Politics & Public Affairs

Longtime Newark residents Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno's film, "The Rule," documents an all-boys private school with a college acceptance rate of nearly 100 percent....
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Can Chris Christie lead the GOP to a Legislative sweep in our blue-leaning state?...
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Amid a season of much political bluster in New Jersey, author Lisa Funari Willever is quietly campaigning for her fictional characters to become New Jersey’s official Junior Ambassadors....
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A famous former congressman finds a new family, a new sense of purpose and a safe haven at the Shore....
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For those who favor municipal consolidation, the merger of the two Princetons is the very model for a modern New Jersey....
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Primary Primer

July 18, 2013

New Jerseyans go the polls October 16 in a special election to fill the Senate seat of Frank Lautenberg, who died June 3. First, we must choose among four Democrats and two Republicans in the August 13 primaries....
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Trenton should act faster on bill to block conversion therapy....
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Barnegat Bay was once a vast food factory brimming with marine life. But development has degraded the bay’s ecosystem, affecting everything from the shellfish industry to tourism. Is the state doing enough to turn the tide on this man-made crisis? ...
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Roiled by a coaching scandal, new university president Robert Barchi grapples with a long list of monumental tasks—including the merger with UMDNJ. ...
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Hurricane Sandy is just the latest calamity to strike the tough old towns along the Raritan Bay. From Keyport to Keansburg to Highlands, here’s how they’re bouncing back....
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Meet liberal Democrat Barbara Buono, the long-shot who says her concern for your pocketbook is her slingshot to unseat Chris Christie this fall....
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Their credo is ‘Protect and serve,’ so why is a helpful police officer an anomaly?...
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Nothing is off the table when it comes to protecting our kids....
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Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, whose husband is the famed senator, wants to "put a face with the laws" in her portraits of Congressional lawmakers. ...
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On Jersey’s Gold Coast, aging infrastructure can no longer be ignored....
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The post-Sandy rebuilding is about to begin. How will the lessons learned change the face of our Shore? ...
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If there's one thing that hasn't changed much in the Garden State, it's our, umm...unique approach to politics. ...
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Service disruptions “minimal” as storm pounded coast....
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More towns adopt humane practices for controlling feral cats....
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In Newark’s Muslim community, the revelation of New York City’s secret spying campaign has opened painful new wounds and aggravated old racial rifts....
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