Dana DiFilippo

Dana DiFilippo

Dana DiFilippo comes to the New Jersey Monitor from WHYY, Philadelphia’s NPR station, and the Philadelphia Daily News, a paper known for exposing corruption and holding public officials accountable. Prior to that, she worked at newspapers in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and suburban Philadelphia and has freelanced for various local and national magazines, newspapers and websites. She lives in Central Jersey with her husband, a photojournalist, and their two children.

Watchdog calls for probe into rental company accused of illegal price-fixing

By: - November 10, 2023

A government watchdog group wants Attorney General Matt Platkin to investigate an apartment rental company for possible price-fixing.

Maplewood cop with traditional African hairstyle sues for hair discrimination

By: - November 9, 2023

A Black police officer said Maplewood violated the state's anti-discrimination law by disciplining her last summer for her African hairstyle.

Sen. Andrew Zwicker leads Democrats to victory in 16th District

By: - November 7, 2023

Sen. Andrew Zwicker faced a strong challenge from Republican Mike Pappas, a former one-term congressman.

Control of two South Jersey districts is key in next week’s legislative races

By: and - November 3, 2023

As Election Day approaches, Democrats are hoping to flip South Jersey’s 3rd District, and the GOP wants to to seize control of the nearby 4th.

Civil rights group sues New Jersey to stop secret storage, use of baby blood spots

By: - November 2, 2023

New Jersey tests over 100,000 newborns for disease every year — and keeps their blood spots in secret storage for uses the state won't reveal.

Second lawsuit filed to block New York City’s congestion pricing plan

By: - November 1, 2023

Three months after New Jersey officials sued to block New York's congestion pricing plan, Fort Lee sued too, citing air pollution concerns.

Drugs, violence, missing property are common complaints in New Jersey prisons, monitor says

By: - November 1, 2023

People incarcerated in New Jersey made 11,938 requests for help to the state corrections ombudsperson's office in the past year.

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Senate hearing on nurse shortage set for Friday at Rutgers

By: - October 26, 2023

Sen. Sanders said Thursday that he asked hospital president Alan Lee and RWJBarnabas Health CEO Mark Manigan to testify, but both declined.

New Jersey asks federal appeals court to uphold new gun restrictions

By: - October 25, 2023

A federal appeals panel will decide whether to reverse orders blocking New Jersey's 2022 law restricting where gun owners can take their weapons.

New Jersey accuses Meta of fueling children’s social media addiction

By: - October 24, 2023

New Jersey and 32 other states say Meta intentionally addicts children and teens to Instagram and Facebook, according to a new lawsuit.

Calls to ban caste discrimination grow as New Jersey’s South Asian population swells

By: - October 24, 2023

New Jersey has the largest share of Hindus of any U.S. state, prompting some to call for a ban on caste discrimination.

Senator Menendez says he’s still not guilty in second arraignment on corruption charges

By: - October 23, 2023

Sen. Bob Menendez pleaded not guilty Monday in Manhattan on a superseding indictment accusing him of acting as a foreign agent for Egypt.