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Sandy Rebuild's Invisible Victims

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio
NJ Spotlight

Whenever disasters strike, day laborers are often among the first to report to the front lines of the recovery effort.  But disaster work for immigrants  can be fraught with danger, safety violations and worker abuses.

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Transportation Nation

NJ Legislators Rip Port Authority Bosses

Monday, November 25, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey legislators are grilling top officials at the Port Authority about a decision to close local lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge in September that backed up traffic for days through Fort Lee.

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New Jersey News

Christie Emerges From Behind Closed Doors

Friday, November 22, 2013

With just one news conference and no other public appearances or speeches, Gov. Chris Christie kept mostly out of sight during the Republican Governors Association meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.  And then, just as New Jersey Public Radio's Matt Katz was calling it a night, he saw Christie walking by.

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New Jersey News

What's with the No-Show Storm Czar?

Monday, November 04, 2013

WNYC

The guy appointed by Gov. Chris Christie to direct New Jersey's recovery from Sandy doesn't make public appearances or take calls from the press.

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New Jersey News

NJ Election Spending Highest Ever

Thursday, October 31, 2013

WNYC

Independent special interest spending in Tuesday's election in New Jersey is more than twice its previous all-time high.

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New Jersey News

No Plan in New Jersey for Long Term Sea Level Rise

Sunday, October 27, 2013

WNYC

Coastal states throughout the region are coming up with strategies to prevent flooding from sea level rise in the next century. Except in New Jersey.  And that has planners and environmentalists alarmed.

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WNYC News

New York and New Jersey Homeowners Waiting for Hurricane Sandy Aid

Thursday, October 24, 2013

WNYC

A year after Hurricane Sandy, homeowners in New York and New Jersey are still waiting for disaster assistance that hasn’t come.

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WNYC News

Survey Suggests Lonegan Chipping Away at Booker's Lead

Monday, October 14, 2013

WNYC

With two days before New Jersey's special election for the U.S. Senate, a new survey says Tea Party-connected Steve Lonegan has narrowed Cory Booker's lead to 10 percentage points. 

 

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New Jersey News

NJ Court Upholds Affordable Housing Law

Thursday, September 26, 2013

WNYC

Housing advocates are hailing  a New Jersey Supreme Court decision that upholds the state's affordable housing law. The decision today says current rules used by municipalities are too flexible and allow officials to skirt requirements to build cheaper homes.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: New Jersey Education

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It's Education Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Today: Education policy in New Jersey, from Cory Booker's Newark record to Chris Christie's relationship with teacher's unions. Nancy Solomon, New Jersey Public Radio managing editor, and John Mooney, founding editor of njspotlight.com, discuss education in the gubernatorial and U.S. senate races in New Jersey.

 

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New Jersey News

Deadline Approaches for Flood Insurance Appeals

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

NJ Spotlight

Almost a year after the storm, Jersey shore residents and business owners are still fighting with their insurance companies over their Sandy damage claims.  They have just a few weeks left to file appeals of their flood insurance settlements, and many homeowners’ policies in New Jersey place a one year statute of limitations on filing lawsuits.

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New Jersey News

NJ Hospitals Create Largest Alliance in Nation

Friday, September 20, 2013

NJ Spotlight

Three New Jersey hospital systems have joined with four Pennsylvania systems to create the largest hospital alliance in the country, raising the possibility that they could quickly spread best practices — but also leading healthcare analysts to warn about the power of new hospital blocs.

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WNYC News

Unequal Benefits: Substance Abuse, Mental Health Coverage for Poor in NJ

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

NJ Spotlight

Some low-income New Jersey residents will be eligible for treatment for drug and alcohol addictions, as well as some mental health services, under the upcoming Medicaid expansion. But most Medicaid recipients won’t be eligible for the new benefits.

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WNYC News

N.J. Turf War: LG and the Palisades

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

WNYC

The Bergen County Freeholders will vote tonight on whether to endorse LG Electronics's plan to build a 143-foot corporate headquarters above the Palisades' untouched natural landscape.

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New Jersey News

With Slate Clean, a Jersey Shore Town Reimagines Itself

Friday, August 30, 2013

NJ Spotlight

Devastated by Sandy, Sea Bright is now casting an eye towards the future, using the storm as an opportunity to make it more livable, sustainable and resilient.

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New Jersey News

Christie, Donovan Present Sandy Report

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

WNYC

Governor Chris Christie and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan visited a town damaged by Sandy to call attention to a new federal report on how the region should prepare for future storms. Despite the governor's reluctance to speak about climate change, he did express concern about an increase in severe storms.

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New Jersey News

Raising Up Homes Could Put Them Out Of Reach

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

WNYC

As part of Sandy rebuilding efforts along the Jersey Shore, many people are elevating their damaged homes to lift them out of reach from future floods, either because their insurance requires it or because it would make them feel safer.  But lifting homes presents unique problems for elderly or disabled residents who call the shore home.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why So Many Dolphins are Dying in NY and NJ

Monday, August 19, 2013

Dolphins are dying or being stranded in high numbers this summer along the mid-Atlantic coast, and New Jersey is seeing particularly high rates. Mendy Garron, the Northeast regional stranding coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, explains what could be killing the dolphins and what it means for humans.

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New Jersey News

Obama Task Force Reports on Sandy Rebuild

Monday, August 19, 2013

WNYC

A task force appointed by President Obama is expected to release its report Monday on the post-Sandy rebuilding, which could guide the storm recovery process.

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New Jersey News

New Jersey voters sitting out primary elections

Monday, August 12, 2013

WNYC

A small percentage of New Jersey voters could decide who wins Tuesday's special Senate primary -- given the mid-summer timing of the election and a trend of fewer residents casting ballots in the past several primaries.

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