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School Funding Formula Threatens Layoffs, Program Cuts for Some
WNYC News | May 31, 2019 | Education
As districts across New Jersey say they will be forced into big layoffs, John Mooney of NJ Spotlight discusses the thorny issue of school funding
Immigrant Detainee in Essex County Jail Says He Was X-Rayed for Contraband
WNYC News | April 18, 2019 | Immigration
After being strip-searched, Yuri McKoy was taken to University Hospital in Newark where, he said, an X-ray showed nothing
NJ Whistleblower Case Shows Christie Pressure for Tax Breaks
WNYC News | March 22, 2019 | Budget
The suit provides a window into a program that Gov. Murphy has called ‘an $11 billion black hole’
Essex Jail Lockdown Keeps ICE Detainees in Cells for Days
WNYC News | February 22, 2019 | Immigration
Immigrants are increasingly held in county jails as they await civil hearings on orders of deportation
Looking to Rein in New Jersey’s Surging Deer Population
WNYC News | February 20, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Farmers, environmental groups, and park operators have formed a coalition to grapple with a deer population they say is out of control
Fighting the Federal Move to Put Brakes on NJ’s Online Gambling Industry
WNYC News | February 20, 2019 | More Issues
Assessing the chances of a court challenge to a Trump administration initiative that could severely damage online gaming in New Jersey
‘Unsanitary and Unsafe Conditions’ for ICE Detainees at NJ Facility
WNYC News | February 19, 2019 | Immigration
The Essex County Correctional Facility is the largest detention center for immigrants in the region
Christie's Memoir: Heavy on Kushner Criticism, Light on Gubernatorial Record
WNYC News | January 31, 2019 | Politics
The book is called ‘Let Me Finish.’ Matt Katz suggests a better title would have been ‘I Told You So, Idiots’
McGreevey Alleges Political Retaliation After Firing From Jersey City Nonprofit
WNYC News | January 9, 2019 | Politics
Ousted from his job as the head of a nonprofit on Monday, former governor accuses Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop of orchestrating his dismissal in an act of political payback
NJ Towns Buck Marijuana Legalization
WNYC News | January 8, 2019 | Social
Dozens of municipalities have pre-emptively banned marijuana dispensaries. They’re concerned about ‘drugged driving,’ underage users, and other negative effects
Newark's Dropping Crime Rate Is as Much About Perception as Reality
WNYC News | January 7, 2019 | Social
The city reported the lowest number of crimes in fifty years. Mayor Ras Baraka says these are numbers ‘that need to be touted’
After Spike in Deaths, New Jersey Looks to Prevent Suicides in Jails
WNYC News | December 14, 2018 | Social
By one count, Garden State had the highest rate of deaths in custody of any large jail system in the United States
This New Jersey Immigrant's Struggle to Attend College
WNYC News | December 11, 2018 | Immigration
Last May, New Jersey gave undocumented immigrants access to state financial aid for college. Although some like Gloria Rodriguez are benefiting, the law has had a bumpy roll-out
Newark Forms Commission to Fight Gentrification
WNYC News | December 7, 2018 | Planning
Mayor Ras Baraka wants to make sure that poor and working-class residents are not displaced as the city tries to attract a middle class
A South Jersey Farm Town with a Hidden History
WNYC News | December 7, 2018 | Social
Japanese-Americans from around the country travel to Seabrook, a place that welcomed their forebears who were interned during World War II
For New Jersey Jails, Suicides and Overdoses, but Little Oversight
WNYC News | November 30, 2018 | Social
By one count, New Jersey's county jails have the highest rate of deaths in custody of the 30 largest systems in the nation
The Mission to Chase Down Mail-In Ballots In CD-11
WNYC News | November 5, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
The race to get thousands of Sherrill supporters to complete and return their mail-in ballots
Gender Politics and the Suburbs in the Age of Trump
WNYC News | October 30, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Mikie Sherrill, Democratic candidate in CD-11, is one of an unusually large number of women running in the midterm elections across the country
The Women Leading NJ’s Suburban Resistance to Trump Policies
WNYC News | October 18, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Unprecedented grassroots activism in Garden State suburbs sprang out of opposition to the president and his policies. Now it’s focused on the midterm elections
Menendez Challenger Is Also Carrying Baggage of His Own
WNYC News | September 26, 2018 | Elections 2018
Bob Hugin, the Republican challenger out to unseat Sen. Bob Menendez, has skeletons in his own corporate closet
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
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
Three Friends and the Rise of Sikh Political Power
WNYC News | August 15, 2018 | Immigration
From a tent pitched on a patch of dirt in Bergen County to a beautiful temple in Glen Rock, Sikhs are coming into their own
After Weekend of Floods, State of Emergency in Five New Jersey Counties
WNYC News | August 14, 2018 | More Issues
Torrential rainfall and rising river washes more than 40 SUVs from local car dealership
New Jersey Halts Admissions for Troubled Group-Home Company
WNYC News | August 7, 2018 | Healthcare
A series of surprise investigations at Bellwether homes conducted by New Jersey’s Division of Developmental Disabilities uncovered evidence of abuse and falsification of records
Last Week Was Bad for Republicans in South Jersey
WNYC News | July 16, 2018 | Politics
Seth Grossman, GOP candidate in 2nd congressional district, accused of promulgating racist material
In New Jersey, A Crisis of Legal Help for Unaccompanied Minors
WNYC News | June 25, 2018 | Immigration
When immigrant families are split up at the border, their children are often sent as far away as New Jersey
Jersey City Politics, Unraveled
WNYC News | June 18, 2018 | Politics
Nine-hour city council meeting only part of raucous week, that also sees feud between mayor and newspaper publishers
Questions for the Governor on Drugs, Taxes, Guns… and Musical Comedy
WNYC News | March 23, 2018 | Politics
Gov. Phil Murphy kicks off first in series of bi-monthly radio call-ins by answering the obvious questions along with the less obvious
Judge Reduces Power of Newark Police Review Board
WNYC News | March 16, 2018 | Social
Disappointed Mayor Ras Baraka vows to appeal ‘setback to criminal justice reform’
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