Premiere Stages at Kean University announces 2023 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Award winners

Premiere Stages at Kean University announces 2023 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Award winners

UNION, NJ — Premiere Stages, the professional theater company in residence at Kean University, has named Kean University student Chad Colacurcio, Class of ’23, and alumnus Steven Patrick, Class of ‘78, as the winners of the 2023 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Award, named for longtime donors W. John Bauer and Nancy Boucher. Both winners will receive […]

Clark Police Department presents ‘Not Even Once’ to ALJ students

Clark Police Department presents ‘Not Even Once’ to ALJ students

CLARK, NJ — The Clark Police Department recently visited Arthur L. Johnson High School to present the “Not Even Once” program to ninth-graders. The presentation, given by detectives Brian Soos and Mark Detore from the Clark Police Department, shared valuable information on the dangers of opioid use, including a background on opioids; the power of […]

NJ bald eagle population continues to climb, with 250 active nests identified in 2022

NJ bald eagle population continues to climb, with 250 active nests identified in 2022

TRENTON, NJ — The bald eagle population in New Jersey continues to climb, according to the 2022 New Jersey Bald Eagle Project Report developed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Fish and Wildlife Division and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, with 250 active nests identified last year, NJDEP Commissioner Shawn M. […]

Cub Scout Pack 145 goes Scouting for food

Cub Scout Pack 145 goes Scouting for food

CLARK, NJ — Clark Cub Scout Pack 145 collected food to help its community through its annual Scouting for Food program. Scout troops and packs throughout the United States collect food during the holiday season to support neighbors in need by helping to stock local food pantries and food banks. Scouts reached out to family, […]

Valley Road students honored for ‘tree’-mendous character

Valley Road students honored for ‘tree’-mendous character

CLARK, NJ — As the first marking period came to a close, staff at Valley Road Elementary School were invited to nominate candidates who went above and beyond in the area of character for the school’s “Tree”mendous Character Award. Sarah Badillo, school counselor, who organizes this event, said, “This award is part of our (Positive […]

Data shows 74 percent drop in use of secure detention for young people in NJ

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and Juvenile Justice Commission acting Executive Director Jennifer LeBaron have announced the release of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative 2021 annual data report. Since 2019, all 21 New Jersey counties have participated in this statewide reform initiative led by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which […]

NJ Transit rail operations celebrates 40 years of service

NJ Transit rail operations celebrates 40 years of service

NEWARK, NJ — Jan. 1 marked the 40th anniversary of NJ Transit assuming control and management of the operations of New Jersey’s commuter rail network, previously operated by Conrail under contract to NJ Transit and the state of New Jersey. Shortly after midnight on Jan. 1, 1983, the first NJ Transit trains departed Hoboken and […]

All RWJBarnabas Health facilities earn Most Wired recognition

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has released its Digital Health Most Wired Survey results for 2022, recognizing all RWJBarnabas Health facilities with Most Wired status. Among the more than 38,000 organizations surveyed by CHIME, RWJBarnabas Health ranked above peers in categories such as analytics and data management, population health, […]

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