Online Grocer Expands To NJ

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.

Let Me Introduce You

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.

Carteret High School To Receive $2.6 Million Grant For After School Programs

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.

NJ Poverty Rate Increases

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).