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December

Shore growth, flooding expected to increase
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, December 31
... some growth and new jobs, said Joseph J. Seneca, an economist and university professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Policy at Rutgers. ...

What to Expect for New Jersey's Economy and Real Estate Markets in 2012
Source: NJBIZ, December 31
While the recent trend line is positive, Dr. James Hughes, Dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, reminds us that New Jersey ...

Aging and Broke, More Lean on Family
Source: Wall Street Journal, December 31
... moving in with family or friends to save money, according to a December 2010 survey by Rutgers University's Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. ...

Employment by the numbers as 2011 draws to close
Source: STLtoday.com, December 30
Sources: The Economic Policy Institute, CareerBuilder, The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, the Society for Human Resource Management, ...

US baby boomers face jobs bust
Source: Press TV, December 30
Heldrich Center The median household headed by someone aged 55 to 64 has $87200 in retirement accounts and other financial assets, according to Strategic ...

NJ Turnpike tolls rise average 50 percent
Source: Newsworks.org, December 30
"It will have an outsized effect on the movement of traffic through traffic lights, and drivers will experience greater congestion," said Martin Robins, ...

NJ voters disenfranchised by redistricting
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, December 29
New State Congressional District Map Approved in Trenton gallery (9 photos) By Cliff Zukin Once again, ...

Research could boost NJ's economy
Source: Vineland Daily Journal, December 28
... unfortunately,” said James W. Hughes, a Rutgers University economist and dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ...

Are Polls During the Holidays Less Reliable?
Source: New York Times, December 28
“I don't think it is a solid rule of polling,” said Cliff Zukin, a professor of public policy and political science at Rutgers. ...

Start-up fighting cancer
Source: Dailyrecord.com, December 28
... unfortunately,” said James W. Hughes, a Rutgers University economist and dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ...

The City IKEA Built
Source: The Atlantic Cities, December 28
... according to the planning-health researchers John Pucher and Ralph Buehler [PDF]: In the above study, published in the December 2010 issue of the ...

Mercury, madness, and the EPA: The essential role of government
Source: NJ.com, December 27
By Linda Stamato/NJ Voices Union of Concerned ScientistsBurning coal causes smog, soot, acid rain, global warming, and toxic air emissions. ...

Latest News: Falling stats ignore desperation of under-, unemployed
Source: Connellsville Daily Courier, December 27
A September update of a study by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, which has tracked one group of unemployed ...

Stock investors have faced a volatile year
Source: Asbury Park Press, December 27
... said economist James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. ...

NJ's cities facing challenges, change
Source: Vineland Daily Journal, December 26
On Broadway in downtown Camden, the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University is .... University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ...
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A report on work: Many still searching
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, December 26
The people profiled by The Inquirer reflect the findings of research by such groups as the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University and the Pew Research Center. The Rutgers study has tracked …

South Jersey hit by job loss, business closings in 2011
Source: Cherry Hill Courier Post, December 26
“The person with the freshest set of skills has an edge,” says Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development and study ...

A “scarlet” holiday: Rutgers RAH fights hunger
Source: NJ.com, December 24
By Linda Stamato/NJ Voices December is a special month for seeing the good that people can do, but it seems especially visible this year, here in New Jersey ...

Heritage and the New Economy
Source: Time Tells, December 23
For over 15 years I have shown students the work that David Listokin did at Rutgers where he demonstrated how preservation kept DOLLARS local, especially in ...

Rutgers Faculty Tour of New Brunswick Sheds New Light on Host City
Source: News from Rutgers, December 22
By Andrea Alexander Kathe Newman had been working for nearly a decade analyzing foreclosure data for research centered in Essex, Union and Hudson counties. ...

Unemployed Seniors Struggle to Find Work
Source: The Uptowner, December 22
Older unemployed workers not only give up things that they want, but things that they need, says Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for ...

Millions of aging baby boomers face uncertain retirement future
Source: Record-Searchlight, December 21
... of unemployed people older than 50 report extreme stress, trouble sleeping or family strains, according to surveys by the Heldrich Center at Rutgers. ...

Hal Kurfehs: A Brookfield Town Center needs residential development first
Source: Danbury News Times, December 19
The one used in this study was from the Rutgers University Center for Urban Policy Research. The other set of multipliers is the result of demographic ...

Oldest Baby Boomers Face Jobs Bust
Source: Wall Street Journal, December 19
It is worse than we have experienced before and it is very widespread," said Carl Van Horn, head of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at ...

Seize the moment SEC, try a case and restore public trust
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), December 18
"By accepting hundred-million-dollar fines without a full public venting of the facts, the SEC is leveling seemingly significant ..

Jersey Shore store owners work to get holiday shoppers
Source: Asbury Park Press, December 18
Buying local is important, agreed economist James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

Plans for Raritan riverfront, downtown businesses outlined by students
Source: NJ.com, December 16
Graduate students of urban planning from Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy spent the fall semester studying Raritan's somewhat ...

A new attitude about biking in Minneapolis?
Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 16
"It's become a cultural phenomenon, and part of the identity of many people who reside [in the Twin Cities]," said John Pucher, a professor of urban ...

Ex-offenders face significant challenges in weak job market
Source: The Grio, December 15
William Rodgers, professor of public policy at Rutgers University and former chief economist at the US Labor Department, emphasizes the impact on the local ...

Buffalo Commons
Source: Infrascape Design, December 15
Originating with two social scientists out of New Jersey, DE Popper & FJ Popper, back in 1987, the concept for re-wilding the great plains to establish the 'Buffalo ...

NJ added 10300 jobs in November
Source: NorthJersey.com, December 15
"New Jersey labor markets are closing the year with a bang," said Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers University economist. He said the figures show "acceleration," ...

NJ added 10400 private-sector jobs in November
Source: Asbury Park Press, December 15
“Obviously, it was a surprisingly good report,” said economist James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at ...

Lucent redevelopment plan generates concerns
Source: Holmdel Independent, December 15
Clinton Andrews, a professor at Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, told the CILU forum that the adoption of a ...

Extending unemployment insurance benefits is helpful, not harmful
Source: Economic Policy Institute, December 14
... Research by Carl Van Horn and the Heldrich Center at Rutgers University shows that unemployed workers who receive unemployment compensation do more ...

John Pucher on cycle infrastructure
Source: amcambike, December 14
John Pucher is a transport planing researcher at Rutgers University in the United States His work is often quoted in support of claims that cycle ...

Planning Expert Explains How Redevelopment Plans Work at CILU Meeting
Source: Patch.com, December 13
Rutgers professor Clinton Andrews explained what citizens should know about ... By Christina Johnson Clinton Andrews, a Rutgers professor and authority on ...

Study: Male pedestrians more likely to be struck and killed on NJ roads
Source: The Republic, December 13
That's one of the findings in the 2011 Pedestrian Safety Tracking Report conducted by the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. ...

Study: Men, child pedestrians more likely to be struck
Source: NorthJersey.com, December 13
The 2011 Pedestrian Safety Tracking Report was conducted by the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University and submitted this month to the state ...

Goal: Help Morris Traffic, Help Morris Workers
Source: Patch.com, December 13
A 2008 study of the economic impact of planned transportation investment in New Jersey by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development and the ...

Sound science, safe water, and the public good: Wait on "fracking"
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices, December 13
Revisiting a blog from the past summer on “fracking” and the negative public impact that the practice of sealing settlements can ...

Corner office: Common-sense approach needed for liability reforms
Source: NJBIZ, December 12
The Medical Society of New Jersey, in partnership with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, conducted an economic ...

Harm feared for bay under sewer bill
Source: Asbury Park Press, December 12
Joseph J. Seneca, an economist and university professor with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Policy at Rutgers University. The exception is Lakewood. ...

If unemployment's high, why are jobs vacant?
Source: El Paso Inc., December 12
The survey, published last month by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, found that 80 percent of respondents who ...

NJ sewer area legislation raises questions about future land use around Barnegat Bay, Pinelands and Highlands
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, December 12
... said Joseph J. Seneca, an economist and professor with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Policy at Rutgers University. The exception is Lakewood. ...

Stunted economy leaves Florida college grads with nothing but low paying service job
Source: TCPalm, December 11
"I call it the postponed generation," said Cliff Zukin, author of a study on college graduates by the Heldrich Center at Rutgers University earlier this ...

Freight hauling companies brace for hefty toll hikes on NJ Turnpike and GS Parkway in January
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, December 11
Free roads will likely feel the effects of toll increases too, said Martin Robins, director emeritus of Rutgers University's Voorhees Transportation Policy ...

Withdrawing Unemployment Insurance Will Not Solve Job Crisis
Source: U.S. News and World Report, December 9
Eliminating unemployment insurance will make matters much worse for those who are already experiencing a financial disaster. In 2009, the Heldrich Center conducted ...

The Labor Market Recovery That Never Came
Source: Huffington Post, December 8
"People's discouragement in the job market is part psychological, but it's also very much reality-based," said Carl E. Van Horn, a labor economist at Rutgers University who studies the effects of long-term joblessness. His research has shown that, ...

Number of Bicyclists Keeps Climbing, City Says
Source: New York Times, December 8
John Pucher, a professor of planning at Rutgers University who is a fierce advocate of bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly cities, said he believed bicycling ...

CILU Hosts Open Forum on Alcatel-Lucent Redevelopment Plan
Source: Patch.com, December 8
Dr. Andrews directs the urban planning program at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. As an associate professor ...

The High Cost of Public Healthcare in New Jersey
Source: NJ Spotlight, December 8
Joel Cantor, director of the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy elaborated on this point. "Our spending per enrollee is very high," Cantor said, ...

Zoning Amendment Will Go Forward to Second Reading
Source: Patch.com, December 7
While David Listokin, a professor at the Center for Urban Policy Research of Rutgers University, estimated that the development could bring up to nine ...

Historic ferry terminal reopens
Source: NorthJersey.com, December 6
Martin Robins, director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, said he expects it to create a more tolerable commute. ...

Final State Energy Master Plan Charts Course to Lower Energy Costs and Protect the Environment With Focus on Clean Energy Resources
Source: Office of the Governor, December 6
... consultations with Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Center for Energy, Economic, and Environmental Policy. ...
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Why Kansas should have a national park
Source: Kansas City Star, December 6
The idea is a revision of the Buffalo Commons notion from the 1980s. The park is supposed to go in far western, long neglected, Kansas. ...

Developer asks River Edge for revised ordinance
Source: NorthJersey.com, December 5
Based on the units' price, size and location, David Listokin, a professor at the Center for Urban Policy Research of Rutgers University, estimated that the ...

Study documents desperate conditions facing the unemployed in America
Source: World Socialist Web Site, December 5
Cliff Zukin, a professor of public policy and political science at Rutgers and one of the authors of the report, said, the news is strikingly bad. ...

What we can learn from German public transit
Source: Washington Post, December 4
Lisa Margonelli points to a fascinating paper by Ralph Buehler and John Pucher comparing public-transportation policies in Germany and the United States. ...

Many who lost jobs finding it hard to bounce back
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
One, from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, finds that just 7 percent of those thrown out of work in the wake of the Great Recession say they have "made it back," meaning their financial situation and sense of ...

Tunnelvision
Source: Asbury Park Press, December 4
... 7 could make it a stillborn project,” said Martin Robins, director emeritus of the Voorhees Transportation Institute at Rutgers University. ...

Data Shows Unemployment Insurance Recipients Are More Likely To Look For Work
Source: Alan Colmes' Liberaland, December 3
A colleague of mine, Carl Van Horn, explained why this argument is false. Myth: Unemployment insurance benefits discourage recipients from looking for work ...

US Jobs Picture Shows Some Promise, but Many in 'Very Long Struggle' for Work (video)
Source: PBS News Hour, December 3
... and a surprising drop in unemployment. However, the outlook remains bleak for many job seekers. Jeffrey Brown discusses the latest numbers with Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial and Carl Van Horn of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development.

Americans fall through the safety net as slump lingers
Source: Sydney Morning Herald, December 3
''[The 26-week offer] was a good safety net for a shorter recession,'' Carl Van Horn, an economics professor at Rutgers University, told Associated Press. ...

Rutgers study: Millions in misery
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, December 3
The paper, authored by Rutgers professors Cliff Zukin and Carl Van Horn, and Edward J. Bloustein School graduate student Charley Stone, can be accessed at http://www.heldrich.rutgers.edu/. More than 13 million Americans are officially counted as ...

5 myths about unemployment insurance
Source: CNN By Carl Van Horn, Special to CNN, December 2
The jobless who receive benefits more actively seek work than those who did don't, a national survey says. ...

Unemployment Benefits May Be Disincentive for Job Seekers: Study
Source: Fox Business, December 2
That alone may indicate that unemployment insurance is a disincentive to find work, but the study's author, Dr. Carl Van Horn, says that is not exactly ...

U.S. Jobs Picture Shows Some Promise but Many in 'Very Long Struggle' for Work
Source: PBS News Hour, December 2
JEFFREY BROWN: Now Carl Van Horn I want to bring you in ... CARL VAN HORN Heldrich Center for Workforce Development Rutgers University Well first of all we ...

Port Authority says it's ahead of schedule on Bayonne Bridge raising
Source: NJBIZ, December 2
The updated timetable was welcomed by Martin Robins, director emeritus and founder of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at the Edward J. Bloustein ...

Study: Most Jobless People May Stay That Way
Source: NewsMax.com, December 2
"The news is strikingly bad," Cliff Zukin, a professor of public policy and political science at Rutgers who compiled the study, told The New York Times. ...

App maps out campus danger zones
Source: RU Daily Targum, December 2
Designed by Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy lecturer Wansoo Im, the app allows users to select areas where they feel vulnerable to ...

The graying of the sales force?
Source: MSN Money, December 2
But bosses may see older workers as more reliable and possessing a better work ethic, according to Carl van Horn of the Bloustein School of Planning and ...

For Laid Off, Few Signs of Recovery
Source: Newser, December 2
... been "dramatic" and most likely permanent, according to a new study released today by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers. ...

Study: Newly unemployed have little hope for better jobs
Source: Austin Business Journal, December 2
A study to be released Friday by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University finds that just 7 percent of those who lost ...

Nearly All Who Lost Jobs In The Recession Are Worse Off Now: Poll
Source: Huffington Post, December 2
The study, from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, reflects what many people have come to believe since economists ...

Municipal revenue struggles continue as Washington is slow to modify tax laws
Source: NJBIZ, December 1
A study produced by the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the New Jersey Retail Merchants Association estimates New Jersey will lose nearly ...

93% of workers who lost jobs in recession suffered lifestyle changes
Source: Los Angeles Times, December 2
The experience has left 93% of those who were laid off -– even those who have since been rehired -– with a temporary or permanently slumping lifestyle, according to the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Employment, L Trains and Infrastructure, a Lament
International Business Times, December 2
... by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers shows that "just 7 percent of those who lost jobs after the financial crisis have returned to or exceeded their previous financial position and maintained their lifestyles. ...

Bloustein School reaches 20-year milestone
Source: RU Daily Targum, December 2
Stephanie Curenton, an Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy assistant professor, who has given faculty research presentations this month ...

For Jobless, Little Hope of Restoring a Lifestyle
Source: New York Times, December 2
“The news is strikingly bad,” said Cliff Zukin, a professor of public policy and political science at Rutgers who compiled the study, which was based on ...

Young workers getting hired again
Source: CNN Money, December 1
... director of Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. That can be discouraging for those trying to land their first jobs. ...


November
Global warming experts paint a bleak picture of N.J.'s future
Source: newjerseynewsroom.com, November 30
Optimistically, Democrat Jim Florio pointed to the state's activism in adopting ... a director of Rutgers' Climate and Environmental Change Initiative. ...

Trenton faces legal, financial challenges to fixing abandoned building problem
Source: The Times of Trenton - NJ.com, November 30
... scale abandonment of buildings,” said James W. Hughes, the dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

Kean Takes Issue With Climate-Change Deniers
Source: NJ Spotlight, November 30
Rutgers Economist Joseph Seneca pointed to a photo of Long Beach Island taken by Rutgers colleague Norbert Psuty, which he said should serve as a "wake-up ...

Obama's Shrinking Electoral Base; Cain “Reassessing” his Campaign
Source: National Right to Life News, November 30
Or, as Cliff Zukin, a professor of political science at Rutgers, told Edsall, “My sense is that if the Democrats stopped fishing there [among low-income ...

Dilemma for the unemployed
Source: Politico, November 29
“The government is not really providing a lot of help to the vast majority of the long-term unemployed,” said Carl Van Horn, who oversaw the Rutgers survey ...

Graduating from College? Hope You Learned How to Tend Bar
Source: DailyFinance, November 29
According to a survey conducted by Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, just 44% of college graduates characterized their ...

Nest Eggs Are Dwindling as Empty Nests Fill Back Up

Source: The Fiscal Times, November 29
... ago," says Carl Van Horn, a professor of public policy and director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

College needs a consumer-warning label
Source: Washington Post, November 29
... of college graduates are employed full-time, according to a 2011 study from Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. ...

No-Exam Bylaws Amendment for Planning Faculty Will Cheapen AICP Certification
Source: Planetizen, November 28
Stuart Meck and Rebecca Retzlaff call the attention of AICP certified planners to an upcoming change to the certification process which they believe will "degrade and cheapen" the AICP designation.

As Christmas approaches, retailers take aim at online shops that don't charge sales tax
Source: NJBIZ, November 28
The association commissioned a study, done by the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University earlier this year, which showed in ...

John Wisniewski claims New Jersey is not seeing new jobs being created
Source: PolitiFact, November 28
Also, according to Rutgers economics professor Joseph Seneca, one month is not a good indicator of employment changes, because single events can distort a ...

The Future of the Obama Coalition
Source: New York Times, November 27
But Cliff Zukin, a professor of political science at Rutgers, puts the situation plainly. “My sense is that if the Democrats stopped fishing there, ...

Lessons to learn from Princeton 'marriage'
Source: Asbury Park Press, November 25
Together with Professor Henry Coleman and graduate student Naomi Bressler of the Bloustein School, we designed a data set for municipalities to use to ...

Black and Hispanic NJ residents less likely to own homes following
Source: NJ.com, November 25
"(Homeownership rates) surged to 69 percent by 2004 and 2005," James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers ...

Rutgers' Heldrich Center Revamps Website to Help Job Seekers Navigate Careers in Health Careers
Source: News from Rutgers, November 23
The Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University recently launched the revamped website of the Central New Jersey Health Care Talent ...

Survey: Businesses saw slight improvement in 2011
Source: Burlington County Times, November 23
In late October, Rutgers University economist Nancy H. Mantell reported New Jersey's economy has weakened over the past year. ?ew problems, primarily at ...

Location adds to Omaha's appeal
Source: Omaha World-Herald, November 23
That's far from Rutgers University professor Frank Popper's 1988 prediction that the Great Plains will revert to a low-population "buffalo commons. ...

Lessons in Transit Innovation
Source: New York Times, November 22
A recent paper by Ralph Buehler and John Pucher in the journal Transport Policy looks at Germany, where the public transit systems have five times the ...

Occupy Wall Street's Latest Plan: Refuse to Repay Student Loan Debt
Source: The New American, November 22
"Defaulting is considered a financial felony that will continue to haunt you," asserted Carl Van Horn, a public policy professor at Rutgers University. ...

Campaign Asks 1 Million Student Loan Borrowers to Default on Loans in Protest
Source: Student Loans Blog, November 22
Carl Van Horn, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University, also warned of the consequences of willfully defaulting on student ...

Who Are The Black '1 Percent?'
Source: UPTOWN Magazine, November 22
... the 99 percenters,” according to William Rodgers, Professor of Public Policy at Rutgers University and former Chief Economist at the Labor Department. ...

HUD announces $5M grant to aid job creation, housing, transportation
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, November 21
“We have a three-year project period,” said Jon Carnegie, executive director of Rutgers' Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at the Edward J. Bloustein ...


NJ Given $5M Grant for Sustainable Projects
Source: WNYC, November 21
... less reliance on car transportation in low-income and under-served communities. ... of the Bloustein School's Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center. ...

North Jersey Sustainable Communities Consortium gets $5 million HUD grant
Source: Dailyrecord.com, November 21
“We have a three-year project period,” said Jon Carnegie, the executive director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at the Bloustein School. ...

Occupy Student Debt Campaign Announces Nationwide Loan Refusal Pledge
Source: Huffington Post, November 21
Besides the difficulty of amassing widespread public support, Carl Van Horn, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University, also said defaulting on ...

NJ gets $5 million HUD grant for regional planning
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, November 21
... the award of a Sustainable Community Regional Planning Grant to the Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in New Brunswick. ...

North Jersey Moves Ahead on Sustainable Planning
Source: Regional Plan Association, November 21
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University will serve as the administrative/fiscal agent for the grant. ...

The Record: Small uptick
Source: NorthJersey.com, November 19
Still, even Joseph Seneca, one of the authors of the Rutgers study, described the latest jobs numbers out of New Jersey as a "double dose of good employment ...

Moran: NJ lets wealthy executives live in Pennsylvania, at a big cost
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, November 19
“It is the craziest thing ever,” says Joseph Seneca, a respected economist at Rutgers University who almost never uses such unequivocal language. ...

Lautenberg secures money for NY-NJ rail tunnel study
Source: Asbury Park Press, November 19
The funding was part of a bigger bill which kept transportation funding at ... director emeritus of the Voorhees Transportation Institute at Rutgers. ...

Redefining the Millennials: Lazy? Try enterprising, creative, resilient
Source: Los Angeles Times, November 18
"I don't think this is a generation of slackers," said Carl Van Horn, a labor economist at Rutgers. "This image of the kid who goes off and skis in Colorado ...

Millions of Students Borrow Trillions of Dollars: The International Educator's Forrest Broman Discusses Student Loan Crisis
Source: PR Web, November 18
This view is backed by a 2011 study by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, which revealed that only 56 percent of ...

Job shortage, fraught future for students
Source: Bowdoin Orient, November 18
A recent study by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers found that among US college graduates from the class of 2010, only 56 percent had ...

NJ private sector adds 4000 jobs in Oct. as unemployment drops
Source: NJBIZ, November 17
... is making progress in the private sector,” said Joseph J. Seneca, an economist at Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ...

NJ unemployment dips as state creates 4000 private-sector jobs
Source: Asbury Park Press, November 17
“This is an encouraging report,” said Rutgers University economist Joseph Seneca. “It affirms that private sector growth is continuining in New Jersey. ...

Advance Realty, Rutgers Report Says Economic Recovery Relies on Rebalancing
Source: Citybizlist Real Estate, November 17
... dean of Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and Joseph J. Seneca, university professor and an economist at ...

NJ unemployment falls and jobs grow as state shares in slowly growing U.S. economy
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, November 17
"Since January, seven of the nine monthly changes have been positive," said Rutgers economics professor Joseph Seneca. "The increase since that time, ...

Advance & Rutgers Report: Jobs by Sector, Housing Production, Homeownership Require Further Rebalancing for Economic Recovery
Source: News from Rutgers, November 17
Sponsored by real estate owner and developer Advance Realty, authors James W. Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning ...

Nelson: Pipeline fight fits for state
Source: Omaha World-Herald, November 16
... with the ongoing argument by several Rutgers University professors that Nebraska should be abandoned and given back to nature as a "Buffalo Commons. ...

Bankrolling New Jersey Biotechs
Source: NJ Spotlight, November 16
"Around the country, these sorts of subsidies have had mixed results," says Norman Glickman, an economist and an urban and public policy professor at the ...

Business forum planned Dec. 2
Shore News Today, November 15
Dr. James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, is the keynote ...

“Burying” the sins of the high and mighty: The Port of New York/New Jersey
Source: The Star-Ledger -NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), November 15
Curious. A toll collector, illegally pocketing $2000, gets top billing on NJ.com. But, the Port of New York and New Jersey ...

Ewing manufacturing company fined for help-wanted ad that excluded jobless
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, November 13
"If this fine is upheld, this will be another trickle of information raising awareness of the issue," says Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich ...

Colleges job hunters turn to 'reverse career fairs' to kickstart careers
Source: The Tennessean, November 13
... according to the survey by the university's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. But there are signs things are beginning to loosen up. ...

How college students can survive tough job market
Source: Dayton Daily News, November 11
... compared to $30000 from 2006-08, according to a study conducted by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

New Jersey's Rent-Control Laws Fading
Source: Wall Street Journal, November 11
"It's just a function of the times and who lives there," said Robert W. Burchell, the director of the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University ...

The hidden toll of underemployment
Source: Nieman Watchdog, November 11
As Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, pointed out, underemployment may not represent as ...

In Raucous Climate, Poor Easy to Dismiss
Source: Patch.com, November 11
The 2006 quick guide of housing multipliers done by the Center for Urban Policy Research said that 100 three-bedroom detached homes would have 58 children, ...

Happy Birthday Rutgers
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJcom (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices)
Jersey Roots Global Reach Rutgers. On this day in 1766 a group of men ... Linda Stamato stories with the most comments in the last 7 days ...

Rutgers' Bloustein School Produces People who Keep the State Running
Souce: News from Rutgers, November 10
The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development issues a consumer “report card” that evaluates the state's worker training programs. ...

Generation Jobless: How I Found My First Big Job
Source: Wall Street Journal , November 9
Among employed recent college graduates, just 69% landed their job within six months of graduation, according to a May report by the John J. Heldrich Center ...

Generation Jobless: The Toll on Parents When Kids Return Home
Source: Wall Street Journal , November 9
... they raised them to believe 'you can do anything you want,'" says Cliff Zukin, a Rutgers University professor of public policy and political science. ...

Median home price up 1.1 percent in area that includes Morris County
Source: Asbury Park Press, November 9
“This suggests that the housing market has yet to hit bottom,'' said Rutgers University economist James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of ...

Report: More Students Opt For Non-Ivy Colleges Over Lifetime Of Debt
Source: Gothamist, November 8
The head of John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, Carl Van Horn told the Journal that students who opt for less ...

U.S. joblessness a 'crisis'
Source: Windsor Star, November 8
Carl Van Horn, an economist at Rutgers University, said that while the unemployment benefit scheme "was a good safety net for a shorter recession," it was ...

Botox Maker Lured
Source: Wall Street Journal, November 8
... a Rutgers economics professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Still, the state has been hit hard recently by mergers ...

New Jersey Forges an Energy Policy
Source: energybiz, November 8
What can result from all this, warned Frank Felder, director of the Center for Energy, Economics and Environmental Policy at Rutgers University, ...

Is an Ivy League Diploma Worth It?
Source: Wall Street Journal, November 8
But Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, says graduate outcomes often have more to do ...

Six days without power: Dart for JCP&L; unabashed laurel for its linemen
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices)
First it was Irene and then the October snowstorm and you, the linemen, were there. Later than I would have liked, ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Could Set Statewide Precedent in Police Consolidation
Source: Patch.com, November 6
Stuart Meck, associate research professor at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, agreed. ...

Most of the unemployed no longer receive benefits
Source: Greenfield Daily Reporter, November 5
"It was a good safety net for a shorter recession," said Carl Van Horn, an economist at Rutgers University. It assumes "the Economy will experience short ...

Van Horn Speaks At Economic Policy Institute Event on Renewing Unemployment Insurance
Source: Economic Policy Institute, November 4
Heldrich Center Director Dr. Carl Van Horn presented at an Economic Policy Institute (EPI) event entitled, “Making the Case to Renew Unemployment Insurance. ...

Are working-class New Jerseyans better off now than 10 years ago? Report says no
Source: Asbury Park Press, November 4
Rutgers University economist Joseph Seneca used that phrase in connection with a September 2009 report about job performance, followed in ensuing months by ...

Student Loan Crisis Affects University Students
Catholic University of America The Tower, November 4
According to a report published by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, recession prospects are bleak, ...

Poverty rate growing in NJ's working-class towns, census data shows
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, November 3
... highest education levels have been hurt the least," said James Hughes, the dean of Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ...

Violence of women prevalent in Congo
Source: Southern Methodist University The Daily Campus, November 3
Professor Meredeth Turshen of Rutgers University highlighted wartime violence experiences against women in war economies and how violence movements against ...

City Council Allows Bloustein Students to use College Ave. Parking Space for PARKing Day Installation
Source: Patch.com, November 3
A group of students from the Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy will host a public "parklet" from 10 am to 7 pm Nov. ...

Michigan Surpassing 48 States Shows Autos Drive US Recovery
Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek, November 2
... the turn of the century, said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. ...

Children celebrate Halloween by visiting car trunks for candy
Source: RU Daily Targum, November 2
“There was a lot of advertising and planning for this event,” said Emily Manz, an Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy graduate student ...

NJ job losses have hurt blacks and Hispanics more than whites
Source: Asbury Park Press, November 1
The high unemployment rate presents a deep and compelling challenge for minorities and the state and country as a whole, says William M. Rodgers, professor and chief economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

October
Safety Keeps Pittsburgh Cyclists from Becoming Bike Commuters
Source: Transportation Nation, October 31
John Pucher, professor of City Planning and Urban Transportation at Rutgers University, says there is safety in numbers: “As cycling levels increase, ...

Is The President Right When He Says The United States Needs 10,000 Engineers A Year? Why Not Let The Market Decide?
Source: Manufacturing and Technology News, October 31
By Leonard Lynn & Hal Salzman President Obama and his high-tech CEO jobs advisory board say an answer to U.S. unemployment and other economic woes is to graduate an additional 10,000 engineers...

Blacks, Hispanics take worst hit in NJ job market

Source: Dailyrecord.com, October 30
“State and local governments are cutting education and training, human capital areas — libraries, parks, community centers,” Rodgers, the Rutgers professor, ...

Commissioner candidates claim education strategies are in flux
Source: Daily American Online, October 29
... in 2009 and 2010 was $27000, according to a study released in May by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Rutgers economist predicts New Jersey won't post 2007 employment highs until 2016

Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, October 27
... according to Rutgers economist Nancy Mantell. Employment numbers won't reach their 4 million-job high, last seen in 2007, until 2016, she said, ...
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For students across region, some hope to handle crushing college debt
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, October 27
... and starting salaries have dropped, according to a study by the John Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Rutgers University announces enhanced community partnership with New Brunswick
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, October 27
1 and 2 ; and the Sustainable Raritan River Institute, led by faculty and students at Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, ...

NJ Highlands Act has saved thousands of acres from development, but continues to cause friction
Source: Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com, October 26
... values would be going up forever," recalled James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

Jobs Panel Stresses Importance of Multi-Disciplinary Skills
Source: Patch.com, October 26
... College Relations Manager for PSEG, Jeff Stoller, Director of Communications and Outreach for the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, ...

Council candidates discuss vision, priorities for Monroe
Source: East Brunswick Sentinel, October 25
Democratic candidate Koppel has a master's degree in politics and public policy from the Bloustein School, Rutgers University, and a bachelor's degree from ...

New Brunswick-based Intersect Fund helps low-income entrepreneurs
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, October 25
Helping with the loan applications is student volunteer Ena Kumar, a graduate student with Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ...

Unique opportunity for Q&A on recession with Don Peck, author of Pinched
Souce: Examiner.com, October 25
The moderator throughout the event will be Dr. Carl Van Horn, Director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. The provocative and timely, ...

Checking Up on South Jersey's RiverLINE
Source: Mobilizing the Region, October 25
A study by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University found that growth in construction permits along the RiverLINE corridor between ...

Exit 11: Trip along N.J. Turnpike proves Seaside Heights was a hot spot long before it had a Situation
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, October 23
"If you went before that, you went on (Routes) 1 and 9 all the way down," said Jersey transportation expert Martin E. Robins, director emeritus of the Alan ...

Georgia jobs plan slammed as a waste
Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution, October 23
But Julia Sass Rubin, an associate public policy professor at Rutgers University and a leading critic of the CAPCO model, said states have much more ...

NJ lost 11100 jobs; unemployment rate dips
Source: Dailyrecord.com, October 20
“The context is, the national economy gained 137000 private-sector jobs in September,” Rutgers University economist Joseph J. Seneca said. ...
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R/ECON Conference on Oct. 26 a Smorgasboard of Facts and Stats: Economic Environment, National Trend Lines, State Forecast
Source: News from Rutgers, October 20
Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON) semiannual subscriber forecast and conference will cover the overall economic environment, national trends and ...

NJ unemployment drops, but total employment also falls
Source: NJBIZ, October 20
Dean James W. Hughes, of Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said the employment numbers have been erratic this year, ...

Crowdsourced Documentary on Cargo Biking Wants You! (Video)
Source: Treehugger, October 20
As John Pucher has pointed out, demographic studies show it is men 25-64 that form the backbone of biking's resurgence, not mid-career moms on bakfiets. ...

Trade deals create winners, losers in New Jersey
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, October 19
... the director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. But New Jersey also will lose jobs, he acknowledged. ...

Obama to sign trade deals that drew mixed support from NJ pols
Source: Asbury Park Press, October 19
”You're going to have winners and losers,“ Van Horn said. ”So it's not incorrect to say that they may lose their jobs. That's why these pieces of ...

Trade Deals to Help SC, but Korea Pact May Hurt Textile Industry
Source: WLTX.com, October 19
The benefits -- and drawbacks -- of the new trade agreements could take years to become evident, said Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center ...

Construction workers pack Bayonne hearing on proposed gas pipeline
Source: NJ.com, October 18
A study by the Edward Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University states the pipeline project would create 1400 construction jobs. ...

New Wrinkle in Hiring: Older Workers Taking Kids' Temp Jobs
Source: ABC News, October 18
Carl van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, says, ...

Editorial: Church & Dwight relocation, warehouse additions provide promising local economic signs
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, October 17
Hughes, the dean of the Bloustein School for Public Planning and Policy at Rutgers University, sees the Church & Dwight expansion as a sign that the job ...

A Gentle Push for Bikers, Not a Shove
Source: New York Times, October 14
In Australia, provincial helmet laws discouraged many would-be riders from using bike-share programs in Melbourne and Brisbane, said John Pucher, ...

Urban schools offer dynamic learning experiences
Source: NorthJersey.com, October 14
At the same time, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey's, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in New Brunswick boasts the Center ...

Got a 'Green' Concept? Woodbridge Invites Companies to Compete for Cash
Source: Patch.com, October 14
... Clean Energy Alliance; Jim Hughes, Ph.D, Dean, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; and Mario Casabona Jumpstart NJ Angel Network.

U. study shows NJ loses revenue from online sales
Source: RU Daily Targum, October 14
Joseph Seneca, a professor at the Bloustein School, said this is an especially large issue for New Jersey because it is a high-income, high-consuming state ...

Speaker advises policies to increase jobs
Source: RU Daily Targum, October 14
Among the guests, Emily Manz, a Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy graduate student, said she felt this information held promise for New Jersey ...

Wall Street job cuts may affect New Jersey's economy
Source: NorthJersey.com, October 12
... commutation of people to Wall Street," said James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. ...

Effortless cycling: how do we make riding a bike normal?
Source: The Conversation, October 12
John Pucher and Ralph Buehler's analysis of cycling across countries demonstrates that by putting dollars into cycling infrastructure, supporting it with ...

A better idea than light rail tax
Source: Durham Herald Sun, October 12
Robert Olason was transit planner for the city of Raleigh from 1975 until 1999, and later served as a fellow in the National Transit Institute and a trustee ...

Tappan Zee Bridge project focuses on replacing span, excludes mass transit
Source: The Journal News | LoHud.com, October 11
"That will help lubricate the wheels here and keep it going," said Robins, the director emeritus of the Voorhees Transportation Center at New Jersey's ...

Try cycling on Ride to Work Day … it might change your life
Source: The Conversation, October 11
Aside from personal health and productivity gains, at international, state and local levels, Professor John Pucher and others found that when more people ...

Listen to the 99 percent: What Occupy Wall Street is saying to the nation
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), October 10
“Anger does not move countries, but it moves movements—and movements, in turn, can move countries. ...

From Paycheck to No Paycheck
Source: Slate Magazine, October 10
“The first thing you do is change your standard of living,” says Carl E. Van Horn, the director of the Rutgers center that is tracking the group of ...

Competition for N.J. seasonal hiring a dreary indicator of employment opportunities
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, October 10
... according to Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. "I'm sure it's disappointing, ...

The Jobs' Crisis Collateral Damage: The Coming Mental Health Epidemic
Source: Black Voice News, October 10
Among those at the forefront of that effort is the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. Its researchers have produced a ...

The Times Explains Why the Jobless Hate Unemployment Benefits (Except for the Fact that they Don't)
Source:. Huffington Post, October 10
The Rutgers University report from which the piece draws its data is a product of the school's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. ...

Opinion: US Supreme Court should rule strip searches for minor violations unconstitional
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (by Linda Stamato), October 10
The US Supreme Court's term opened last Monday. ... Linda Stamato is co-director of the Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at ...

Assistance to workers made jobless by foreign competition under threat
Source: NorthJersey.com, October 9
"The evidence of independent researchers is that by and large this is a good return on investment for the country and for taxpayers," said Carl Van Horn, ...

U. Ottawa Gets Fullbright Chairs
Source: Ottawa Citizen Blogs, October 9
This is a release from the University of Ottawa The University of Ottawa is excited to welcome American researchers Meredeth Turshen and Mara S Sidney as ...

Exit 7A: A perfect spot for Adventure on the N.J. Turnpike
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, October 9
"That would have never been built without the New Jersey Turnpike and 7A," said Jersey transportation expert Martin E. Robins, director emeritus of the Alan ...

Dr. Carl Van Horn on Job Market
Source: CBS Evening News: | Heldrich Center
Heldrich Center Director Dr. Carl Van Horn commented on the mental health of the unemployed on CBS Evening News Online. The clip can be viewed here ...

Are bicycles and cars in a war for American streets?
Source: BBC News, October 7
"The whole point of these policies is to get people, to some extent, out of our cars and into transit, walking, or bicycling," says John Pucher, ...

Pain of job crisis goes well beyond the unemployed
Source: CNBC.com, October 7
"People are much more compliant and willing to take extra work assignments because they're afraid," says Carl Van Horn of Rutgers University's Center for ...

Orange to require school crossing guards to issue parking tickets
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, October 7
And, noted Leigh Ann Von Hagen, a research analyst at the Rutgers University-affiliated Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, the two tasks are at ...

Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders, strip-searches, and the United States Supreme Court
Source:. NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), October 7
Ed Murray, the Star LedgerAttorney Susan Chana Lask and her client Albert Florence discuss his case. The US Supreme Court's term

Students cram for jobs
Source: NorthJersey.com, October 7
The Rutgers study, Unfulfilled Expectations: Recent College Graduates Struggle in a Troubled Economy, from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce ...



Job outlook grim for grads
Source: SRU The Online Rocket, October 6
In a study released by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University last May, only 56 percent of graduates of the class of ...

Natural gas pipeline infrastructure key to U.S. energy future
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, October 6
A 2011 Rutgers University study conducted by the Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy identified a $45.8 million economic benefit to New Jersey from ...

N.J. students display solar-powered houses near the National Mall in Washington
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, October 6
Rutgers and NJIT students weren't the only New Jersey-based participants in the Solar Decathlon. A team from Stevens Institute of Technology and Parsons The ...

An opportunity for housing as mortgage rates reach new historic low
Source: NJBIZ, October 6
The trend continued Thursday, as the average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage ... and professor at Rutgers University's Center for Urban Policy Research. ...

AAA lawsuit rests on toll uses
Source: Times Herald-Record, October 6
"I don't think building office buildings (with toll revenue) is going to be as close a call," said Martin Robins, who worked at the Port Authority at the ...

When is a deal not a deal? British Airways and false (or at least misleading) promises
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), October 5
British Airways has been running a promotion wherein you get two free tickets, by virtue of the number of travel points you earn, ...

Walking to school fails to gain traction
Source: Press of Atlantic City, October 4
Leigh Ann Von Hagen, a research specialist at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, said one problem is that it can take years ...

Chris Christie talks up job growth in New Jersey
Source: PolitiFact, October 4
Rutgers University professor Joseph Seneca told us the three measures cited above -- the reduction in the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed ...

Once again, the little guy is left out of the equation
Source: North Brunswick Sentinel, October 4
Will Irving, with Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, which prepared the report, told The Star- Ledger that number will continue ...

Team NJ falls short of solar decathlon victory
Source: RU Daily Targum, October 4
Birnie and Clinton Andrews, a professor in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said they felt the Department of Energy should ...

The Recession's 'Silent Mental Health Epidemic'
Source: Business Insider, October 3
The nation faces “a silent mental health epidemic,” according to Carl Van Horn, a professor of public policy and economics at Rutgers and head of the ...

Expert: $95M ARC settlement could open transportation dialogue
Source: NJBIZ, October 3
Robins, director emeritus and founder of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Policy at Rutgers University ...

For formerly wealthy, poverty comes as a shock
Source: The Republic, October 3
Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, said that's not surprising. While workers over 55 are less ...

Empty buses to snarl traffic after Port Authority cancels plans for new bus garage
Source: The Republic, October 3
Martin Robins of Rutgers University's Voorhees Transportation Policy Institute told The Record newspaper that the decision to cancel a new garage consigns ...

Port Authority toll hikes will not fund new bus parking in NYC
Source: NorthJersey.com, October 3
... and years of congestion and unreliable bus service," said Martin E. Robins, director of Rutgers University's Voorhees Transportation Policy Institute. ...

From Good Times to Bad Times
Source: Chicago Tribune, October 2
... Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, said that's not surprising. ...

Making unexpected stops along the N.J. Turnpike
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, October 2
Jersey transportation expert Martin E. Robins, director emeritus of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, moved to Linden — Exit ...

Preferring Perry over Christie (on college tuition)
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), October 2
Well mostly, anyway. He--passionately--defended his state's policy of granting the children of illegal immigrants in-state ...

Getting By: New college grads are a generation in waiting
Source: Annapolis Capital, October 2
According to a recent study conducted by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, the median starting salary for a grad ...


September

A fuddy-duddy speaks on the generation gap
Source: WND.com, September 30
Carl Van Horn, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University, claims, "There's evidence that shows this generation is more prepared and harder working ...

Christie, feds reach deal on canceled tunnel costs
Source: Mycentraljersey.com, September 30
... effects of the cancellation for decades to come, said Martin Robins, director emeritus of the Voorhees Transportation Institute at Rutgers University. ...

Mental toll of extended unemployment looms large
Source: Washington Post, September 30
A recently released, comprehensive study of the long-term unemployed by Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development found that 32 ...

U. team builds solar house for national contest
Source: RU Daily Targum, September 30
Concrete is not your typical residential building material for us Americans,” said Worstell, a graduate student in the Edward J. Bloustein School of ...

NJ retailers say tax-free online shopping unfair
Source: Asbury Park Press, September 30
... according to a study by Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, which was released Thursday. ...

Garden State losing millions in tax revenue in cyberspace
Source: Newsworks.org, September 20
A Rutgers University study concludes New Jersey is losing more than $170 million ... said Will Irving with the Bloustein School at Rutgers. ...

NJ lost $171M in tax revenue as a result of online merchandise sales 2 years ago, study finds
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, September 29
The state “is losing significant tax revenue to out-of-state, online-only retailers,” said Will Irving, with Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and ...

Funding to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities announced
MMD Newswire, September 29
Housed at Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development in New Brunswick, NJ, the NTARC was established in September 2007 when the ...

Holding on to hope: Young and unemployed in America
Source: CNN, September 28
These statistics are all too familiar to Carl Van Horn, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University, who studied this age group in a recent survey. His study ...

Team NJ house opens on DC Mall following week of round-the-clock work
Source: PhysOrg.com, September 30
Following a week of tumultuous sleepless nights and round-the-clock construction, Team NJ's entry in the prestigious bi-annual US Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon 2011 has opened on the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, DC. ...

Fun With the Sun
Source: Rutgers Magazine, September 28
It's a step in the right direction, but students at the Rutgers Center for Green Building and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) College of Architecture ...

Library To Host Documentary, Environmental Debate
Source: Patch.com, September 27
At the conclusion of the screening of this documentary, Dr. Frank Popper, a professor at the Bloustein School of Public Policy and Planning at Rutgers ...

Northampton Cycling Club organizes BikeFest to celebrate cycling
Source: GazetteNET, September 27
Meade's sentiments point to an economic trend in cycling, according to Professor John Pucher of Rutgers University. In a March 2011 report analyzing ...

Team New Jersey's Concrete ENJOY House Bucks the Tide at the 2011 Solar Decathlon
Source: Inhabitat, September 26
Team New Jersey is bucking the tide at this year's Solar Decathlon by shrugging off lightweight construction and relying on concrete to realize a super efficient and robust home. The ENJOY house, with the “NJ” for its home ...

DOE's solar home contest opens first full week
Source: USA Today (blog), September 26
The bi-facial solar canopy, built-in kitchen bench and detached office of Appalachian State University's "Solar Homestead." The sleek concrete exterior and inverted hip roof of Team New Jersey's "ENJOY" House. My favorite house? ...

African-American unemployment reaches record highs
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, September 26
... William Rodgers, chief economist and a professor at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. In many cases, these populations have difficulty

NJ commuters spend more time in their cars
Source: Asbury Park Press, September 25
... Jon A. Carnegie, executive director of the Voorhees Transportation Institute at Rutgers University. “I'm sure there are a lot of people who are spending time in traffic, ...

US: For young adults, a job famine
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, September 25
Unemployment among young people has remained high throughout the recession, especially among high school dropouts, said Carl Van Horn, director of the ...

The pigs are partying: Sendak is back
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), September 25
Now for some good news! After an interruption of 30 years, Maurice Sendak is back, at 83, writing and illustrating. ...

NJ students turning heads with solar house
Source: NorthJersey.com, September 24
New Jersey's first entry in the biennial national Solar Decathlon in Washington, DC, is easy to tell from the rest: It's the only building made of concrete. A team of students from Rutgers and NJIT created a house designed to be energy ...

South Jersey poverty, unemployment up sharply even after recession linger
... Press of Atlantic City, September 24
“This is a long-term problem,” said James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, ...

Solar Decathlon 2011: Team New Jersey
Source: Treehugger, September 23
Team New Jersey uses concrete panels in all roof, wall and floor assemblies plus has an inverted-hip shape roof that is calibrated for both solar and rainwater collection. Solar Decathlon 2011 : Team New Jersey.

Team NJ Solar Decathlon Entry Opens on DC Mall Following Week of Round the Clock Work
Source: Archinect, September 23
Thomas Edison invented the first concrete house and it is certainly appropriate that New Jersey capitalize on the concept. The competition is also focused ...

Eragy Sponsors Team NJ in the 2011 Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
Source: Eragy.com, September 23
... The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program ... of New Jersey and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Team NJ is a ...



Solar Decathlon 2011: Team New Jersey
Source: Treehugger. September 23
Team New Jersey uses concrete panels in all roof, wall and floor assemblies plus has an inverted-hip shape roof that is calibrated for both solar and rainwater collection. Solar Decathlon 2011 : Team New Jersey.

Poverty in America is not a myth and it demands attention
Source: Examiner.com, September 22
A new nationwide survey by the Heldrich Center, conducted in August 2011, finds that 41% of Americans who lost a job before being first surveyed two years ...

Rutgers Regional Report Examines Employment Performance of the 50 States
Source: News from Rutgers, September 22
In the latest Rutgers Regional Report, “Employment Recession and Recovery in the 50 States,” Joseph J. Seneca, university professor and economist at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and ...

Median incomes dip with recession
Source: MyCentralJersey.com. September 22
“This recession has been a democratic one,” said Rutgers University economist Joseph Seneca. “No sector escaped. No region escaped. ...

Census: Incomes fall for New Jersey families
Source: NorthJersey.com, September 22
“We're seeing the echoing effect of unemployment,” said Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers economist. “What's also in there is |underemployment — people moving from ...

Median income drops in Morris County
Source: Dailyrecord.com. September 21
... Seneca, a Madison resident and an economist with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. ...

Freedom for American hikers ends long wait for family in Elkins Park
Source: Newsworks.org, September 21
Rutgers University professor Hooshang Amirahmadi said it's a great day for more than the hikers and their families. "It's a great day for me and my ...

Fact: Places With High Numbers of Cyclists Are Safer for Pedestrians
Source: Streetsblog New York, September 21
... German pedestrian deaths fell 82 percent, according to a 2003 paper in the American Journal of Public Health by Rutgers professors John Pucher [PDF]. .

International Day of Peace: September 21, 2011
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), September 21
Today is the International Day of Peace, first declared in 1981. The United Nations resolved to observe this day, September 21, ...

Economic Fork in the Road
Source: PBS Nightly Business Report, September 19
He`s professor at Rutgers University. BILL RODGERS, PROFESSOR, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY: Today`s debate about how to reignite US economic growth is basically about whether we want a 1980s or 1990s economic expansion. During the 1980s, national income grew, ...

Even when town mergers make sense, voters fight
Source: CNBC.com, September 18
... though they might not be very different at all," said Norman Glickman, a Princeton Township resident who teaches public policy at Rutgers University. ...

Hospitals' financial health at mercy of federal reforms
Source: The Times of Trenton - NJ.com, September 18
Some hospitals will be better positioned than others to absorb those cuts, said Joel Cantor, director of the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. ...

At Rutgers, Everything Including the Kitchen Sink
Source: News from Rutgers, September 16
This year, the program has taken as its theme “Re-Imagining the City,” to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning ...

The Agony of Prolonged Unemployment
Source: News from Rutgers, September 15
... director of the Heldrich Center. The full report includes comments from survey respondents on what steps they believe government should take that would ...

NJ unemployment down in August, largely due to Verizon strike
Source: NorthJersey.com, September 15
Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers university economist, said the New Jersey figures show that "the national economic slowdown is echoing in New Jersey. ...

The culture and politics of apology: Can Turkey and Israel learn from history?
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), September 15
What can be learned about the use of apology from the strained and souring diplomatic relationship between ostensible allies, ...

Community continues to oppose Dinky relocation
Source: The Daily Princetonian, September 15
At the same July 26 meeting, the Council heard a presentation from graduate students at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and ...

Openings for part-time work are scarce
Source: Minnesota Daily, September 15
... according to a study released in May by Cliff Zukin, a professor of political science and public policy at Rutgers University. Zukin found that nearly ...

State awards Pearson $82.5 million to move from Upper Saddle River
Source: NorthJersey.com, September 15
The proposed Grow New Jersey tax credit, however, drew initial skepticism from Carl Van Horn, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University and a ...

Hikers jailed in Iran appear on verge of release - for $500000 each
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, September 14
"But this is beyond the judiciary now," said Rutgers University professor Hooshang Amirahmadi, an expert on Iran. "Before they were sentenced, the judiciary ...

Economic gap continues to widen
Source: Asbury Park Press, September 14
James W. Hughes, dean of Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said the darkening economic picture is all about jobs. ...

Number Of Americans Living In Poverty Hits 52-Year High, 27.4 Percent of Black Under the Poverty Line
Source: Huffington Post, September 13
... getting jobs," Bill Rodgers, chief economist with the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University told CNNmoney earlier this month. ...

Role of capital companies in Wisconsin's venture plans debated
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 13
"You can start small and see if it's working, then you can always commit more," said Sass Rubin, who pointed to the "Invest Maryland" program as a good ...

The New York bike visionary
Source: Daily Astorian, September 13
... 0.3 percent in 1990, according to an analysis of census figures by John Pucher, a Rutgers University professor who studies bicycle trends worldwide. ...

Howell Library to host two-part program on environmental justice
Source: Asbury Park Press, September 13
Dr. Frank Popper, PhD, a professor from the Bloustein School of Public Policy and Planning at Rutgers University & Princeton University's Princeton ...

Down, but not out: Region took hit, but construction, retailers may rally
Source: NorthJersey.com. September 12
“It's a hit to an already weakening economy,” said Rutgers University economist Joseph Seneca. Yet as damaging as the hurricane was for many businesses, ...

E-ZPass discounts in state of confusion
Source: Times Herald-Record, September 12
... pointing out that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority did the same thing last year, ... founder of the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers. ...

Professor Meredeth Turshen Selected as Fulbright Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice 2011
Source: Ottawa, September 12
Prof. Meredeth Turshen from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University will be joining the Human Rights Research and.

Obama's jobs plan gets a mixed reception
Source: NorthJersey.com, September 10
Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers University economist, said the plan was in tune with the need to bolster employment and "prevent the tepid and hesitant economic ...

Amid talk of unemployment benefits extension black unemployment soars
Source: Northern Voices Online, September 9
Bill Rodgers, chief economist with the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University stated, “This month's numbers continue to bear out ...

Explain the Range of Available Financial Options
Source: Russell Sage Foundation Consumer Finance Forum, September 9
... Julia Sass Rubin: Explain the Full Range of Available Financial Options ... JULIA SASS RUBIN is an Associate Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of ...

Getting Girls On Bikes - Where Should We Draw the Sexy Vs. Sexist
Source: Treehugger, September 9
John Pucher's latest look at US biking data tells a sorry tale - men 18 - 64 are fueling the growth in commuter cycling, while women simply hold their ...

Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Enagement Established at the Edward J. Bloustein School
Source: News from Rutgers, September 8
... opening remarks by Richard L. McCormick, president, Rutgers, The State University ... Joseph J. Seneca, university professor, Rutgers; and Kathe Newman, ...

Jobs, Anyone?
Source: AFL-CIO, September 8
by Rutgers University's Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center and a co-author of the study said “the ...

Obama's Ozone Decision Shows Clearly Who's in Charge
Source: RegBlog, September 8
Stuart Shapiro is Associate Professor and Director of the Public Policy Program at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers ...

Generation limbo: College grads waiting it out
Source: Contra Costa Times, September 7
"They are a postponed generation," said Cliff Zukin, an author of the Heldrich Center study. He noted that recent graduates seemed to be living with parents ...

Degrees don't guarantee jobs
Source: University Daily Kansan, September 7
But as a report by Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development reveals, only 53 percent of recent college graduates are employed ...

NJ business leaders to Obama: tax cuts, infrastructure improvements could help
Souce: NorthJersey.com, September 7
... dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning at Rutgers University. Converting the state's electrical grid to a smart grid, for example, ...

Independent Tie-Breaker Promises Open Mind on Congressional Redistricting
Source: NJ Spotlight, September 7
... predispositions contrasts sharply with the elaborate criteria set out by Alan Rosenthal, ... now serves as dean of the Rutgers University School of Law. ...

Congressional redistricting process starts in NJ with 15-minute meeting
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, September 7
He recently served as counsel to Alan Rosenthal, a professor of public policy and political science at Rutgers University who was the tiebreaker in the ...

New College Grads Face Tough Job Market
Source: City Town Info Education Channel, September 7
A survey of 571 recent college graduates released in May by the Heldrich Center at Rutgers supports this conclusion: The study found that half of all recent ...

Youthful, hopeful, jobless
Source: Free Republic, September 6
“There's two things going on, but they both conspire against young people,” said Carl Van Horn, a labor economist at Rutgers University. “The economy is bad, ...

Economic woes: Now available in teen size!
Source: Victoria Advocate, September 6
"When there's an absence of a supply of jobs, employers are able to bid up," labor economist Carl E. Van Horn said in the article. ...

Irene produces flood of anger
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, September 4
“Shame on Bridgewater,” said Jim D'Agostino, 42-year owner of ... said James W. Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning ...

9/11 ten years later: An America facing a crisis of confidence
Source: NorthJersey.com, September 4
"I'm afraid to say there appears to be a new normal out there," said James Hughes, head of the Bloustein School of Economics at Rutgers. ...

Philip Levine: Labor's poet
Source: NJ.com, (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), September 4
“Half an hour to dress, wide rubber hip boots, gauntlets to the elbow, a plastic helmet like a knight's but with a little glass ...

Jobless rate unchanged at 9.1%
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, September 2
... jobs and those who don't, according to a survey released last Thursday by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Long-Term Unemployed Desperate for Help, New Survey Says
Source: CBS MoneyWatch.com, September 2
A new nationwide survey from The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University offers some answers, but they're unlikely to ...

Black unemployment at highest level in 27-years
Source: Chicago Tribune, September 2
... a much more challenging time getting jobs," said Bill Rodgers, chief economist with the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Unemployment study offers bleak picture
Source: Newsworks.org (blog), September 1
Not since the Depression in terms of how many being out of work for how long," said Cliff Zukin, a Rutgers professor and a co-author of "Out of Work and Losing Hope." Of the 40 percent who've found jobs, very few have secured full-time positions. ...

Unemployed, and Wanting to Be Younger
Source: New York Times, September 1
Just ahead of the monthly jobs report on Friday, the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development has released its latest update on the ...

 

 

August
Rutgers Remembers 9/11 with Discussions, Conferences, Exhibitions
Source: News From Rutgers, August 30
Students, faculty and staff at Rutgers University will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with events ranging from solemn ceremonies and thoughtful discussions to artistic exhibitions and blood drives ...

Ugly Irene, a political pin-up to remember
Source: NorthJersey.com, August 30
"That policy once was so obvious that you didn't have to explain it," said Martin Robbins of the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers. ...

Tips to kick-start your career
Source: Black Hills Pioneer, August 29
According to the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, the average 2010 four-year college graduate earned a median starting salary of $27000. ...

Irene smacks states amid tighter disaster budgets
Source: Reuters, August 29
Afterward, spending may spike as insurance payments and federal disaster dollars arrive, as well, according to Rutgers' Seneca. ...

Hope of a lost generation Interview with Carl Van Horn
Source: CNN iReport, August 29
For this week's submission, I've spoken with Carl Van Horn, Professor of Public Policy at Rutgers University. Dr. Van Horn is also the director of the John ...

Youth Unemployment Crisis Has Longterm Implications For Teens, The Economy
Source: Huffington Post, August 29
"There are numbers of unpleasant consequences of this," said Carl E. Van Horn, a labor economist at Rutgers University and one of the authors of the recent ...

Construction may see brief bounce from Irene
Source: msnbc.com, August 29
... according to Carl Van Horn, professor of public policy and director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Port Authority announces substantial toll hikes
Source: NYU Washington Square News, August 29
... system," said Martin E. Robins, founding director and director emeritus of the Alan M. Vorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. ...

The American Dream deferred as prospects crumble
Source: The Times Leader, August 28
... Carl Van Horn the Rutgers political scientist who conducted the May jobs study has a more positive view. The vast majority worked part time or full time ...

Spotlight Essay: Healthcare After 2014
Source: Patch.com, August 28
By Joel C. Cantor [Joel C. Cantor is the director of the Center for State Health Policy and professor of public policy at Rutgers University. ...

Survey: 70 percent of foreign-born NJ adults lack health coverage
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, August 28
"There is a high percentage of people, even with health issues, who don't get to see a doctor," said Joel Cantor, a Rutgers professor and co-author of the ...

The unacceptable price of secret settlement
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), August 28
Once again the issue of secrecy in settlement surfaces, and, once again, the public is on the losing side. ...

Sister Mary David Walgenbach
Source: Star-Ledger - NJ.com, August 25
By Linda Stamato/NJ Voices I wonder how Jesse Kornbluth found her. I'm talking about Sister Mary David Walgenbach who was one of nine folks in a ...

Costs and benefits of energy efficiency improvements
Source: NorthJersey.com, August 25
According to Dr. Clinton Andrews, faculty director for the Rutgers Center for Green Building, "The key is to help the homeowner consider the initial cost of ...

Essay: Healthcare After 2014
Source: NJ Spotlight, August 25
By Joel C. Cantor | Understandably, the attentions of health-policy watchers are focused intently on the implementation of the ...

High price of oil spurs demand for petroleum engineers
Source: American Public Media Marketplace, August 24
Hal Salzman is a labor market researcher at Rutgers University. He helped lead a survey of petroleum engineers earlier this year.

US transportation secretary moves to protect $450M in Northeast
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, August 22
New Jersey transportation expert Martin E. Robins, director emeritus of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, said the work on ...

How can Obama solve long-term unemployment?
Source: CNN Money, August 21
... is having trouble meeting the increased demand, said Bill Rodgers, chief economist, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Opinion: Proposed new tolls: Why so high?
Source: NorthJersey.com, August 21
by Martin E. Robins | THE POLITICAL THEATRICS of the governors’ last-minute intervention into the Port Authority toll and fare increase proceedings masks

Democrats considered impeaching Gov. Chris Christie
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, August 21
Last week, Chen, vice dean at Rutgers School of Law-Newark, pinch hit for Farmer when he represented legislative redistricting tiebreaker Alan Rosenthal ...

As Big Pharma downsizes, a major loss of brain power
Source:. Philadelphia Inquirer, August 21
Statewide, said Rutgers University professor Michael Lahr, who has studied the economic effect of pharmaceutical companies, each spent salary dollar adds ...

Two hikers jailed in Iran reportedly get 8-year terms
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, August 21
I continue to believe they will be freed very soon," said Hooshang Amirahmadi, a Rutgers University professor of Middle Eastern studies. ...

For recent college graduates, career paths often take a detour
Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram, August 20
"The vast majority worked part-time or full-time while in college," said Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at ...

Historic tax credits playing key role in helping Cedar Rapids preserve and renovate two historic buildings
Source: Eastern Iowa Government, August 19
As complicated as any part of the funding for the renovation of the ... credit program — by the Rutgers Center for Urban Policy Research concludes that the ...

Hard Times in the Country Country
Source: Voice of America, August 19
In 1987 two New York academics, Deborah and Frank Popper, found the economic prospects on the Great Plains so grim that they advanced a radical solution ...

State adds 1800 private-sector jobs in July; June jobs number revised higher
Source: NorthJersey.com, August 18
Joseph Seneca, an economist for Rutgers University, called it a "very encouraging report," and noted that the private sector job generation, if sustained, ...

Unemployment Is Killing People
Source: The Public Record, August 18
A well-regarded 2010 study by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the Anguish of ...

Rutgers graduate students to take a crack at Raritan riverfront
Source: NJ.com, August 17
... river front area is to be envisioned by a group of graduate students from Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy this fall. ...

Texas job boom under Perry driven by government, energy and service sectors, number show
Source: Yahoo! News Blogs, August 16
According to William Rodgers, a former chief economist at the Department of Labor who now teaches at Rutgers University, the growth in temp jobs is in line ...

For the Sake of Reconciliation
Source: Iranian, August 16
Hooshang Amirahmadi is a Professor at Rutgers University and President of the American Iranian Council. As the US Department of State is contemplating whether to remove the Iranian Islamic Mujahedin-e Khalq group (MEK) from .

Port Authority Toll and Fare Hikes May Be on Fast Track to a Veto
Source: NJ Spotlight, August 16
... Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John ... former director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Policy institute, ...

The Community YMCA Welcomes New Philanthropic Leadership
Source: Atlantic Highlands Herald, August 15
She holds a Masters of City and Regional Planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the State University and ...

Starbucks' Shultz: Sane, savvy, and serious
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), August 14
The chairman and CEO has had it with dysfunctional party politics and has chosen to do something about it. ...

US workers are the victims of a speedup
Source: Los Angeles Times, August 14
As Rutgers political scientist Carl Van Horn told the Associated Press recently: "The employee has no leverage. If your boss says, 'I want you to come in ...

FROM THE EDITOR: Young, unemployed but no medical worries
Boonville Daily News, August 12
The most recent class of graduates is walking into a job fair where the seats are all taken, according to Carl E. Van Horn, a professor of public policy at ...

In a recession, keep your hair in shape (and the salon business thriving)
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), August 12
So, maybe we're in a continuing recession and maybe we're not, depending upon the analysis one uses, but, clearly purchasing ...

Residents get chance to debate proposed zoning code
Virgin Islands Daily News, August 11
The consultants, Stuart Meck, a faculty fellow and director of the Center for Government Service at Rutgers University, and Jim Duncan of Chicago-based ...

2011 Solar Decathlon: ENJOY House
Source: Mother Nature Network, August 10
ENJOY House, Team New Jersey's entry in the 2011 Solar Decathlon, is a net-zero energy residence designed for low-maintenance beachside living and built .

Experts expect NJ job creation to slow
Source: Newsworks.org, August 10
Rutgers economist James Hughes says he's not sure if the pace of private sector job creation in the Garden State this year can be sustained. ...

So this is what being unemployed is like
Source: CreditCards.com, August 10
J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. The median starting salary for those lucky enough to snag employment has sunk from ...

Indian IT cos go for local hiring in US
Source: Times of India, August 9
Hal Salzman, Professor of Public Policy, Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University, said. ...

Opinion: The BPU, The Garden State's Green Jobs Machine
Source: NJ Spotlight, August 9
A 2009 study by the Center for Workforce Development at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Rutgers, entitled "Green Jobs in New Jersey's Energy Sector," ...

Political intransigence, faltering leadership and the needs of the nation
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), August 9
Starting with the debt ceiling shenanigans in DC, an artificial crisis to be sure but a “learning experience” nonetheless. ...

To unstall the job market, invest in infrastructure
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, August 9
Carl Van Horn spends his time researching the effects of long-term unemployment. A public-policy professor, he directs the John J. Heldrich Center for ...

Underemployment resulting in downward mobility
Source: amNY, August 7
Carl VanHorn, public policy professor and director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, said: “This huge growth ...

Is the writing on the wall?
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune, August 7
Couple that with a decline in the median salary for recent college graduates — from $30000 in 2009 to $27000 in 2010, according to the Heldrich Center for ...

Employment grew in July, but modestly
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, August 6
These numbers "are only encouraging because they were not horrible, a terrible place to be," said Carl Van Horn, a professor at Rutgers University who ...

Port Authority considering fare hike on Hudson River crossings
Source: NorthJersey.com, August 6
“From the New Jersey perspective, perhaps the pot needs to be sweetened a bit more,” said Martin E. Robins, director emeritus of the Voorhees Transportation ...

Two years after recession ends, recovery hits a 'soft patch'
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, August 5
In a separate report released by Rutgers University yesterday, economists also blamed a ... authored by Rutgers professors James Hughes and Joseph Seneca. ..


Victim of Economy: Campus Recruiting
Source: Wall Street Journal, August 5
According to a May 2011 report by Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, just 56% of spring 2010 college graduates ...

US economy creating jobs, but slowly

Souce: NorthJersey.com, August 5
James W. Hughes and Joseph J. Seneca wrote in the Advance & Rutgers report. "There is still a very long road to traverse before achieving full job recovery. ...

Stocks tumble as fear builds
Source: Asbury Park Press, August 4
... Rutgers University economist James W. Hughes said. “It's really difficult to tell where the net new growth is coming from,” Hughes said. ...


The Value Of College: Earnings Tied To Major, Degrees
Source: Huffington Post, August 4
Carl Van Horn, a professor of public policy and director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, sees the findings ...

Rebound or Redux? New Advance & Rutgers Report Examines Mid-Year Hitch in Economic Recovery
Souce: News from Rutgers, August 4
sponsored by real estate owner and developer Advance Realty, authors James W. Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning ...

Rutgers' National Transit Institute obtains $4.3 million in federal aid
Souce: newjerseynewsroom.com, August 3
Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-6th) on Wednesday announced a $4.3 million grant from the US Department of Transportation will go to support the National Transit ...

Menendez and Lautenberg Applaud USDOT's $4.3 million award to National Transit Institute at Rutgers
Souce: menendez.senate.gov, August 3
... Today, U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) applauded Secretary Ray LaHood on a $4.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation in support of the National Transit Institute (NTI) at Rutgers. ...

Report: Pharmaceuticals Lead In Job Cuts Announced In July; New Jersey Hardest Hit
Source: CBS New York, August 3
“Just going through a significant merger and job cuts are part of that merger process,” said Rutgers economics professor Joseph Seneca about Merck. ...

NJAR® Green Building Report Shows Costs and Benefits of Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
Souce: RealEstateRama, August 3
... conducted for NJAR® GRF by the Rutgers Center for Green Building at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

Options for Streetcars or Light Rail Are Presented to Borough Council
Source: Town Topics, August 3
The study was carried out by students at The Urban Design Studio at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, ...

Seeking Work Life Balance: Childcare Choice Can Make a Difference
Source: Insurance News Net, August 2
According to the survey Work and Family Pressures conducted by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University , 92% of American workers ...

Only option for young job seekers
Source: Newsday, August 2
... within a year of graduating, according to a survey conducted this spring by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Let's not forget Buffalo Commons
Source: Bismarck Tribune, August 2
Whatever happened to the Buffalo Commons? North Dakotans obsessed about it for two decades. It symbolized the movement of people from rural areas to the ...

Even with debt deal, economy still shaky
Source: Asbury Park Press, August 1
“It's not a solution,” Rutgers University economist Joseph J. Seneca said of the agreement. “It's a necessary step that hopefully will bring attention and ...

Cutting the cost of college part 1: Should you even go to college?
Source: Jefferson Post, August 1
In a study released in May of this year by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, just 56 percent of the graduating ...

Four ways to bust past your bike commuting roadblocks
Source: ConsumerSearch Productopia, August 1
The study's author, John Pucher, Ph.D., says that nearly half of all car trips in America are less than two miles, a distance that is doable for even ...

July
A Size That Fits All for the Science-and-Technology Pipeline
Source: Chronicle of Higher Education, July 31
By Hal Salzman and B. Lindsay Lowell The strength and size of the nation's science-and-engineering work force are the subject of much concern, following the Obama administration's education initiatives; international testing

A moral perspective for the fiscal talks in DC
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), July 30
“The moral measure of this budget debate is not which party wins or which powerful interests prevail, but rather how those who ...

NJAR® Green Building Report Shows Costs and Benefits of Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
Source: NJAR.com, July 30
The study, Costs and Benefits of Residential Energy Efficiency Improvements, was conducted for NJAR® GRF by the Rutgers Center for Green Building at the ...

It's official: Council opposes Dinky move
Source: Packet Online, July 28
... said Jim Constantine, professor of the class. The group of master's degree candidates at the Bloustein School who took Princeton's transit problems on ...

Council Hears Options for Streetcars or Light Rail
Source: Patch.com, July 27
... at The Urban Design Studio at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning ... Jim Constantino, a Rutgers professor who helped lead the student project, ...


State Farm moving 500 NJ jobs
Souce: NorthJersey.com, July 26
The planned moves show “corporate America is still trying to cut costs,” said James W. Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Blaustein School of Public ...


Green housing
Source: Newsworks.org, July 24
Students from Rutgers University and NJIT in New Jersey are taking sustainable ... The home serves as the schools' submission to the 2011 Solar Decathlon, ...

NJIT, Rutgers students push boundaries of sustainable building with innovative green house

Souce: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, July 24
"You can mass-produce parts but every building doesn't look the same," said Clinton Andrews, an urban planning professor and director of the Rutgers Center ...


US profits boom, but payrolls are a bust
Source: Arizona Daily Star, July 23
But that isn't happening this time, noted Carl Van Horn, director of the Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Long Term Unemployed Face Ugly Stigma
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM, July 22
Rutgers Workforce Development Center Director Carl Van Horn says all of this adds up to employers not being willing to hire them and preferring to hire ...


Economic disconnect: Corporate profits surge while jobs and wages remain at recession levels
Source: The Republic, July 22
Carl Van Horn, director of the Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, says the housing market would normally revive in the early stages of ...


Breakfast links: Harder to breathe
Source: Greater Greater Washington, July 22
However- this phenomenon is universally seen around the world and has been researched quite extensively by John Pucher and company ...

 

NJ gained 1700 jobs in June; unemployment climbs to 9.5%
Source: Asbury Park Press, July 21
And that puts it on pace for its best performance since 2000, Rutgers economist James W. Hughes said. “It's destined to be the best job growth year in 11 ...


Lt. Gov. Guadagno names organizations to lead talent networks
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, July 21
... their connections more seamless and less bureaucratic," said Jennifer Cleary of Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. ...

Rutgers University chooses first members of presidential search committee
Source: NJ.com, July 20
Longtime faculty member Linda Stamato will serve as the vice chairwoman. Other members will be appointed in the next few weeks by the Rutgers Board of ...
Newsworks.org

Statewide Talent Network to create jobs in fast-growing sectors
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, July 20
... which will be overseen by Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development in New Brunswick; Technology and Entrepreneurship, ...

LGA and the New Buffalo Commons
Source: The West Wing, July 19
Many North Dakotans living barely a hop and skip from East Grand Forks may recognize this debate as a reincarnation of the Buffalo Commons theory. ...

PIMCO: Housing Market Doomed For Foreseeable Future
Source: Forbes, July 19
... graduates declined 10% to $27000 in 2010 from $30000 in 2007, according to the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Most New Charter Schools Not Ready to Open in September
Source: NJ Spotlight , July 19
“If they were not ready for prime time, why were they being approved in the first place,” said Julia Sass Rubin of Save Our Schools NJ, a grass-roots group ...

S.F. Muni could get new chief today
Source: San Francisco Chronicle, July 18
Paul Larrousse, director of the National Transit Institute at Rutgers University, said transit directors don't have to possess transportation experience to ...

Three Challenges Facing Adults Going Back to School
Source: Fox Business, July 18
A study released by Rutgers University's Heldrich Center for Workforce Development earlier this year found: •82% of those graduating college between 2006 ...

What does future hold for N.J. coastal piers?
Source: Asbury Park Press, July 17
... executive director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

The Legacy of Hope VI in New Brunswick
Source: Patch.com, July 15
“Twenty years ago, Rutgers students were warned to stay off that part of George ... at Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ...

Woodrow Wilson Apartment Demolition Still Pending
Source: Long Branch Patch.com, July 15
... of HOPE VI redevelopment, said Gallo, who also has taught housing policy classes at Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ...

 

Transaction Publishers Distributes Titles from Rutgers Center for Urban Policy Research
Source: PRLog.org, July 13
... Transaction Publishers will now distribute titles from the Center for Urban Policy ResearchCUPR of the Edward J Bloustein School of Planning and Public ...

Team New Jersey to make precast concrete solar house reality
Source: PhysOrg.com, July 12
Construction of ENJOY: A Generation House, the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 entry from Team New Jersey, a collaborative effort of Rutgers, ...

 

Women bike more in Minneapolis. A lot more.
Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 12
John Pucher, a professor of Urban Planning at Rutgers University and longtime bike scholar said in a recent study that compared biking in nine cities: ...

 

Budget Override Battle Foreshadows Legislative Election Campaigns
Source: NJ Spotlight, July 12
Sweeney was thus able to record Senator Diane Allen, R-Burlington, .... for two Rutgers University programs linked to Alan Rosenthal, the Rutgers professor ...


Creating American Prosperity through Preservation Act (CAPP Act)
National Trust Community Investment Corporation, July 11
... conducted by researchers at Rutgers University's Center for Urban Policy Research, historic rehabilitation created 145000 local, high-paying jobs in ...


Northeast Corridor privatization bill has little protection for NJ Transit
Source: Dailyrecord.com, July 10
It could be devasting,'' said Martin Robins, director emeritus of the Voorhees transportation institute at Rutgers. “They (a private corporation) could hike user fees so high, it would be come intolerable for NJ Transit to operate. ...

Black women take their place in DC's bike lanes
Source: Washington Post, July 10
However, most of the growth is among middle- and upper income white men, said John Pucher, a professor of urban planning at Rutgers University and one of ...

Who's protecting the commuters?
Source: Dailyrecord.com, July 10
It could be devasting,'' said Martin Robins, director emeritus of the Voorhees transportation institute at Rutgers. “They (a private corporation) could hike ...

Professor explains Southwestern perspectives to policymakers
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal, July 10
Lang, 52, credits his mentor at Rutgers -- Frank Popper, a professor with the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Popper told him that one of ...

Christie's veto could spell end of casino subsidies to horse racing tracks
Source: Press of Atlantic City, July 9
Michael Lahr, a Center for Urban Policy Research professor at Rutgers University, said the years of subsidies have failed to turn around horse racing. ...

 

Morristown makes a difference in Tuscaloosa
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), July 9
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever ...


Hail rail: Cities ride trains to rebound

Source: TMC Net, July 9
... recovery as tenants seek transportation access NEW JERSEY'S transit hubs are ... Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, in New Brunswick. ...

Cities could feel brunt of recession with tax collection dropping
Source: NorthJersey.com, July 9
Turning to the state's 9.4 percent unemployment rate, James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers and a ...
NJ.com

Economist: no clear path forward for New Jersey economy
Source: NorthJersey.com, July 9
Much of the forum, held at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and ... James Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School, said the challenge facing the ...

The New Jersey state budget: Fairness, taxes, paying back and sharing the burden
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), July 8
Let's concede, right at the outset, this point: New Jersey continues to have a major problem with respect to funding its pension ...

 

After recession, Pennsylvania has fared better than U.S. and New Jersey in jobs

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, July 8
"We have a housing crisis and a finance-industry crisis," said Carl Van Horn, public-policy professor at Rutgers University. "Both of those industries are ...

 

Trailblazers on Two Wheels
Source: TheTyee.ca, July 8
There's John Pucher, a professor at Rutgers, who spent much of his career studying mass transit. Since a 1996 sabbatical in Muenster, Germany, ...

 

Is a College Degree Worth It?
Source: Jewish Business News, July 7

... according to a study by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University. That's' a 10% decline, even before inflation. ...

 

Why women earn less than men - 'they don't negotiate'
Source: Emirates 24/7, July 7
Another research by John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University substantiates this. He polled nearly 600 young men and women who ...

 

Grassroots group campaigns against school vouchers, unchecked expansion of charters

Source: NJ.com, July 7
... expects the funding for those schools to come out of local public school budgets,'' says Julia Sass Rubin of Princeton, spokeswoman for SOS-New Jersey. ...

 

PSE&G Prepares to Replace Power Poles
Source: Patch.com, July 6
In its petition to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, the company points to research conducted by the Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School ...

 

Support for nuclear reactors varies, near to far
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, July 6
"You've got a real bias against younger and poor people when you don't have cell phones," said Rutgers University professor Michael Greenberg, who conducts ...

Biking Our Way Out of Economic Uncertainty
Source: AltTransport, July 6
Folbre quotes a study by Rutgers University's John Pucher that found that “40 percent of all automobile trips in metropolitan areas are less than two miles ...

Herald News: Privatizing parts of Amtrak carries risks
Source: NorthJersey.com, July 6
"New Jersey riders would be badly affected," Martin Robins of the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers told Jackson. "A private company's going to have ...


State government's bad financial situation makes New Jersey the 20th worst state to do business in
Source: newjerseynewsroom.com, July 5
... when the New Jersey State League of Municipalities holds it annual half-day economic smmit at Rutgers University's Bloustein School in New Brunswick. ...


Survey: Most biz leaders say NJ government 'more responsive'
Source: Tri-Town News, July 5
Hughes and Marc D. Weiner, associate director of the Bloustein Center for Survey Research, presented the full survey findings at the summit. ...

Demystifying NYC's Cycling Gender Gap
Source: Streetsblog New York, July 5
According to a 2010 study by Rutgers University professor John Pucher [PDF], NYC's percentage of female bike commuters dipped from 25 percent in 1990 to 20 ...

Charter school reformers seek democratic control
Source: Asbury Park Press, July 4
“Our charter law is so broken,” countered Julia Sass Rubin, a Save Our Schools parent from Princeton. “It's the only one in the country that disenfranchises ...

 

Politics, American (and New Jersey) style: What our Founding Fathers had in mind?
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), July 4
“Now is the time for heroes. Now is the time for men to immortalize their names in the deliverance of their Country and grace the ...

 

Why Don't Women Want to Bike in New York?
Source: Care2.com , July 3
”Other cities in the United States and Canada have indeed made cycling much, much safer than it is in New York,” explained John Pucher, a professor at ...

 

The Bicycle Dividend
Source: New York Times blogs, July 4
As John Pucher of Rutgers University (dubbed Professor Bicycle by some of his fans) explains, about 40 percent of all automobile trips in metropolitan areas ...

GOP bill taking aim at Amtrak
Source: NorthJersey.com, July 4
Robert B. Noland, director of the Voorhees center at Rutgers, said that after Great Britain broke up and privatized its rail system in the late 1990s, ...

 

Number of Female Cyclists Lags in New York, With Safety as a Concern
Source: New York Times, July 3
... San Francisco,” said John Pucher, a professor of planning and transportation at Rutgers University who is working on a book about global cycling trends. ...


Opinion: For-profit colleges drain public resources, run students into debt
Source: NJ.com /Times of Trenton guest opinion column By Linda Stamato, July 3
The $26.5 billion in ... Linda Stamato is co-director of the Center for Negotiation and Conflict ...

 

Graduates feeling job-hunt doldrums
Source: Contra Costa Times, July 2
But a recent national survey by John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University delivered bleak news. According to the May survey, ...

 

Gov. Christie budget cuts could lead to layoffs of legislative staffers
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, July 1
Legislative expert and Rutgers professor Alan Rosenthal said the governor's actions are unusual. “What's significant here is that — in my recollection ...


June
Charter school reform bills pass Assembly
Source: Packet Online, June 30
”We're very happy, and we're looking forward to the Senate bringing it up for vote,” said Julia Sass Rubin of Princeton Township, a member of Save Our ...

 

State Assembly Approves Charter Reform Bills
Source: Patch.com, June 30
Members of Save Our Schools NJ are “very happy that A 3852 and A3356 passed the Assembly with bi-partisan support,” said Julia Sass Rubin of Save Our ...

 

Overworked America: The Great Speedup
Source: truthout, June 30
In plainer English, here's Rutgers political scientist Carl Van Horn: "Everything is tilted in favor of the employers...The employee has no leverage. ...

 

Planners to study downtown parking rules
Source: Culpeper Star Exponent, June 30
“Do everything possible to get rid of every parking lot downtown,” Anton Nelessen, president of the planning firm, told the town at the time of the plan's ...

SB resolution calls for vote on charter schools
Source: North Brunswick Sentinel, June 30
Julia Sass Rubin, of Save Our Schools, began the rally, calling for people to become involved in chants, despite the heat and humidity weighing down the ...

 

New NJ bills could halt growth of charter schools in suburbs, expand in unwelcome areas
Source: NJ.com, June 29
"You can't take other people's tax dollars and allocate it to a small group in that community without buy-in from the majority," said Julia Sass Rubin, ...

 

Rutgers Study Finds One-Third of State's Immigrant Children, Nearly 3/4 of Adult Newcomes, Lack Health Insurance
Source: News from Rutgers, June 29
Professor Joel Cantor, CSHP director and co-author of the report, observed, “The new national health reform law, the Affordable Care Act, should increase ...

Non-Profits & Job Creation
Source: PBS Nightly Business Report, June 27
BILL RODGERS, PROFESSOR, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY: President Obama`s Jobs Council recently offered recommendations on how to accelerate job creation. I applaud the council for its work, but its preliminary recommendations neglect to harness the non-profit ...

Job Seekers: Economy grounds graduates seeking that first job
Source: MyWebTimes.com, June 27
A recent survey released by Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development found 53 percent of graduates receiving their degrees ...

After ruling halted N.J. foreclosures, experts fear deluge of filings
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, June 26
Last week, housing counselors, attorneys, community leaders and county officials gathered at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers ...

 

State Sen. Tom Kean Jr. says New Jersey's taxes caused 190000 residents to leave in 2009
Source: PolitiFact, June 26
Joseph J. Seneca, a professor at the Bloustein School who co-authored a 2007 study with Hughes that analyzed New Jersey migration patterns, said the number ...

 

The budget deficit, the national debt and politics as usual: A formula for disaster
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), June 26
Tuning in on where we are with the budget deficit and the nation's growing debt…it seems that the fledgling effort by some ...

To those with 4 jobs, add 1 more: job juggler
Source: Bend Bulletin, June 26
“Young college graduates working multiple jobs is a natural consequence of a bad labor market,” said Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center ...

V'land: 9-1-1 merger bad for city
Source: Vineland Daily Journal, June 25
Fulcher found a 2006 independent statewide 9-1-1 consolidation study conducted by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development that said a ...

Job Jugglers, on the Tightrope
Source: New York Times, June 25
According to a study by the Heldrich Center, the median starting salary for those who graduated from four-year degree programs in 2009 and 2010 was $27000, ...

How sprawl is like Bernie Madoff
Source: Natural Resources Defense Council, June 24
Robert Burchell of Rutgers has led several important studies showing the substantially increased municipal costs associated with sprawl development; ...

 

Amtrak Targets Easing of New York-Philadelphia Delays by End of September
Source: Bloomberg, June 24
... deputy US secretary of transportation under Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. ... director emeritus of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at ...

 

Sustainable Raritan River Initiative presents annual business awards
Source: Asbury Park Press, June 23

Sustainable Raritan River Initiative Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, Rutgers University The New Jersey Water Supply Authority, ...

 

Cooperation and the lack thereof
Source: TheJambar.com, June 22
William Rodgers, a former chief economist for the US Department of Labor and now a professor at Rutgers University, noted the lack of cooperation and said ...


Federal transportation funding for NJ is threatened by Mississippi floods
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, June 22
... US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was Santa Claus in a gray suit, ... emeritus of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. ...

Princeton Board Members, Residents Share Experiences With Charter Schools
Source: Patch.com, June 21
Julia Sass Rubin, of Save Our Schools, speak about her experiences as a charter school parent and an advocate ...

South Jersey Democrats supply key votes to pass pension and health-care bill backed by Christie
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, June 21
Joel Cantor, director of the Center for State Health at Rutgers University, said the arrangement could have negative effects on health care, ...

Texas politics and missing Molly Ivens
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), June 20
It was often said of Molly Ivens (August 30, 1944 – January 31, 2007), the newspaper columnist, political commentator, ...

Jersey's Long-Term Unemployed Getting Discouraged

Source: New Jersey 101.5FM, June 20
... Carl Van Horn, Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers says "they become what we call discouraged, because they've ...

My Rudge and Pedals for Progress
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices, June 19
It's far easier to say 'good-bye' to a good friend and partner when that friend is going to make life a good deal better for some ...

Some states enjoying low unemployment
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal, June 19
In times such as these, that can be overreaching -- to say the least, according to Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce ...

Democrats fight part of new benefits bill that prevents public employees from getting treatment outside NJ
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, June 17
But Joel Cantor, the director of the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University, said yesterday that costs would skyrocket over time. ...

Gov. Chris Christie blames Democratic tax, fee hikes for $70 billion in wealth leaving New Jersey
Source: PolitiFact, June 17
A 2007 report from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University said high taxes were among the reasons driving people ...

Working America's Dismal State
Source: OpEdNews, June 17
In November 2010, a Heldrich Center for Workforce Development study found 89% of respondents saying the economy wouldn't recover for another year or longer, ...

NJ lost 400 jobs; unemployment rate up
Source: Asbury Park Press, June 17
“The optimism earlier in the year has been tempered,” said Rutgers University economist James W. Hughes. Many Central New Jersey workers have reinvented ...

New Jersey lawmakers protest transit security cuts
Source: Homeland Security Newswire, June 16

... ... director of the Center for Transportation Safety, Security and Risk at Rutgers University joined the two lawmakers in protesting the budget cuts. ...


Charter School Reform: What's the Answer?
Source Patch.com, June 16
Princeton Patch spoke to Julia Sass Rubin, a Princeton resident and member of Save Our Schools. ...

Consumer protection: Elizabeth Warren, President Obama and the United States Congress

Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), June 16

Citizens who value consumer protection have an able, effective advocate in Ms. Warren. A professor of law at Harvard, ...


New Jersey Democrats say Gov. Chris Christie caused a 4.1 percent increase in property taxes
Source: PolitiFact, June 16
Referring to the decision to not raise state taxes to meet the revenue shortfall, Rutgers University professor Joseph Seneca said: "It was a shock to the ...

In the Bicycle Seat with John Pucher
Source: European Cyclists Federation, June 15
... John Pucher is a professor in the School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and has produced many papers on transport policy and cycling, ...

Amtrak to work on increasing security
Source: 7Online.com, June 14
Henry Mayer and Michael Greenburg study mass transit security and are working with Amtrak to improve safety in the northeast corridor. ...

Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement to be Established at Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School
Source: News from Rutgers, June 14
“The Ralph W. Voorhees Center will build on the existing educational programs at the Bloustein School and Rutgers University, and complement those ...

East Windsor to be site for largest private solar power plant in Western Hemisphere
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, June 14
... according to a study by Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy on the “Economic Impacts of Energy Infrastructure Investments. ...

Hiring up for new graduates, but recent classes may never catch up
Source: Belleville News Democrat, June 14
"Overall, the big picture is that the entire labor market is a buyers' market," said Carl Van Horn, co-author of the study and director of the Heldrich ...

State budget: Venture capital idea draws fire from both sides
Source: Capital Times, June 14
Julia Sass Rubin, an assistant professor at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said CAPCOs are "ineffective and ...

Critical Financial Tips For Young People Starting Their Careers
Source: Connecticut Watchdog, June 14
According to a new study by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, approximately 6 in 10 (59%) graduates owed money after graduation for ...

Finding Talent: Buy It or Make It?
Source: Human Resource Executive Online, June 14
... or employed part-time but looking for full-time work, according to a recent study from Rutgers University's Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. ...

Braun: NJ support for charter schools waning
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, June 13
"The suburbs are roiling," says Julia Sass Rubin of Princeton, a spokeswoman for Save Our Schools-New Jersey, an advocate for local control of charter ...

'They Don't Negotiate': Why Young Women College Graduates Are Still Paid Less than Men
Source: Huffington Post, June 12
Historically, men out-earn women across all sorts of occupations," says Carl E. Van Horn, a professor of public policy at Rutgers and a co-author of the ....

Crushing debt and subprime education: Preparing students for “gainful employment” in for-profit schools and colleges
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices, June 12
The $26.5 billion in federal student aid that went to for-profit colleges last year—yes billion—considerably enriched ...

Business Sense: Investing in our youth
Source: Times-Standard, June 12

Also, the advantages of working while in school are evidenced in a recent study by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, ...

Area graduates have better luck than predicted
Source: News-Herald.com, June 12
The study, by Knowledge Networks for the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers in New Jersey, reports that about 40 percent of ...

Assemblyman Lou Greenwald says Gov. Chris Christie's veto pen is to blame for New Jersey ranking the lowest out of the 50 states in job growth
Source: PolitiFact, June 12

... according to James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. ...

Paterson's biggest developer raises bet on city
Source: NorthJersey.com, June 12
"I would have to say it is unique," said Robert Burchell, professor at Rutgers University and chairman of its planning department. ...

 

Cooper Medical School wins initial accreditation
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, June 10
Although medical school slots have been increasing nationally, New Jersey's enrollment has stayed flat in recent years, said Joel Cantor, director of the ...

Speaker Boehner celebrates OSU grads amid reports questioning cost of college
Source: Examiner.com, June 9
In a report by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University titled “Unfulfilled Expectations: Recent College Graduates ...

Float the Raritan during Rutgers 'River Month'
Source: NJ.com Messenger-Gazette, June 9
The Sustainable Raritan River Initiative at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, is hosting three important ...

Survey: Most biz leaders say NJ government 'more responsive'
Source: Allentown Examiner, June 9
... said James W. Hughes, Ph.D., dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, which conducts the survey. ...

US losing its technological edge? No!
Source: Christian Science Monitor, June 7

"Every time we look at these shortage claims, we can't find them," says Hal Salzman, a public policy expert at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.

Recession has taken hidden toll on black families
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 7
That was the bottom line of an analysis by William Rodgers III, a Rutgers University economist who spoke here Monday at a seminar on black employment at the ...

Governor Christie Outlines Greener and More Affordable Vision for Future of Energy in New Jersey
Source: Office of the Governor | Newsroom, June 7
... consultations with Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Center for Energy, Economic, and Environmental Policy. ...

Companies with the Most Older Workers
Source: SecondAct, June 6
... a 401(k)," says Carl Van Horn, a public policy professor and director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Nation has fewer kids
Source: Marion Star, June 6
... dean of Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University. The number of non-Hispanic white women of child-bearing age has ...

Deadline looms to eliminate NJ program for distressed cities
Source: NorthJersey.com, June 5
Roland Anglin, executive director for the initiative for Regional and Community transformation at Rutgers University, says the truth is tough to pin down. ...

Starting Out: Bachelor's degrees don't give grads what they used to
Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, June 5
Just 53 percent of those graduating between 2006 and 2010 with four-year degrees have full-time jobs, according to the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce ...

Berit's good match: Morristown, New Jersey and Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), June 4

“We have met the fury of Mother Nature with the best of humanity.” (Walt Maddox, Mayor of Tuscaloosa, to a gathering of his ...

Jobs hard to come by for college graduates
Source: The Detroit News, June 4
"We lost 8 million jobs in the Great Recession," says Cliff Zukin, a Rutgers University professor who co-authored the study. ...

No decision yet on development
Source: NorthJersey.com, June 3
Using the findings of the 2006 Center for Urban Policy Research study done at Rutgers University, John McDonough, the planner representing the developer, ...

Entry-level jobs hard to secure
Source: Drexel University The Triangle Online, June 3
... to $27000 from $30000 several years earlier, according to a study done by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Adversaries, politics and policy: Peter HB Freylinghuysen, Jr. and the U.S. Congress
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), June 3
Members of the opposing political parties are contending with one another in an all-out effort, evidently, to prevail in the next ...


Is America's love affair with kids waning??
Source: USA Today, June 2
... be no children in the neighborhood," says James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University. ...

Despairing College Graduates Hope For Jobs, Not A Better Future
Source: Huffington Post, June 2
... moored to the idea of upward mobility as inevitable," said Carl E. Van Horn, ... who co-authored the study along with Jessica Godofsky and Van Horn. ...

Editorial: Investment plan a bad deal for state
Source: Appleton Post Crescent, June 2
Likewise, Rutgers University professor Julia Sass Rubin, an expert on CAPCOs, said they're "one of the biggest ripoffs out there" and "a crummy deal for the ...

Another Shocking Reality for College Graduates
Source: Wall St. Cheat Sheet, June 1
According to a study by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, the median annual starting salary for college students ...

History and the Hill: Annual Rutgers Study Shows Federal HTC Generated 145,000 Jobs and Benefited Lowest Income Areas
Source: Journal of Tax Credits, June 1
The report, based on research conducted by the Rutgers Center for Urban Policy Research, indicates that for the years 2009-2010, $8.8 billion in federal ...

May

Companies with the Most Older Workers
Source: US News and World Report, May 31
... a 401(k)," says Carl Van Horn, a public policy professor and director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...


UMES, IBM help grads land jobs
Source: Delmarva Now, May 31
Cliff Zukin, a political science and public policy professor at Rutgers who was co-author of the study, said more than 50 percent of graduates worked while ...

Ireland and England: The past and the future
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices, May 31
Obama visited Ireland, not long after the Queen of England made her own sojourn there, the first visit of a British monarch in a ...

Recent college grads have hard time finding work
Source: Liberation.com, May 30
A recent study released by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University shows that the employment rate for new college ...

Gov. Christie's battle over scrapped ARC tunnel costing NJ $225K a month in interest alone

Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, May 29
He's saying they don't owe anything, and he's on unsound ground," said Martin Robins, a transportation expert at Rutgers University who was closely involved ...

Viewpoints: Solar power plants, public land? It's a good match
Source: Sacramento Bee, May 29
According to professor Clinton Andrews of Rutgers University, utility-scale solar technologies require much less land than other renewable resources. ...

A Generation of Slackers? Not So Much
Source: New York Times, May 28
“I don't think this is a generation of slackers,” said Carl Van Horn, a labor economist at Rutgers. “This image of the kid who goes off and skis in Colorado ...

Value of college debated as costs rise, pay declines
Source: Middletown Journal, May 27
A study released last week by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University found that just 53 percent of recent graduates ...

Benefits of Blind Optimism
Source: Flathead Beacon, May 27
Cliff Zukin, who co-authored the study, also told the Associated Press that nearly half of graduates are working in jobs that don't require a college degree ...

C-Suite Survey Shows Improving Attitudes toward State, Economy
Source: PRLog.Org, May 27
Hughes and Marc D. Weiner, JD, Ph.D., associate director of the Bloustein Center for Survey Research, presented the full survey findings at the event. ...
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Congratulations on your graduation! Here's a job
Source: Fortune, May 27
... job market from 2006 to 2008, according to a study released this month by the John L. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Got a degree and a job? Now get a financial plan
Source: Chicago Tribune, May 27
Those entering the job market in 2006 and 2007 earned a median salary of $30000, according to the John J. Heldrich Center for Workplace Development at ...
Belleville News Democrat

Job Wanted: A Recent Graduate Looks For Work On A Street Corner

Source: Huffington Post, May 26
Last week, Carl Van Horn, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University, released a study called "Unfulfilled Expectations: Recent College Graduates ...

Rising sea levels pose risk to N.J. but it's not time for the 'for sale" signs

Source: Newjerseynewsroom.com, May 26
State and federal agencies are working on plans to be protect beaches and waters that Rutgers economist Joseph Seneca said are essential to a $30 billion ...

Despite High Gas Prices, Americans Slow to Embrace Walking,Cycling
Source: Fox Business, May 26
Dr. John Pucher, a professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, said the increases have been among men, the employed, well-educated and people without a car. "What struck me was the social inequity," said Pucher. ...

CEO survey shows optimism at NJ economy, biz climate
Source: NorthJersey.com, May 26
Outlining the results, James W. Hughes, head of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, which compiled the survey, joked that it was so positive there would be no "grief counselors" in the lobby. ...

Census: More NJ homes have 1 person than families
Source: The Trentonian, May 26
James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, says it doesn't contain many major surprises. ...


Jersey Coast will see rise in ocean level

Source: Asbury Park Press, May 26
Part of that has to be protecting beaches and waters that Rutgers economist Joseph Seneca said are central to a $30 billion tourism economy. ...

Room for Debate: The Downsized College Graduate
Source: New York Times, May 25
Carl E. Van Horn is professor of public policy and director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. The center released a survey last week of college graduates from the classes of 2006 to 2010 titled, ...

NJ CEOs at Rutgers summit: Ecomomic picture much brighter
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, May 25
... in the state were released this morning at the summit's fourth annual conference at Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. ...
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Are the new jobs good jobs? Well, we're not sure…
Source: Remapping Debate, May 25
Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, said that in the specific case of these data, it made little ...

More on the Venture Capital Scam
Source: Milwaukee News Buzz , May 24
“They tried to peddle this snake oil in Minnesota, but Minnesota didn't pass it, ” Julia Sass Rubin tells me. Rubin is the Rutgers University professor of ...

Questions Raised at Roundtable Debate — but Charter Schools Keep Moving Forward
Source: Patch.com, May 24
Julia Sass Rubin, founding member of Save Our Schools New Jersey disagreed, saying her organization "has a lot of issues with an authorizer that doesn't ...

Message to 2011 graduates: Go after your dreams
Source: The Daily Advance, May 24
Co-author of the study Cliff Zukin said the graduates held a “dismal sense” of their financial future. “Even young graduates of four-year colleges and ...

Do Unsafe Streets Prevent Us From Walking and Biking?
Source: AltTransport, May 24
The research, which was conducted by Dr. John Pucher of Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, shows that walking has ...

Despite High Gas Prices, Americans Slow to Embrace Walking,Cycling
Source: Fox Business, May 24
Dr. John Pucher, a professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, said the increases have been among men, the employed, well-educated and people without a car. "What struck me was the social inequity," said Pucher. ...

Active travel 'stagnant' in America
Source: Bike Biz, May 24
"What struck me was the social inequity," said Dr. John Pucher of Rutgers University. "Most of the increase is in middle-aged men. ...
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N.J. Assembly panel advances bills on charter schools
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, May 24
However, Julia Sass Rubin, another advocate with Save Our Schools and a Princeton charter parent, called the state's charter law "broken" and urged more ...

Census shows more moved out of NJ than into state
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, May 23
... high cost of living and the nation's highest property taxes, said James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ...

The buck stops here: Adoptees birthright bill and Chris Christie
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), May 23
Having passed two hurdles, in the Senate and in the Assembly, A1406/S799, the Adoptees Birthright Bill, sits on the governor's ...

Americans slow to embrace walking and cycling
Source: CNBC.com, May 23
Pucher, who works at Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, has been studying transportation and ways to make walking and cycling ...
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The nation's college classes of 2011 face a grim job picture in a crippled U.S. economy
Source: New York Daily News, May 23
Carl Van Horn said colleges and universities need to better inform students as to the expectations of the workplace and better prepare them for careers.

State proposal would send $250 million to certified capital companies
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 22
"The bottom line is this is a $200 million toilet Wisconsin is buying," said Julia Sass Rubin, an assistant professor of public policy at Rutgers University ...

Turbulent college landscape
Source: The News Record, May 22
Only 53 percent of graduates from the class of 2010 have full-time jobs, according to a survey released Wednesday by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. The percentage is a steep decline from the classes of 2006 ...

A capitol year for odd ideas
Source: The Spokesman Review, May 22
But it also reflects a cultural change, says Alan Rosenthal, a Rutgers University professor and longtime consultant to state legislatures. ...

Dewhurst having reservations about job creation program that gives tax credits to insurers
Source: Austin American-Statesman, May 21
"It's a terrible deal for Texas," said Julia Sass Rubin, a Rutgers University professor who specializes in economic development. "It's a sham. ...

Economix: Once Again: Is College Worth It?
Source: New York Times (blog), May 20
Additionally, in a survey of recent graduates from the Heldrich Center at Rutgers — the same survey that produced figures on graduates' poor job prospects — respondents seemed to wholeheartedly agree that college is indeed “worth it. ...

New school bus security training course in development
Source: SchoolBusFleet.com, May 20
... The security training program being developed by Rutgers University's Center for Transportation Safety, Security and Risk is designed to teach bus drivers ...

5 Great Ways To Get People To Ride Bicycles To Work
Source: Treehugger, May 20
But in light of some rather gloomy statistics about who's actually getting on bikes in a recent report by John Pucher and Ralph Buehler, we thought it might ...

Housing Market Recovery: Time Is Of The Essence - So Are Jobs
Source: Stock Markets Review, May 20
This is according to James W. Hughes, the dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Hughes goes on to state that the ...

NJ gained 14000 jobs in April
Source: Asbury Park Press, May 19
“It was certainly by far the best month of the recovery,” Rutgers University economist James W. Hughes said. The monthly jobs report is made up of a survey ...

NJ added 14000 jobs in April, the third month of gains
Source: NorthJersey.com, May 19
... it looks like spring has finally arrived in New Jersey with accelerating job growth,” said Professor Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers University economist. ...

Fresh out of college, slim hope for a job
Source: CNN International, May 19
He co-directs, with Rutgers professor of public policy and political science Cliff Zukin, the center's national Work Trends surveys that regularly track the ...
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Emerson considers historic designation of buildings and homes
Source: NorthJersey.com, May 19
...I reviewed an analysis online by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers and they determined, contrary to what people ...

Big Oil, unnecessary subsidies, and the hypocrisy of Congress
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), May 19
So, in the category of 'What's NOT new” we have the pattern of corporate subsidies being protected by members of Congress as ...

Revenge of the squares
Source: Washington Times, May 18
Instead, it's North Dakota - North Dakota, of all places: the cold end of the old buffalo commons, the back end of beyond. Call it the revenge of the 1950s, ...

Dear Class of 2011: Good Luck... You're Really Going to Need It!
Source: Huffington Post, May 18
And according to Carl Van Horn, of the Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, the effects of graduating into a recession go beyond dollars and cents. ...
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Jobs Outlook Is Bleak Even for College Graduates
Source: New York Times, May 18
“Their salary history follows them wherever they go,” said Carl Van Horn, a labor economist at Rutgers. “It's like a parrot on your shoulder, traveling with ...

Over 50 And Out Of Work: 'My Wife Doesn't Love Me Anymore; My Kids Dont Love Me"
Source: Huffington Post, May 18
... situation has been well-documented in studies, particularly by Carl Van Horn at Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. ...

College grads' hiring success is a glass-half-full story
Source: Kansas City Star, May 18
The survey, released today by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, said 53 percent of the graduates are working in full-time jobs. ...
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Post-College Work is Scarce, Survey Finds
Source: WTMA 1250AM, May 18
"A number of those are because they could not find a job and had to do something with themselves," says professor Cliff Zukin, co-author of the study. ..

Standoffs in Iowa Legislature put tally of bills at 22-year low point
Source: DesMoinesRegister.com, May 18
... said Alan Rosenthal, a professor of public policy and politics at Rutgers University who is finishing a book about governors and legislators over the ... .

NJR announces solar project on Village at Manalapan tract
Source: News Transcript, May 18
The press release states that according to a study performed by the Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy on the “Economic ...

Age-Appropriate, All-Hazards Communication Subject of School Bus Driver Focus Groups
Source: School Transportation News, May 17
The EJ Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University is contracting with DHS and has been holding focus groups with student ...

Judge rejects tea party group's bid for primary delay
Source: NorthJersey.com, May 17
Rosenthal, a Rutgers University professor, cast his vote with the Democrats' proposal, ... five Republicans and one independent tiebreaker, Alan Rosenthal. ..

Pomp, Circumstance And Fierce Job Competition

Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM, May 17
Rutgers Workforce Development Center Director Carl Van Horn, says the stiff competition also means it will probably take new grads longer to get a job than ... .

Solar Decathlon 2011: Team New Jersey's Seaside Hideaway
Source: GreenBuildingAdvisor.com
... Team New Jersey will present eNJoy: A Generation House at the 2011 Solar Decathlon. Among the main features of the house are its precast concrete-panel ...

How to get a state budget: Can New Jersey learn from Connecticut?

Source: NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), May 15

That there may be no second acts in life, as F. Scott Fitzgerald put it plainly, ought to prompt Governor Christie to pause in ...

New Jersey vs. New York City
Source: Crain's New York Business.com, May 15
... desperately needs new jobs and new investment, given the severity of the recession,” said Joseph Seneca, an economics professor at Rutgers University. ...

Real estate rebound will require jobs, time
Source: Asbury Park Press , May 13
... said James W. Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. “But then, we're looking at a long period back. ...

Lawmakers Move To Make TSA Patdowns A Felony
Source: AOL Travel News, May 13
Yet Alan Rosenthal, a professor of public policy at Rutgers, told the paper: "It's a way of getting attention and objecting to the intrusiveness of the ...

Jobs in medicine increase in state
Source: Cherry Hill Courier Post, May 13
... grew steadily through much of the past decade despite two recessions, according to an Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy study. ...

Business news in brief - N.J. medical practice jobs up 20%
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, May 13
... employed nearly 70000 people in 2009, about 20 percent more than in 2001, a study by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy found. ...

Secuacus, 5 other municipalities slated to today announce refusal to pay into NJ Meadowlands Commission tax-sharing pool
Source: The Jersey Journal - NJ.com, May 13
Santos cited a study done by the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University where they found that Secaucus has gained $655 million ...

A Charter Conversation
Source: NJ Spotlight, May 13
... Katrina Bulkley, associate professor at Montclair State University; Julia Sass Rubin, founding member of Save Our Schools New Jersey; and Karen Thomas, ...

Census results show NJ Shore town populations are shrinking
Source: NJ.com, May 12
... on and near the ocean certainly was hot," said James Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ...

Some states want TSA to ease up
Source: USA Today, May 12
"It's a way of getting attention and objecting to the intrusiveness of the search procedures," says Alan Rosenthal, professor of public policy at Rutgers ...

NJ should adapt to state's changing demographics: Census panel
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, May 11
... a distinguished policy fellow at Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. He pushed for further analysis of demographic trends ...

Fourth New Jersey Economic Policy Summit Set for May 25
Source: PRLog.Org, May 11
Conducted biannually by Hughes and Joseph J. Seneca, Ph.D., University Professor at Rutgers University's Bloustein School, it targets senior executives from ..

Physician Practices Make Significant Economic Impact on NJ Economy
Source: Business Wire, May 11
... two recessions and contributes significantly to the state's economy, according to an Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy study. ...

Census shows Asian Indians on the rise
Source: Tucson Citizen, May 11
... Act allowed more immigration from Asia, says James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

NJ Transit unveils first dual-mode locomotive in North America
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, May 11
At his retirement party from NJ Transit in 1983, Martin E. Robins was given a gag gift: a model train with a sign on it reading "dual-powered. ...

Men Vastly Outbike Women and Kids, Study Says
Source: Treehugger, May 11
Yes, there is a bicycling renaissance in North America, say authors and researchers John Pucher and Ralph ..

PennDesign Teaching Awards
Source: UPENN Almanac, May 10
... from Princeton University, and her PhD in urban planning and policy from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, Rutgers University.

School Boards Gets a Lesson on Charter Schools
Source: Patch.com, May 10
“We are not opposing charter schools,” Julia Sass Rubin told reporters after the meeting. “We're opposing the way charter schools are authorized and held ...

Biking to Work, Urban Contiguity, Power of Marketplaces
Source: TheCityFix.com, May 9
... remained largely unchanged between 2001 and 2009, according to a new study by John Pucher that was featured in the American Journal of Public Health. ...

Walking, Cycling Have Slowly Increased In The US

Source: RedOrbit, May 9
John Pucher, a professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, headed the team from Rutgers, Virginia Tech and the University of ...

Americans Walking, Biking a Bit More, Research Shows
Source: US News & World Report Health, May 6
John Pucher, of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, and colleagues wrote. ...


Jobless Rate Ticks Up To 9 Percent

Source: NPR, May 6
... there are a lot of people out there for whom that is cold comfort. I spoke with Carl Van Horn about this. He's the director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers.

Dr. Carl Van Horn
Source: Over 50 and out of work.com, May 5
Last month, jobless claims unexpectedly rose again in the United States, and older unemployed workers continue to face a difficult and job search process.

Poll: NJ businesses say revenue, profits are increasing
Source: NorthJersey.com, May 5
..."The labor market certainly has been lagging the overall economic recovery. Essentially we're producing the same economic output, but we are doing it with fewer workers. This survey is consistent... "JAMES HUGHES, EDWARD J. BLOUSTEIN SCHOOL OF PLANNING AND PUBLIC POLICY, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY ...

Ralph Buehler study shows that bicycle use in nine large North American cities has more than doubled in last 20 years
Source: HealthCanal.com, May 5

... Virginia Tech National Capital Region, and John Pucher, professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University. ...

Redistricting results promote class warfare
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, May 4
Alan Rosenthal, a Rutgers professor, was the pick of the court this time. The parties did not compromise. Rosenthal picked the Democrat map. ...

April
Sweeney makes a good move: Ends threat to close the door to state
Source: NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), April 30
On April 20th, I posted this blog that chastised State Senator Stephen M. Sweeney for pushing hard to place a moratorium on a ...

Cycling on the increase in Sydney

Source: Cyclingnews.com, April 30
Just last year, Sydney was labelled as a city which 'hates bikes' following a study conducted by Dr. John Pucher from Rutgers University in New Jersey. ...

Comparing Florida's growth management laws to others across the country
Source: PolitiFact, April 29
Rather than checking the 49 other states individually to see whether Dorworth is correct, we got a road map of places to examine from Stuart Meck, ...

The state, religion and the US Supreme Court
Source: NJ.com (guest column by Linda Stamato and Sanford M. Jaffe), April 29
The US Supreme Court early this month let stand an Arizona program that aids religious schools, saying in a 5-to-4 ...

Exemptions, deductions: Taxes and the social contract
Source: The Times of Trenton - NJ.com, April 29
... co-director of the Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Team New Jersey’s Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design From a Different Angle
Source: solardecathlon.gov, April 28
The New Jersey Solar Decathlon team is a collaboration between two universities, Rutgers and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). “Rutgers is taking care of the engineering side of ...

Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from a different angle

Source: Energy.gov, April 28
The New Jersey Solar Decathlon team is a collaboration between two universities, Rutgers and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). ...

Economists: N.J. economy gaining traction
Source: Dailyrecord.com, April 27
"We think that the recovery is actually becoming reality at this point," said Nancy H. Mantell, director of the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service. ...

New Jersey Has Bond Rating Cut by Moody's on Slow Recovery
Source: BusinessWeek, April 27
... two years behind the rest of the nation, Rutgers University economist Nancy Mantell said this week in a report. The unemployment rate in New Jersey rose ...

Report: NJ's economy appears on mend, job growth will take longer
Source: The Republic, April 27
Speaking in New Brunswick Wednesday, Rutgers Economic Advisory Service director Nancy Mantell predicted it may be the middle of 2016 before the average ...

Report: Expect jobs recovery in New Jersey by 2016
Source: Today's Sunbeam - NJ.com, April 27
The state is not expected to reach 2007 employment levels until at least mid-2016, said Nancy Mantell, director of the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service, ...

N.J. recovery expected to trail national growth

Source: Newsworks.org, April 27
James Hughes, the dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, agreed that job growth in New Jersey could be a couple of years ...

Fourth New Jersey Economic Policy Summit Planned for May 25
Source: PRLog.Org, April 26
The C-Suite Survey, conducted by the Bloustein School, targets senior executives from companies headquartered and/or deeply entrenched in New Jersey, ..

Taxes: Exemptions, credits, deductions—and--the fate of the nation
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), April 26
“The tax code, once you get to know it, embodies all the essence of human life: greed, politics, power, goodness, charity. ...

 

Redistricting plan hurts women lawmakers
Source: Today's Sunbeam - NJ.com, April 26
The 11th member, Alan Rosenthal, is also an Eagleton professor. Democratic State Chairman John Wisniewski, who led the Democrats redistricting team, ...


Poppers back, with a new slant
Source: McCook Daily Gazette, April 25
Speaking at Sioux City earlier this month, Frank Popper, a professor at Rutgers University, and his wife, Deborah, a professor at the College of Staten ...

World Trade Center transportation hub costs increasing
Source: NorthJersey.com, April 25
The cost of the World Trade Center transportation hub, .... emeritus at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. ...


Take a Virtual Tour of a Solar House at Rutgers Day

Source: News from Rutgers, April 25
Andrews, a professor of urban planning and director of the Rutgers Center for Green Building at the Bloustein School, said Team New Jersey's entry turns ...

Smartphone application serves as space for art exhibit
Source: RU Daily Targum, April 24
The course is cross-listed in both the Mason Gross School of Arts and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Zitcer said. ...

Wine & Dine: Small Lobbying Shops and Nonprofits Priced Out of Legislative Meals
Source: Southern Maryland Online, April 24

... to get together with constituents who are part of the organization," said Alan Rosenthal, a professor of public policy and political science at Rutgers. ...

Democrats are DOA
Source: Asbury Park Press, April 23
After all, the tie-breaker, Rutgers professor Alan Rosenthal, has long been a proponent of maintaining the status quo and seniority in legislative bodies. ...

As New Jersey woos Hunts Point produce market, change to laws may be on the table
Source: NorthJersey.com, April 22
Carl Van Horn, a former chairman of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, which administers state incentive programs, noted the Urban Transit Hub ...

Robbinsville's planning board rejects Sharbell's plan for 150 homes without age restrictions

Source: The Times of Trenton - NJ.com, April 22

James Hughes, an economist and dean of the Bloustein School for Public Planning and Policy at Rutgers, said the glut of age-restricted housing in the state ...

Rutgers Day Coming April 30, Rain or Shine
Source: News from Rutgers, April 22
That house, being built this summer in Newark, will be the Rutgers/Team New Jersey entry in the US Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon ...

Democrats upset over redistricting
Source: The Daily Princetonian, April 22
... requirements of Rutgers University political science and public policy professor Alan Rosenthal, who cast the deciding vote in approving the measure. ...

 

Saving the Incumbents
Source: Wall Street Journal, April 22

Amazingly, Rutgers political science professor Alan Rosenthal thinks that protecting the state's legislative incumbents is a good thing. ...

 

Hunterdon Chamber to Hold Economic Forecast Luncheon
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, April 21
Speakers include Dr. James Hughes, Dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, Rutgers University, and Jeffrey Otteau, President of ...

Bayshore Tea Party files lawsuit charging that N.J.'s new legislative districts are unconstititional

Source: newjerseynewsroom.com, April 21
Democrats and Republicans created competing maps, and the appointed tiebreaker, Rutgers professor Alan Rosenthal, voted in favor of the Democratic version. ...


Tea party group sues over new legislative district map
Source: NorthJersey.com, April 21
... had competing plans, and the Democrats won out by winning over the vote of the redistricting commission's tiebreaker, Rutgers professor Alan Rosenthal. ...

New Jersey's health benefits program: A bargain for towns but a cost to Norcross
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), April 20
When a government program generates a high participation rate and runs well, that is efficiently and effectively, what ...

The Long Haul For The Long-Term Unemployed: 99ers Face A Myriad Of Challenges in the Fight for Full-Time Employment
Source: Seattle Medium, April 20
... whom the current economic crisis has trapped in long-term joblessness by The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Couple touts Buffalo Commons concept for Plains
Source: Nebraska Radio Network, April 20
Deborah Popper says technology hasnt directly affected the Buffalo Commons concept but it helps the agricultural community have less of an impact on the ...

War of words: Gas pipeline company, opponents flood residents with information
Source: The Hudson Reporter, April 20
Pointing to a study done by Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Policy, White said, “Hudson County residents will benefit from ...

For many grads, the old college try's not enough
Source: Chicago Tribune, April 19
... would a few years ago," said Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

Tough talk could become political vulnerability for Gov. Chris Christie
Source: NorthJersey.com, April 19
Cliff Zukin, another politics professor at Rutgers, cautioned that Christie's tone may have run its course. "His in-your-face way of handling things is ...

GUEST OPINION: Some advice for 'subtracted cities' like Fall River
Source: Fall River Herald News, April 18
By Deborah E. Popper and Frank J. Popper Detroit stands as the ultimate expression of industrial depopulation. The Motor City offers traffic-free streets, ...

Whither New Jersey's Economy? R/ECON Program Features Forecast , Promising Business Initiatives
Source: News from Rutgers, April 18
Bloustein School Dean James W. Hughes, director and co-author of The Rutgers Regional ... University Professor Joseph J. Seneca of the Bloustein School and ...

Helping public a costly affair
Source: Altoona Mirror, April 17
Allan Rosenthal, a Rutgers University professor whose research has focused on state governments, said people are unable to get in to see the governor, ...

Helping constituents, helping themselves
Source: Beaumont Enterprise, April 16
Alan Rosenthal, a Rutgers University professor whose research legislatures and legislative ethics, said average people may not be able to get in to see the ...

N.J. labor market lull may be subsiding
Source: Asbury Park Press, April 15
"These last two months, the national improvement seems to be echoing in New Jersey, and that's encouraging," said Joseph J. Seneca, a Rutgers University ...

Reapportionment -- the way Dems want it -- virtually assures their control for the next decade

Source: Jersey Journal/nj.com, April 14
... Tie-breaker Alan Rosenthal, a Rutgers professor and registered Democrat, voted for the Democrats' plan, remaining silent on the 5-5 vote that killed the ...

Actually, If You Build It, They Will Bike
Source: Streetsblog New York, April 13
... in Brooklyn have increased at about the same rate as the city's screenline count, according to a 2010 report by Rutgers professor John Pucher [PDF]. ...

Expanding Bike Culture to U.S. College Campuses
Source: TheCityFix.com, April 11
But John Pucher, a professor of urban transportation policy at Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, has concerns over the spread of bike-share programs, according to The New York Times. “American and Canadian cities have ...

Inquirer Editorial: Divide and conquer
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, April 11
Alan Rosenthal of Rutgers was the independent "tiebreaker" on the state's reapportionment commission. A week ago he chose the Democrats' plan for remapping ...

Opinion: The new seating plan for NJ
Source: NorthJersey.com , April 10
The 11th member was Alan Rosenthal, a Rutgers University political scientist. Rosenthal, the one non-partisan tie-breaker, was chosen by State Supreme Court Justice Stuart Rabner, after both parties listed him as an acceptable 11th member. ...

Will redistricting impede Christie agenda?
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, April 10

Much has been written during the past week about the redistricting process — a nonpartisan 11th member, political science professor Alan Rosenthal of Rutgers University, selected the map favored by Democrats — and the impact it will have on the ...

Boonville commission seeks nominees for historic preservation awards
Source: Boonville Daily News, April 8
The Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University conducted a study in 2001 on the economic impact of historic preservation in Missouri and found ...

New legislative map changes District 37
Source: NorthJersey.com, April 8
Then Rutgers Professor Alan Rosenthal, the commission's nonpartisan 11th member, broke the tie, announcing that he believed that the Democrats' map was more in line with "the current distribution of partisan preferences in New Jersey," as well as more ...

Rutgers students outline streetcar plan
Source: Princeton Packet Online, April 7
This plan could act as a springboard to continue mass transit up University Place to Nassau Street and bring people into the heart of the downtown, said Jim Constantine, professor of the class as he gave the introduction. ”That would activate the old ...

Opinion: The Main Obstacle to Fair Representation of Latinos in New Jersey is the Democratic Party

Source: Fox News Latino, April 7
The map chosen by the appointed tie-breaker, Rutgers University Professor Alan Rosenthal, continued an anti-democratic tradition of prioritizing the protection of incumbents. This year the 2010 Census results delivered a new reality to the commission ...

New legislative districts / Never pretty

Source: Press of Atlantic City, April 7
The districts were adopted Sunday when the tiebreaker on the state Apportionment Committee, Rutgers University political science professor Alan Rosenthal, chose the Democrats' proposed map over the Republicans' map. Prior to that, five Republican and ...


Verona bumped to new legislative district
Source: NorthJersey.com, April 7
Although plans for redistricting were submitted by both the Republicans and Democrats, the version drawn up by the Democrats ultimately prevailed on Sunday when court-appointed tiebreaker Alan Rosenthal, a Rutgers University public policy professor, ...

Opinion: The Recession Is Over, but Good NJ Jobs Still Scarce
Source: NJSpotlight.com, April 6
The state and the country are slowly adding jobs, but many of them are in below-average-paying sectors. By James W. Hughes & Joseph J. Seneca in Opinion


Sydney's crazy car culture
Source: Eureka Street, April 6
Dr John Pucher told The Sydney Morning Herald he encountered an 'an incredible level of aggression from Sydney motorists'. The problem seems widespread: a ...

Editorial: N.J. Gov. Christie's intervention in redistricting process went too far
Source: NJ.com/Times of Trenton, April 6
... Alan Rosenthal, a Rutgers professor, is the tie-breaking member of the team. ... Still, tiebreaker Alan Rosenthal, a professor of public policy at Rutgers ...


New legislative district set for area municipalities

Source: NorthJersey.com, April 6
Alan Rosenthal, a public policy and political science professor at Rutgers and the one nonpartisan member of the commission, cast the deciding vote, ultimately rejecting a Republican plan. For the next 10 years, Edgewater residents will be represented ...

Summer gasoline blend, Mideast turmoil factor into price spike at Shore
Source: Asbury Park Press, April 6
... producers,'' said economist James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. ...

Democrats' plan was always the front-runner

Source: Cherry Hill Courier Post, April 5
The latest 11th was Alan Rosenthal, a professor at Rutgers who telegraphed his intentions long before the decision was made officially April 3. One of the first to put it in writing was pollster Patrick Murray of Monmouth University, a keen observer of ...

Gasoline prices in Central Jersey go up

Source: Asbury Park Press, April 5
... and sent to the oil producers," said economist James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

Millburn shuffled to 27th District
Source: NorthJersey.com, April 5
Both Republicans and Democrats submitted redrawn boundaries and a vote yesterday by Rutgers public policy professor Alan Rosenthal, named by the state Supreme Court as a tie breaker, cast the deciding vote in favor of the Democratic version of the new ...

Concerns rise as NJ inspections find high number of violations

Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, April 4
Joel Cantor, director of the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University, said New Jersey early on encouraged the explosion when it partially ..

Not Snooki: Rutgers Students Dance for Kids
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), April 4
The appearance of Snooki made the front page of the Star Ledger on Saturday--generating 6286 Facebook “likes” online-- but, as of today, Monday, no word ...


Does Increased Legislative Oversight Result in "Better" Regulations?
Source: National Center for Policy Analysis, April 4
... procedural changes resulted in "better" regulations? Or have they made the regulatory process so cumbersome that agencies have turned to alternative forms of policymaking, ask Stuart Shapiro and Deborah Borie-Holtz of Rutgers University ...


Gov. Christie says newly approved NJ legislative district map 'only slightly better' than previous map

Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, April 4

Democrats scored a victory in the redistricting process when Rutgers Professor Alan Rosenthal selected their version of the new map, going against Republicans who had pushed for more districts where they would be competitive. Rosenthal was the 11th tie ...

Chris Christie: GOP map would have been fairer
Source: Boston Herald, April 4
Christie says the map chosen Sunday by Rutgers University political science professor Alan Rosenthal creates mostly "safe" districts for incumbent lawmakers facing re-election. All 120 members of the Senate and Assembly are up for re-election in ...

New Jersey Democrats claim victory in legislative redistricting process
Source: Ballot News, April 4
The 11th commission member — Rutgers professor Alan Rosenthal — was unable to get the 5 Democrats and 5 Republicans to agree on a compromise map. Therefore, he had to choose which map he would cast his tie-breaking vote in favor of. ...

Sen. Stack will lose WNY; pick up larger portion of JC
Source: The Hudson Reporter, April 4
Yesterday afternoon, redistricting commission tiebreaker Alan Rosenthal selected the Democratic map to redraw the state's 40 legislative districts. Under the Democratic proposal, Stack will lose West New York and pick up a larger portion of Jersey City ...

Singer Looking Forward to Challenges That Come With New Districts
Source: Howell Patch.com, April 4
The selected person was Alan Rosenthal, a Rutgers University public policy professor. "The good part is that I'm still representing two thirds of the district I did before," Singer said in an interview Monday. Singer previously represented four ...

NJ Democrats retain advantage in upcoming legislative elections
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, April 4

Alan Rosenthal, whose vote Sunday decided what the state's 40 legislative districts will look like for the next decade, said siding with Democrats was the hardest decision he can remember making. ...

NJ redistricting panel OKs new map drawn by Democrats
Source: NorthJersey.com. April 4
Tiebreaker Alan Rosenthal sided with the Democrats after spending a month on ... map,” said Rosenthal, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University. ...

State set for district change

Source: Gloucester County Times - NJ.com, April 4
The map that was adopted by a commission of five Democrats, five Republicans and Rutgers University political science professor Alan Rosenthal was the one proposed by the Democrats. Rosenthal was named as a tie-breaker after the two parties failed last ...

Revisting the Buffalo Commons

Source: Sustaining the Northern Plains, April 4
It has also been pointed to as proof of the silliness of the much debated Buffalo Commons proposed in the 1980's by Frank and Deborah Popper. ...

Who Bikes?
Source: The Daily Score, April 4
... the University Transportation Research Center, authored by John Pucher at Rutgers and Ralph Bueler at Virginia Tech. Bike trips by income refer to 2009. ...

Reshaping of New Jersey's 40 legislative districts falls in favor of Democrats

Source: newjerseynewsroom.com, April 3
In a final meeting at the Statehouse, Rutgers Prof. Alan Rosenthal cast the tie-breaking vote on the 11-member panel in favor of the Democratic ...
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New districts to reconfigure delegations

Source: The Asbury Park Press, April 3
... As expected, the independent tiebreaker — Rutgers University political scientist Alan Rosenthal — voted Sunday with the Democrats, ending a partisan ...


Passaic County Sees Job Growth Over 3 Quarters in 2010
Source: NorthJersey.com, April 3
"That is a surprise," said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

Democratic Redistricting Map Approved, Little Change Seen For District 17
Source: NewBrunswickPress.com, April 3
... Rutgers Professor Alan Rosenthal sided with the plan that he said represented the least amount of change to current legislative districts, which favor the ...

Chosen NJ legislative redistricting map favors Dems
Source: Dailyrecord.com, April 2
Late Saturday afternoon, Rutgers University political scientist Alan Rosenthal and his staff relayed his decision to the commission's five Democrats and ...

Measuring Joblessness Through An Educational Lens
Source: NPR, April 3
Rodgers, a professor at Rutgers University, calls it "bifurcated" because people who have college degrees are getting hired, but those who didn't finish school are sitting on the sidelines. Many have given up on their search for work. ...

Democrats Near Victory in New Jersey Redistricting
Source: Wall Street Journal (blog), April 2
This year's tie-breaking member, Rutgers University professor Alan Rosenthal, wanted a map that would create opportunities for more minority-served districts. The fundamental philosophical question about drawing districts is whether to condense ...

Approaching deadline to remake NJ legislative district map
Source: NBC40, April 2
Now, both sides will wait for a decision by the deciding member, Rutgers political science professor Alan Rosenthal. All 120 legislators are up for election ...

Where the Buffalo Roam

Source: Mother Jones, March/April 2011 issue

... Authored by professors Frank and Deborah Popper (he teaches at Princeton and Rutgers; she teaches at Princeton and the City University of New York), it suggested that a large portion of the Great Plains—comprising ...

 

Republicans, Democrats to present NJ legislative redistricting maps to tiebreaker today

Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, April 1

Alan Rosenthal, a Rutgers professor, ... Alan Rosenthal today, according to Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris), ...

'Last best offer' time at The Heldrich
Source: Asbury Park Press, April 1
... this weekend, when tiebreaker Alan Rosenthal will have to choose the ... final maps they propose to Rosenthal, a Rutgers political scientist, and his staff. ...

NJ Dems, GOP present final redistricting maps
Source: Asbury Park Press, April 1

A decision by the deciding member of the commission, Rutgers political science professor Alan Rosenthal, must be made by Sunday so the maps can certified ...

NJ gov jumps into redistricting fight

Source: Albany Times Union, April 1

An 11th tie-breaking member, 78-year-old Rutgers political science professor Alan Rosenthal, was appointed by the State Supreme Court's chief justice. ...

Rutgers professor to discuss labor market at Wardlaw-Hartridge
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, April 1
... parents will learn how to get a better return on their investment, said Rodgers, chief economist at Rutgers' Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. ...

UK's urban sprawl needs to be binned
Source: Left Foot Forward, April 1

... 15-20% in the construction of local roads and 7-15% in the provision of water and sewage facilities; as found by Dr. Robert Burchell et al. in 1992. ...

State investment programs yield mixed results

Source: Gazette.net, April 1

Montgomery County Sports They've been open to critique and input," said Julia Sass Rubin, a professor at Rutgers University in Washington, DC, and an expert on investment programs. ...

At N.J. hotel, political map is being redrawn for decade
Source: Vineland Daily Journal , April 1
... with a do-not-cross rope in front of it, for the arbiter of the redistricting dispute, Rutgers University professor Alan Rosenthal and his staff. ...

The Affordable Care Act: One Year Later
Source: NJ Spotlight, April 1

While estimates vary, Joel Cantor, the director of Rutgers University's Center for State Health Policy, who is working with state officials to plan the ...

Christie aide: Tolls or gas tax eventually must rise
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, April 1
Current spending plans don't require those increases, Transportation Commissioner ... of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. ...

March
Rutgers' Job Success Club Offers Camaraderie and Support to Alumni
Source: News from Rutgers, March 31
According to a recent study by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, more than six in 10 of those unemployed (64 percent) have ...

U.S. productivity outpaces rival nations

Source: Daily Herald, March 31
"Everything is tilted in favor of the employers," says Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers ...

US Census shows East Brunswick as statistical center of New Jersey
Source: The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, March 31
James Hughes, the dean of Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said cheaper homes and lower property taxes have drawn people ...

US economy outpaces rivals even as job growth lags
Source: KansasCity.com, March 31

The United States is "on the other end of the spectrum," says Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University"Everything is tilted in favor of the employers. ...

Decision awaited on map redrawing state's legislative districts
Source: Dailyrecord.com, March 31

... making cellphone calls and refilling on coffee. arbiter of the redistricting dispute, Rutgers University professor Alan Rosenthal and his staff. ...

Women's History Month and the County College of Morris: Immigrants and access to higher education
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), March 31
As Women's History Month winds down--and--the debate about who should be admitted to the County College of Morris heats up, ...

Lots at stake as New Jersey Legislative Redistricting Commission redraws the map
Source: phillyBurbs.com, March 30
Rutgers University professor Alan Rosenthal, who was appointed earlier this month as the commission's neutral tiebreaker, has said publicly that he favors ...

US economy outpaces rivals even as job growth lags
Source: Columbia Missourian, March 30
The United States is "on the other end of the spectrum," said Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers ...

BPU Approves Continuation of NJNG's Accelerated Infrastructure Program to Strengthen New Jersey's Economy
Source: Sun Herald, March 30
In fact, based upon the results of recent studies conducted by the Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, it is projected that ...

Students build solar house for national contest
Source: Rutgers Daily Targum, March 30
Clinton Andrews, professor of urban planning in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and Team New Jersey faculty adviser, ...

Non-Profits Can Benefit the Unemployed
Source: PBS Nightly Business Report, March 29
Here's Bill Rodgers, professor at Rutgers University. BILL RODGERS, PROF., PUBLIC POLICY & CHIEF ECONOMIST, HELDRICH CTR. FOR WORKFORCE DEV., RUTGERS UNIV.: Even with over 200000 private sector jobs created in February, it will still take approximately ...

Planning on Shrinking: It’s time to understand that shrinkage is no longer somebody else’s problem.
Source: Shelterforce -- National Housing Institute, March 29
Frank Popper is a professor of planning and public policy at Princeton and Rutgers. More information about Deborah E. Popper and Frank J. Popper ...

GE: Corporate citizen?
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), March 29
General Electric, much in the news in the last few days, not only as the manufacturer of certain problem-plagued nuclear reactors ...

 

Contrails warm the world more than aviation emissions
Source: New Scientist, March 29
... to atmospheric warming, whereas emissions cuts take years to have an effect, says Robert Noland of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. ...

 

Christie an unwanted distraction for meeting
Source: NorthJersey.com, March 29
... is more powerful than he is — Rutgers University political scientist Alan Rosenthal, the court-appointed 11th member or "tiebreaker. ...

Christie visits legislative district meeting
Source: NJ.com, March 28
... in New Brunswick and participated in meetings with the man who will ultimately decide how the map looks: Rutgers University Professor Alan Rosenthal. ...

Redistricting: The Inside Game
Source: Ridgewood Patch, March 28

Codey's chances for survival improved with the public declaration by neutral tie-breaker Alan Rosenthal, a Rutgers University political scientist, ...

Redistricting and gubernatorial pyschological warfare
Source: Politicker NJ, March 28
Experts don't think Rutgers University Prof. Alan Rosenthal is likely to be intimidated by Gov. Chris Christie's presence at the Heldrich Sunday, where Rosenthal serves as the tiebreaking 11th member of a redistricting commission that ...

 

Images of work, or, how not to celebrate Women's History Month (and the story of American labor) in Maine
Source: NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), March 26
The headline read: “Maine Governor LePage Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. ...


Bayshore Tea Party group issues map

Source: PolitickerNJ, March 25
The group's leader, Barbara Gonzalez of Middletown, told PolitickerNJ.com that redistricting commission tiebreaking member Dr. Alan Rosenthal of Rutgers received a hand-delivered copy of the map for his consideration. ...

Weekend Reading 3/25/11
Source: Sightline Daily, March 25
I can remember when mentioning the "Buffalo Commons" -- the idea of creating a vast prairie reserve in the drier Midwest -- was considered fighting words in ...

State Unemployment Rate Increases
Source: istockAnalyst.com, March 25
Joseph Seneca, an economics professor at Rutgers University, called it an "encouraging report," and an "indication that the long bleak winter in the state's ...

Minority groups release proposed legislative map
Source: Asbury Park Press, Capitol Quickies, March 25
... and probably more changes than the Apportionment Commission's so-called 11th member, Rutgers professor Alan Rosenthal, would want to see in a final map. ...

Only bulldozers and bison can save Detroit now
Source: Grist Magazine, March 24
This has a rich precedent in the American Great Plains, where Frank and Deborah Popper's Buffalo Commons program has somehow convinced a bunch of rural ...

 

NAIOP New Jersey Announces “Deal Of The Year” Finalists
Source: PRLog.Org, March 24
The Deal of the Year nominees were judged by: Dr. James Hughes, Dean of the Edward J.Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers University; ...

 

Portland tops in new research report on nine major cycling cities
Source: BikePortland.org, March 23
... was done by noted researchers John Pucher and Ralph Buehler. Sharing the report with us via email last night, Pucher commented that, "As you will see, ...

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Minneapolis to add to vast bike trails
Source: Minnesota Daily, March 23
Bike ridership in major cities like Minneapolis is on the rise ... for the US Department of Transportation by John Pucher and Ralph Buehler. ...

 

St. Patrick's Day, the Irish in America, and the (latest) exodus from the Emerald Isle
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, (blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), March 23
We've reached the end of the parades and the celebrations—in Newark, Trenton, Hoboken, Belmar, Morristown and in Spring Lake ...


New Yorkers lag in cycling to work, study shows
Source: Wall Street Journal, March 22
But New York still needs to do more to protect cyclists, said John Pucher, an urban planning professor and co-author of the study. Cars frequently block the ...


When the cuts bite ... we must galvanise and organise
Source: The Guardian, March 22
A 2009 study by the John J Heldrich Center for Workforce Development found anxiety, helplessness, hopelessness and depression commonly felt by those ...

 

Prudential Center yet to deliver on Newark revitalization

Source: NJ.com, March 22

James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said the original plans for the redevelopment around the Prudential ...

EDITORIAL: Kicking the 'Buffalo Commons' curse
Source: Trading Charts, March 22
That was a headline from an Associated Press story on the 2000 Census, 10 years ago this week. That was the threat dogging ...


Invest in peace: Support the USIP
Source: NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), March 21
So, given where I sit (Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Rutgers University) and knowing what the Peace Institute has done and continues to ...

Employment Ad Measure Gets Final Legislative Approval

Source: WBGO.org 88.3 FM, March 21
Carl Van Horn is the director of the Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers . He says while the intent of the bill is good, it will be difficult to ...

Absecon Mills in Galloway Township surviving as manufacturing shrank 30 percent
Source: Press of Atlantic City, March 21
Hughes is dean and professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. In 1943, 55 percent of all jobs in the ...

 

Proposal for moratorium on N.J. state insurance pool draws fire
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 21
The insurance industry "stands to benefit from this," said Joel Cantor, director of the Rutgers University Center for State Health Policy. ...

 

Over-65 and still on the job
Source: NorthJersey.com, March 21
Yet that picture is radically different from the one outlined by Carl Van Horn, a Rutgers University economist and head of the John J. Heldrich Center for ...


New Jersey's parties both fall short on blacks, Latinos
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, March 20
The job of sorting this out will fall to Rutgers professor Alan Rosenthal, who was a consensus choice. He is trying to nudge the two sides together before ...

Healthy biotech, pharmaceutical industry good for NJ, panel says
Source: NorthJersey.com, March 19

A study by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development and the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University found that the more than 300 ...

After losing industrial base, Edison happy to see commercial growth
MyCentralJersey.com
... retail properties help," said James W. Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Edward J.Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in New Brunswick. ...

Mercer businesses focus on the positive

Source: The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, March 17
"What a difference a year makes," said James Hughes, an economist and dean of the Bloustein School for Public Planning and Policy at Rutgers. While Hughes did not attend ...


New Report Finds Life-Sciences Companies Help The NJ Economy Big-Time
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM, March 17
... Dr. Carl Van Horn, Director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, says a new report, Economic Impacts of the Biotechnology ...

Christie's Atlantic City Revival Seeks Halt to 30% Casino Plunge
Source: San Francisco Chronicle, March 17
... state's economic slide, said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. ...

Protecting personal data: New Jersey and you, not so perfect together
Source: NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato), March 16
I looked into practices at Rutgers, particularly at the Bloustein School, my home base. I was told the following regarding our practices and those at the ...


Disaster to shape U.S. policy on energy
Source: The Asbury Park Press, March 16

... Frank Felder, director of the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy at Rutgers University, a former nuclear engineer in the Navy, ...

Nuclear plant crisis in Japan to shape U.S. energy's future

Source: Dailyrecord.com, March 15
Frank Felder, director of the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy at Rutgers University, a former nuclear engineer in the Navy, ...

New Data Shows Older Workers Find Jobs More Easily Than Younger Ones
Source: New Jersey 1015.com, March 15
... Dr. Carl Van Horn, the Director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University says many older workers have a real incentive to stay ...

Are help wanted ads discriminatory?

The Bridgeton News - NJ.com, March 15
"That's certainly going to fall hardest on younger workers," says Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at ...

Small towns doubt NJ census count
Source: NewJersey 101.5 FM, March 14

Professor Joseph J. Seneca of the Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy said the new population figures surprised him. ...

The Nation's Troubled Labor Markets and the Fate of Its Dislocated
Source: Huffington Post, March 14
Findings of research on the re-employed by the Heldrich Center on Workforce Development at Rutgers University revealed that many re-employed reported being ...

Small N.J. towns doubt census figures that show population loss
Source: Asbury Park Press, March 13
Professor Joseph J. Seneca of the Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy said the new population figures surprised him. ...

Panasonic deal stirs criticism of NJ's tax-credit programs
Source: NorthJersey.com, March 13
But Carl Van Horn, a former chairman of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, which administers state incentive programs, is skeptical. ...

Politics part of the redistricting process, N.J. panel's tiebreaker says
Source: Northjersey.com, March 12
... Rutgers Professor Alan Rosenthal is the tiebreaker on the panel redrawing the state's 40 legislative districts. The Rutgers professor — considered a top ...

NJ redistricting panel begins work on map
Source: Newsworks.org, March 11
Rutgers University political science professor Alan Rosenthal said his major role is to resolve differences between the five Democrats and five Republicans on the commission. "Disagreement is to be expected. In fact, it's to be welcomed. ...

Employers remain wary on hiring

Source: Asbury Park Press, March 11
It "suggests we were hemorrhaging jobs in 2009," Rutgers University economist James W. Hughes said. "In 2010, it looks like we stanched the hemorrhage."

Tiebreaking member of NJ commission defends politics of redistricting process
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, March 11

Alan Rosenthal, a Rutgers professor, is the newest member of the state legislative redistricting commission. TRENTON — Alan Rosenthal, the tiebreaking member of the commission ...

Many former Galesburg Maytag workers fear never fully recovering

Galesburg Register-Mail, March 11
And a report by the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College and the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, ...

Rosenthal makes debut at apportionment meeting
Examiner.com, March 10
Professor Alan Rosenthal of Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute has served often as the eleventh member of the commission twice before, in 1981 and 1991. He has deliberately left few clues to his leanings and has convinced most observers that he ...

Panelist lays out map-drawing criteria
Source: Asbury Park Press, March 10
Alan Rosenthal, former director of Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute of Politics, laid out the criteria he said were contained in the state Constitution, the federal Voting Rights Act, and federal court cases. Legislative districts should be ...

Rosenthal memo has Dems smiling
Source: Politicker NJ, March 10
Rutgers University Prof. Alan Rosenthal appeared in the Statehouse in advance of this afternoon's redistricting hearing, where he will make his debut, and the atmosphere suddenly seemed less political and more cerebral. ...

Today in Trenton: Redistricting commission holds first public meeting with tie-breaker

Source: The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, March 10
It will be the first hearing with the newly-appointed tie breaker, Alan Rosenthal. • Gov. Chris Christie does several interviews today. He interviews with WOR's John Gambling at 7:40 am on 710 AM. He follows with an interview on WOND with Don Williams ...

Professor Rosenthal…Breaks the Tie
Source: PolitickerNJ, March 10
His advice paid off. For his entire academic career, the 78-year-old Rutgers professor has been helpful to so many others. He is a great professor, a really funny guy, but most of all, has the ability to step in and mediate in difficult situations. ...
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For NJ, job losses continue; unemployment still at 9.1 percent
Source: NorthJersey.com, March 10
Joseph Seneca, an economist at Rutgers University, optimistically noted that the state gained 5200 private sector jobs in 2010 after losing 117000 jobs in ...

Gangs and Cupcakes: Violence and Sugar Go Together
Source: The Atlantic, March 10
... on Edible Geography, in a post inspired by Rutgers Urban Policy lecturer Dr. Kathe Newman's theory that "cupcake shops can provide a more accurate and ...

A virtuoso in the performance of life
Source: McCook Daily Gazette, March 10
Floyd was master of making lemon-aide from lemons. In 1997, Princeton sociology professors, Frank and Deborah Popper, infuriated this area  ...

NJ sees employment drop in January after private sector gained in 2010
Source: NJBIZ, March 10
... according to James W. Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. The benchmark revision to the annual numbers, ...

Charter schools debate deserves real information that Christie administration withholds

Source: NJ.com , March 10
Julia Sass Rubin, leader of Save-Our-Schools-NJ, an advocacy group, and a charter school parent in Princeton, says all data about student performance should ...

Opinion: A legislative map that reflects all of us
Source: NorthJersey.com, March 10
Rutgers Professor Alan Rosenthal, recently appointed as the tie-breaking member of the commission, understands the importance of this task as well. Rosenthal is widely regarded as an impartial authority on ethics and government who understands the need ...

The Black Economy: Growing Pains Would be Welcome
Source: U.S. 1 News/Princetoninfo.com, March 9
The event includes a panel featuring William Rodgers of the Bloustein School and chief economist at the John J. Heldrich Center of Workforce Development. Rodgers also is a seniorThe event includes a panel featuring William Rodgers of the Bloustein School and chief economist at the John J. Heldrich Center of Workforce Development. Rodgers also is a senior ...

Poll: Philadelphians Feel Less Positive About Their City
Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts, March 7
... The wide-ranging survey of 1604 Philadelphians was conducted by Abt SRBI Public Affairs, working with Rutgers University Professor Cliff Zukin. ...

Philadelphia less positive about Nutter, direction, Pew poll says
Soource: Philadelphia Business Journal/Bizjournals.com, March 7
... Pew Charitable Trusts' Philadelphia Research Initiative and conducted by Abt SRBI Public Affairs working with Rutgers University Professor Cliff Zukin. ...

Make elections matter again
Source: Asbury Park Press (editorial), March 7
So on Thursday, Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner announced the appointment of Rutgers University professor Alan Rosenthal to break the tie. Despite Rosenthal's experience in redistricting — he served as the 11th member on the Congressional ...

Rosenthal not new to redistricting
Source: Examiner.com, March 6
Matt Friedman of the Statehouse Bureau filed this detailed profile of Professor Alan Rosenthal of the Rutgers-Eagleton Institute, who is now the tie-breaking member of the Legislative Apportionment Commission. Friedman describes Rosenthal as the almost ...

 

Housing boom a bust for Shore populations
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 6
... The robust economy during most of the decade led to a fevered real estate climate, said James Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Bloustein School of ...

Agricultural subsidies and the hypocrisy of the Tea Party
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices, March 5
The Republican Tea Party faction wants to appear unrelenting in its zeal to reduce deficits, slashing left and right except in ...

 

Stocks slide despite encouraging jobs report
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 5
"We're going to be hurt by the spike in oil prices, and that is also a drag on growth," said public-policy professor Carl E. Van Horn, director of the John ...

February Jobs Report Shows Optimism
Source: NPR, March 4
Bill Rodgers is an economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development ... Mr. BILL RODGERS (Economist, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at ...


Rutgers professor to cast deciding vote in redrawing NJ legislative districts
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, March 4
Alan Rosenthal, professor of public policy at the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers University ...Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner appointed public policy professor Alan Rosenthal as the commission’s 11th, tie-breaking member. ...

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Jobless rate decreases to 8.9 percent
Source: istockAnalyst.com, March 4
Policy professor Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, can't picture it. ...

6 Excuses for Not Saving for Retirement
Source: Fox Business, March 4
A study from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University found that workers who lost their jobs in 2009 as a result of the ...

Time to re-start the job hunt
Source: MarketWatch, March 4
William Rodgers III, a professor at Rutgers University and former chief economist of the Labor Department, was encouraged by the data. ...

Foreign-Born Latinos Healthier, Live Longer Than U.S.-Born, New Jersey Study Says
Source: Fox News, March 4
Joel Cantor, a professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Planning and Policy at Rutgers University and the Director of the Center for State ...

Rutgers professor is appointed as tie-breaking 11th member on NJ redistricting commission
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, March 3
TRENTON — It's official: Rutgers public policy professor Alan Rosenthal is the tie-breaking member of the commission to redraw the state's 40 legislative districts. Chief Justice Stuart Rabner appointed Rosenthal this afternoon, after the five ...
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Hoboken Brownstone Company Sponsors The NJ Entry To The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

Source: PRLog.Org, March 3
... Hoboken Brownstone ... This is the first year that New Jersey has sponsored a Solar Decathlon entry ...
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NJ leg dist comm declares impasse
Source: Examiner.com, March 3
Most observers expect Rabner to appoint Professor Alan Rosenthal of the Rutgers-Eagleton Institute as the tiebreaker. Rosenthal previously served as the ...

How term limits reshaped Florida politics — for better or worse
Source: St. Augustine Record, March 3
... Rutgers University in New Jersey. Longtime professor Alan Rosenthal says term limits and increased partisan competition have reshaped many legislatures, ...

Report: Immigrants living in NJ healthier than their native counterparts
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, March 1
Meredeth Turshen, a professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Planning and Policy at Rutgers University, said the study shows healthier people ...

Transportation Expert: Raritan Valley Line Likely Winner With New Tunnel
Source: Westfield Patch.com, March 1
... from Martin Robins, the director emeritus of the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers. Robins outlined the proposal, which Amtrak and US Sens. ...

Women Lag Further in Reaching Executive Ranks
Source: Wall Street Journal, March 1
... like some sports games, that men use to meet people and move up the ladder, said Rutgers University public policy professor William Rodgers. ...

February

'Packing' and 'cracking' accusations keep flying in
Source: NJ Examiner.com, February 28
This year's professor/tiebreaker will likely be Alan Rosenthal of Rutgers' Eagleton Institute. He has already hired his own lawyer and met privately with ...

Employers Not Rushing To Ease Burden Of Existing Staff
Source: New Jersey 101.5FM, February 28
... Rutgers Workforce Development Center Director Carl Van Horn says this has been a slow recovery and employers are very reluctant to hire additional workers ...

NJ state workers retired in droves in 2009
Source: Newsworks.org, February 28
James Hughes is dean of the Bloustein school of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. He says many of those leaving have extensive knowledge and their ...

Diverse ethnic businesses thrive in Edison
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, February 27
... said James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. ...

A solution to our political paralysis
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blogy by Linda Stamato), February 27
Once again, it’s budget time and the nation’s deficit, in trillions, is getting our attention. Despite posturing by both political parties, we’re ...

Presumptive tiebreaker preparing for his role
Source: Examiner.com, February 27
Professor Alan Rosenthal of the Rutgers-Eagleton Institute has met at least once with each of the two partisan delegations to the Commission, according to ...

PILOT agreements may hurt Camden in long run
Source: Cherry Hill Courier Post, February 26
Professor Joseph Seneca of Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy stressed there is a difference between PILOT agreements for ...

Rosenthal meets with redistricting teams
Source: Politicker NJ, February 26
Rutgers Professor Alan Rosenthal hosted the first two private meetings this week with members of each party's redistricting team to begin discussions on how the effort will proceed. As reported by PolitickerNJ in December, Rosenthal is ...

Dance/NYC's Junior Committe Launches Survey Research
Source: Dance, February 26
... The Junior Committee is partnering with the Bloustein Center for Survey Research (BCSR) at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and ...

Wisconsin reactions show flawed discourse
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 25
William Rodgers is a former chief economist for the Department of Labor and now a professor at Rutgers University. He agrees with my assessment, ...

 

Central Jersey real estate agents fear impact of mortgage changes
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, February 25
James Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School of Public Policy at Rutgers, said any changes must take place over several years. He added that Canada and Europe ...
Asbury Park Press

Transportation expert to discuss new TransHudson Gateway Tunnel

Source: Nj.com/Suburban News, February 25
... The featured speaker will be Martin Robins director emeritus of the Alan M Voorhees Transportation Center who will provide an overview of the recently ...

Solar Decathlon's relocation on National Mall pleases contestants
Source: Clean Energy Authority, February 24
... he rallied his peers,” said Clinton Andrews, a professor at the EJ Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

 

Job seekers find frustration when told they're overqualified
Source: Asbury Park Press, February 22
... better skills for less pay than they might otherwise normally get in this labor market," said Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. "They often ...


As Jersey's Middle Class Families Struggle To Survive, The Rich Get Richer
Source: New Jersey 101.5FM, February 22
... Rutgers economist James Hughes says that has happened for several ... Hughes adds the middle class hasn't become the under class yet, ...

 

Jobs Office Retrains Itself To Focus On Hiring

Source: NPR, February 21

Carl Van Horn, the director of Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, says that when the federal law that authorized states to open these jobs offices

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Hard to predict top majors, though health care a safe bet

Source: NJBiz, February 21
What New Jersey students can expect is that accounting and health care will have job growth, said Carl Van Horn, director of Rutgers University's John J. ...

Some companies say they're benefiting from being in New Jersey
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, February 21
... out of space in its South Brunswick office. James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said there has been "much ...

Asbury Park Press

Christie's business-friendly posture starting to produce positive results
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, February 21
James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said there has been "much greater sensitivity" ...

At Grave Risk

Source: New York Times, February 21
Researchers at Rutgers University found last year that more than 70 percent of respondents to a national survey had either lost a job, or had a relative or close friend who had lost a job. That is beyond ominous. The great promise ...


Christie promises tax cuts
Source: Vineland Daily Journal, February 21
Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers University economist, said the economy may help state coffers, but it doesn't seem poised to bring in a windfall. ...

Gov says budget to cut taxes
Source: Asbury Park Press, February 21
Joseph Seneca, an economist at Rutgers University, said the economy may help state coffers, but it does not seem poised to bring in a windfall. ...

Menendez praises N.J.'s solar decathlon team
Source: NJBiz, February 20
Robert Menendez (D-Hoboken) applauded New Jersey's first solar decathlon team during ... Economist: N.J. helping drive U.S. industrial real estate recovery ...

NJ Transit director channels inner Zen to steer agency through crises
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, February 20
New Jersey transportation expert Martin E. Robins says many of the circumstances in Weinstein's difficult first year were beyond his control. ...

County College of Morris stands tall: It extends educational
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), February 19
“The college provides admissions opportunity for all students who have a reasonable chance of benefiting from college level work ...

Rejection letter offers some solace
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, February 19
... get in this labor market," said Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. ...
Daily Record

Central Jersey Economy Starting To Heat Up Again
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM, February 18
... James Hughes of Rutgers is an expert on New Jersey's economy. Hughes and Dudley both pointed out that the Edison area's unemployment rate is ...

GatewayTunnel to help economy, experts say

Source: Daily Targum, February 18
Robert Noland, director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, also does not expect more Amtrak service to the Hub City, as the line stops at ...

Incentives help pharmaceutical company to relocate to Piscataway
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, February 17
Joseph J. Seneca, a professor of economics at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said he believes the governor's ...


Hundreds Support Bill to Fuel $100 Million Investment in Maryland's Innovation Economy
Source: The Sacramento Bee, February 17
... Dr. Julia Sass Rubin, a Rutgers professor and national expert on state-sponsored venture capital ... a professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public ...
MediaNewswire

O'Malley's venture fund draws tough questions
Source: American Chronicle, February 17
Julia Sass Rubin, a professor of public policy and planning at Rutgers University, told lawmakers that O'Malley's proposal is "model legislation" that ...

A simpler, more workable fair housing solution
Source: The Times of Trenton - NJ.com (op-ed by Stuart Meck), February 15
Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak's recent withdrawal of S1, the controversial vetoed legislation that would have rewritten the Fair Housing Act, gives ...

Solar Decathlon on Wake-up Rutgers!
Source: RU-TV, February 14
Team NJ's Carrie Worstell, discussing the eNJoy house and the Decathlon (at approx. 16 minute mark)

Prices Are Likely To Rise For Many Essentials This Year
Source: New Jersey 101.5FM, February 14

... Rutgers Economist James Hughes says core inflation because of price rises would remain in check....if most of us did not have to eat or ...

No Rush
Source: Iranian (op-ed by Hooshang Amirahmadi, February 14
The revolts in Tunisia and Egypt will go down the history as two of the fastest and easiest "revolutions" of all time! It is almost ...

Somerset County Business Partnership's 'Emerging Leaders' to present organizational skills workshop
Source: NJ.com, February 14
He is also a faculty appointment at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and teaches Introduction to Health Administration in the Bloustein School ...

Bamboozled: Karin Price Mueller helps New Jerseyans fight for right

Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), February 11
So, it's a new year, but not so new that we can't take a look back. As a blogger for NJVoices.com, I tend to look at “happenings” ...

Experts: Some graduates better suited to 2-year colleges
Source: The Daily Journal, February 12
James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said the question is not whether college is worth it, but rather how much one borrows to get a college degree.

The convoluted process of carving out voting districts
Source: The Times of Trenton - NJ.com, February 11
This year, because both parties recommended the same person, it appears that Rutgers University Public Policy Professor Alan Rosenthal will serve as the ...

State Sen. O'Toole Talks Redistricting
Source: Patch.com, February 11
O'Toole confirmed that Alan Rosenthal, a political science professor from Rutgers University who specializes in State legislatures, State politics, ...

A light political calendar for Feb. 11th, 2011
Source: Asbury Park Press, February 11
Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy hosts a cultural planning leadership conference in New Brunswick. ...

Local home prices rose 7 percent in fourth quarter of 2010
Source: Asbury Park Press, February 11
the tax credit and mortgage availability, said economist James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. "At best we could say (the overall market) stabilized...

Median home prices up about 7%, but number of sales down
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, February 10
... the tax credit and mortgage availability, said economist James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. "At best ...

Professor considers pros, cons of urbanization
Source: Rutgers Daily Targum, February 10
"She goes against the dominant academic forces," said Diana Won, an Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy senior. ...

Mario Cuomo to Mediate Mets-Madoff Case
Source: New York Times, February 10
Norman Glickman, a mediator in public policy disputes who teaches at Rutgers, said Cuomo “has the stature to get people to listen and agree with each other. ...

Rutgers, New Jersey IT Team in Solar Decathlon Finals
Source: GetSolar.com, February 10
Additionally, Team New Jersey built the roof in the shape of an inverted hip for optimal solar exposure and rainwater collection. ...

Rutgers to Battle New Jersey in Solar Decathlon Finals
Source: Solar Feeds Commentary, February 10
Additionally, Team New Jersey built the roof in the shape of an inverted hip for optimal solar exposure and rainwater collection. ...

Over 55 and hunting for a job
Source: Bankrate.com, February 10
One of the authors of the report, Maria Heidkamp, senior research project manager at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, ...

Rutgers, NJIT unveil affordable solar-powered home
Source: Courier Post Online, February 9
Students and staff from Rutgers and the New Jersey Institute of Technology unveiled the prototype of a solar-powered, affordable home Wednesday to building professionals that will be the state's first entry in a national contest for green home design.

Report: 'Transit Village' Stamp Helps Boost Property Values
Source: Patch.com, February 9
... the New Jersey Association of Realtors Government Research Foundation and conducted by the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers' Bloustein School, ...

Transit Village Initiative Revitalizing Neighborhoods
Source: New Jersey Network, February 8
A study by the New Jersey Association of Realtors has found the State’s 12-year old Transit Village initiative is doing more than promote mass transit. It is also helping to raise residential ...with Voorhees Transportation Center Director Robert Noland ...


Amtrak CEO announces northern NJ rail line expansion
Source: Rutgers Daily Targum, February 8
Robert Noland, director of the Voorhees Transportation Center, said taxpayers should not be too worried about the financial burden of the Gateway Project ...

Amtrak president details Gateway Project at Rutgers lecture
Source: NorthJersey.com, February 8
... connecting Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station, during an evening lecture at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. ...

Sen. Menendez to Keynote Presentation of Team New Jersey Solar Decathlon Entry at Rutgers
Source: News from Rutgers, February 8
... faculty and staff from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and the ... Building at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy ...

Transit Village status not ticket to higher property values
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, February 7
... who led the study and is director of the transportation center at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ...

Amtrak, NJ Senators Plan New Tunnel Across the Hudson
Source: KBOI 670FM (Idaho), February 7
... when there would be another Hudson River tunnel," New Jersey transportation expert Martin E. Robins told The Star-Ledger. "My hopes have been rekindled. ...

Financial Literacy for Children
Source: PBS Nightly Business Report, February 7
He's Bill Rodgers, professor at Rutgers University. BILL RODGERS, HELDRICH CTR. FOR WORKFORCE DEV., RUTGERS UNIV.: Efforts to reduce the chances of a future ...

More than 1000 laid off in grocery bankruptcy
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, February 7
... effect" on the rest of the economy, said Bill Rodgers, a professor and chief economist at Rutgers University's Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. ...

New Jersey senators announce Amtrak support for new tunnel
Source: CNN International, February 7
"The critical difference to ARC is that Gateway will add far less capacity for New Jersey Transit, though still a considerable amount," said Martin Robins, ...

NJAR Governmental Research Foundation Releases Transit Village Report
Source: New Jersey & Company, February 7
... The study, An Evaluation of Property Values in New Jersey Transit Villages, was conducted for the GRF by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at the ...

NJ redistricting panel's tie-breaking member refuses to attend
Source: NJ.com, February 7
— Alan Rosenthal, the presumptive tie-breaking member of the state legislative ... Rosenthal, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University, ...

Rumored tie-breaker won't attend apportionment public meetings
Source: Examiner.com, February 7
Alan Rosenthal, a professor at the Rutgers Eagleton Institute (and current chairman of the Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards), ...

State jobs thinned by retirements
Source: Asbury Park Press, February 6
James Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said public-sector job reductions must continue.

NJ senators to announce new commuter train tunnel project across the Hudson
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, February 6
... I'd see the day when there would be another Hudson River tunnel," New Jersey transportation expert Martin E. Robins said. "My hopes have been rekindled. ...

Taking care of business: NJ politicians madly competing to seduce companies, but lower taxes are only part of the answer
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, February 6
Sometimes a state's business climate is a matter of perception, said James Hughes, dean of Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ...

Jobs Numbers Have Different Messages For Minorities
Source: NPR, February 5
Professor WILLIAM RODGERS (Public Policy, Rutgers University): Minority men, particularly African-American men and Latino men, bore the brunt of those ...

Central Jersey redevelopment projects will remain on back burner
Source: myCentralJersey.com, February 5
James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, said that before the tough economic climate, consumers were "overconsuming," which provided strength ...

Incentives prod Mitsubishi to boost production at Illinois plant
Source: Chicago Tribune, February 5
"I think the bigger question, honestly, is why do public subsidies at all," said Julia Sass Rubin, an assistant professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School ...

High School to College transition not best plan for everyone

Source: myCentralJersey.com, February 5
Similarly, James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said the question is not whether ...

Opinion: Further Post-ARC Questions and Observations: Can lower Manhattan displace midtown as the paramount destination for New Jersey commuters?
Source: NJBiz (Opinion by James W. Hughes & Joseph J. Seneca, February 4
As we discussed in our previous column, the cancellation of the Access to the Region's Core (ARC) project gives us a chance to rethink...

New Jersey's Population Slows as Taxes Push Some to Flee
Source: Bloomberg, February 4
The state has suffered a “loss of competitiveness,” said Joseph J. Seneca, a Rutgers economist. “New Jersey's population and economic growth were tepid at ...

Van Horn on Discouraged Job Seekers
Source: Huffington Post, February 4
"You could solve the 'unemployment problem' tomorrow if all fourteen and a half million workers just said 'I give up, I don't want a job anymore,'" joked Carl E. Van Horn, a labor economist...


Solar panels sweep central Jersey town
Source: Rutgers Daily Targum , February 4
... energy master plan, said Clinton Andrews, director of the Urban Planning program at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ...

Setting record straight on N.J. legislative redistricting
Source: newjerseynewsroom.com, February 3
"The 11th member of the Commission will be Rutgers Professor Alan Rosenthal." We don't know that, although it has been reported as a foregone conclusion. ...

Population growth in New Jersey trending southward
Source: NJ101.5FM, February 3
"Roughly 20 percent of New Jersey's population is foreign born, and that's been a big source of population growth and change," said James W. Hughes, dean of the Rutgers...

New Jersey's shore, southern counties grow most in 10 years
Source: USA Today, February 3
James Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Public Policy, said the figures reflected long-term population trends that, in turn, ...

N.J.'s population shifting to coast, south
Source: USA Today, February 3
James Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Public Policy, says the trends reflect, in part, the importance of highway

New census data shows NJ's population grew most in southern counties, grew more racially diverse

Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, February 3
... Parkway into Route 287 is testament to this," said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School Of Planning and Policy at Rutgers University. ...

New Jersey's Ethnic Makeup Shifts, and Population Drifts Southward

Source: New York Times, February 3
... and a lot of empty-nesters,” said James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

1300 stand to lose jobs if warehouse company moves to Pa.
Source: myCentralJersey.com, February 3
Joseph Vitale, D-Middlesex, and Rutgers public policy professor William Rodgers III. "We work here, we live here, and we expect the companies that come in ...

Vital terms, crucial issues in legislative redistricting

Source: NorthJersey.com, February 3
The 11th member has yet to be named by New Jersey Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, but both sides acknowledge their choice is Alan Rosenthal, a Rutgers ...

 

Call me voucher: the "choice" and the "opportunity" we can't afford
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), February 2
“Framing a discussion appropriately is an ethically significant act.” Robert H. Frank, professor of economics, Johnson Graduate ...

Southward Advocates Better Representation
Source: NJ TODAY, February 2
The commission invited Rutgers professor Alan Rosenthal to begin attending hearings, even though an 11th member could be appointed only by state Chief ...

 

Ocean County needs redistricting

Source: Examiner.com, February 1
Both parties agreed that they would recommend Rutgers professor Alan Rosenthal, which was followed by a motion from Senator Paul Sarlo to invite the ...

 

On the Front Pages and Other Pages
Source: Social Europe Journal, February 1
At the John J.Heldrich Centre for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, professors Carl Van Horn and Cliff Zukin run a panel research recording the meandering where-what-and-how-abouts of the same sample of workers since summer ...


For state lawmakers, population growth has its downsides

Source: Stateline.org, February 1
When possible, smaller districts are the way to go, according to Alan Rosenthal, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University. ...

Making biking in city safer
Source: Boston Globe, February 1
While women are roughly half the bike riders in Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands, according to Rutgers urban planning researcher John Pucher, ...


January
Round of 'musical chairs' seen in NJ's office space market
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, January 31
That trend is starting, albeit slowly, in New Jersey, said Rutgers University economics professor Joseph Seneca in his keynote address. ...

Positive Attitude Emerges Post-Recession, But When Will Job Growth Follow?
Source: PRLog.Org, January 31
That was the message delivered to an audience of nearly 200 by noted economist and Rutgers Professor Joseph Seneca and a panel of industry experts at NAIOP ...

Private, profit-making colleges, public money and the Washington Post

Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), January 31
Conflict of interest takes many forms and can involve some unexpected characters but, still, it is something of a surprise to see ...

Jobs are back! But the pay stinks
Source: CNNMoney, January 31
... where the jobs are being added, according to William Rodgers, chief economist for the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

NJ leg dist comm has first public meetings
Source: Examiner.com, January 30
... from an unexpected quarter: the Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics. ... tiebreaker will very likely be Alan Rosenthal of the Eagleton Institute. ...

New tax levy cap already posing problems
Source: Burlington County Times, January 30
Keynote Speaker James Hughes of the Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, told attendees that the national economy was slowly ...

Residents urge more rural S.J. representation
Source: Cherry Hill Courier Post, January 30
The presumptive tiebreaker, Alan Rosenthal of the Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics, will only be tapped by state Supreme Court Justice Stuart Rabner ...

NJ redistricting panel members disagree whether they are at an impasse

Source: NorthJersey.com, January 29
... neutral tie-breaking member – yet to be named officially, but acknowledged by both parties to be Alan Rosenthal, a Rutgers University politics scholar. ...

 

NJ Democrats, Republicans agree on Rutgers professor as 11th member of redistricting commission

Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, January 29
Alan Rosenthal is expected to ... they expect Rutgers University public policy professor Alan Rosenthal to be ...

Politicians, Members of the Public Sound Off at Redistricting Meeting

Source: Brick Patch, January 29
... presence of an 11th panel membeer, Rutgers University Professor Alan Rosenthal. Panel member Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver was absent from the hearing. ...

Many Employers Are Talking About Raises Again This Year
Source: New Jersey 101.5FM, January 28
... Workforce expert Carl Van Horn of Rutgers says it's an encouraging sign, but many in the labor force are still playing, "catch-up" when it ...

Rutgers' Bloustein School to host Cultural Planning Leadership Conference
Source: Cherry Hill Courier Post, January 28
... will be presented by the Professional Development Institute (PDI) at Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Friday, Feb. 11. ...

Small Town Feels the Effect of Merck Consolidation
Source: NJ Spotlight.com, January 28
“The reality is that somebody has to want to come here with investments,” says Norman Glickman, an economist and an urban and public policy professor at the ...

Morris unemployment falls in December
Source: Dailyrecord.com, January 28
... however, was attributed largely to 3700 workers who dropped out of the labor force, according to Rutgers University economist Joseph J. Seneca. ...

High Productivity Hurts Occupancy in Recovery

Source: GlobeSt.com , January 27
... of Economic Research, noted Joseph Seneca, professor of economics at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

Middlesex Borough takes step toward new 146-unit complex on former plant site

Source: myCentralJersey.com, January 27
Larger units offer the potential for charging a higher rent and generate ... by the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University, Reading said. ...

Let's be a leader in cutting work hours

Source: MyCentralJersey.com, January 26
... is home to world-class leaders on environmental issues: Anton Nelessen, an administrator at the Bloustein School of Public Policy and Urban Planning at Rutgers University, is one of the ...

Retirements Swallowed by Debt

Source: NYTimes.com, January 26

“They don't have anything to fall back on,” said Carl Van Horn, a public policy professor at Rutgers University and co-author of the study. “They can't sell their house, their retirement savings are nonexistent, they owe all this money ...

Lincoln Park council discusses ramifications of ordinance to target illegal rooming houses

Source: Northjersey.com, January 26
... Stuart Meck, a professor at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said that the main problems with enforcing stacking ...

State explores health insurance options

Source: NorthJersey.com, January 26
"The first big question," said Joel Cantor, director of the center, "is if New Jersey should establish its own exchange, or more than one? ...

How do we fix an economy if we don't know why it broke?

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 25
As Carl Van Horn of Rutgers University told Mr. Tankersley, “We're in an economy that is undergoing rapid change, but we have policies for an economy that ...

Assembly Charter School Hearing Draws Big Crowd

Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM, January 25
... Julia Rubin, a representative of the non-profit, non-partisan group ... Rubin also said that's why "Save Our Schools New Jersey is urging ...

Redistricting May Help Republicans, N.J. Sen. O'Toole Tells Tea Partiers
Source: The Caldwell Patch, January 25
“There's a chance it would be Alan Rosenthal, a professor at Eagleton who has ... Rosenthal teaches at the Eagleton Institute of Public Policy at Rutgers ...

New lighted crosswalk on tap near train station

Source: Edison Sentinel, January 25
In May, theAlan M. Voorhees Transportation Center of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, in association with ..

Port Authority's billion-dollar projects could lead to conflict or cooperation by Govs Christie, Cuomo

Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com , January 24

Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers economics professor, expects the two states to play tug of war over economic ...

Bob Braun: Calculating the difference in charter schools
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, January 23
Julia Sass Rubin of Princeton, a charter school parent and spokeswoman for SOS-NJ, a public school advocacy group, says charters are “creaming the ...

For older, out-of-work residents, the future looks grim
Source: Baltimore Sun, January 23
Rutgers' John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, surveying Americans who lost jobs during the recession, reported similar findings in a December ...

Skills deficit holds back job seekers in New Jersey

Source: Vineland Daily Journal, January 22
"People will try to hold on (to their old job) and have reservations about changing careers," said Carl Van Horn, the center's director. ...

O'Malley's $100 million plan to fuel innovation economy
Source: American Chronicle, January 22
O'Malley's plan has some similarities to a traditional CAPCO, but it diverges on several important fronts, according to Julia Sass Rubin, a professor at ...

Statistics and figures About Sales During the Holiday Season are Not in Tues with Ground Realities

Source: USRepos.com, January 21
The Director of Heldrich Center, Carl Van Horn together with another professor, Cliff Zukin is conducting a research. He was taken aback by the pessimism of some respondents; they were feeling down not only because of their own ...a


What Really Happened to 15 Million Jobs?
Source: The Atlantic, January 21

"We're in an economy that is undergoing rapid change," Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers ...


Good News And Bad News On The Jersey Unemployment Front
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM, January 20
... Rutgers economist James Hughes says "in data analysis, one month does not a trend make - we really need 3 or 4 months in the same direction ...

Borough sets up Green Team panel
Source: NorthJersey.com, January 20

... Future, the Municipal Land Use Center at the College of New Jersey, the New Jersey Sustainable State Institute at Rutgers University, the state Department of Environmental Protection, the Rutgers Center for Green Building, the state Board of Public Utilities ...

Q&A with Mikael Colville-Andersen: The Controversy Over Bike Helmets
Source: TheCityFix.com, January 20
Taken from the report "Making Cycling Irresistible: Lessons from The Netherlands, Denmark and Germany" by John Pucher and Ralph Buehler. ...

Evaluating Public Sector Layoffs

Source: WHYY Radio, January 20
Today in the first hour of Radio Times, host Marty Moss-Coane will talk to Rutgers professor and economist Joseph Seneca about the regional employment ...

Job loss continues in state
Source: Cherry Hill Courier Post, January 20
But the state lagged the US, which added 1.3 million private-sector jobs in 2010, Rutgers' Seneca said. "It shows how much hard work still lies ahead," ...
Dailyrecord.com

NJ lost 16300 jobs in December; unemployment rate drops to 9.1%
Source: NorthJersey.com, January 19
“This is the Grinch that stole Christmas labor market report,” said Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers University economist. “The best that can be said is that 2010 ...

Robert Sargent Shriver: The man and the legacy
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), January 19
After gagging on the reported “financial returns” due to Goldman Sachs' highest executives and its biggest stars as well ...

NY Sen. Schumer criticizes Gov. Christie for canceling ARC tunnel project
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, January 18
... to announce the approval of 23 new charter schools across New Jersey, .... dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at ...

NJ apportionment comm holds first meeting
Source: Examiner.com, January 18
Mooney also said that Professor Allen Rosenthal of the Rutgers-Eagleton Institute will almost certainly become the tiebreaker, by virtual bipartisan ...

Depression Is One of Many Tolls of Recession
Source: TheStreet.com, January 18
"Millions of unemployed Americans are suffering economic and personal catastrophes," Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center, said in as statement.

Looking For A Career? First, Know Where To Look

Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM January 17
... Carl Van Horn Director of the Rutgers Workforce Development Center also says New Jersey is well positioned overall once the national economy ...

Cautious optimism seen for Hudson employment rate
Source: The Jersey Journal - NJ.com, January 17
According to James W. Hughes, an economist and dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, location is the biggest ...

Turning a losing ticket into a winner: Only in New Jersey
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, January 16 (blog By Linda Stamato/NJ Voices)
In July, 2008, I wrote a blog lambasting the practice in New Jersey of selling tickets to a lottery game even after the top ...

Central Jersey stimulus money: A look at how it has been used
Source: myCentralJersey.com, January 16
Rutgers University's campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway were ... dean of Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy ...

Job Seekers Change Course
Source: Human Resource Executive Online, January 15
... see why they would be driven to change fields and careers," says Carl Van Horn, ... change and learned significantly different skills," Van Horn says, ...

Jared Lee Loughner Isn't the Only Reason We Should Reform Our Health Care
Source: The New Republic, January 15
As Rutgers professor Nancy Wolff points out, some recent research has suggested that criminals who are mentally ill tend to commit crimes not because they ...

Children Lead the Way in Immigrant Families
Source: News from Rutgers, January 14
“I didn't think about it much, it was just something I did,” says Guaman, a Rutgers junior majoring in Public Health at the Edward J. Bloustein School of ...

U.S. Schools Are Still Ahead – Way Ahead

Source: Bloomberg Business News/msnbc.com, January 13
And then there is the matter of the PISA rankings that supposedly show the U.S. trailing the rest of the world. Hal Salzman, a professor at Rutgers' John J. Heidrich Center for Workforce Development, debunked myths about these in a May 2008 article ... (view PDF)


New help for Morris County families facing foreclosure
Source: Dailyrecord.com, January 13
Zellman said the groups have been working with Kathe Newman of Rutgers University to develop data about the foreclosure wave that passed over Morris County. ...

Companies Pick And Choose As Workers Scramble For Jobs

Source: NJ101.5 FM, January 13
... Rutgers economist James Hughes points out unemployment remains near double digits, and "there's a huge pool of individuals looking for work ...

Democrat Daniel Benson sworn in as N.J. Assembly member
Source: newjerseynewsroom.com, January 10
... from Georgetown University and a masters degree in public policy from Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ...
Mycentraljersey.com

Where Booker and Newark Stand
Source: The Atlanta Post, January 10
“You could say that he had very tiny shoes to fill,” said James Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

Gloomy employment scenario shatters core American dream
Source: India Financial Chronicle, January 10
The Heldrich Center at Rutgers first interviewed a national sample of more than 1200 unemployed workers who lost their jobs during the recession in August ...

January 26: NAIOP New Jersey Annual Meeting and Real Estate Forecast
Source: PRLog.Org, January 10
The January 26 event at the Short Hills Hilton, Short Hills, NJ, will feature Rutgers Economist Joe Seneca as Keynote Speaker. Also on the evening's agenda ...

Lincoln Park looking to adopt stacking ordinance; targets overcrowded rooming houses
Source: NorthJersey.com , January 9
In a separate interview, Stuart Meck, an associate research professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, ...

Stuck Out in the Cold
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, January 9
This jobless crisis is particularly frightening to Carl Van Horn, a public-policy professor at Rutgers University and coauthor of a December study titled ...

New Jersey poised to add jobs in 2011
Source: Dailyrecord.com, January 9
Trends indicate continued job growth in the state in this year, said James Hughes, dean of Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy ...

Jostling for jobs: new and old grads mix at Rutgers fair
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, January 9
“There's a deep bench of qualified people stacking up there waiting for those jobs,” said Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce ...

After a decade of attempts, Rahway renaissance struggles to take hold
Source: NJ.com, January 9
"When you have new inventory sitting there in Rahway, that's a tough situation," said James W. Hughes, dean of Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and ...

Unmoved by new gasline route, critics plan next step
Source: The Hudson Reporter, January 9
Gonzales touted the economic benefits of the pipeline, citing a study commissioned from the Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public ...

Fear, loneliness rip at long-term jobless
Source: Cherry Hill Courier Post, January 9
"The person with the freshest set of skills has an edge," says Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development and ...

Price of gas expected to hit $4 per gallon again
Source: Press of Atlantic City, January 8
New Jersey households have come to live with the volatility of gas prices, said Joseph Seneca, an economist at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning ...

Experts critical of Christie's transportation funding fix
Source: Northjersey.com. January 8
... Martin Robins, founding director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, said that if Cuomo agrees to plan, he might ask for similar deals in the ...
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More of same for trust fund?
Source: Asbury Park Press, January 8
As Martin Robins, director emeritus of the Voorhees Transportation Institute at Rutgers University, put it, "It's another stretch of the rubber band. ...

Survey Shows How Jobless Youth are Adjusting
Source: Youth Today, January 7
The youths' reactions to long-term unemployment were part of a survey of unemployed Americans released last week by the John J. Heldrich Center for ...

Teens and blacks face highest unemployment
Source: CNNMoney, January 7
... gender," said William Rogers, professor of public policy and chief economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Can't find a job? These tips may help
Source: Newsday, January 7
A new report from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University found that half the people who lost their jobs since the ...

Transportation Expert Has Big Concerns About Christie's Transportation Trust Fund Plan

Souce: WBGO.org 88.3 FM, January 7
... Martin Robins is director emeritus of the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers and was involved in the transportation business for 35 years. ...
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The Career Not Taken (blog) | download podcast

Source: Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast, January 7
Sheilah discusses the issue with Kathy Stadler, a counselor at Maryland New Directions, a non-profit career center in Baltimore, and Carl Van Horn, Professor of Public Policy at Rutgers University and Director of the John J. Heldrich ...

Jobless and hopeless in America

Source: CNN.com/Opinion (column by Carl Van Horn), January 7
(CNN) -- The Great Recession has been an economic catastrophe for jobless and underemployed American workers and their families. The December jobs ...


Is the Recovery Moving Fast Enough?
Source: CNN.com Your Money, January 8
WILLIAM RODGERS, FORMER CHIEF ECONOMIST, U.S. DEPT. OF LABOR: Well this is very difficult. It's just one data point. The average over the last three

On the front lines of a job search
Source: CNN.com Editorials, January 7

Professor William Rodgers served as a resource for Mary Snow's Situation Room piece...

Opinion: Observations and Questions on the Region’s Post-ARC Future
Source: NJSpotlight.com, (column bBy James W. Hughes & Joseph J. Seneca), January 7 in Preview |Post a Comment
The cancellation of the ARC tunnel makes possible a critical re-evaluation: Many of the original underlying economic certainties have become today's economic uncertainties.

For the Jobless, Cold Comfort In Improving Economy
Source: Huffington Post, January 7
The report, released by the the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, surveyed more than 1200 respondents beginning in August 2009. ...

NJ economic-recovery bills - including costly corporate tax change - advance easily
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, January 7
... marks "a sea change in the attitude in Trenton," said James Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

Income Inequality-The New Wave
Source: PBS Nightly Business Report, January 6
He`s Bill Rodgers, professor at Rutgers University. BILL RODGERS, PROF., PUBLIC POLICY & CHIEF ECONOMIST, HELDRICH CTR. FOR WORKFORCE DEV., RUTGERS UNIV. ...


Geographers revisit Buffalo Commons

Source: High Plains/Midwest AG Journal, January 6
The New Jersey geographers who posed the concept of the Buffalo Commons over 20 years ago returned to the Great Plains recently to speak to a group they ...

Does Worker Dissatisfaction Signal More Confidence for Job Seekers?
Source: The Takeaway, January 6
... we speak with William Rodgers, professor and chief economist of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Austad and Campbell sworn to Franklin Township Committee; Bauman to serve as mayor (Scott Bauman MCRP '95)
Source: NJ.com/Hunterdon County Democrat, January 6
... Township Committee at its annual reorganization last night, and the group chose Scott Bauman to serve as mayor this year. Rob ...

NJ Supreme Court to decide on politics behind school funding
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, January 6
"We make choices all the time," said Julia Sass Rubin of Princeton, a Rutgers professor who speaks for a statewide coalition of pro-public school groups ...

The Abbott decision and the independence of the Supreme Court
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), January 6
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments having to do, as we all know, with the funding of New Jersey schools in light of the ...

Road, bridge projects to be funded
Source: Asbury Park Press, January 6
His concerns were echoed by Martin Robins, director emeritus of the Voorhees Transportation Institute at Rutgers University. "It does apparently save the ...

PRINCETON: Schools set forum for budget
Source: The Princeton Packet Online, January 6
... meeting to learn about Save Our Schools NJ and what they can do to save New Jersey's excellent public schools,” founding member Julia Sass Rubin said. ...

Goldman Sachs and Facebook: Perfect together
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (bloy by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices, January 5
So, Goldman Sachs and Facebook aim to make a perfect match, and, it's very likely they will succeed. By investing $450 million in ...

Don't Count on Tomorrow: The New Credo for the Unemployed
Source: In These Times, January 5
It was produced by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. How deep is the disappointment of the unemployed? ...

Braun: NJ task force raises questions about higher education quality, out-migration problem
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, January 5
"It sounds fascinating," said Linda Stamato, once head of the state Board of Higher Education. "While it may not restore the board, the report shows the ...

NJ municipalities find creative ways to purchase, develop land during tough economy

Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, January 4
... and taxes as a percent of income," said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

New Survey Reveals Four Ways Workers Have Found New Jobs
Source: Forbes, January 4
A new survey of unemployed America workers by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, The State University of New ...

Bureau Of Labor Statistics Provide More Accurate Data
Source: The Atom Stack Tribune, January 4
But the question is, as the Heldrich Center survey and other gauges make clear, how will these jobs measure up to those that have been lost? ...

It's All Business for Westfield Entrepreneurs
Source: Westfield Patch, January 4
From left to right, Donald Sutton, Director of Development at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University; Jeff Feldman, ...

A New Year and New Jobs for the Unemployed
Source: Africana Online, January 4
The study was conducted by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University and examined unemployed Americans. ...


Jersey's Manufacturing Sector Is Going, Going, But Not Quite Gone

Source: NJ101.5FM, January 3

... Rutgers economist James Hughes says "assembly lines and long production runs of standardized products really has passed from the New Jersey ...

 

So You Have a Liberal Arts Degree and Expect a Job?
Source: PBS NewsHour, January 3
PAUL SOLMAN: It may be irrational, says Professor Carl Van Horn, but it's true. CARL VAN HORN, Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University: Some ...

The jobs they are a changin'
Source: Economix blog/NYTimes.com, January 3
... changers have downgraded to a lower-paying job, according to a new report from Rutgers’s Heldrich Center for Workforce Development.


NJ legislative leaders to push jobs bills
Source: Dailyrecord.com, January 3
... 154000 private-sector jobs in the six years ending in 2009, according to a report from Rutgers University economists James Hughes and Joseph Seneca. ...

 

Help Congress Improve the Earmark Process
Source: Chronicle of Higher Education (letters to the editor), January 2
Professor Linda Stamato writes: Instead of defending current earmark practice in order to keep the money flowing ("Banning Congressional Earmarks Would Cost Colleges Billions," The Chronicle, December 12), I'd suggest that the ...


Uncertainty lingers amid signs of hope
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, January 2
... the Great Recession, according to Joseph Seneca, a professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...


Review of NJ transportation: Nearly bankrupt trust fund, killed ARC tunnel, NJ Transit fare hike
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, January 2
Robins, director emeritus of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, has a dim view of New Jersey transportation in 2011, ...