Advocate groups held an event to ensure an accurate count for the upcoming census with special attention devoted to areas that participate at lower rates.
The committee also voted to release a resolution to set up a commission to review life imprisonment for juvenile offenders.
Passaic County has the highest child poverty rate in New Jersey, according to a new report. One Paterson nonprofit is working to empower families struggling to make ends meet.
Improving the lives of the smallest New Jersey residents will take time, money and determination, but now there’s a benchmark to measure progress.
About 150 of New Jersey’s youngest came out in strollers with their moms during a rather festive rally in Trenton.
Because of programs like Breakfast After the Bell, the Department of Agriculture says the number of students having breakfast at school in Paterson has increased.
Despite Newark’s progress in reducing the number of children with elevated blood lead levels, kids in the city are twice as likely to have lead poisoning compared to children statewide.
Every weekday morning, nearly 268,000 New Jersey students start their day with a free breakfast.
The number of students chronically absent in the 2015 to 2016 school year is down by about 8,000 from the year before, but problems remain.
The Newark Kids Count report shows that as of 2015, only 6.5 percent of Newark's kids were without health insurance.
Draconian cuts in pay and benefits for police and firefighters have city fathers comparing the state to venomous snakes. Cutting the funding out from under the Gateway tunnel project. The proposed ...
This year’s federal grant will allow 17 school districts to continue their work and start up new pre-K programs.
Going cold turkey in public housing. We'll tell you the cost to health, the environment and the housing stock of kicking the smoking habit. Healing the rift between police and community in Newark. ...
In Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties, center-based care for a child under 18 months is around $10,000 a year, according to a 2013 report by Child Care Aware of New Jersey. In-state tuition at ...
A light at the end of the tunnel. That proposed new rail tunnel under the Hudson's on the fast track and in the pipeline for federal grants. A spotlight on our cities. An all-day conference to tackle ...