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Mortgage Nightmare: One New Jersey Family’s Fight Against Foreclosure
Joe Tyrrell | September 15, 2014 | Social, Housing
Ezekiel Iwarimie wanted a house for his wife and kids, but what he got was a pitched battle to hold onto his home
New Law Clears Way to Force Cleanups of Derelict Properties
Joe Tyrrell | September 3, 2014 | Housing
Legislation allows municipalities to levy fines against foreclosing creditors that don't keep abandoned houses in good repair
Housing Market’s Statewide Woes Are Reflected, Magnified in Trenton
Joe Tyrrell | August 14, 2014 | Housing
Capital city’s plight made worse by safety concerns, loss of jobs and departure of businesses, overall weakness of New Jersey's economy
Spirit of Cooperation May Prevail in Power Struggle Between Sweeney, Rutgers
Joe Tyrrell | June 20, 2014 | Education
Sweeney offers -- and university’s board of governors accepts -- 90-day window for action before legislation advances
Son's Cautionary Tale Puts Human Face on Foreclosures in New Jersey
Joe Tyrrell | June 17, 2014 | More Issues
Kenneth Leff's dad was duped into taking a subprime mortgage -- 10 years later his son is still struggling to keep his late father's house
Four Feisty GOP Foes Battle for Chance to Challenge Booker
Joe Tyrrell | May 19, 2014 | Politics
Most observers believe they can’t oust Democrat from U.S. Senate seat, but Republicans think they have a fighting chance
Clash Over Changes in Civil Service Rules Really Isn't Civil at All
Joe Tyrrell | May 12, 2014 | More Issues
Christie-appointed panel ignores Legislature’s vote to keep anti-patronage protections, eases rules for job promotions
NJ Still Drowning in 'Underwater' Mortgages, New Study Reveals
Joe Tyrrell | May 9, 2014 | Housing
While foreclosure rates fall in other parts of country, New Jersey on track for another 50,000 filings this year
Explainer: Just How Bad Is New Jersey's Foreclosure Crisis?
Joe Tyrrell | April 22, 2014 | Explainer
The Garden State has the country's highest percentage of foreclosures among mortgaged homes -- and that's just the beginning
Irvington Gains Allies in Standoff with Bankers Over ‘Underwater’ Mortgages
Joe Tyrrell | April 2, 2014 | More Issues, Social, Housing
Lenders accused of threatening thinly-veiled version of minority neighborhood ‘red-lining’
Irvington Officials Vote to Use Eminent-Domain Powers in Unusual Way
Joe Tyrrell | March 27, 2014 | More Issues, Housing
City will take properties with ‘underwater’ and high-interest mortgages, then offer better financing deals to help bail out homeowners
Many Join Forces in Effort to Help Veterans Find Homes in New Jersey
Joe Tyrrell | March 11, 2014 | More Issues, Social, Housing
Thousands who served their country find themselves on the streets, jobless and struggling to survive
New Jersey Breaks Foreclosure Logjam, Yields Flood of Dismissals
Joe Tyrrell | March 3, 2014 | More Issues
Automated system tracking inactive cases results in more than 80,000 foreclosure dismissals in past year
ReStart Shore Salvages Underwater Mortgages in Struggling Counties
Joe Tyrrell | January 14, 2014 | More Issues, Sandy
Nonprofit housing group buys more than 600 mortgages, refinances distressed homes at market value
Battle Lines Drawn in Fight Over State Civil Service Job Protections
Joe Tyrrell | January 7, 2014 | Budget, More Issues, Politics
Christie, GOP push for ‘banding’ of positions decried by Democrats as threat to job security
ACLU-NJ Joins Suit Against Feds, Seeks Facts About Foreclosures
Joe Tyrrell | December 6, 2013 | More Issues, Housing
Did government agency threaten to move against towns that use eminent domain to help residents avoid foreclosure?
Irvington Squares off Against Wells Fargo in Fight Over Foreclosures
Joe Tyrrell | November 27, 2013 | More Issues
One resident's struggle for mortgage modification ends in frustration, anger
NJ Town Turns to Eminent Domain to Clean Up Blight of Foreclosed Houses
Joe Tyrrell | November 20, 2013 | More Issues, Politics, Planning
Irvington sees eminent domain as a way to eliminate boarded-up houses, bail out homeowners whose mortgages are underwater
Monday's Override Vote Seeks to Free Female Pigs From Cramped Cages
Joe Tyrrell | November 15, 2013 | More Issues
Does Christie's veto of a bill banning 'gestation crates' play more to an audience in Iowa than in New Jersey?
Despite Fierce Struggles in 38th, Both Parties Claim to Be Bipartisan Choice
Joe Tyrrell | November 1, 2013 | More Issues, Politics, Elections 2013
Well-heeled outside groups pour cash into district, fueling media blitz on both sides of the aisle
Candidates in Atlantic City-Based 2nd District Hope Lady Luck Smiles on Campaigns
Joe Tyrrell | October 10, 2013 | Politics
Incumbent Democratic State Senator, Two GOP Assemblymen Face Formidable Challengers
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