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Angry Critics Call NJ's Blueprint for Growth Too Radical

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Christie administration’s draft strategic investment plan is touted by officials as a blueprint for spurring economic development in New Jersey, a goal seemingly embraced by many.

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More Than the Shore: NJ Struggles to Capitalize on Historic Past

Monday, September 10, 2012

Given New Jersey's rich historic heritage, tourism could be more than the Jersey Shore. But even before the economic downturn, many involved with “heritage tourism” were concerned about some trends in how travelers view art and history.

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The Life and Death of Newark's Eighteenth Avenue School

Friday, September 07, 2012

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After more than 130 years in Newark’s Central Ward, the Eighteenth Avenue School didn't open its doors to new and returning students on Thursday.

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Special Report: Staffing Newark's Quitman Street School to Succeed

Friday, September 07, 2012

Quitman, a school in Newark’s high-crime, high-poverty Central Ward, has become a symbol of a new push to turn around the city’s struggling schools by closing down the worst of them and replacing staff at others.

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Horizon NJ Health Slashes Medicaid Reimbursements for Home Healthcare

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

A 10 percent reduction in Medicaid reimbursements from Horizon NJ Health has caused an uproar in the home health community, which fears that the cut in reimbursements will hamper agencies’ ability to handle more clients just when demand is expected to soar due to a change in how Medicaid is administered.

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NJ Job Numbers Provide Sobering Backdrop to Labor Day

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

While New Jersey has replaced nearly all of the jobs lost during the first few months of the recession, population growth means that the state has about 60,000 more workers than jobs. This has created an employers' market and is creating a downward pressure on wages, analysts say.

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Newark School Renovation Project Greeted With Kudos and Criticisms

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A year ago, the Wilson Avenue School in Newark was the poster child for many of New Jersey's city schools -- after it was socked by the winds and rains of Hurricane Irene and forced to close for four months before students could return.

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News Analysis: Romney’s VP Choice Limits Christie’s Options

Monday, August 13, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s decision to choose Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate limits Christie’s options for a future presidential run and immediately shifts the focus in New Jersey to Christie’s 2013 gubernatorial reelection campaign.

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Christie Administration Looks to Outside Experts for School Turnaround Strategies

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

As the Christie administration considers its options for how to improve the lowest of the state’s low-performing schools, it will be leaning heavily on a group out of Washington, D.C., that is finding itself more and more in the education limelight.

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The Politics of North and South: How a State Senator Saved Vineland

Thursday, July 26, 2012

On paper, it was a no-brainer. The Vineland Developmental Center should be the next large institution closed as part of New Jersey’s strategy to move to community-based care for the developmentally disabled, state Human Resources Commissioner Jennifer Velez and her staff had decided.

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Court Rules NJ Schools Have Some Power Over Students After Hours

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

One of the trickier tasks for schools is deciding where they can draw the line in controlling and disciplining their students for misbehavior, even when it happens well off school grounds or outside school hours.

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NJ Still a Long Way from Recovery, Report Shows

Monday, July 23, 2012

The jump in New Jersey’s unemployment rate last month to 9.6 percent — the farthest the state has been above the national average in 30 years — is just the latest in a series of sobering statistics on the state’s economy and budget.

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Map | NJ Traffic Fatalities Up in 2011

Friday, July 20, 2012

After falling for three years in a row, the number of automobile fatalities in New Jersey rose in 2011, according to preliminary data from the State Police.

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