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Controversy Over Great Adventure’s Solar Power System

4-22-15
Environmentalists are upset with Six Flags Great Adventure's plan to clear about 18,000 trees on 90 acres of forest land to construct a solar power system.

Child Poverty Up in NJ; Worse for Minorities

4-21-15
Advocates for Children of New Jersey released data that shows 17 percent of children live in poverty and a disproportionate amount of blacks and Hispanics live in families earning less than the federal poverty line.

NJ Transit Proposes Fare Hikes Averaging 9 Percent

4-20-15
NJ Transit proposed fare increases averaging 9 percent for trains and buses. Nine public hearings are scheduled beginning in May.

Dept. of Human Services Issues on Display at Budget Hearing

4-20-15
From backlogged applications for food stamps and Medicaid to a failed computer system, members of the Assembly questioned the Department of Human Services acting commissioner about its practices.

E-Cigarette Use Up Among Teens

4-20-15
According to the CDC, e-cigarette use among high schoolers tripled last year.

Judge Blocks Generator Use to Power Revel

4-17-15
New Revel owner Glenn Straub wanted to hook up generators to restore power to the building that ACR Energy turned off, but a federal judge blocked that action.

Museum Offers a Slice of Jersey Diner History

4-17-15
The Cornelius Low House Middlesex County Museum has an exhibit tracing the history of the New Jersey diner.

N.J. credit rating downgraded again by Moody’s

4-17-15
Moody's Investors Service downgraded New Jersey's general obligation bonds from A1 to A2.

New Jersey Workers Rally to ‘Fight for $15’

4-15-15
Low-wage workers called on corporations to raise their wage to $15 per hour in what has been called the Fight for $15.

Community FoodBank of NJ Founder to Retire

4-15-15
Kathleen DiChiara, who founded the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and serves as its president and CEO, is retiring.