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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:

The Risks Parents Take to Get Their Kids Medical Marijuana

Friday, April 18, 2014

WNYC

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.

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Pulaski Skyway Closed to Manhattan-Bound Drivers

Monday, April 14, 2014

The deteriorating 82-year-old Pulaski Skyway in New Jersey closed on Saturday for two years of repair work.

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Your Pulaski Skyway Survival Guide

Friday, April 11, 2014

Starting this weekend, the northbound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway are closing for two years, and New Jersey officials aren't sugarcoating it. 

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34,000 NJ Vehicles Will Need to Find a Detour Starting April 12th

Monday, March 31, 2014

WNYC

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. 

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Christie's 'Disgusting, Sexist' Bridgegate Report

Friday, March 28, 2014

WNYC

The internal review into Bridgegate by Gov. Christie's lawyers is being criticized as sexist.

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New York Schools Most Segregated in U.S.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WNYC

The most segregated schools in NYC? Charters, according to a new report.

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City Charges WTC Skydivers

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WNYC

Watch the full video of the jump.

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A Year Later...Just Five Sandy Recovery Projects Get Oversight

Monday, March 24, 2014

WNYC

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. 

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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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Claiming "Dysfunction," Newark Superintendent Will No Longer Attend School Board Meetings

Friday, February 28, 2014

WNYC

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.

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Stop-and-Frisk Rate Higher in Newark than NYC

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

WNYC

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.

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NJ Muslim Community Upset by Surveillance Ruling

Friday, February 21, 2014

WNYC

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.

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Three NJ Cities to Launch Regional Bike Share System

Thursday, February 20, 2014

WNYC

Hoboken, Jersey City and Weehawken are partnering up to launch a regional bike sharing program this summer.

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Snow Piles On the Hardship in Low-Income Neighborhoods

Friday, February 14, 2014

WNYC

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.

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De Blasio Wants to Enroll More Pre-K Students Than NJ Has in 15 Years

Friday, February 14, 2014

WNYC

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.

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If It's Bribery, This Must Be Hoboken

Thursday, February 06, 2014

WNYC

A 40-story apartment complex in exchange for Sandy aid? That's the way they roll in this New Jersey city.

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Ex-Port Authority Official Says Christie Knew of Lane Closures

Friday, January 31, 2014

WNYC

A letter from David Wildstein's attorney says the Governor was aware of the closures in September when they happened.

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Toll Workers Ask Turnpike Authority Not to Privatize Their Jobs

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WNYC

Find out why working in a toll booth on the New Jersey Turnpike may become an even worse job than it already is.

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FBI Investigates Allegations Against Christie Aides, Report Says

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The FBI is questioning at least five witnesses as part of their investigation into whether Gov. Chris Christie’s aides threatened to cut off federal Sandy relief aid in Hoboken, NJ, according to NBC news.

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NJ Mayor Says Concerns On Political Pressure Were Longstanding

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Jersey Public Radio

Hoboken mayor Dawn Zimmer says an April 2013 letter to Gov. Chris Christie is evidence she long had concerns about political pressure to move forward with a re-development project in exchange for Sandy aid.

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