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NJHA Study, Database Ranks State’s Most Vulnerable Zip Codes In Health Status

Many factors determine the health of a community including access to health services, housing, food access, education, income and unemployment.

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NJ Assembly Scheduled To Vote On Tax Cap Workaround Next Week

The “Pass Through Business Alternative Income Tax Act” was introduced and approved by the state Senate nearly a year ago before stalling. Now it’s back on lawmakers’ radar.

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Code Blue And You: Staying Sheltered In The Frigid Months

There are over 9,000 people experiencing some form of homelessness on a given day in the state of New Jersey, according to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness.

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LGBTQ Advocates Call On N.J. To Ban ‘Gay Panic’ Defense For Violent Crimes

One of the men convicted of fatally stabbing and dismembering Francisco Gonzalez Fuentes’s body in Cliffside Park during 2011 attempted to use what is known as the “gay panic defense” on appeal.

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Assembly Passes Bill Returning Voting Rights To Parolees, Probationers — But Not Prisoners

Activists, former prisoners see advance as social-justice victory, since losing right to vote disproportionately affects African Americans in New Jersey

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Garden State Equality: NJ Assembly Unanimously Advances Ban On Gay+Trans “Panic” Defense

Today, the New Jersey General Assembly advanced legislation to ban the gay and trans “panic” defense by a unanimous vote, setting New Jersey on the path to become the sixth state to prohibit the practice this year and the ninth in the nation.

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Shark Fin Soup May Soon Be Illegal In New Jersey. It’s Now Up To Murphy

New Jersey is now one step away from becoming the latest state to outlaw shark fins — a move conservationists say is crucial to help some shark species from going extinct but others warn will unfairly penalize fishermen in the Garden State.

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DEP Signs Off On New Stormwater Runoff Rule — Very Quietly

Only 5% of NJ’s waterways meet federal clean water standards, the level at which they are deemed safe for the public to swim and fish

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Will NJ Create A Tax Deduction To Reward Charitable Giving?

Legislation to create a New Jersey deduction for charitable donations hasn’t received the same attention as some other measures being considered by lawmakers during the current lame-duck session, but nonprofit advocates say they’re still pushing for its passage.

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Posters At NJ Rest Stop Restrooms Target Human Trafficking

A new initiative aimed at helping victims of human trafficking has been launched in the Garden State.

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