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In Newark, Almost Half of Last Year's Murders Remain Unsolved

Monday, February 16, 2015

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About 75 percent of those killed in Newark are deliberate targets over drug territory, according to the police director. Of last year's 93 murders, 42 have not yet led to an arrest. 

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Did New Jersey Really Lose Out When the Nets Left Town?

Friday, February 13, 2015

It's been more than two years since the New Jersey Nets crossed the river(s) and became the Brooklyn Nets. A look back at what they left behind in downtown Newark.

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Who is Still Signing up for ObamaCare in Newark?

Monday, February 09, 2015

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New Jersey Public Radio teamed up with New Jersey Citizen Action to host an Obamacare enrollment fair in Newark. Several who enrolled had gone years without any health coverage.

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Newark Offers Broadband for Free or Cheap

Friday, January 30, 2015

A pilot to get internet to the unconnected.

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Newark to Create Civilian Board Investigating Police Misconduct

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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But as the proposal is currently written, the police department can still decide not to discipline its officers.

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Booker Gets More from Wall Street Than Any Member of Congress

Friday, November 14, 2014

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Sen. Booker received $1.87 million from the securities and investment industry, making him the top recipient of Wall Street money and six other industries this election cycle.

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What We've Learned About Obamacare in NJ

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Kai Wright looks back on the law's successes and shortcomings one year in, and looks ahead to what will change as the country gears up for 2015's open enrollment period.

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Obamacare's Latino Problem

Monday, November 10, 2014

In Newark's North Ward, Latinos balked at Obamacare enrollment for fear it meant outing undocumented family members. But if the ACA is to succeed, it needs them to sign up.

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Obamacare Saved My Life. Then I Got the Bill.

Monday, November 10, 2014

For people with expensive, chronic conditions, ACA enrollment often comes with unexpected sticker shock. 

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New Jersey's Obamacare Limbo

Monday, November 10, 2014

Tens of thousands of Newark’s poor have applied for Medicaid since the ACA launched a year ago. Now if only someone would approve their applications.

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Taking On Cory Booker

Friday, October 31, 2014

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Jeff Bell just moved back to NJ after 31 years away. On Tuesday, he’ll be up against one of the most deep-pocketed politicians in the state. Does the social conservative stand a chance?

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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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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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Camden Public School Activists Up in Arms

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A bill working its way through the NJ Legislature has advocates angry about what they say is the privatization of their city's school district.

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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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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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The Results of Newark's New School Enrollment Policy

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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Not every student in Newark will have a classroom to attend by the first day of school Thursday. 

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With No Bus System, Some NJ Parents Don't Know How Kids Will Get to Class

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The chair of the NJ Senate's Education Committee says she's concerned about the roll-out of Newark's school reform program, and that the state is monitoring the situation.

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To Improve Access to Newark's Best Schools, District Pushes Choice

Monday, August 18, 2014

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Newark schools try out a new method to make school choice more fair but problems are already cropping up.

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