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African-Americans Reluctant to Treat Mental Illness

Monday, June 29, 2015

From the pulpit to the psychiatrist's office, mental health advocates are seeking to improve access to care among urban black communities.

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Supreme Court's ACA Ruling: 200,000 NJ Patients Cheer, Republicans Jeer

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Supreme Court's ruling in favor of health care subsidies on the federal marketplace preserves the cost of insurance for nearly 200,000 New Jersey residents.

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Sources: Christie Will Announce Candidacy for President on Tuesday

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Christie is finally about to officially announce his candidacy for president.

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In Rahway, Dr. Downtown Cures What Ails New Jersey Main Streets

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Rahway is bustling with new restaurants, artist lofts and young people. And now other New Jersey towns want to find out how they can revitalize their downtowns.

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Farewell, Obamacare Subsidies? NJ Awaits Ruling. NY Doesn't.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

If the Supreme Court rejects federal insurance exchange subsidies, Gov. Christie's contingency plan is for Washington to fix the Affordable Care Act. Others want Trenton to take control.

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Zzzzzz. As the Christie Campaign Heats Up, the Christie Statehouse Sleeps

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A year and a half into his second term, what has Christie been doing, other than preparing to run for president?

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New Jersey Debates Gun Laws and Domestic Violence Victims

Monday, June 22, 2015

WNYC
A set of bills in the New Jersey legislature seek to make it harder for domestic violence abusers to keep their guns, and make it easier for victims to obtain them. 

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Given the Chance to Appeal, Many Sandy Victims Give Up Instead

Friday, June 12, 2015

NJ Spotlight
New rules allow homeowners to resubmit flood insurance claims, but many say they've given up trying to get more money.

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NJ Offers Tax Breaks to Political Donor

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has offered $164 million in tax breaks to a company that contributed to the Republican Governor's Association when Chris Christie was chair.

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Clash Between Police, Crowds at NJ Hip Hop Concert Prompts Questions

Monday, June 08, 2015

New Jersey State Police officers donned riot gear and fired tear gas after a group of non-ticket holders forcefully tried to gain admission into the concert.

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The $32 Ticket to World Trade Center is Based on Hidden Calculations

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Port Authority won't disclose its deal to run the new observation deck.

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Christie Calls for End to Common Core Standards in NJ

Thursday, May 28, 2015

After years of supporting the national standards, the Republican governor now says the system isn't working for New Jersey students.

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Hundreds of NJ Students Fail Grad Test and Earn Diploma by Appeal

Thursday, May 28, 2015

WNYC
 An alternate route to graduation raises questions about whether it helps or hurts kids in poor communities.

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Hundreds of Teachers Laid Off Across New Jersey

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WNYC
School districts in New Jersey are announcing staff and teacher layoffs.

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When Race and Drugs Intersect, Children More Likely to Enter Foster Care

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WNYC
An NJPR investigation found that black children in New Jersey are more than twice as likely as white children to be taken away when parental drugs are involved.

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Black Mothers Judged Unfit at Higher Rate than White Mothers in NJ

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

WNYC
An investigation by New Jersey Public Radio finds black mothers have their children taken away for things like marijuana use and not having a well-stocked refrigerator.

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State Workers say NJ Affirmative Action Programs are Neglected

Monday, May 25, 2015

African American state employees say programs meant to encourage diversity and monitor discrimination are being ignored. 

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New Jersey City Seeks to Move Past Violent Reputation

Friday, May 22, 2015

Community leaders in Paterson, NJ, are hopeful that a truce will end a cycle of youth violence that's long plagued the city.

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Turbulence Ahead: Chris Christie and the 'Chairman's Flight'

Friday, May 22, 2015

WNYC
Here's how United Airlines sought big fee reductions from the Port Authority, greased by a special flight route, fancy meals and campaign contributions — and how it all fell apart. 

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Obama Plays In Christie's Democratic Sandbox

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Obama and Christie have something in common, and Christie hates it.

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