NEWARK–Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) was recently visited by ConKerr Cancer, an organization dedicated to making cheerful pillowcases for sick children in hospitals nationwide. ConKerr Cancer held a pillowcase making party called, “A Case for Smiles,” for patients on the pediatric unit and their families on Aug. 8.
STATE – Double-dipping, the practice of hiring retired workers who receive government pensions for a new public job, is at work in the New Jersey State Comptroller’s Office according to New Jersey Watchdog investigative reporter Mark Lagerkvist.
EDISON–Edison High School graduate and home town guy Brandon Swift will be part of opening ceremonies at the 20th anniversary of the Edison Fall Family Spectacular on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Papaianni Park in Edison.
STATE — In its regular tracking of residents’ satisfaction with life in New Jersey, the Monmouth University Poll found that the current Garden State Quality of Life Index has dipped to +27, from +31 in April. While this marks a decrease from the last result, it is still higher than all prior readings going back to December 2011.