Stamato: N.J. oversight could have kept university from financial peril

Bloustein Policy Fellow, and former chair of the Board of Governors of Rutgers University, Linda Stamato argues that the elimination of the state Department of Higher Education and the state Board of Higher Education has led to the current mismanagement of New Jersey City University (NJCU) in this letter to the editor of nj.com “If […]

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Gavin Rozzi Revolutionizes OPRA Requests in NJ with Website

Bloustein Adjunct Professor and RUCI Lab Research Computing Specialist Gavin Rozzi Revolutionizes OPRA Requests in New Jersey with a Website called OPRA Machine. “I tried to get basic records — copies of checks and financial records — for investigative pieces. But people gave me the run around all the time.” “Oftentimes municipalities and other governmental agencies skirt […]

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Ocean county no longer among the oldest in NJ

New affordable housing in Ocean county is attracting a younger crowd. More retirees are electing to stay in their homes rather than move to the 55+ communities that drove up the median age in the southern part of the state. Dean Emeritus James W. Hughes discusses the factors that entice different age groups to move, […]

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How strong is the US economy? Depends on which party you ask

The jobless rate is at a record low of 3.6%, but consumer prices are up 9.1% as of June 2022. Are we officially in a recession? That depends on who you ask. “It suggests, overall, the economy is weakening, it’s certainly losing steam, where there are storm clouds not only on the horizon but we’re […]

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