Joe Hernandez
Joe Hernandez
Reporter @NPR / covered NJ for @WHYY @WBGO / member emeritus @WHYYunionSource
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The U.S. men's and women's soccer teams will be paid equally under a new deal

The U.S. men's and women's soccer teams will be paid equally under a new deal

The U.S. men's and women's soccer teams will be paid equally under a new deal The new collective bargaining agreements will run through 2028 and will also include the "equalization" of World Cup prize money, the organization announced. The U.S. Soccer Federation announced Wednesday that it has reached a deal to pay the U.S. Men's National Team and the U.S. Women's National Team equally, eliminating a contentious pay gap that saw female players . The new collective bargaining agreements will run through 2028 and include the "equalization" of World Cup prize money, . In February, the...

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Moran suddenly resigned as Camden’s mayor. Here’s who wants to replace him

Moran suddenly resigned as Camden’s mayor. Here’s who wants to replace him

Updated: 12 p.m.—The news that Camden Mayor Frank Moran was stepping down eight months before the end of his term — and the quick anointing of a successor by the South Jersey Democratic Party machine — stunned many members of a community that is fairly shock-proof.Resident and activist Ronsha Dickerson read about it in .“That’s huge. Most cities that have any sense, a mayor would address their residents or their constituents and say, ‘I’m holding a press conference. I have a major announcement to make,’” she said.Dickerson said she immediately went into organizing mode, contacting other...

April 7, 2021
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N.J. voters weigh constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana

N.J. voters weigh constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana

Check out our guide to the down-ballot candidates before you go to the polls.New Jerseyans casting their ballots in the general election will also get to weigh in on whether the state should legalize recreational marijuana.If passed, the Garden State would join eleven other states and Washington, D.C. in having legal recreational cannabis.Proponents tout the social justice benefits of legalization in a state where Black residents are 3.5 times more likely to be arrested for possessing the drug than their white counterparts, according to the ACLU-NJ.“We don’t want to saddle people with...

November 3, 2020
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