Joseph Capriglione

News Editor, WNYC News

Joseph Capriglione appears in the following:

NJ Voters Just Legalized Recreational Marijuana. Now What?

Thursday, November 19, 2020

A conversation with Dianna Houenou, the incoming chair of New Jersey's new Cannabis Regulatory Commission.


What's Behind The Rise Of COVID-19 Cases In New Jersey

Thursday, November 05, 2020

New Jersey now has about twice the number of cases per capita as New York state. 


NJ Schools Are Trying To Close The Digital Divide, As Many Families Struggle To Stay Online

Monday, October 05, 2020

The pandemic opened new pockets of funding for districts to purchase much-needed technology, but some families are struggling to stay connected. 


Parents and Educators Fear Learning Pods Will Exacerbate Inequality

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Parents are flocking to a clever pandemic solution, but not everyone can afford it. 


City Will Move Homeless Men Out of Upper West Side Hotel

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

The city will move homeless New Yorkers out of an Upper West Side hotel after continued community pressure.


Newark and Jersey City Scramble To Get Everyone Counted As Census Window Closes

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

The cities — the two largest in New Jersey — rely the most on an accurate tally.


“Please Get These Men Out”: Upper West Siders Campaign To Eject Homeless Residents

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Some locals are organizing to have the shelters removed, while other Upper West Siders see the rhetoric being used against the shelter residents as thinly-veiled racism. 

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Murphy Rolls Back Limits on Indoor Gatherings as NJ's Transmission Rate Increases

Monday, August 03, 2020

Gov. Murphy says the state is at a "very dangerous place," as the state's transmission rate has reached its highest level since April. 


Jersey City Mayor Frustrated By Census Response Rate, Urges Residents To Participate

Thursday, July 30, 2020

It's Census PUSH Week, and Jersey City wants every single one of its residents included in the 2020 count. But only half have responded, far below the state's average.


New Jersey Legislature to Vote on Whether to Delay Redistricting

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Leaders says they need to delay redistricting because of the pandemic.


Settlement in Segregation Suit Against NJ School District

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

A northern New Jersey school district has settled a 2018 lawsuit accusing it of racial segregation. 


Landlord Wants To Cut Ties With NJ Immigrant Detention Center

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The owner of the building that houses an immigrant detention center in Elizabeth, NJ says it is ending its relationship with the private contractor that operates the facility. 


NJ Housing Advocates Warn Of Wave Of Evictions Without More Relief For Tenants

Friday, July 10, 2020

Housing advocates say more needs to be done to help tenants who are struggling to pay rent. 


A Most Unusual NJ Primary

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

WNYC's Nancy Solomon recounts New Jersey's first statewide vote-by-mail election.


South Jersey Democratic Primary: A Race to Take On the Party Machine

Sunday, July 05, 2020

The race to determine the Democrat to challenge Rep. Jeff Van Drew, who defected to the GOP in 2019, has turned into a fight against the machine that got him elected in the first place.


Rep. Sires, Scion of Democratic Machine, Faces Feisty Challenger in N.J. Primary

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Can a political neophyte with a largely online campaign knock off a well-heeled incumbent in a strange July mail-in election?


NJ Releases Guidance for School Reopening Plans

Friday, June 26, 2020

New Jersey schools will reopen for in-person instruction in the fall as long as the state's COVID-19 trends don't worsen.

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Dozens Of New Yorkers Testify On Police Brutality During Protests

Thursday, June 18, 2020

New York Attorney General Letitia James is investigating dozens of reports of excessive force against demonstrators during protests against police violence and racial injustice.


NJ Temp Agencies Are Cramming Workers Into Vans During Pandemic

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Riding in stuffed vans is a known nightmare for temp workers who fuel much of the warehouse labor in NJ. But this week WNYC observed that practice continues, in spite of the pandemic.


NYPD Violently Ended Protests. In NJ's Two Largest Cities, They Ended Peacefully.

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

The scenes from New Jersey's protests have been strikingly different from the violent clashes between police and protesters in New York.