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Senate Passes Singleton Bill Increasing Diversity In Teacher Workforce

TRENTON, NJ – The Senate on Thursday advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton and Senator M. Teresa Ruiz aimed at increasing diversity in the state’s education workforce, preventing teacher shortages and cultivating inclusive learning environments.

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There’s A Way To Manage Warehouse Mania In New Jersey

Warehouse proliferation is a growing national problem threatening the quality of life and wellbeing of communities in several states, including New Jersey. Fortunately here, in our state, Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) and Senator Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) are determined to address the problem. After their initial bill failed to gain legislative assent, they proposed a second, S3688. It has received committee approval and advances, now, to the full Senate.

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In Beverly City, New Mural Brings Hope For New Life

BEVERLY CITY — What was once just the bare wall of the Beverly Free Library Annex is now a bright and colorful scene symbolizing new life.

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Landlords Barred From Using Criminal Records To Deny Housing

Rental applications in New Jersey will no longer ask about criminal convictions, and landlords’ use of background checks will be limited.

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NJ Passes 'Ban The Box' Bill To Help Former Inmates Find Housing

New Jerseyans leaving prison may have a better chance of finding and securing a place to live after the state Senate and Assembly on Thursday passed the Fair Chance in Housing Act and sent it to Gov. Phil Murphy's desk, after months of negotiation with housing and civil rights groups and the state landlords association.

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Clean Energy Equity Act Would Help Create More Equitable, Resilient N.J.

Emerging from the pandemic will require more than just a return to where we were before. New Jersey needs resilience: in its grid, in its economy and in its environment. Because it helps meet all three of these goals, solar power should be an element of that recovery.

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N.J. landlords soon won’t be able to automatically deny potential renters with criminal records

N.J. landlords soon won’t be able to automatically deny potential renters with criminal records

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N.J. Bill Would Help People With Criminal Records Find Housing

Arrests and convictions can keep potential tenants from renting homes years or decades after their release. N.J. could be the first state to limit how landlords can use background checks.

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Opinion

A Plan For New Jersey Residents To Pay Less For Their Prescriptions

Opinion

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a loss of focus on rising pharmaceutical drug prices. The industry bringing forth vaccines to protect our health and facilitate a return to a more favorable quality of life is laudable. However, in the first six months of 2020, when the pandemic was raging, pharmaceutical companies increased prices on 245 drugs according to a report by Patients for Affordable Drugs. The costs of pharmaceuticals have become unsustainable.

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Burlington County Restaurant Week Begins On The First day Of Summer

MEDFORD — Burlington County Restaurant Week returns this summer with federal, state and local leaders encouraging businesses to join the week-long event and apply for grant funding aimed at keeping restaurants afloat.

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