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Freeholder Board Passes Resolution Supporting the Elimination of Private For Profit Prisons in New Jersey

August 8, 2020

Resolution initiated by Freeholder Vice President Richardson calls for action from State government

(Newark, NJ) – On August 5, 2020, Essex County Freeholder Vice President Wayne L. Richardson and the Freeholder Board adopted a resolution supporting the elimination of private for-profit prisons in the state of New Jersey. The resolution notes the historic legacy of the 13th Amendment, ...

Metro YMCAs Advancing the Conversation on Race with 5K, Webinar

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges and its African American Network Employee Resource Group invite the community to join the Y for a series of free virtual events during August.  

“The Y is responding to the call to action by our communities. By coming together, we can learn from one another to address racism, inequities and disparities at an ...

A Growing Tribute of Condolences to State Senator Ron Rice on the Passing of His Wife of 35 Years

August 5, 2020

(NEW JERSEY) - Elected officials and political leaders from all over the state are sending in words of condolences to State Senator and Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, Ronald L. Rice (Newark) on the sudden passing of his beloved wife of 35 years, Shirley Rice. Mrs. Rice passed away unexpectedly on the morning of August 4, 2020. Shirley Rice, a long time champion for collegiate ...

Newark City Council to Send Letters Condemning Rutgers Medical School, RWJ Merger

August 8, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — The city’s elected officials are holding nothing back this week as a deal to consolidate Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJUH) in New Brunswick moves forward. 

Following Mayor Ras Baraka’s scathing op-ed on Tuesday, city council members motioned to send letters to every board member at NJMS and Robert ...

NJ Lawmakers Want Changes to Help Nursing Homes Deal with Deadly Outbreaks

August 8, 2020

(NEW JERSEY) - Bills would increase oversight, raise salaries and more based on consultants’ report

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New Jersey has begun implementing a handful of expert recommendations to help ...