Head Start agency gets federal funding

NEWARK – Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker announced $2,284,755 in federal funding for The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The award was granted by the U.S. Department of Health and…

Christie spends nearly $2 billion on water works

Governor Chris Christie signed legislation authorizing up to $1.94 billion in state financing for projects to improve drinking water and waste water infrastructure across the state. The funding includes $776 million to upgrade and protect facilities from storms and flooding…

Top Tobacco Bond Banker Departs Barclays

by Cezary Podkul | ProPublica The go-to dealmaker in the market for tobacco bonds is gone from her post 2013 a surprise departure that raises questions about the future direction of a once-burgeoning corner of Wall Street. Kym S. Arnone,…

Transgender inmate released from Georgia prison

Ashley Diamond, a transgender inmate who sued the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) after being denied a safe environment and medically necessary gender dysphoria treatment, was released after more than three years in prison, where she was housed with male inmates…

Rutgers Physicians Among Top 5 Percent in Nation

New Brunswick, NJ—Sixty-one physicians affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group, the faculty practice of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, were selected for the Best Doctors in America® List for 2015-2016. Only 5 percent of physicians in the United…

Company that sued soldiers closes its stores

by Paul Kiel | ProPublica USA Discounters filed for bankruptcy protection this week, after closing its last store. The company cited lower sales, “regulatory investigations and adverse media reports” in its bankruptcy filing as reasons for its collapse. For the first time…