Leading a healthcare organization through accountability in crisis

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption across the globe instituting major lockdowns and worldwide fear, prompting one of the worst unemployment and economic impacts in decades. With over 10 million positive global cases, causing several hundred thousand deaths through the pandemic has resulted in one of the worst distress of the century. Healthcare institutions around […]

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New Jersey Policy Perspective adds three new board members

New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) has announced the election of three new members to its Board of Trustees. Joining the NJPP board are Rutgers University Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations Professor Janice Fine, Kensington Corridor Trust Executive Director Adriana Abizadeh, and Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Associate Professor Julia Sass Rubin. […]

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Small NJ city at center of corruption probe as ex-lawmaker charged

“Elected officials should really watch who are they are appointing to positions, where they can appoint political patronage jobs. They really need to know who they are appointing because when it goes bad it brings down a lot of people,” said Marc Pfeiffer, assistant director at the Bloustein Local Government Research Center at Rutgers University. “It affects […]

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NJ Primary Ballots Bamboozle Voters With ‘The Line,’ Experts Say

Many residents have been worrying about the reliability of mail-in ballots during the COVID-19 crisis. But there’s a much deeper problem that needs to be put in the spotlight, some advocates allege … the ballot itself. “The primary ballots that millions of New Jersey residents use look nothing like the primary ballots used in every […]

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Murphy Administration announces return to full local control to Newark School District

Three years ago, the State Board determined that Newark Public Schools had made sustained progress in all five functional areas, and in 2018 the Department collaborated with the district to implement a two-year transition plan to local control. The Department enlisted an independent entity, the Bloustein Local Government Research Center at Rutgers University, to establish […]

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The “Hot Mess” of New Jersey’s election ballots

New Jersey is holding its first statewide vote-by-mail primary on July 7th.  Even though COVID-19 has made 2020 a difficult and unusual election year all over the country,  the Garden State has its own unique problems that predate the pandemic. A coalition of activists, election lawyers, researchers, and public policy experts say the state has […]

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