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.

Talks to resume this weekend for 1,700 New Brunswick nurses striking over ‘safe staffing’

By: - October 13, 2023

Nurses' demand for minimum nurse-to-patient ratios remains the sticking point in a strike that has stretched more than two months.

N.J. corrections official at center of corruption probe demoted after DUI arrest

By: - October 12, 2023

A deputy commissioner in the state Department of Corrections has been demoted and suspended without pay after getting charged in a DUI crash.

Over-the-counter contraceptives to start at New Jersey pharmacies in early 2024

By: - October 11, 2023

Two state boards advanced rules that will allow women to buy birth control without a prescription next year.

New Jersey Supreme Court weighs free-speech claims in witness tampering case

By: - October 11, 2023

William Hill's attorneys say he had a First Amendment right to write to a crime victim, but prosecutors say his letter was witness tampering.

New Jersey prisons flagrantly flout law limiting solitary confinement, watchdog finds

By: - October 10, 2023

About 750 people are illegally held in isolation for months in New Jersey prisons on any given day, a new report found.

Talks end with no deal for striking New Jersey nurses who want staffing minimums

By: - October 6, 2023

About 1,700 striking nurses want Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to agree to enforceable nurse-to-patient staffing ratios.

Suspended New Jersey corrections official charged in DUI crash that injured elderly woman

By: - October 6, 2023

A suspended state corrections official was arrested and accused of causing a drunk-driving crash that injured an elderly woman in August.

Fatal crash involving Menendez’s wife spurs demand for mandatory driver impairment tests

By: - October 6, 2023

Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz wants all drivers who hit pedestrians to be tested for impairment, citing concerns about Nadine Menendez's 2018 fatal crash.

New Brunswick case spotlights debate over residency requirements for police

By: - October 5, 2023

Public workers are required by law to live in state, but requiring police or other public workers to live locally remains a source of debate.

Watchdog rips two New Jersey-run veterans homes for deadly pandemic missteps

By: - October 3, 2023

A new report blasts two state-run veterans homes and their military overseer for mismanagement that killed 200 residents early in the pandemic.

With New Jersey Legislature on ballot, candidates debate parents’ rights

By: - October 3, 2023

Parental rights is a favorite Republican slogan that some Democrats have embraced too, but critics warn it harms schools and students.

Court battle heats up over Hanover policies on parental notification, transgender rights

By: - September 29, 2023

Hanover public schools is asking a judge to reject the state's effort to reinstate a district policy protecting gay and transgender students.