Rutgers faculty evaluates victim assistance program

An implication of this study is how it helped create a “policy window opening” for teaching financial management to domestic survivors, said Andrea Hetling, an associate professor in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Hetling said her experience helping domestic violence survivors at a New York City non-profit organization showed her how […]

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A Better Way to Help the Long-Term Unemployed

But few government programs are able to help the long-term unemployed get back to work, said Carl Van Horn, the director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers.  In general, workforce programs are designed for people who haven’t been out of work for long. They provide a short burst of cash to tide […]

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Distinctive identity for Irvington Ave. suggested

A planning initiative primarily run by Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Policy has presented a report to the four townships along the Irvington Avenue Corridor — Maplewood, South Orange, Irvington and Newark — outlining recommendations on how to turn the 1.5-mile county road into a unified “complete street” by improving the […]

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Mayor touts Orange Complete Streets study findings

Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren recently announced that the Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in New Brunswick has completed its “Orange Complete Streets” study of the city and its environs.  Warren said the study, conducted by graduate students attending the university, was presented at City Hall on North Day Street on Wednesday, […]

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Seattle’s Second Ave. should inspire Comm. Ave. plans

The old version was constantly blocked by delivery trucks, drivers dropping off passengers, or desperate coffee drinkers in Starbucks land. It was “death-defying,” in the words of John Pucher, a cycling researcher at Rutgers, who rode down Second Avenue about a year and half ago. “I almost got killed five or six times,” Pucher declared […]

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Battle begins to preserve N.J.’s Joint Base

Michael Lahr, a Rutgers University professor who has studied the economic impact, said the big concern is Lakehurst, since many of its jobs are technical and highly paid. But losing any part of the joint base’s operation would fall into a troubling pattern. New Jersey gets back about 75 cents for every $1 in taxes […]

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