Berkeley Heights Volunteer Working To Strengthen Afterschool Programs In Westfield

WESTFIELD — Afterschool programs help working families, keep kids safe and inspire learning. In communities like Westfield, they are considered vital resources. But the economic downturn has put a squeeze on programs, causing many to scale back their offerings or even close their doors. Lisa West, an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, is working with the Afterschool Alliance to change that.

Scarlet Knights Fan Makes Winning Kick

NEW BRUNSWICK – With $2,000 on the line and thousands of college football fans in attendance, Dan Perrone of Robbinsville split the uprights at HighPoint Solutions Stadium, and earned cash for himself and the Rutgers University general scholarship fund. Perrone drilled a 25-yard field goal to win the cash prize as part of the Allstate “Good Hands®” Field Goal Net Program, presented by Allstate Insurance Company.

SEIU’s Medina: What Would President Reagan Think Today?

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This month marks the 25th anniversary of President Reagan’s Immigration Reform and Control Act, which allowed almost 2.7 million undocumented immigrants to legalize their status. Reagan’s policy was based on a view that the United States is a land of immigrants; that immigrants should not be exploited; that if legalized, they would contribute even more to the economy.