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'This is the time': NJ theater community holding equity, anti-racism summit

Burlington County Times 16 Apr 2021
"I’m excited about this conference because it will enable us to bring together New Jersey arts leaders and emerging leaders and students to examine how every single person’s role is critical in building this culture of equity, diversity and inclusion," said Donna ...

MTA, NJ Transit should provide free rides for vaccines | Opinion

Burlington County Times 16 Apr 2021
Black people, 12% of New Jersey’s population, received just 6% of vaccines, despite suffering 16% of COVID-19 deaths ... On April 5, USA TODAY Network New Jersey reporter Monsy Alvarado wrote that the racial gap in vaccination is “a problem New Jersey still hasn't solved.” Free VaxTransit is critical to closing this gap.

Murphy nominates acting NJ DEP chief for full-time role as top environmental leader

Burlington County Times 14 Apr 2021
A New Jersey native and graduate of Rutgers and Rutgers Law School, he initially worked with Erin Brokovich's law firm, defending New Jersey communities whose tap water had been spoiled by petrochemicals ... Likewise, LaTourette has garnered the support of New Jersey environmental ...

NJ cannabis commission gets going, picks vice chair, logo

San Francisco Chronicle 13 Apr 2021
(AP) — New Jersey's new Cannabis Regulatory Commission on Monday inched toward setting up the recreational marijuana market, holding its first meeting, at which it picked a vice chair and a logo ... Surrounding that are the words New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission, as well as “Equity” and “Safety.”.

PSEG and �rsted Complete PSEG's Acquisition of 25% Interest in Ocean Wind

The Trentonian 12 Apr 2021
Combined with the New Jersey Wind Port and Port of Paulsboro, the state's key facilities planned to support the development, manufacturing, supply chain and assembly of offshore wind components, Ocean Wind will help New Jersey achieve critical steps in generating clean energy for ...

Vaccine-hunting volunteers help Americans score COVID jabs

Al Jazeera 09 Apr 2021
But she also found the whole process — a midnight Facebook search, an unknown volunteer, a drive to a vaccination site away from her Jersey City, New Jersey home — indicative of deeper issues about access and equity ... That changed when Heller’s 80-year-old neighbour in Ocean Grove, New Jersey asked her for help scheduling an appointment.

Advocates call on NCAA to act in response to anti-trans laws

Olean Times Herald 09 Apr 2021
Proponents of the legislation say the rules are needed to prevent biological males from dominating women’s sports ... And we are engaging with organizations and individuals who value fairness, equity and inclusion, to speak out and take action," David said ... +3. How a cold night in New Jersey gave a glimpse of what is to come on Nebraska's offensive line.

Private equity's growing control of long-term care endangers the underserved | Opinion

Burlington County Times 08 Apr 2021
Private equity firms exist for one overriding purpose ... In North Jersey, we know well the impact private equity greed can have on our communities ... Over the last year, more than 179,000 nursing home residents have died from COVID-19, including nearly 8,000 in New Jersey ... represents New Jersey's 9th Congressional District in the U.S.

Hartford prepares for start of rental licensing program aimed at uncovering negligent landlords, hires new ...

Hartford Courant 08 Apr 2021
She’s skeptical the new code will make a difference given the experiences she hears from tenants dealing with negligent landlords ... The Avalon Village properties are all owned by different limited liability companies that trace back to two entities that share a New Jersey address, MSK Properties and Stratus Equities.

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer Names Brian J. Molloy as General Counsel

The Trentonian 06 Apr 2021
Ciuffani, retired Presiding Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, General Equity Division, and Of Counsel at Wilentz, who has served in the position since 2018 ... In his litigation practice, Molloy focuses on defense of professional malpractice claims and other complex commercial litigation in New Jersey and nationally.

New York in 'unique position' as it competes with New Jersey for marijuana dollars

Yahoo Daily News 05 Apr 2021
Still, neighboring New Jersey, which officially legalized recreational ... On top of state sales and potential local taxes, New Jersey imposes a state-level social equity tax on transfers of marijuana from producers to retailers that varies based on fluctuations in marijuana prices.

Best ticket to a faster reopening: Vaccine passports | Editorial

NJ dot com 04 Apr 2021
That’s the ticket to cracking open the economy faster before we reach full herd immunity — not only for New Jersey, but for the country — and while there are legitimate privacy and equity concerns, a vaccine passport system should work ... In New Jersey, a good example has been set by our state university ... Vaccine certifications are not new.

Fake body bags left outside Connecticut state Capitol, governor’s residence, Hartford City Hall on April ...

Hartford Courant 03 Apr 2021
One company that has come under fire recently is Avalon Village, a collection of Hartford apartment buildings owned by MSK Properties and Stratus Equities — which share a New Jersey address — through numerous limited liability companies ... and new fees tacked on to their rent.

Chattanooga's David Ortiz: Building diversity and inclusion takes empathy and intention

Times Free Press 01 Apr 2021
David Ortiz landed in Chattanooga 20 years ago, moving from his native New Jersey to work in communications for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee ... What was it like, moving to Chattanooga from New Jersey in 2001? ... Maybe they all went to the same school, or they're all from New Jersey.

JerseyCAN Releases First New Jersey Public Study on COVID's Impact on Learning Loss

The Trentonian 30 Mar 2021
The New Jersey Children's Foundation, a Newark-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting a fact-based discussion about education, funded this study as part of a yearlong effort to measure the impact of COVID-19 on education in New Jersey ... We work to improve policies and programs to support equity and excellence in New Jersey education.