Archive for New Jersey

Governor-elect Murphy’s Transition Teams

Here is the complete list, broken down by sectors; each person’s affiliation is also given.

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Interviews With Hurricane Sandy Witnesses from New Jersey

As we remember Hurricane Sandy, having recourse to these interviews of those who were there will readily reinforce the memories we all have of that day and the days that followed.

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Interviews with the Two Major Candidates for New Jersey Governor. And Their First Debate

Here is a substantive interviews of Kim Guadagno, presently the lieutenant governor of New Jersey and former ambassador Philip Murphy. You can watch tonight’s debate here.

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2017 New Jersey Elections

With all the turmoil and distractions emanating from Washington, D.C., it might have slipped your mind that a major election is upcoming in New Jersey – all the legislative seats are in the Assembly and Senate are up for re-election as is the governor’s office. In addition, there is a very pressing Public Question #1 that deserves everyone’s support in this age of “fake news”. Go to Balletpedia for additional news on the races.

And don’t forget that the Jersey City Council and Mayor’s office are also in contention as well; here is who is running in Jersey City. Ballotpedia also offers a look at this municipal election.

NJ Spotlight has an Elections 2017 site.

To find out where you cast your vote, please come here.

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Latest Population Figures for Jersey City

The 2016 results from the American Community Survey have been released; they comprise hundreds of tables of information on any area over 65,000 residents. Use this guided search screen to explore the various data points available. Hint: When selecting the “geography”, choose “place” (assigned the number 160 on the list) to find all the cities that have information on whatever topic you are interested in. This can also be used to find information on Hudson County, the state of New Jersey, and numerous other states’ figures. FYI, the estimated population figure for Jersey City is 264, 161.

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Analyses of New Jersey’s Key Industries

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has identified eight industries or “clusters” that have great economic impact on the state. For each sector, the LWD has produced an analysis replete with useful data on both state and national levels. In addition, many useful tools and economic indicators can be found at this site. A great place to start examining the business side of the state.

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2018 U S News & World Report College Rankings

This just-released report ranks thousands of colleges according to certain criteria. A New Jersey institution – Princeton University – is ranked #1 in the nation; here is the full list of New Jersey schools. Here is NJCU’s profileWe rank #7 in Campus Ethnic Diversity within the Regional Universities North sector as well as being highly ranked for Economic Diversity within the same sector.

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