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WNYC News

For Sale: Giant, Empty Pill Factories

Friday, July 18, 2014

Big pharma once employed over 40,000 people in New Jersey. Now, the “nation’s medicine chest” is shrinking and leaving behind millions of empty offices.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Great White Sharks Are Making a Comeback in NY and NJ

Thursday, July 17, 2014

After decades of decline, the population of great white sharks seems to be increasing off the Northeast coast.

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WNYC News

New Jersey Says 'Mea Culpa' on Sandy Aid

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dozens of municipalities will now receive additional funding, while others will see their aid money reduced, after an investigation found that the state mishandled a Sandy grant program.

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WNYC News

Feds Say Some Sandy Aid Money is Flowing Too Freely

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Many homeowners are still waiting for much-needed Sandy aid, but federal inspectors say New York and New Jersey have failed to stop duplicate payouts to others.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Chris Christie and the American Dream Megamall

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The stalled project could be the latest in a tangle of scandals plaguing the New Jersey governor and his top aides.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey's Pension-Less Budget

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Steve Sweeney, New Jersey Senate President, talks about the Governor Christie's decision to balance this year's budget by foregoing pension contributions, which he'd promised to make as late as this January. Christie claims that revenue shortfalls led to the lack of funds for pensions, and rejected a Democratic budget that would have increased taxes on the wealthy and businesses. Plus: why Sweeney wants more casinos in Northern New Jersey, and other news from the Garden State.

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New Jersey News

Will Atlantic City's 'Historical Baggage' Hurt Its Future?

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The long holiday weekend is upon us, and for many, that means a long weekend spent at area beaches. But one place people are increasingly not going is Atlantic City.

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WNYC News

Newark's New Leader: "Yeah! We Need a Mayor That’s Radical!"

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

WNYC

After U.S. Senator Cory Booker is booed at Ras Baraka's mayoral inauguration, the new Newark mayor promises to take on poverty and change the city.

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WNYC News

Christie Signs Budget, Defies Democrats on Pension and Taxes

Monday, June 30, 2014

WNYC

"Balanced and responsible," or a plan that will hurt working families?

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WNYC News

NJ Judge Rules in Favor of Christie's Pension Plan

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A New Jersey judge has ruled that Gov. Chris Christie can follow through with his plan to reduce the state's contributions to public workers' pension funds.

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WNYC News

Why Inmates Can't Afford to Make Calls from Jails in New Jersey

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WNYC

Jail inmates in New Jersey pay almost 8 times as much for phone calls home than those in New York. We find out why. 

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The Takeaway

Policing the Police: New Jersey

Monday, June 23, 2014

The force is with you - and it's expensive. Internal fighting cost New Jersey taxpayers $29 million last year, and the Garden State isn't alone.  

 

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WNYC News

How Did New York Get So Much Sandy Money?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

NJ Spotlight

The damage estimates were similar, but now the last chunk of federal dollars has left Jersey short. And officials in the Garden State don't understand how the federal formula worked against them.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The High Cost of Cop V. Cop Lawsuits in NJ

Thursday, June 19, 2014

In New Jersey, cops suing other cops accounts for expensive settlements, where costs are passed onto taxpayers. Independent journalist Sally Herships discusses why police departments don't seem to do much to mediate internal disputes before they go to court.

 

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WNYC News

Here are Some Petty Reasons New Jersey Cops Sue Each Other

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WNYC

A New Jersey Public Radio investigation finds millions of dollars have been spent on settlements involving local police officers. More often than not, it's police officers suing their own department. And the cost to New Jersey taxpayers is steep. Listen to what Jon Shane, a professor at John Jay College ...

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WNYC News

Good Cop, Bad Cop: How Infighting Is Costing New Jersey Taxpayers

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

WNYC

Police officers across the state are suing fellow cops and departments over everything from sexual harassment to being sent home for wearing the wrong shoes — and residents are footing the bill. We unearthed the details, and the latest tally.

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WNYC News

With Budget Showdown Looming, Christie Takes on 2016

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Despite Bridgegate and a budget crisis, Christie is pressing ahead with 2016 preparations.

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WNYC News

A Tale of Two Heroin Arrests

Friday, June 13, 2014

WNYC

Paterson, NJ, was the place to go for affluent suburbanites looking to buy heroin. Then the undercover cops swept in. Hear how it all played out.

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WNYC News

Medicare Taken for a Ride by Ambulance Companies in New Jersey

Thursday, June 12, 2014

ProPublica

A ProPublica analysis has found that the Garden State costs Medicare more than any other state for ambulance rides per kidney dialysis patient.

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WNYC News

Is This NJ Town the Wealthiest Zip Code in America?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WNYC

It may not have the same ring as Beverly Hills 90210, but a small New Jersey town has been declared the "wealthiest zip code in America."

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