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GOP Incumbent Seems Safe in CD-4 as Challenger Faces Tax Controversy
Tara Nurin | October 30, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Democratic candidate Welle disputes tax issue as conservative Rep. Smith handles a controversy of his own. District that has long voted Republican looks unlikely to go blue
Reversal of Course on Controversial Brewery Regulations
Tara Nurin | October 3, 2018 | More Issues
A contentious directive, meant to severely limit the activities of craft breweries in New Jersey, has been suspended after a large outcry
Bolstered by Anti-Trump Sentiment, Can a Democrat Turn the 4th District Blue?
Tara Nurin | May 31, 2018 | Politics, Primary 2018
Two Democrats face off in June 5 primary for a shot at landing a knockout punch on a 38-year Republican incumbent
Explainer: Why It’s So Tough to Get an NJ Liquor License — and What Can Be Done
Tara Nurin | May 8, 2017 | Explainer
The state’s liquor licenses are among the most expensive and restrictive in the nation. But that may be about to change.
NJ Women Still Scarce in Local Politics, Despite Gains on State Level
Tara Nurin | February 2, 2017 | Politics
Women in both parties have to work harder, smarter than men — especially when running for mayor, freeholder, council member
State’s Failure to Directly Fund NJT Could Keep It From Taking Critical Safety Steps
Tara Nurin | December 7, 2016 | Transportation
Experts warn that NJ Transit’s reliance on ticket sales rather than dedicated funding is stymying its efforts to deploy federally required speed-control technology
The List: Firms Benefit from $1.3 Billion in Incentives to Set Up in Camden
Tara Nurin | November 14, 2016 | The List
Of the $4 billion earmarked for a controversial business tax-incentive scheme to bring companies to New Jersey or keep them here, a big chunk has gone to firms relocating to Camden
Oysters, Clams and More: Future of Green Farming in Garden State?
Tara Nurin | November 1, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Streamlining regulations and getting rid of excessive paperwork could spark an upsurge in “green aquaculture” in New Jersey
Explainer: The Red Cross Slims Down in NJ, While National Criticism Continues
Tara Nurin | October 25, 2016 | Explainer
The Red Cross has been subject to complaints nationwide for its response to emergencies. But apart from criticism of its post-Sandy role, few in NJ are dissatisfied
The ‘New’ Gentrification Explored at NJ Spotlight on Cities Conference
Tara Nurin | October 21, 2016 | Planning
Developers and advocates discuss ways to breathe new life into neighborhoods without displacing long-time residents
As More NJ Students Go Hungry, More Colleges Open Food Pantries
Tara Nurin | September 27, 2016 | Education, Social
Amid growing recognition that some students are going hungry, Rutgers-New Brunswick is the latest university in New Jersey to open a food pantry
Advocates Argue All New Jersey Schools Should Offer Arts Classes
Tara Nurin | September 22, 2016 | Education
The New Jersey Arts Education Partnership points to studies that show training in music, dance, and other arts is linked to academic success
Peach Farming in the Garden State: Not as Sweet a Deal as It Used to Be
Tara Nurin | July 27, 2016 | More Issues
New Jersey’s peach industry is going through some changes, some for the better, others — it remains to be seen
Profile: Nonprofit Developer Turns His Attention to Atlantic City
Tara Nurin | June 29, 2016 | Profiles
Chris Paladino can’t contemplate retirement when ‘there are a lot of cities to redevelop’
Explainer: What Changes May Be Coming to Wages and Benefits in New Jersey?
Tara Nurin | June 7, 2016 | Explainer
Gov. Christie may veto a bill raising the minimum to $15.10 an hour by 2021; employer associations oppose the legislation
The List: Best Cocktail Bars in New Jersey (Don’t Drive After Reading This)
Tara Nurin | May 2, 2016 | The List
Mixologists across the state are shaking, stirring, and infusing drinks that will amaze and most likely have you lining up for more
Explainer: What Rutgers New Health System Means to Medical Care in NJ
Tara Nurin | April 19, 2016 | Explainer
Equipped with thousands of doctors, a dozen medical-training schools, and two hospital partnerships, the university is uniting its clinical facilities under the Rutgers Health umbrella
Does New Jersey’s Largesse to Large Corporations Hurt Small Businesses?
Tara Nurin | April 13, 2016 | Politics
Alliance of small-business owners demands temporary halt to tax-incentive programs; requests more study
Can Biotechnology Provide the Cure for What Ails New Jersey’s Economy?
Tara Nurin | April 6, 2016 | More Issues
Group urges state support of next phase of pharmaceutical industry’s focus and growth
Profile: Delivering Sterling Service to Food Services Industry in NJ
Tara Nurin | April 6, 2016 | Profiles
Association’s president warns that raising minimum wage to $15 would result in layoffs, recommends lower ‘training’ wage for younger workers
Will NJ’s First Private Medical School Help Burnish State’s Academic Reputation?
Tara Nurin | March 23, 2016 | Healthcare
Partnership between Seton Hall and Hackensack University Health Network could help close New Jersey’s physician shortage
Stopgap System Helps Social Services Speed Medicaid Application Process
Tara Nurin | February 24, 2016 | More Issues
End-to-end solution still not in sight, and some state lawmakers are not in the mood to be patient
College Presidents Reject Letting Community Colleges Offer Nursing B.S. Degrees
Tara Nurin | January 26, 2016 | Education
Issue seen as referendum on academic reach and mission of county colleges now heads to Secretary of Higher Education
The List: Assessing 10 Key Issues That Face Atlantic City in Coming Year
Tara Nurin | January 25, 2016 | The List
Bankruptcy or state takeover, city still must address issues ranging from gambling in north Jersey to funds available for development
Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges Join to Help Students Cope with Costs
Tara Nurin | January 14, 2016 | Education
Soaring higher-education costs prompt NJ schools to find innovative ways to help ease financial burden
Atlantic City Fiscal Package Clears State Senate, Now Heads to Christie’s Desk
Tara Nurin | January 8, 2016 | More Issues
Casinos would make payments in lieu of taxes while troubled resort city’s debt and revenues are restructured
After Long Delay, Christie Conditionally Vetoes Bill to Help Bail Out Atlantic City
Tara Nurin | November 10, 2015 | More Issues
Indecision angers parties on all sides, despite governor’s allegation that city and county politics are at root of holdup
In Cash-Strapped District 1, Big Money Seems to Be Making Little Difference
Tara Nurin | October 30, 2015 | Politics, Elections 2015
Neighboring South Jersey District 3 to choose between popular Democratic incumbents, two Republicans from law enforcement, and independent
Big Money, Split Parties Make District 2 Assembly Race the One to Keep an Eye On
Tara Nurin | October 26, 2015 | Politics, Elections 2015
In solidly Republican 9th District, however, GOP incumbents likely to win in a walk
Building the 'Just City': A Report from the Frontier of the New Urbanism
Tara Nurin | October 22, 2015 | More Issues, Planning
Social and economic justice, safe streets and schools, a home for millennials and long-term residents --the 'just city' is taking shape
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