Will Republican women, men stand against misogyny? | Opinion

…. in the political sphere, dismissing women, feeling comfortable ridiculing and diminishing them, abusing them verbally, has been going on for a long time, violating any sane standard for acceptable behavior. But now, what may have once been thought, even ‘uttered under the breath,’ as they say, is out in the open — and abundant […]

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We Must Rescue Health Insurance for Small Businesses and Their Workers | Opinion

Small employers are at the cross-currents of pandemic-driven forces. Many small businesses rely on face-to-face interactions, and few have deep pockets to weather shutdowns and stalled demand. The revenue freefall that businesses have experienced over the last five months makes sustaining payments for health insurance coverage challenging if not impossible. Yet, at a time when […]

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In tight times, towns must embrace shared services | Editorial

State and local revenues have cratered since New Jersey was slammed by the coronavirus, and the need to cut costs by sharing municipal services has taken on a greater meaning.  Data from the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) shows that Gov. Murphy is serious about shared services. … Murphy is hardly alone: In 2018, Senate President Steve Sweeney’s […]

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Through emerging technologies and data-driven decision-making, and by working with academic institutions, and government agencies, industry and nonprofit organizations, we hope to impact the future of work and society in cities and to encourage a dialog on critical issues relating to automation, AI, ethics, and information privacy.

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The Rutgers Urban and Civic Informatics Lab aims to research and build capacity in leveraging technology and data analytics to address grand challenges facing global cities. Our vision is to support socially-just, environmentally resilient, and healthy cities.

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