Pranshu Verma covers politics in New Jersey, with a focus on how elected officials and power brokers misuse their authority.

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On a hot and stormy fifth day of protests, Philadelphians say they’re hopeful for lasting change

“It’s not a one-day thing, it’s not a one-week thing, it’s not a one-month thing,” said Sam Barton, a protest organizer.

En Camden, la policía y los manifestantes toman el mismo sendero después de la muerte de George Floyd

"No trataron de utilizar su autoridad para controlar a las multitudes", dijo Yolanda Deaver, de 36 años, la organizadora de la marcha sobre la policía de Camden. "Hicieron que fuera sobre la gente, sobre cómo nos sentimos. Nos apoyaron".

In Camden, police and protesters take a different path after George Floyd’s killing

“They didn’t try to use their authority to control the crowds," march organizer Yolanda Deaver, 36, said of Camden police. “They made it about the people, about how we feel. They stood with us.”

After years of pent-up anger, Philadelphia erupts

It came as no surprise that years of unresolved racial tensions spilled into chaos on Saturday -- or that the statue of former Mayor Frank Rizzo served as the backdrop.

N.J. and Delaware approve outdoor graduations, lift other restrictions as Pa. moves cautiously

As Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware take more steps toward reopening, officials say infection-rate data is promising but warn residents not to backslide.

At the Jersey Shore, brisk winds, sparse crowds, and worry for what’s ahead

Morey’s Pier still jutted into the Atlantic, but the amusement rides sat empty, and the Ferris wheel farther south on beach didn’t spin

N. Wildwood restaurant/bar owners fume over outdoor dining ban; Dr. Fauci surprises Swarthmore graduates; U.S. nears 100,000 deaths

And a South Jersey church defies Gov. Phil Murphy's shutdown order, conducting Sunday service with only those in the pews wearing masks.

Pa. health secretary recommends those under stay-at-home order don’t go to the Shore for Memorial Day

Gov. Tom Wolf planned to announce a new group of counties cleared to move from the state’s red to yellow phase for reopening on Friday, and said Thursday he also hoped to name the state’s first counties that would go from yellow to green and enter the state’s least-restrictive phase of reopening.

Amid coronavirus progress, ‘still very real risk’; get used to wearing a mask, Philly health leader says

Pennsylvania is working out whether or how professional sports can resume, recipients of SNAP benefits will soon be able to get grocery delivery, and testing continues to expand in New Jersey.

Coronavirus trends are ‘quite encouraging’ in Philly as N.J. allows in-person car sales, bike service to resume

Pennsylvania also revealed new data Tuesday on coronavirus cases and deaths in long-term care facilities, and reported the state’s first confirmed pediatric COVID-19 death.