Media Coverage

Could A Surfside Building Disaster Happen On The NY Or NJ Coast?

Last week, search crews reached the bottom of the rubble at the Champlain Towers condo building site in Surfside, Florida, where at least 98 people perished due to a deadly collapse in June. The exact cause is still unclear, but lack of maintenance, structural damage from exposure to salty sea air and storms, and subsidence (sinking) in combination with […]

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More states are ending jobless benefit, but will workers return?

“When there’s a quick ramping up of the (economy), there’s a quick demand for workers and that means the people who pay more are going to get those workers … just as when there’s a labor surplus they’re able to pay less and still get a competent workforce,’’ says Carl Van Horn, founding director of […]

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Why the Olympics ban on Black hair swim caps is disturbing | Opinion

Diversity in swimming has always been an issue. In the United States, the overwhelming majority of swimmers are white. According to a 2019 Swimming Membership Demographics report, only 0.8% of their 327,337 swimmers were Black men, and 0.6% Black women. Although swimming is a physical activity that many Black women and girls enjoy, a common reason […]

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Victims of traffic fatalities are disproportionately Black and Native

Charles T. Brown, Senior Researcher and Adjunct Professor with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and President and CEO of Equitable Cities, assesses the rise in traffic fatalities in an MSNBC interview. A 2021 report from Smart Growth America showed Black pedestrians were 82 percent more likely to get hit by drivers. MSNBC.com, June 27, […]

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New Jersey’s primary election ballots are rigged | Opinion

Former Rutgers Law School Dean and Public Advocate Ron Chen and former NJ Attorney General and current Director of Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics John Farmer cite Bloustein School professor Julia Rubin’s research on the county line in an editorial about New Jersey’s lack of democratic elections “As Rutgers Professor Julia Sass Rubin explained in […]

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New Jersey’s Budget Surplus

This time last year, New Jersey’s fiscal reality was grim. This year, the state has an $11 BILLION surplus. NJ Spotlight News’ Joanna Gagis talks with Bloustein School senior policy fellow/executive in residence and former New Jersey Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director Rich Keevey about how that money should be allocated by the […]

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