Category Archives: New Jersey

Segregation Found In N.J. Education System

The Rutgers Institute on Education Law and Policy (IELP) has released a report revealing double segregation prominent New Jersey schools.  The report showed that a majority of minority students in New Jersey face isolation by race and economic status. IELP titled the report “New Jersey’s Apartheid and Intensely Segregated Urban Schools: Powerful Evidence of an… Read More »

Booker cruises in NJ Democratic Senate primary

Cory Booker brushed off three experienced opponents in a victory in New Jersey’s special Democratic U.S. Senate primary, setting up a campaign of deep contrasts with Steve Lonegan, who won the Republican nomination. The two winners Tuesday will face off in an Oct. 16 special election called by Gov. Chris Christie to fill the last… Read More »

Studies Show Low-Income And Minority Households Hit Hard By Hurricane Sandy; Face Toughest Challenges To Recover

An analysis of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) data show that low-income households, including disproportionately large numbers of families of color, were hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy and continue to face the toughest challenges in recovering from the massive storm, according to studies by Enterprise Community Partners and NYU Furman Center for Real Estate… Read More »

Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s Rising Star in Senate Bid Raises Doubts

At one point, Newark Mayor Corey Booker’s meteoric political rise seemed unstoppable when he ended up running from his security detail into a burning house to save its elderly resident. No contemporary American politician could compete with optics as legendary as that, and many commentators were overheard chattering on air and in cable TV green… Read More »

NJ mayor Booker can raise money for US Senate bid

Newark Mayor Cory Booker has taken an initial step toward running for U.S. Senate in 2014, adding intrigue to his political future and that of 88-year-old fellow Democrat Frank Lautenberg, who currently holds the seat. Booker filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday that allows him to raise money for a Senate campaign.… Read More »

County chair: Booker weighs bid for NJ gov in ’13

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a Democrat who leads New Jersey’s largest city, is mulling a gubernatorial run against Republican Gov. Chris Christie in 2013, a Democratic county chairman said Friday. The chairman, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the county’s executive committee hasn’t yet been told the news, met with… Read More »