Sarah Gonzalez is the northern New Jersey enterprise reporter for WNYC and NJPR. Her investigative and feature reporting has received national awards by the Education Writer’s Association, SPJ Sigma Delta Chi and PRNDI, and several regional Edward R. Murrow awards.
Her investigation into charter schools turning away students with severe disabilities was awarded an Online News Association award for Innovative, Investigative Journalism. The San Diego native graduated from Mills College in Oakland in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and journalism. Follow her @GonzalezSarahA
Groups who were asked to screen the documentary said the film makes no distinction between the Islamic extremists who committed the September 11th attacks and the Islamic faith.
The Brooklyn district attorney’s office will no longer prosecute people arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times.
Neighbors say they watched firefighters try to resuscitate two 4-year-old siblings as they waited for an ambulance that was dispatched late.
At 4:20 p.m., activists pushing to legalize the recreational use of marijuana lit joints and ate pot brownies as police watched from the steps of the New Jersey State House.
Delays in New Jersey's medical marijuana program have desperate parents importing it from other states, and making their own concoctions for young and disabled children.
The deteriorating 82-year-old Pulaski Skyway in New Jersey closed on Saturday for two years of repair work.
Starting this weekend, the northbound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway are closing for two years, and New Jersey officials aren't sugarcoating it.
A decaying bridge connecting New Jersey commuters to New York City is closing down for two years as part of a $1 billion renovation project.
The internal review into Bridgegate by Gov. Christie's lawyers is being criticized as sexist.
The most segregated schools in NYC? Charters, according to a new report.
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Angry Sandy victims still can’t return to their damaged homes because the recovery projects aren’t getting oversight. In fact, only five programs even have a monitor. But this hasn’t kept contractors from billing for millions.
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.
The state-appointed Newark Schools Superintendent, Cami Anderson, is no longer attending the monthly school board meetings that draw hundreds of parents and community members.
A new report by the ACLU found that, on average, 91 out of every 1,000 residents in Newark were stopped by police in the second half of 2013. In New York City, that figure was eight out of 1,000. See how those numbers break down by race.
The ruling that it was not unconstitutional for the NYPD to spy on Muslims in New Jersey has some in the Muslim community feeling uncomfortable.
Hoboken, Jersey City and Weehawken are partnering up to launch a regional bike sharing program this summer.
With more than double the snowfall average this winter, those in low-income neighborhoods say the snow and the cold are significantly impacting their lives.
The education commissioner of New Jersey, where there's been universal pre-k in some districts for more than a decade, has cautionary words for the mayor of New York City: Pre-k is a long game; it won't come fast.
A 40-story apartment complex in exchange for Sandy aid? That's the way they roll in this New Jersey city.