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. […]

Ukrainian ballet dancers pour out their hearts in NJPAC performance before returning to war-torn country

Ukrainian ballet dancers pour out their hearts in NJPAC performance before returning to war-torn country

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In “The Nutcracker,” she was a snowflake. In “Sleeping Beauty,” she was a fairy. Both roles, among others portrayed by English-speaking ballerina Olena Pedan, were performed in a recently concluded North American tour by the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine. The 55-member troupe’s final show, a performance of “Sleeping Beauty,” was […]

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, […]

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 […]

State awards funds through its Natural Climate Solutions Grant program, including to Berkeley Heights and Linden

State awards funds through its Natural Climate Solutions Grant program, including to Berkeley Heights and Linden

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced Jan. 18 the award of $24.3 million in Natural Climate Solutions Grant program grants to local governments and nonprofit organizations to create, restore and enhance New Jersey’s green spaces and tree canopies in urban areas, salt marshes and forests. “With Gov. […]

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