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, […]

Inroads to Opportunities named finalist in Nonprofit Business of the Year competition

Inroads to Opportunities named finalist in Nonprofit Business of the Year competition

ROSELLE, NJ — Inroads to Opportunities was recently honored as a NJBIZ 2022 Nonprofit Business of the Year finalist. Inroads to Opportunities is a Union County–based nonprofit human services agency that provides programs and services to individuals with disabilities ranging in age from 16 to retirement. According to NJBIZ, “All finalists are a select group […]

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey receives multiple grants

SUMMIT, NJ — The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey recently received multiple grant awards from several funders, in support of VACNJ’s continued commitment to empowering people to see, make and learn about art. The grants awarded to the art center are: • PwC Charitable Foundation Inc. awarded VACNJ $25,000 to support VACNJ’s partnership with […]

Platkin launches office to combat securities and financial crimes

Platkin launches office to combat securities and financial crimes

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin recently announced the creation of a new office within the Division of Criminal Justice that will focus on pursuing major financial crimes, including securities fraud, and holding white-collar criminals accountable for their wrongdoing. The newly created Office of Securities Fraud and Financial Crimes Prosecutions will enhance existing […]