WHYY Features “Our Piece of the Pie” Report

WHYY featured WRI Faculty Fellow Michael Hayes’ “Our Piece of the Pie” Report. The report, released at WRI’s Forum About South Jersey, reveals that South Jersey’s poorest municipalities receive significantly less state funding assistance than similar municipalities elsewhere in the state. The full article is available here

WRI Managing Director Featured in NJ Property Tax Article

WRI Managing Director Darren A. Spielman recently discussed New Jersey property taxes in a feature by Rutgers Today as part of their continuing series on the State’s governor’s race.  Both brief and insightful, Dr. Spielman’s responses provided insight into the reasons, potential solutions, and barriers present in considering why New Jersey has the highest property tax rates … Read more of WRI Managing Director Featured in NJ Property Tax Article

CCPYDC Efforts Featured by SNJ Today

The Cumberland County Positive Youth Development Coalition (CCPYDC) was recently featured twice by SNJ Today in conjunction with Cumberland County’s recognition of June as Gun Safety and Violence Awareness Month. On June 23rd, CCPYDC hosted a Corner Store Health event in Bridgeton to help promote health education and to bring gun-safety kits to the community. CCPYDC also hosted … Read more of CCPYDC Efforts Featured by SNJ Today

WRI Advisory Board Member Opinion Article

The Honorable Mayor Albert B. Kelly (City of Bridgeton) recently wrote an article on the work of the Cumberland County Positive Youth Development Coalition (CCPYDC) and the group’s continued efforts to, “…reduce the number of kids who become part of the juvenile justice system, [and help] kids already involved in the system from getting absorbed into a life that … Read more of WRI Advisory Board Member Opinion Article

Freeholder Joe Derella Named South Jerseyan of the Year

“(CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.J.) — Cumberland County Freeholder Director Joe Derella has been named “Public Sector South Jerseyan of the Year” by the Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University Camden.  Derella received the award during a special recognition dinner held on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at the Scotland Run Golf Club where he … Read more of Freeholder Joe Derella Named South Jerseyan of the Year