NJ Human Services Will Launch Application for Excluded New Jerseyans Fund, 10.27.21

October 27, 2021, 9:07 am NJ Human Services Will Launch Application for Excluded New Jerseyans Fund Fund to Assist Individuals Impacted by COVID-19 but Not Eligible for Other Pandemic-Related Help Program Applications to Be Processed in the Order Received and Until Funds Are Exhausted Oct. 27, 2021 (TRENTON) – Human Services Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman today announced…

Local Initiative Support Corporation’s Black Economic Development Fund Partners with The New Jersey “40 Acres and a Mule” Fund to Invest Up to $25M in New Jersey, 10.20.21

Partnership to Provide Greater Access to Capital for the State’s Black and Latinx Businesses October 20, 2021 08:46 ET | Source: New Jersey FAM Fund Newark, NJ, Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The New Jersey “40 Acres and a Mule” Fund (NJ “FAM Fund”), a private investment vehicle established to reduce socio-economic disparities resulting from systemic racism, announced…

Newark nearly doubled its youth vaccination rate in 2 months. Here’s how., 09.17.21

By Patrick Wall  Sep 17, 2021, 7:30pm EDT Earlier this summer, Newark’s youth vaccination rate was still alarmingly low. As of mid-July, only 30% of eligible Newark children had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine — a full 14 percentage points below the statewide rate. That month, Mayor Ras Baraka warned Newark residents that, with so few young…

‘Looking for hope’: Newark students anxiously return to classrooms after 18 months away., 09.07.21

By Patrick Wall and Catherine Carrera  Sep 7, 2021, 2:14pm EDT After 18 months of eerie silence, classrooms across Newark echoed once again Tuesday with the sound of students — their jittery excitement only partially muffled by the mandatory masks. “I don’t mind wearing my mask because I know it stops me from catching the virus,” said Angela Villa,…

Governor Murphy Announces Partnership With Uber and Lyft to Provide Ride Service to Residents Who Lost Transportation as a Result of Tropical Storm Ida, 09.08.21

09/08/2021 TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced a partnership with rideshare companies Uber and Lyft in conjunction with United Way Worldwide and NJ 211 to provide access to free and discounted rides to New Jersey residents who lost a personal vehicle as a result of Tropical Storm Ida. Over the next two weeks, New Jersey…