WBGO-FM and NJ-SPJ Present: Special Live Edition of "Newark Today" On Thursday
(NEWARK, NJ) --New Jersey state laws may soon be changed to grant subpoena powers to Civilian Complaint Review Boards in Newark. Although Newark may get there first, this has the potential to re-shape police and community relations throughout New Jersey. The topic will be discussed on a special broadcast of Newark Today on WBGO-FM, this coming Thursday, October 21st at 8:00pm. Listen Live at WBGO 88.3FM or online at WBGO.org.
Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary Is Launched By Canna Provisions
(LEE, MA) -- Canna Provisions, the award-winning leader of the adult-use retail cannabis community in Western Massachusetts, recently announced a line of cannabis pre-roll joints using Smash Hits cannabis, Canna Provisions proprietary craft cannabis flower called Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary. Canna Provisions stores in Lee and Holyoke Massachusetts will be the exclusive carriers of Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary cannabis pre-rolls which will be rolled using hand-grown high-CBD, low-THC craft cannabis from Canna Provisions available for all 21+ adults.
Middlesex County launches Latino Telehealth Pilot Program to increase the utilization of telehealth services and expand healthcare access within the Latino community
(MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ) -- Middlesex County has launched the Latino Telehealth Pilot Program to focus on increasing the utilization of telehealth services within the Latino community and expand healthcare access to uninsured and underinsured communities. In addition to healthcare benefits, the telehealth hubs will offer free internet, tech assistance, and bilingual staff and translators at physical locations, or hubs, to maximize assistance. The launch took place today at the pilot program’s first hub location, the Raritan Bay Area YMCA.
Easterseals NJ Helps Bring More People With Disabilities Into The Workforce With Inclusive Hiring Guide For Employers
Looking for a job is never easy, but those challenges multiply for the one-in-four Americans living with a disability, as reflected by the high rate of unemployment within this group. People with disabilities are both unemployed and under-employed. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, not even one in five people with a disability was employed in 2019, while in the same year, two-thirds of people without a disability had jobs. When COVID hit, things only got worse.
Vineland Hosts Pumpkin Patch Party On October 30th
(VINELAND, NJ) -- Everyone is invited to Main Street Vineland’s annual Pumpkin Patch Party, to take place on Saturday, October 30, rain or shine, from 11:00am to 1:00pm, at the mini-parks, Landis Avenue and the Boulevard, in Vineland. Now in its sixth year, the event attracts 100 children and parents for holiday fun, games, and fellowship. Included in the event will be music and fun with DJ Zach, pumpkin painting, candy for children age 14 and under courtesy of G.E. Mechanical, and more.
5th Annual Middlesex County Business Summit: "Leading With A Purpose" To Take Place Online October 21st
Middlesex County will host the Fifth Annual Middlesex County Business Summit: "Leading with a Purpose" online via ZOOM on Thursday, October 21 from 8:30am - 10:30am. The event features a distinguished panel of forward-thinking business leaders, entrepreneurs, and other executives to discuss how they are re-evaluating how their companies are operating in this evolving “next normal”—and the changes they’re implementing.
Hopewell Theater Honored With Community Service Award
(HOPEWELL, NJ) -- The New Jersey Business & Industry Association and New Jersey Business magazine announced 20 recipients for their annual Awards for Excellence, honoring member companies and business leaders whose energy and vision have had a positive impact on their employees, their communities, and the state’s economy. Hopewell Theater was honored with the Community Service Award, for companies committed to leadership in finding solutions to social or economic challenges.
Local Museum Creates Educational Black History Resources for New Jersey Schools
(SKILLMAN, NJ) -- Last week, Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM) board member Kevin Burkman delivered a detailed, poster-sized map of Black history sites in the Sourland Mountain region to Village Elementary School as part of the museum’s educational outreach program. Montgomery, Hopewell Valley, Princeton, and Hillsborough school districts, as well as the Princeton Day School, also received copies of the map for classroom use.
Budding Ecologists Plant 1000 Trees in the Sourlands
(HOPEWELL, NJ) -- The Sourland forest in Central New Jersey is in trouble, and five young ecologists are digging in to help restore critical habitat. Will Bradford, Eve Cooke, Kelsy Geletej, Robert Lucas, and Lillian Wurtz have planted over 1,000 trees in Sourland Region public parks and preserves in September, and they’re on track to plant over 2,000 more this fall.