STATE – Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey announced this week that it has received a $300,000 grant from the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Alcatel-Lucent, to enable some 800 girls in underserved communities to participate in the Girl Scouts leadership training program, LEAD ON!.
EDISON – During the summer for nine days, Ali Naqvi of Edison attended the LeadAmerica Junior National Leadership Summit, Law Enforcement Camp, at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.
TRENTON – The bipartisan Assembly Task Force on Life Sciences will hold its first meeting Friday at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick and is expected to hear testimony focusing on an overview of the life sciences industry and the benefits it can bring the state.
LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. — FreshDirect, a leading online grocer, today announced the addition of 29 new communities in New Jersey’s Essex and Union counties in October and November 2010, tripling its presence in the state.
EDISON — As they begin to settle into the new school year, kindergartners at The Wardlaw-Hartridge became further acquainted by introducing members of their family by crafting colorful three-dimensional renditions of their family trees, which they presented to their classmates on Friday, Sept. 24.
NEW BRUNSWICK—Ethan Bortnick, originally scheduled to perform at the State Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 10, has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 3 p.m.
CLARK – With the hiring of new School Business Administrator/Board Secretary John Bolil, the Clark Public School District Administrative Team is now complete.
Five doctors have been murdered by anti-abortion zealots since the Roe versus Wade decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the government is not God.
CARTERET – Tomorrow evening, Mayor Dan Reiman will be joined by representatives from the Carteret Police Department and Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office to host a “Gang Awareness” workshop for parents of Carteret High School students.
CARTERET — Mayor Daniel Reiman was joined by Carteret Board of Education President Dennis Cherepski, High School Principal Lamont Repollet, Alexandra Cross, CEO of the Jewish Renaissance Foundation and Tashilee Vasquez of the Boys and Girls Club of Perth Amboy this week to announce that Carteret has been awarded a $2.67 million pass through grant established by the U.S. Department of Education.
EDISON – New Census data released this week show an “alarming” increase in New Jersey’s poverty rate between 2007 and 2009, from 8.6% to 9.4%, according to Anjali Srivastava, co-director for Legal Services of New Jersey’s Poverty Research Institute (LSNJ’s PRI).
TRENTON – Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, the Secretary of State, and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez remind residents statewide that Oct. 12 is the voter registration deadline for the Nov. 2 general election.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– An analysis released this week shows that offshore wind potential is so high off the U.S. Atlantic coast that investments in offshore wind power in Atlantic waters could generate about 30 percent more electricity than economically recoverable offshore oil and gas combined in the same region.