Here at NJ Spark, more than a dozen Rutgers students will be reporting on social injustices in and around the New Brunswick area. RELATED: Opinion: People facing addiction need access to recovery programs, not judgment However, these issues happen everywhere. Here’s some recent news highlights: This study shows female college students in STEM are unconsciously underestimated by […]
By Rose McNulty — @rose_mcnulty In New Jersey, there is no shortage of news stories about the heroin epidemic that this state is facing. Despite the efforts of the state, the problem only grows each year. The biggest obstacle that heroin addicts face is the unavailability and cost of long-term recovery programs. Although alarming statistics are […]
Question: What does New Jersey do to help inmates re-enter society after they have served their time? Answer: New Jersey has no re-entry services for inmates. Fortunately, there’s a group called Volunteers of America, which has a variety of re-entry programs that helps released inmates. State Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (D-Gloucester), who was among […]
Here at NJ Spark, more than a dozen Rutgers students will be reporting on social injustices in and around the New Brunswick area. RELATED: WATCH: Immigrant Workers in N.J. Stand-Up for Dignity in the Workplace However, these issues happen everywhere. Here’s some recent news highlights: Research shows that black boys growing up in concentrated poverty have the […]
State law prohibits people with convictions for drug distribution from receiving general and emergency assistance from Work First, the state’s welfare program. Legislation that would remove that restriction has passed both houses of the state Legislature and awaits action by Christie. A broad coalition that includes dozens of groups working on substance abuse and […]
New Labor is a non-profit organization that strives to improve working conditions and provide a voice for immigrant laborers throughout New Jersey. With several branches in New Brunswick, Newark, and Lakewood, NJ, New Labor has organized migrant workers and educated them on their rights for over fifteen years.