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WNYC News

Hazing Rituals Re-Evaluated Amid Sexual Assault Arrests in Sayreville

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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If allegations prove to be true, the behavior of high school football players at Sayreville War Memorial would likely have been passed down from older students, experts say. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obamacare Checkup in NJ: One Year In

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

At last night's NJPAC event in Newark, the impact of the Affordable Care Act in New Jersey was discussed. One year into the Affordable Care Act, Kai Wright recaps the event.

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WNYC News

Details Emerge in Sayreville Football Harassment Scandal

Thursday, October 09, 2014

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There was an alleged locker room ritual among the Sayreville War Memorial High School football players that involved picking up a freshman player and inserting a finger into his rectum. 

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WNYC News

Ras Baraka's 100 Days: Less Crime, but Long Road Ahead for Newark

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

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There have been 30 homicides since Ras Baraka took office. That's nine fewer than over the same period last year. What the mayor has accomplished, and his challenges ahead. 

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New Jersey School Cancels Football Season

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Prosecutors says there is evidence of wide-scale harassment, intimidation and bullying on the Sayreville War Memorial High School football team.

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WNYC News

After Arrestees Die in Custody, Little Transparency

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Kenwin Garcia, 25, died in police custody on July 15, 2008. His death and the details surrounding it have prompted questions about how arrest-related deaths are investigated

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WNYC News

Shootings, Murders Down in Newark, Thefts on the Rise

Thursday, October 02, 2014

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Nine fewer people have been killed in the past three months compared to the same time last year, according to the Newark police director. 

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WNYC News

Not Just Ferguson, Many NJ Towns Have Mostly White Police

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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Of the 36 police officers in Plainsboro, N.J. just one is black and two are Hispanic. There are no women. Police say they are struggling to hire women and minorities. 

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WNYC News

Christie's GOP Campaigning Takes Him To Ohio

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Christie's role as head of the Republican Governors' Association will see him travel to six state in 8 days campaigning for GOP candidates across the country.

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WNYC News

Is Christie's Barnstorming a Preview of 2016?

Monday, September 29, 2014

The governor will spend up to six days a week until Election Day campaigning for GOP candidates across the country, perhaps serving as a preview of his presidential campaign.

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WNYC News

In NJ, Staffers Vote In Place of Lawmakers

Monday, September 29, 2014

Although the rules say New Jersey lawmakers have to be present in the chamber for their vote to count, their staffers routinely cast electronic votes in their bosses' absence.

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WNYC News

New Jersey's Handling of Food-Stamps May Lead to Cuts

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The end of the "Heat and Eat" program and possible cuts in federal funding frustrate state legislators.

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WNYC News

Solution for Bankrupt Casinos in Atlantic City - More Casinos

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The plan for a multi-billion casino in Jersey City that everyone is talking about, but few have seen details.

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WNYC News

Poverty Grows in New Jersey

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Jersey is just one of three states that experienced an increase in both the percentage and number of people living in poverty last year.

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On Major Campaign Swing, Christie Gets the Attention

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Christie stops by South Carolina, the first presidential primary in the South.

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WNYC News

Why Transgender Vets Can't Get Military Benefits

Monday, September 15, 2014

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A Department of Defense policy that prohibits transgender veterans from changing their name on their discharge forms is preventing vets from getting their military benefits.

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WNYC News

Student Enrollment on the Rise in Newark

Thursday, September 11, 2014

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After years of declining student enrollment, Newark has seen a significant increase in the number of families attending traditional public schools.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Embattled Newark Schools Chief Defends Controversial Changes

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Superintendent Cami Anderson takes calls on her One Newark plan, which reassigned thousands of students and sparked protests and opposition from the mayor.

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WNYC News

NJ Gets Record Number of Downgrades Under Christie

Thursday, September 11, 2014

As S&P and Fitch both lower New Jersey's bond rating, agencies say the state's difficulty balancing its budget, heavy debt burden, and growing pension liability are cause for concern.

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WNYC News

First Day in Newark: Nearly Empty School Buses, Parents Ignoring Assignments

Thursday, September 04, 2014

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A new reform plan, lots of students traveling to new schools and a small boycott greeted students on the first day of school. 

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