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New Jersey’s chromium spill site to be torn down

Nearly 30 years after toxic chromium spilled from the E.C. Electroplating plant, the EPA announced that the building would be demolished.

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Paterson protestors fight the problem of poverty

On Sept. 2, the 21st annual Labor Day Parade took place in Paterson, New Jersey, a former factory town that has been, for decades, plagued with crime, poverty, and substance abuse.

Christie's crony capitalism

Crony capitalism is alive and well in New Jersey. What would the whole country look like if run by these supporters of the one percent?

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Toxic chromium in New Jersey town plagues residents

While I was growing up as a teenager in Garfield, residents more directly affected by the chromium contamination were suffering.

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My New Jersey hometown - contaminated?

Garfield, like the other neighborhoods along the Passaic River that border it, was a working class factory town during the 20th century.

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Gay marriage passes Jersey senate, becomes law in Washington state

New Jersey's Senate passed a bill approving the legalization of gay marriage by a vote of 24-16

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Missouri workers: Christie's plan "sick and wrong"

Chris Christie, a Republican, threw union contracts out the window and enacted laws forcing unions to pay more into their pension and health care benefits packages.

N.J. Supreme Court upholds right to public education

The court's decision continues a 136-year struggle by public education advocates to have a "thorough and efficient" education for all the state's children.

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"Study-in" becomes "lock-in" and a professor speaks out

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - On April 27, nine students launched a "study-in" at the office of Rutgers University president Richard L. McCormick. The students soon found themselves in a kind of "lock in" as they were not allowed to retrieve their back packs or get food from supporters outside.

New Jersey rallies to support Wisconsin workers

 Thousands of trade unionists rallied in front of the state Capitol in Trenton last week in solidarity with the public workers of Wisconsin.

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