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Nancy Solomon

Managing Editor, New Jersey Public Radio

Nancy Solomon appears in the following:

NJ Prosecutor Charges Homeless 19-Year-Old With Synagogue Bombing

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A New Jersey prosecutor says a homeless, 19-year-old unemployed man charged in the firebombings of two synagogues is an anti-Semite who intended to cause harm. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said Tuesday that investigators believe Anthony Graziano of Lodi knew there were people inside when he threw Molotov cocktails into a Rutherford synagogue building that also houses the rabbi's family.

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Same-Sex Marriage Hearings Take Center Stage in Trenton

Monday, January 23, 2012

Same-sex marriage is set to take center stage in Trenton on Tuesday as a proposed bill gets its first hearing in the state Senate. Gay rights activists and those who oppose the bill are expected to be at the statehouse in large numbers for rallies outside and to testify at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

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Christie Picks Openly Gay African-American, Asian-American for Top Court

Monday, January 23, 2012

Governor Chris Christie is nominating an openly gay African-American and an Asian-American law enforcement official to the now all-white New Jersey Supreme Court.

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Assemblyman to Probe Stalled NJ School Projects

Monday, January 23, 2012

The chairman of the New Jersey Assembly Education Committee said he plans to hold investigative hearings in February about why the Christie Administration has begun so few school construction and repair projects.

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Highland Council Delays NJ Gas Pipeline Extension

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Opponents of a proposed gas pipeline extension planned to run through pristine wilderness in a protected part of the Highlands, N.J., the undeveloped northwest corner of the state, got a victory Thursday night when a council voted to delay action.

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NJ's Acting Ed Commissioner Moves Around Confirmation Block

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Jersey’s acting Commissioner of Education, whose nomination to the post has been blocked, has found a way around that hurdle — he has established a residential address outside of Essex County.

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NJ Environmentalists Fight Gas Pipeline Expansion

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Jersey environmentalists are fighting a gas pipeline project that would cut through the protected Highlands, the undeveloped northwest corner of the state.

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New Jersey Governor Christie Proposes Income Tax Cuts in State of State Address

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called for a 10 percent across-the-board cut in state income taxes in his State of the State address Tuesday in Trenton.

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More Than 1,000 Attend Funeral for NJ Lawmaker Alex DeCroce

Friday, January 13, 2012

Assembly Republican leader Alex DeCroce was eulogized Friday morning as a devoted family man, loyal friend and the man responsible for a constitutional amendment that gave crime victims more rights in New Jersey.

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The State of Gov. Christie's State

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Governor Chris Christie postponed New Jersey's State of the State address, but WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly and New Jersey News Service managing editor Nancy Solomon will round up New Jersey's political news.

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Legislative Rundown: Last-Minute Bills Passed by NJ Lawmakers

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Governor Chris Christie will offer a eulogy Tuesday instead of his State of the State Address after his friend and political mentor, Assemblyman Alex DeCroce died at the Capitol early this morning as the two-year legislative session was coming to a close.

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NJ Democrats Name Gay Marriage Bill as Top Priority

Monday, January 09, 2012

Democratic leaders in the Senate and Assembly say sending the governor a gay marriage bill will be a top priority in the new legislative session.

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NJ Senator Takes Rare Step to Block Obama’s Judicial Nomination

Friday, January 06, 2012

New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez has remained mum on why he is blocking the appointment of a popular judge backed by President Barack Obama to the federal appeals court – the first time a Democrat has held up an Obama judicial nomination.

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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.

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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.

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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 boulevard. Bits of the city's storied shopping past are still etched on the buildings — a reminder of what once was, and what, some people hope, the city can be again.

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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.

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