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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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Poll: Christie Has 2-1 Lead in Gov. Race, Buono Inches Closer

Thursday, October 10, 2013

WNYC

According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, 62-percent of likely voters back Republican Governor Chris Christie over Democrat Barbara Buono. It's almost a 2-1 lead in New Jersey's Governor's race.

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Final Senate Debate in NJ

Thursday, October 10, 2013

There's less than a week to go before a special election for the open U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey. Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan faced each other in the second of two debates Wednesday night.

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"This Trenton Life"

Thursday, October 10, 2013

"This Trenton Life," a play created by high school students and the Passage Theatre Company, was performed this summer in in a revitalized vacant lot in Trenton. A mini-documentary about the experience now appears on the web site, State of the Arts. Mary Mann is with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University. She speaks with New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst about the collaboration.

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Booker Touts a "Construction Boom" in Newark... Do the Numbers Back it Up?

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

WNYC

On Cory Booker’s campaign trail you’ll hear that Newark is in the midst of an economic and construction boom.

“Where now one of the most commonly seen birds in Newark is the crane,” Booker said at a recent event. But some economists say the numbers don’t back up claims of an economic revival. 

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Christie Says He Could Balance a Role as Gov. With a Potential Run for President

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

WNYC

During Tuesday night's debate with State Sen. Barbara Buono, Gov. Chris Christie would not commit to serving the full four years if he's re-elected in November and decides to run for President in 2016.

"I can walk and chew gum at the same time," Christie said. "I can do this job and also deal with my future. And that's exactly what I will do."

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A Week Before Special Election, Booker and Lonegan Draw Contrasts

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

WNYC

In early polls for the New Jersey Senate race, Democrat Cory Booker led Republican Steve Lonegan by 35 points. And many experts assumed the road to the Senate would be a cakewalk for Newark’s celebrity mayor. But with Booker’s lead down to 15 and just a week to go, the race is closer than expected -- and heating up. 

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$58 Million Spent On Lobbying NJ Lawmakers

Monday, October 07, 2013

NJ Spotlight

More than $58 million was spent last year by lobbyists on New Jersey lawmakers. Topping the list is the utility PSE&G.

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