Protesters demand justice for Tyre Nichols in Newark rally

Protesters demand justice for Tyre Nichols in Newark rally

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — To express their grief and anger over the death of Tyre Nichols, area residents gathered in Newark on Jan. 28 to demand justice for Nichols, who was beaten to death by five police officers in Memphis, Tenn. On Jan. 7, five police officers from the Memphis Police Department severely beat 29-year-old […]

NJ Transit to host inaugural virtual career fair

NJ Transit to host inaugural virtual career fair

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Feb. 15, NJ Transit will host its first-ever virtual job fair, known as the “The BIG Career Event.” The event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will take place in NJ Transit’s virtual auditorium, njtransitbigcareerevent.vfairs.com, with more than a dozen different departments represented. To attend, complete the […]

Molotov cocktail hurled at Bloomfield synagogue; Clifton man arrested

Molotov cocktail hurled at Bloomfield synagogue; Clifton man arrested

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Sunday, Jan. 29 — just two days after International Holocaust Remembrance Day — antisemitism was on clear display in Essex County, when an unknown individual hurled a Molotov cocktail at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield. A Passaic County man was arrested Feb. 1 for the crime, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger […]

NJ launches expanded Potential Lead Exposure Mapping tool

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, in partnership with the Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Protection, announced Jan. 24 the launch of an expanded version of the Potential Lead Exposure Mapping, or PLEM, tool, which provides new publicly available data that indicate potential sources of lead exposure. The tool […]

Mental Health Association offers free virtual webinar series for Black History Month

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s Community Education Department will offer a free virtual webinar series in celebration of Black History Month in February. The topics include four specific presentations highlighting different aspects of support around mental health in the black community. Each interactive, one-hour session will be offered twice each […]

NJ seeks public input on climate resilience action plans

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s Interagency Council on Climate Resilience is seeking public input on how the state should address extreme heat priorities and concerns as part of the council’s development of a series of plans outlining how state agencies will incorporate climate resilience into their policies, programs and regulations. The series of documents, known […]

RWJBarnabas Health receives significant grant from federal government for children, families

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health announced Jan. 26 that the health system is the recipient of a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office on Trafficking in Persons. ACF formally announced this funding in late 2022 and, to mark National Human Trafficking Prevention Month […]

Montclair State partners with Homeland Security to combat human trafficking

Montclair State partners with Homeland Security to combat human trafficking

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Global Center on Human Trafficking at Montclair State University and the Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security Investigations–Newark Division signed a memorandum of understanding on Jan. 25 for the development of a web-based application and website to aid in the fight against human trafficking. The agreement was signed during a special […]

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