Sarah Gonzalez

Reporter, WNYC/NJPR

Sarah Gonzalez appears in the following:

Christie Deflects on Climate Change, Scientists Weigh In

Friday, May 24, 2013

WNYC

You might have heard Governor Chris Christie this week take issue with a question we posed about preparing for climate change. Here's what happened next.

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Christie: No Proof Climate Change Caused Sandy

Monday, May 20, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today rejected the idea that state agencies like New Jersey Transit needed to prepare for climate change ahead of Sandy.

“‘Cause I don’t think there’s been any proof thus far that Sandy was caused by climate change,” he said.

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Newark Promoting Urban Farms

Thursday, May 16, 2013

WNYC
Newark got close to $90,000 from the USDA to promote farmer’s markets through “culturally appropriate marketing." And for the first time starting this June, the city’s 77,000 reside...

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No Docking Stations Needed: A 'Smarter' Bike Share

Thursday, May 16, 2013

WNYC

Just a few days after New York starts up its bike share, Hoboken, N.J. will offer its own, more high-tech program.

Hoboken’s bikes have a built-in lock that replaces the need for bike docking stations, like the ones popping up in New York City. The integrated GPS and smart locks allow customers to lock their bikes at a bike rack.

Membership will cost $25 per month or $75 for the season, which runs through November.

Social Bicycles come with a built-in repair button for when customers get a flat tire, for example, and customers can see statistics of their bike ride, including a map of the course they biked and the amount of calories burned.

Starting this Saturday, the city will also offer bike rentals, through Bike and Roll, aimed at attracting tourists who want to bike the New York City skyline along Hoboken’s waterfront.

Bike and Roll will have $10 per hour rates and $34 daily rates.  

 

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The Sequester's Real: Biomed

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The automatic spending cuts are starting to be felt in a variety of areas that receive government funding. Sarah Gonzalez, New Jersey Public Radio reporter, discusses her reporting on how the sequester is leading to a cut in funding and the closing of labs in the local biotech industry.

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'A Generation of Untrained Scientists' After $1.6 Billion in Cuts to Biomedical Research

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

WNYC

It means hundreds of labs will have to shut down – years of medical research sitting on shelves until funding comes back.

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Ghosts of Sneakers Past

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

WNYC
The cover of Boston magazine's May issue is a photo of running shoes worn by people who ran the marathon. In New Jersey, shoes are drawing an emotional reaction from young people who ...

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A Spin on Eminent Domain: Newark Considers a Controversial Approach to (Maybe) Stop Banks from Foreclosing

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

WNYC
Under eminent domain city governments have the power to take private property for the benefit of the public. Activists in New Jersey argue that preventing foreclosures is a public ben...

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Report: Foreclosures Cost City of Newark $56 Million

Thursday, April 18, 2013

WNYC

Foreclosures in Newark cost taxpayers $56 million over the last four years, according to a report by the activist group New Jersey Communities United.

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Why 41 Districts Want to Keep Separate April School Board Elections

Monday, April 15, 2013

WNYC

Only 41 New Jersey districts will hold school board elections Tuesday now that most -- 501 districts -- have chosen to move their elections to November

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Getting NJ Students to See Themselves as 'College Material'

Monday, April 15, 2013

WNYC

The New Jersey Department of Education now tracks college enrollment numbers in its new School Performance Reports, as part of its effort to grade schools on how well they prepare students for college.

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New Jersey's New School Performance Report Offers More Data Than Before

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WNYC

The New Jersey Department of Education today released its 2011-12 School Performance Report. It replaces the old School Report Card format and offers more data, including a score based on how well schools prepare students for college and careers.

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Old Water Pipes, New Development...Big Problem

Thursday, April 04, 2013

WNYC

A string of water main breaks in Hoboken last week is causing the city to take a closer look at its aging drinking water system.

The city has had to repair anywhere from 12 to 37 water mains each year. In 2012, the city had to repair 21 water mains.

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One Train Ticket in New Jersey Can be Valid for Years ... If You Never Get on a Train

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

WNYC
Constrained by the lack of public loitering laws in the Garden State, New Jersey Transit is taking a different approach with homeless people who have taken up residence in train stati...

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Why Poverty, Disability Are Baked into Student Test Scores

Monday, March 18, 2013

WNYC
Starting next year teachers in New Jersey are going to be held accountable for how much their students learn, as part of Governor Chris Christie’s teacher tenure reform plan. At least...

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Sandy Charities Track Record a Mixed Bag

Friday, March 15, 2013

WNYC

The tracking of charities is spotty and there's no way to know exactly how much has been donated. But at least half of the donations surveyed has yet to reach storm victims.

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Policing Takes Center Stage at Cory Booker State of City Address

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

To a crowd of about 500 people, Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced that after years of difficult but necessary budget cuts, Newark can start investing again.

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