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Buy-Out Dilemma: To Rebuild or Pull Up Stakes

Thursday, August 08, 2013

WNYC
WHYY
NJ Spotlight

For many homeowners and businesses recovering from Sandy, the mantra has been to rebuild stronger. But some New Jersey residents have concluded that their best option is not to rebuild at all.

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WNYC News

Possible Parasite Outbreak Sickens New Jerseyans

Thursday, July 25, 2013

WNYC

A parasite usually found in tropical or subtropical nations may have found its way to New Jersey and six other states, making some people sick, officials say.

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New Jersey News

Town by Town, Jersey Shore Rebuilds Without State Plan

Monday, July 22, 2013

NJ Spotlight

Over the past 30 years, several research reports and the state’s own Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) warned that the Jersey Shore was overbuilt and that a storm like Sandy would cause widespread destruction. New Jersey Public Radio has reviewed internal DEP documents that even recommended a strategic retreat from the water’s edge, but that language disappeared after Gov. Chris Christie took control of the office in 2010. 

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WNYC News

Union Chief Optimistic About Star-Ledger Future

Friday, July 05, 2013

New Jersey's largest newspaper, the Star-Ledger in Newark, has been making headlines itself and raising concerns about the future of a Pulitzer-winning publication.

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New Jersey News

Small Tornado Hits New Jersey

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

WNYC

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down in New Jersey on Monday morning, at 9:17 am.

The tornado touched down in Berkeley Heights, before cutting a path through New Providence and Summit.

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New Jersey News

"Stronger" Than The Backlash?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

WNYC

Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University joins New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst to talk about a backlash to New Jersey's "Stronger Than The Storm" ad campaign. People object to everything from the governor appearing in a publicly funded tourism ad while running for re-election to the "cheesy" music used in the spots.

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New Jersey News

New FEMA Maps Start Hunt for Insurance

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WHYY

FEMA has  released updated flood maps for four counties in New Jersey which drastically decreases the size of the areas deemed to be at the highest risk of flooding, compared with a version released last winter. That means many shore residents won't have to raise the elevation of homes as high.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the NJ Senate Candidates: Cory Booker

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show continues our series of interviews with the candidates in New Jersey's special election to fill Frank Lautenberg's seat. Today: Newark mayor, Cory Booker.

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WNYC News

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Explains the Special Election Decision in a 'Slow Jam'

Thursday, June 13, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared Wednesday on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to 'Slow Jam' his case for a special election.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Good Samaritan Overdose Law in New Jersey

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Tom Moran, columnist for the Star-Ledger, discusses the new Good Samaritan law that allows people to call 911 to report an overdose without fear of criminal prosecution.

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New Jersey News

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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WNYC News

NJ State Senate Race Tight as Primary Deadline Nears

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Monday is the deadline for candidates for New Jersey's state and local offices to submit petitions to get on the June 4 party primary ballot.

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Newark Gets Water Utility Back

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

WNYC

A controversial non-profit that runs the City of Newark's vast water supply system is being disbanded after several investigations raised questions about mismanagement of the agency. The utility will now revert back to the City's control.

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New Jersey News

Trails of Post Sandy Debris Surface with Spring

Sunday, March 24, 2013

WNYC

A lot of attention has been focused on the damage Sandy caused to beaches. But as spring blooms, officials are just now getting a sense of what a blow the storm was to millions of acres of public forest lands and hiking trails.

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WNYC News

The Cicadas Are Coming!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Lurking in the ground beneath our feet, waiting in their burrows for the first signs of spring are tens of millions of cicadas.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Targeted Killings; Wole Soyinka on Africa; NJ’s Jughandle

Thursday, February 07, 2013

A leaked White House memo lays out a legal defense for “targeted killings” – including drone strikes. Omar Shakir, co-author of Living Under Drones, talks about why he objects to the U.S. strikes. Then, Laura Seay, professor at Morehouse College, explains why the conflicts in Mali and Afghanistan should not be compared. Plus: Nobel prize-winning Wole Soyinka on his new book about Africa; a February series on fashion kicks off with Parsons Professor Hazel Clark; and the end of the New Jersey jughandle, and that odd left turn.

New Jersey News

Menendez Ethics Review Could Take Months

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

WNYC

The Senate Ethics committee is looking at whether Senator Bob Menendez acted improperly when he failed to disclose gifts from a political donor who is under investigation by the FBI.

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New Jersey News

Mixed Reviews for Wanding in Newark Schools

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

WNYC

Metal detectors and security guards have been part of high school life in New Jersey’s largest city for more than 30 years. And students are pretty happy about it.

 

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WNYC News

Sandy Fraud Boom Feared

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey state officials are beginning to discuss how to manage the spending of their portion of the $50.5 billion Sandy relief package that was approved by the Senate yesterday, and some officials are concerned there are not adequate controls in place to monitor how the money is spent. 

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New Jersey News

Christie's State of the State Address to Stick to Sandy Rebuild Theme

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

WNYC

The pomp and circumstance of the 2013 Governor's State of the State address comes in an election year in which both the governorship and the entire state legislature are up for grabs.

+ Watch and Chat Live: NJ State of the State Address

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