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Nancy Solomon

Managing Editor, New Jersey Public Radio

Nancy Solomon is the Managing Editor of New Jersey Public Radio.  

Solomon fell in love with radio reporting and production at KLCC in Eugene, Oregon, in 1995. She moved to New Jersey in 2001 and has been covering the state ever since. She has produced more than a hundred stories for NPR and was a 2008-09 Spencer Fellow in Education Reporting at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. During that year, Solomon produced “Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools are Failing Black Students” for which she won a Peabody Award. Long before becoming a journalist, Solomon was the first woman ever hired to work on the county road crew in Portland, Oregon. 

Nancy Solomon appears in the following:

Manhattan DA Targets Dock Deal by Port Authority

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Manhattan D.A. wants to know the story behind how a local docks company reached a $25 million deal with the Port Authority, and why the agency failed to inform the public.

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With No Bus System, Some NJ Parents Don't Know How Kids Will Get to Class

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The chair of the NJ Senate's Education Committee says she's concerned about the roll-out of Newark's school reform program, and that the state is monitoring the situation.

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Does the Affordable Care Act Mean the End of NJ's Health Centers?

Monday, July 21, 2014

 If more people have access to doctors and providers, why can't Newark's largest clinic keep its doors open?

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Is Sandy Debris in NJ Landfill Poisoning Town?

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

WNYC
NJ Spotlight

Environmentalists say it's what can happen when regulations aren’t strict enough. State officials call it an isolated case 'gone wrong.'

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Will Atlantic City's 'Historical Baggage' Hurt Its Future?

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The long holiday weekend is upon us, and for many, that means a long weekend spent at area beaches. But one place people are increasingly not going is Atlantic City.

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Here are Some Petty Reasons New Jersey Cops Sue Each Other

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WNYC

A New Jersey Public Radio investigation finds millions of dollars have been spent on settlements involving local police officers. More often than not, it's police officers suing their own department. And the cost to New Jersey taxpayers is steep. Listen to what Jon Shane, a professor at John Jay College ...

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Good Cop, Bad Cop: How Infighting Is Costing New Jersey Taxpayers

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

WNYC

Police officers across the state are suing fellow cops and departments over everything from sexual harassment to being sent home for wearing the wrong shoes — and residents are footing the bill. We unearthed the details, and the latest tally.

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With Budget Showdown Looming, Christie Takes on 2016

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Despite Bridgegate and a budget crisis, Christie is pressing ahead with 2016 preparations.

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This Week in Politics: Cuomo versus Christie

Friday, May 23, 2014

WNYC

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo rallied his party faithful at the state Democratic convention in Long Island, at the same time trying to temper mounting frustration from those on his left. Meanwhile, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took flack this week for never mentioning the state of Israel during a ...

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NJ Budget's 'Day of Reckoning' Has Arrived

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Chris Christie is hardly the first governor to raid the state's pension fund to plug holes in the budget. But it may be the end of the line for budgeting gimmicks.

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Hoboken Mayor Calls Christie a Bully, Releases More Journal Entries

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

WNYC

The New Jersey Legislature issued four more subpoenas in its investigation into the lane closings of the George Washington Bridge.

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Did Christie Aides Cover Up Bridgegate?

Monday, April 14, 2014

WNYC

Although Gov. Chris Christie's internal investigation says no, the trail of emails and texts among his top staffers suggests otherwise.

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Fifth Christie Ally Resigns

Friday, March 28, 2014

As a close ally and confidante resigns from the Port Authority, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says in his first press conference in months that he's been "sensitized" by the bridgegate scandal.

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Bridgegate in Five Minutes

Monday, March 17, 2014

WNYC

The Bridgegate and Sandy aid scandals surrounding Governor Chris Christie can be a little confusing, so we thought we'd catch you up on how this all began. New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon and Matt Katz have the story so far.

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Try and Try Again: A Newark School’s Make-or-Break Year

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The Hechinger Report
New Jersey Public Radio
NJ Spotlight

A principal faces a challenge—turn around a low-performing school in a poor part of the city. If the kids don’t improve, this might be the next neighborhood school to close.

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Christie Calls for Pension Reform Now, But Doesn't Say How

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

During his budget address, the Republican governor called pensions an "entitlement," much to the dismay of New Jersey Democrats.

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Six Weeks After Bridgegate Broke, Six Questions for Gov. Christie

Friday, February 21, 2014

Gov. Christie hasn’t held a news conference since January 9, the day after bombshell correspondence was released indicating that top deputies ordered George Washington Bridge lanes closed as part of some sort political retaliation scheme. If and when he holds a press conference again, this is what I want to ask ...

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Chris Christie Holds First Town Hall Since Bridgegate

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Governor Christie will hold his first town hall meeting with constituents - the first since members of his administration were directly linked to the order to close down traffic lanes at the George Washington Bridge in an apparent act of political payback.

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Bridgegate: Week Six

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New Jersey Public Radio reporter Matt Katz and managing editor, Nancy Solomon cover the latest in the investigations into the lane closures in Fort Lee as the Bridgegate scandal is now in its sixth week.

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NJ Storm Czar: Transparency, Yes, but not "Too Much Information"

Monday, February 03, 2014

The Christie administration is coming under increased scrutiny on a number of fronts for how it’s been handling New Jersey’s recovery from Sandy. In the 14 months since the governor appointed him to be his storm czar, Marc Ferzan has rarely made public appearances or answered questions from the press. ...

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