Nancy Solomon

Senior Reporter, WNYC

Nancy Solomon appears in the following:

NJ Education Group Asks Feds to Delay Decision on No Child Left Behind

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

A prominent education organization in New Jersey is criticizing the state's application for a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law.

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Actors Get into Character in Shakespeare Theatre's 'A Christmas Carol'

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is concluding its 49th season with "A Christmas Carol," staged with a few twists. The company's version was adapted for the stage by British playwright Neil Bartlett, who uses only exact words and passages from the Charles Dickens novel for his treatment.

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Vote on NJ Redistricting Expected Friday

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The redrawing of New Jersey's congressional districts is expected to be decided Friday with a tie-breaking vote coming from the one non-partisan member of the commission.


Court Upholds Decision to Keep NJ Hebrew Charter School Open

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A New Jersey state court upheld a decision Wednesday to allow a Hebrew immersion charter school to stay open in East Brunswick in what amounts to a legal victory for supporters of charter schools across the state, where multiple suburban districts are fighting similar proposals.


New Jersey Confirmation Battle

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Chris Cerf has yet to be confirmed as New Jersey Education Commissioner. WNYC reporters Nancy Solomon and Bob Hennelly discuss the issues around his appointment.

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A Walking Tour: Newark Broad Street

Thursday, December 15, 2011

This time of year, the sidewalks are crammed with holiday shoppers along Fifth Avenue. But there was a time, not so long ago, when Newark's main street was a marquee shopping boulevar...

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Man Accused of Killing Daughter to Return to NJ

Thursday, December 01, 2011

A New Jersey man accused of killing his 2-year-old daughter by allegedly leaving her in a creek still strapped into her car seat has agreed to return to his home state to stand trial.


Flood-Prone NJ Properties May be Bought by Towns

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Property owners in 13 New Jersey towns may be able to sell their homes to their local government, if they have suffered repeated flooding, through program that relies on funding from FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


Number of NJ Residents Receiving Food Stamps Doubles

Monday, November 28, 2011

The number of New Jersey residents receiving food stamps has doubled in the last four years despite the state’s standing as No. 2 wealthiest in the nation.


NJ Given $5M Grant for Sustainable Projects

Monday, November 21, 2011

New Jersey has received a $5 million federal grant to create sustainable projects that promote more public transit, green jobs and less reliance on car transportation in low-income and under-served communities.


NYC May Take Back Seat to Europe's Embrace of Bike Culture

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New York City has added 250 miles of bike lanes since 2006 in an effort, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to improve traffic, air quality and ultimately public health. But as polls show support for bike lanes, opposition has been loud — and vehement — around the city. 

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Back of the Bus

Monday, February 14, 2011

WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog Andrea Bernstein and independent public radio reporter Nancy Solomon join us to talk about the new documentary "Back of the Bus: Race, Mass Transit, and Inequality."

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The Social Education Network

Monday, September 27, 2010

Nancy Solomon, independent reporter and producer of the Peabody Award-winning radio documentary "Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools are Failing Black Students"  talks about Facebook's $100 million pledge to help Newark schools.

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Booker Seeks a Second Term as Newark Mayor

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cory Booker is seeking a second term as mayor of Newark in municipal elections tomorrow. Four years ago, Booker replaced Sharpe James, who had run the city for two decades, and ended up serving time on federal corruption charges soon after leaving office. Booker promised ...


Election 2010: Is New Jersey a Bellwether for Obama Backlash?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine is the first Democrat to lost a statewide election in 12 years

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's election victory over incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine was the first time in 12 years that a Democrat lost a statewide election. Much of ...


Jersey Voters Pick GOP Christie for Governor

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Chris Christie won the New Jersey governor's race last night defeating Jon Corzine and becoming the first Republican to win statewide office there in 12 years. Nancy Solomon reports.

REPORTER:Christie is a former federal prosecutor who made a name for himself putting corrupt democrats in jail. ...


Christie Fires Up Base

Monday, November 02, 2009

The New Jersey governor’s race is also in its last days, as the three candidates criss-cross the state looking for every last vote. The latest polls show Governor Jon Corzine and Republican challenger Chris Christie in a dead heat. Christie visited his home county yesterday, ...


Support for Giuliani Wavers in Garden State

Thursday, January 24, 2008

From the earliest days of the presidential campaign, Rudy Giuliani has believed his road to victory would run straight through New Jersey.

He's long had a strong base of support in the state and until recently, had a large lead in polls.

But a new poll released ...


A Closer Look at Custody Decisions in New Jersey

Thursday, December 27, 2007

One of the most difficult decisions state child protection workers make is whether to permanently remove abused or neglected youngsters from their parents’ custody.

They must weigh severing the parent/child relationship forever against keeping children safe.

At the heart of making this decision are the visits between ...


New Jerseyan's Respond to Turnpike Plans

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine will soon announce his plan to use the New Jersey Turnpike to bail out the state’s financial problems. It’s unclear whether it will entail some sort of leasing plan that would sell the rights to operate the state’s toll roads.

Or ...