Politics & Public Affairs

As a municipal judge in Newark, Victoria Pratt developed a passionate approach to sentencing. The world noticed....
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Oyster Creek is done producing nuclear energy. Now comes the hard part: cleaning up five decades of radioactive waste. ...
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State, local communities roll out initiatives to battle opioid epidemic....
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Mikie Sherrill, Tom Malinowski help Democrats retake control of the House....
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As NJ’s attorney general, Gurbir Grewal ignores racial taunts and focuses on protecting the state’s most vulnerable residents....
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After two easy campaigns, Trump ally Tom MacArthur is in a fight to keep his House seat in the GOP column....
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Pollster Patrick Murray earned a reputation for his dead-on projections. Then came the 2016 presidential election, when most polls missed the mark. Here’s what he learned—and how polling has changed....
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To arm or not to arm: That's the question roiling many New Jersey districts....
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Racist incidents remain a fact of New Jersey life. Here’s how some communities are trying to bring people together. ...
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Tammy Murphy still isn’t used to people calling her “first lady.” ...
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On campuses across New Jersey, more students are coming forward about sexual misconduct, but confusion remains....
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Much of Venessa Manzano’s life’s work has focused on preserving Filipino culture. In 2008, she founded the Filipino School of New York and New Jersey, a nonprofit focused on keeping Filipino traditions and history alive....
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Seventy-eight percent of Perth Amboy’s population of about 53,000 is Latino. Dominicans are the largest subgroup, and work hard to give back to their community. ...
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The Coto family seem to be the typical all-American family. They own a business. They pay their taxes. There's just one difference: They're undocumented....
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Khaldiya Mustafa, principal of Al-Ghazaly High School in Wayne, and her husband Mustafa imbue their children with pride in their Muslim heritage. ...
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Charlie Patel spent his youth helping his family making ends meet with odd jobs. Today he's used that entrepreneurial spirit to co-found a digital marketing agency. ...
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Elena Gorokhova, an immigrant from Russia, writes about the things she's learned from her students studying English as second language....
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Paterson teacher Sunjoo Hwang Kim once felt like an outside in America. Now, she embraces the traditions of both the US and her native South Korea. ...
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By age 38, Esther Salas was selected as New Jersey’s first Latino federal magistrate judge. Five years later, she became the state’s first Latina U.S. District Court judge....
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The Garden State has long been a beacon for the foreign born. ...
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