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Tracking the Federal Sandy Aid Money One Year Later

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio
NJ Spotlight

The Obama administration's $60.4 billion emergency funding request to Congress last December stated that part of the money for recovery and rebuilding should be used "to help the region prepare for future challenges, including future severe storms and coastal flooding, as well as impacts associated with a changing climate."

It also instructed that government officials at all levels should work together "to develop mutually agreed upon assessments of future risks and vulnerabilities facing the region, including extreme weather, sea level rise and coastal flooding, and incorporate these into their recovery planning and implementation."

One year after Sandy, here’s a detailed look at where some of that money has gone, how it’s trickling down to New Jersey, and how portions of it are hopefully being used to make the state safer and more resilient to severe weather along its coast.

 

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No Plan in New Jersey for Long Term Sea Level Rise

Sunday, October 27, 2013

WNYC

Coastal states throughout the region are coming up with strategies to prevent flooding from sea level rise in the next century. Except in New Jersey.  And that has planners and environmentalists alarmed.

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Inside the First Gay Weddings in New Jersey

Monday, October 21, 2013

WNYC

The first same-sex couples got married in various cities across New Jersey just after the stroke of midnight, Monday. Listen to the ceremonies, cake cutting ... and protesters. 

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Explainer: Gay Marriage in New Jersey

Friday, October 18, 2013

Confused about who can get married in New Jersey when? We break it down for you - with the assistance of Hayley Gorenberg, deputy director at Lambda Legal.

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New Jersey's Highest Court Rules Gay Marriages Can Start Monday

Friday, October 18, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey’s highest court says same-sex marriages can start in the state on Monday, denying Gov. Chris Christie’s request to postpone gay marriages until the state Supreme Court rules on the governor's appeal. 

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Gov. Christie Calls Booker's Senate Victory the 'First Win' for the NY Giants

Thursday, October 17, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker were together for the first time today since Booker was elected U.S. Senator last night.

The Republican Governor congratulated the mayor... but not before getting a dig in there.

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Booker's Replacement as Newark Mayor: Luis Quintana ... For Now

Thursday, October 17, 2013

WNYC

Cory Booker is expected to step down as mayor of Newark within the next 10 days, according to the Newark City Council’s office.

Speaking of his replacement at a groundbreaking ceremony in Newark, Booker said, "Hug the man. He has a lot of work ahead of him in the coming weeks."

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Booker Wins Open Senate Seat

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker handily won the special election for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey on Wednesday. He beat former Bogota mayor Steve Lonegan 55 to 44 percent. Booker will serve the remaining term of the late Frank Lautenberg - that means there are about 15 months before he will face reelection.

To hear New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon speak with WNYC's Soterios Johnson about the election click on the audio player.

 

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Parking in Princeton and Hecklers in Montclair

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University joins New Jersey Public Radio host, David Furst, to highlight the work of two local news reporters. One covers the news for the web site, Planet Princeton - the other is a freshman working for the student radio station at Montclair State University.

Over the past couple of weeks, they broke stories that were later picked up around the state. The first has to do with a parking scandal in Princeton. The next involves the heckler who disrupted the second and final debate between governor Christie and State Senator Barbara Buono.


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Booker Wins Special Election for U.S. Senate

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Booker will become the first black senator from New Jersey. He is filling the seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

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Reports: NJ Schools Some of the Nation's Most Segregated

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Some schools in New Jersey are strikingly segregated, according to two new reports.

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Christie on In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie publicly supported granting in-state tuition rates to undocumented students in New Jersey during Tuesday’s debate. And he addressed how he would respond to his children if they ever came to him saying they were gay.

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Barbara Buono, Chris Christie Hold Second Debate Tonight

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

WNYC

Gubernatorial candidates Chris Christie and Barbara Buono will face off in their second debate tonight at Montclair State University.

The debate will be streaming live at 8pm at this link. And you can follow reporter @GonzalezSarahA for live tweets.

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Low Turnout Expected in New Jersey Senate Race

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

WNYC

An off day in October, combined with the fact that voters will be back at the polls in three weeks, is expected to tamp down turnout in Wednesday's election for U.S. Senate in New Jersey.

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Booker Leading in Several Polls

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Steve Lonegan, the Republican candidate in the U.S. Senate race in New Jersey, is continuing to make up ground in some public opinion polls. A poll Monday from Monmouth University found the former mayor of Bogata trailing Democrat Cory Booker by 10 percentage points. 

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Health Insurance Exchanges: Progress in New York, Slow Going in New Jersey

Monday, October 14, 2013

The rollout of the health insurance exchanges is starting to gain momentum in New York, but progress continues to be slow in New Jersey. One state developed its own system - the other outsourced it to the federal government.

About two-thirds of the states, including New Jersey, opted not to develop their own exchange, and the federal system, healthcare.gov, has been consistently overwhelmed since October 1st, with relatively few people able to log in, create accounts, examine different insurance plans and enroll in a plan.

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Was the NJ Attorney General Protecting Christie?

Friday, October 11, 2013

Allegations of corruption in a rural New Jersey Sheriff's office shook the community in Hunterdon County in 2010. The sheriff was accused of not properly conducting background checks on deputies and issuing a fake police ID for a prominent donor to Gov. Chris Christie.

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Lt. Gov. Candidates Face off in First Debate Tonight

Friday, October 11, 2013

WNYC

The woman who could soon become the most powerful person in New Jersey will hold a debate tonight. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno is widely expected to step into the governor's office if Gov. Chris Christie starts running for president.

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NJ Judge Won't Delay Gay Marriage; Christie Appeals

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A state judge refused Thursday to delay the start of same-sex marriage in New Jersey until a legal appeal can be settled. But the administration of Republican Gov. Chris Christie immediately sought and was granted a request to file an emergency challenge to the decision.

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Cory Booker's Father Dies at 76

Thursday, October 10, 2013

WNYC

Newark Mayor Cory Booker's father, Cary Booker, 76, passed away in Las Vegas today after recently suffering a stroke, according to Booker's campaign.

The mayor, who is running for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, canceled his campaign events for the rest of the day.

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