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Sarah Gonzalez

Reporter, WNYC/NJPR

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

Sarah Gonzalez appears in the following:

NJ Transit Considers 9 Percent Fare Hike, Service Cuts

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

WNYC
NJ Transit is considering a 9 percent fare increase and service cuts in an effort to close a budget gap at the agency.

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Phone Rates in NJ Prisons Cut in Half

Friday, May 08, 2015

WNYC
Making a 15-minute phone call from a state prison is New Jersey will soon costs inmates 66 cents — down from $1.95.

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Menendez on Federal Corruption Charges: 'I Will Be Vindicated'

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The senior New Jersey Senator has been indicted for accepting gifts from a friend who is also a political donor. 

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Undefeated Princeton Women Take on NCAA, Trying to Make Ivy History

Friday, March 20, 2015

WNYC
Only one women's Ivy League basketball team has ever won a game in the tournament. Now the undefeated Lady Tigers are trying to show they can compete for a national title.

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Online Testing Arrives in New Jersey and Parents Are Not Happy

Monday, March 02, 2015

WNYC
A growing number of New Jersey parents are pulling their children out of testing. But federal funding may be on the line if 95% of students don't participate.

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In Newark, Almost Half of Last Year's Murders Remain Unsolved

Monday, February 16, 2015

WNYC
About 75 percent of those killed in Newark are deliberate targets over drug territory, according to the police director. Of last year's 93 murders, 42 have not yet led to an arrest. 

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Who is Still Signing up for ObamaCare in Newark?

Monday, February 09, 2015

WNYC
New Jersey Public Radio teamed up with New Jersey Citizen Action to host an Obamacare enrollment fair in Newark. Several who enrolled had gone years without any health coverage.

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Every 3.5 Days, Someone Attempts Suicide Off the George Washington Bridge

Thursday, January 29, 2015

WNYC
Potential suicide victims have been talked off the ledge by Port Authority police only to return weeks later to successfully jump.  

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Newark to Create Civilian Board Investigating Police Misconduct

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WNYC
But as the proposal is currently written, the police department can still decide not to discipline its officers.

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Airport Workers, Elected Officials Block LGA Entrance to Demand Better Wages

Thursday, January 15, 2015

WNYC
Airport workers sat down on the 94th Street bridge leading to LaGuardia to demand higher pay, benefits and a unionized contract from the Port Authority.

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City Bans Solitary Confinement for Those Under 21 at Rikers

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

De Blasio administration eases off on young offenders, while imposing a controversial measure for violent inmates.

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Remembering Haiti Five Years After Devastating Quake

Monday, January 12, 2015

WNYC
Yves Dominique recalls the exact moment he started worrying about his daughter Rebecca in Port Au Prince.

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For Drivers Who Kill or Maim, a Call for Prosecution

Sunday, January 11, 2015

WNYC
The families and friends of those killed by reckless drivers gathered on the steps of City Hall Sunday holding pictures of loved ones along with signs that read: “No Charges Filed.”

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Bed-Stuy Residents Wonder — Where Are the Cops?

Thursday, January 08, 2015

WNYC
In police precinct 79, where 2 officers were slain in December, the slowdown in arrests and summonses is especially stark.

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Judge to Hear Arguments to Unseal Grand Jury Records in Garner Case

Monday, January 05, 2015

WNYC
On Jan. 29, a Supreme Court judge on Staten Island will hear arguments from three New York groups and the Public Advocate seeking to unseal grand jury records in the Eric Garner case. 

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At St. Ignatius Funeral, Mario Cuomo to Join List of Notable Figures and Celebrities

Sunday, January 04, 2015

WNYC
The Catholic Church on the Upper East Side is known for holding high-profile funerals. 

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Final Barrier for Transgender Community in New Jersey: Birth Certificates

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

WNYC
The transgender community in New Jersey is asking the state to catch up to the federal government and allow amendments to birth certificates.

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Two Transgender Veterans Win Right to Change Names on US Army Records

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

WNYC
Army veterans Nicolas and Jennifer from New Jersey have won the right to change their names on key U.S. Army records to reflect their new genders. 

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Booker Gets More from Wall Street Than Any Member of Congress

Friday, November 14, 2014

WNYC
Sen. Booker received $1.87 million from the securities and investment industry, making him the top recipient of Wall Street money and six other industries this election cycle.

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NY Doctor Released from Bellevue, Ebola-free

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

WNYC
The doctor being treated for New York City's first and only case of Ebola was released from Bellevue Hospital Tuesday, infection-free.

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