Voting Block: New Jersey Neighbors Dare to Talk Politics

For the first time in 12 years, New Jerseyans will choose a governor this fall without an incumbent in the race. It’s a critical moment for the future of the state, and it comes at a time when conversations across the political divide are increasingly difficult. That's why WNYC is working with other news organizations in New Jersey to explore the gubernatorial election — and political divisions — through the lens of individual neighborhoods. We’re calling it Voting Block, and we've chosen the most northerly block of Hillside Terrace, which starts in South Orange and ends in West Orange.

On the southern end, the houses are about 100 years old, mostly two-story Craftsman style, with front porches and tall trees. The block then changes abruptly, and the last third of the homes are all split-level ranches that come to an end on a cul-de-sac.

Click here for the full article »

We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Load comments
Continue Reading