
Marijuana Legalization in NJ: Opportunities and Challenges
NJ Spotlight | May 15, 2018 | Podcasts, Roundtables
Legalized recreational marijuana could bring a significant boost to the state coffers, but for it to take off, numerous issues must be resolved
Sorting Out the Primary Pack for NJ’s Midterm Congressional Races
NJ Spotlight | April 5, 2018 | Politics
NJ Spotlight’s Colleen O’Dea visits WHYY and puts the contests in context
New Jersey's Energy Future: Modernizing Energy Infrastructure
NJ Spotlight | March 20, 2018 | Podcasts, Roundtables
New Jersey's energy infrastructure is old and susceptible to extreme weather. Given these limitations, how can the state move ahead?
Crunching the Numbers
NJ Spotlight | March 14, 2018 | Budget
John Reitmeyer, NJ Spotlight’s budget and public finance writer, discusses the implications of Gov. Phil Murphy’s first budget on NJTV
New Jersey's Energy Future: Renewable Energy
NJ Spotlight | February 27, 2018 | Podcasts, Roundtables
At this NJ Spotlight Roundtable, experts, advocates, and officials tackled the two essential questions facing the state's renewable-energy future — timeframe and cost
Podcast: Getting to the Root of Food Insecurity in Newark
NJ Spotlight | February 2, 2018 | Healthcare
A discussion of the complex reasons why so many people have limited or no access to healthy food, moderated by NJ Spotlight healthcare reporter Lilo H. Stainton
Putting Murphy's Pick to Lead the EDA in Perspective
NJ Spotlight | January 26, 2018 | Budget
NJ Spotlight budget and public finance writer visits WHYY to assess the new governor's choice to head up the Economic Development Authority
New Jersey’s Former Governors Remember the Late Brendan Byrne
NJ Spotlight | January 8, 2018 | Politics
Thomas Kean, James Florio, James McGreevey — along with Byrne’s biographer, Don Linky — recall the governor and the man they knew
New Jersey's Energy Future: Electric Vehicles
NJ Spotlight | December 18, 2017 | Podcasts, Roundtables
An NJ Roundtable that delivered both a high-level look at the future of EVs and a slightly more granular discussion of roadblocks and obstacles to progress
Something New for Our Readers
NJ Spotlight | November 21, 2017 | Event
Please welcome Today's Spotlight, our revamped, redesigned daily email newsletter
Live Results from the 2017 Gubernatorial Race
NJ Spotlight | November 7, 2017 | Elections 2017
Up-to-the-Minute Results from 2017 Legislative Contests
NJ Spotlight | November 7, 2017 | Elections 2017
Keeping Tabs on the Voting for the 2017 Ballot Questions
NJ Spotlight | November 7, 2017 | Elections 2017
Do You Have a Message for NJ’s Next Governor?
NJ Spotlight | November 2, 2017 | Elections 2017
What are your priorities for the next NJ governor? Help us build the ‘people’s agenda’
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