In New Jersey, essential temp workers deserve respect and dignity
A worker shares her experience working for a temporary staffing agency during the pandemic.
Test scores plunged during pandemic as students struggled with disruptions
The state's first educational assessments since the pandemic started show N.J. students' reading and math scores fell calamitously.
Congress on track to scrap Pentagon’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate in defense bill
Erasing the COVID-19 vaccine mandate is seen as a significant victory for Republicans, especially amid unified Democratic control of Washington
Court declares churches’ battle against 2020 pandemic restrictions moot — again
The majority declared the challenge of pandemic restrictions on religious gatherings "moot" since most restrictions ended over two years ago.
Gov. Murphy announces long-awaited review of state’s COVID-19 response
Philadelphia-based firm Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads will lead the review and release a report in late 2023.
White House asks Congress for billions in Ukraine, COVID-19 funding during lame duck
The Biden administration asked Congress for billions more in funding this year to address COVID-19 and the ongoing war in Ukraine.
New and final deadline for applicants to New Jersey’s immigrant worker fund
Applicants to the Excluded New Jerseyans Fund now have until Nov. 30 to submit necessary paperwork to the state.
Labor union’s lawsuit alleges ‘disparate’ treatment of state workers because of race, gender
Gov. Phil Murphy has refused to address the "disparate treatment" of AFSCME workers and the state's corrections officers, the lawsuit says.
Test scores show big post-COVID drop. What plans do lawmakers have to help?
New Jersey lawmakers have introduced a bevy of bills intended to study and mitigate the effects the pandemic had on students' education.
Millions of workers are dealing with long COVID. Advocates call for expanding social safety net
The unemployment of so many Americans with long COVID, a lack of a social safety net for many of them, and a labor market turning in favor of employers could collide to create wider economic problems.
FDA, CDC greenlight updated COVID-19 booster for kids 5 to 11
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said the booster approval is “a critical step in our fight against COVID-19.”
About 5% of N.J. residents have updated COVID boosters, state says
Experts say COVID fatigue and poor public messaging are reasons why so few people have signed up to get their newest boosters.