Category Archives: Hunterdon County

Urgent need for Donations after 200+ Blood Drive Cancellations

— Following round after round of snow, freezing rain and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now to help restock its shelves.

 

March storms forced the cancellation of more than 200 blood drives, resulting in nearly 7,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations. This shortfall follows more than 26,400 uncollected blood and platelet donations in February due to severe weather across 27 states. Despite the weather, hospital patients still rely on transfusion.

 

“Blood products are being delivered to hospitals almost as quickly as they come in,” said Guy Triano, donor recruitment director of the Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region. “Donors who give now aren’t just restocking our shelves, they are making sure hope continues to be available for patients in need.”

 

Residents in unaffected areas can help the Red Cross restock its shelves immediately. As a national network, the Red Cross can help ensure blood products are available for patients at local hospitals as well as hospitals throughout the country.

 

The Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to make and keep appointments in the coming days. Platelet donors, as well as blood donors with the most in-demand blood types – O negative, A negative and B negative – are particularly encouraged to give now to help replenish the blood supply.

 

Platelets help prevent massive blood loss and are a vital part of cancer and organ transplant treatments. With a shelf life of just five days, platelet donations are especially needed. Eligible donors with types O negative, A negative and B negative blood are encouraged to donate double red cells where available. During a double red cell donation, two units of red cells are collected while most of the plasma and platelets are returned to the donor.

 

To find a convenient donation opportunity and schedule an appointment, donors can download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

County      City                    State   Location                                  

Hunterdon Flemington NJ 3/19/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hunterdon Central Regional High School, 84 Route 31
Mercer Princeton Township NJ 3/13/2015: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Central NJ Blood Donation Center WB, 707 Alexander Rd.
Mercer Princeton Township NJ 3/14/2015: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Central NJ Blood Donation Center WB, 707 Alexander Rd.
Mercer Princeton Township NJ 3/17/2015: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Central NJ Blood Donation Center WB, 707 Alexander Rd.
Mercer Princeton Township NJ 3/20/2015: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Central NJ Blood Donation Center WB, 707 Alexander Rd.
Mercer Princeton Township NJ 3/21/2015: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Central NJ Blood Donation Center WB, 707 Alexander Rd.,
Mercer Trenton NJ 3/12/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Mercer County Tech Schools Assunpink Center, 1085 Old Trenton Rd
Mercer Trenton NJ 3/22/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Mary’s Cathedral, 16 Bank Street
Middlesex Edison NJ 3/21/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Edison VFW Post 3117, 57 National Road
Middlesex Edison NJ 3/21/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., New Dover United Methodist Church, 687 New Dover Road
Middlesex Iselin NJ 3/16/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Woodbridge Township Ambulance & Rescue Squad, 77 Queen St.
Ocean Beach Haven NJ 3/19/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Department, South Bay Avenue
Ocean Lakehurst NJ 3/11/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lakehurst Community Center, 207 Center Street
Ocean Lakehurst NJ 3/11/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lakehurst Community Center, 207 Center Street
Ocean Toms River NJ 3/18/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., TR Hotel, 290 Route 37 East
Somerset Basking Ridge NJ 3/15/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Bridgewater Gurdwara, 977 Washington Valley Road
Union Summit NJ 3/16/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross, 695 Springfield Avenue

 

 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Stockton PAC Hosts Manhattan Lyric Opera

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with an “Afternoon of Romantic Arias” with the Manhattan Lyric Opera in the Campus Center Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 15.

Show time is 2 p.m. Tickets are $32 and may be ordered online at stockton.edu/pac or by calling the Box Office at (609) 652-9000.  The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and ninety minutes before the performance.  For group sales, call (609) 652-4786.

The passion, drama and grandeur of opera can move one to tears or make the spirit soar. Join The Manhattan Lyric Opera for an afternoon of sweeping melodies, glorious high notes and passionate singing as some of the nation’s most talented performers present a recital of memorable and beloved operatic arias and duets filled with romance.

Founded in 1998 by Opera Singer and Artistic Director Anne Tormela, The Manhattan Lyric Opera Company is uniquely devoted to presenting staged and concert versions of the classic Operas, Operettas and Broadway works.

For our patrons with special needs, the Stockton Performing Arts Center offers wheelchair accessible seating, large type programs, and listening assistive devices.  Please identify any needs you may have when making a reservation.

The Stockton Performing Arts Center, the Jersey Shore’s Center for the Arts, is located on the campus of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, on Vera King Farris Drive, just off Jim Leeds Road, in Galloway Township.  Just 12 miles west of Atlantic City, the center is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway.

 

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Stockton Gallery Features Two Artists’ Transcultural Journeys Jan. 20-March 28

shin young an

The Visual Arts Faculty of Stockton College will host regional artists Howard Tran and ShinYoung in an exhibit beginning Jan. 20 that continues into March at the Stockton Art Gallery on the main Galloway campus.

This two-person exhibition features each artist’s transcultural journey through sculpture, paintings, and mixed media.  Most of Tran’s work on display will be sculpture, along with An’s paintings. Audio of Tran and An, powered by OnCell, will enhance the visitor’s experience.  Their work will be on exhibit in the lower gallery from Jan. 20-March 28.  The gallery will be closed during the college’s spring break, March 7-15.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet both artists on Sunday, March 1 from 1 -3 p.m. during the Arts in the Afternoon event.  Talks by all spring semester artists will be held during

this reception. At 1 p.m., illustrator Charles Santore, exhibiting in the upper gallery, will give a

PowerPoint presentation in lecture hall L112, adjacent to the gallery, followed by a book signing.  At 2 p.m. artists Tran and An will give informal talks in the gallery, respectively.

 

Both artists explore how living in different cultures has changed their perceptions of themselves, and how others see them.  The specifics are different but the journey is the same.

 

Howard Tran’s grandparents immigrated to Vietnam from China during World War II, and he and his family lived in Vietnam until he was 12 years old. They translated their last name from Chinese to Vietnamese and assimilated in some ways, but still had a different language and customs. In China, they were considered Chinese and he considered China his homeland.
After immigrating to the United States, this identity came into question. In this new context Tran’s connections to China were less relevant: He was from Vietnam, with a Vietnamese name; he spoke the language. To Americans, he was Vietnamese.

 

Now he has lived in the United States much longer than living in Vietnam. He had assimilated to American culture to the extent that when he visits Vietnam, he no longer feels that country is his home. Tran considers himself Chinese Vietnamese American. He has aspects of all three cultures, yet is in between them all. In his art he explores identity, home, keeping traditions, change, and the dichotomy between East and West.

 

Howard Tran lives and works in Williamsport, PA.

 

ShinYoung An was born, raised, educated and taught art in South Korea.  As an adult, she moved to New York City and Barcelona, Spain to enhance her education.  She was unsatisfied with her artwork and wanted to build solid fundamental skills through the study of figurative art.  Her additional education from institutions such as the Art Students League of New York, the Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cercle Artistic de Sant Lluc, and private mentoring gave her the skills to master figurative painting and the confidence to believe that she can “break the boundaries of tradition for unlimited creativity.”

 

An has lived in the United States since 1995.  Over the years she’d realized that the emotions she conveyed through her paintings were limiting and only meant to please herself.  Not until she lived in different cultures did she develop worldly perceptions and opinions.  Her epiphany occurred when she read an article about Bill Gates’ plans to create a philanthropic foundation.  She felt that within her powers as an artist she too could bring attention (if not money) to important issues around the world.  Her efforts culminated into her “Hands & Feet” series of paintings.  These masterful figurative paintings of mundane activities applied over newspaper articles about worldwide horrors enables her to “express her opinions and spread awareness about some abuses in our current society.”

 

ShinYoung An lives and works in Woodland Park, NJ.

 

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Location:

Stockton College Art Gallery: L wing, adjacent to Performing Art Center

Richard Stockton College of NJ

101 Vera King Farris Drive

Galloway, NJ 08205

Hours: M – Sat 12-730 p.m. & Sun 12-4 p.m.

609-652-4214

www.stockton.edu/artgallery

 

The visual arts faculty of Stockton College not only teach the studio arts they also sponsor year-round exhibitions and educational events on the college’s many campuses. Their events are always free and open to the public.

 

Sponsored by the Visual Arts Faculty, School of Arts and Humanities, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Funding has been provided in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the local arts grant program administered by the Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs Member of the South Jersey Cultural Alliance (SJCA), Association of Academic Museums & Galleries (AAMG), and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).

 

Stockton College is committed to providing equal access to its programs and facilities for persons with disabilities. It is recommended that persons with special needs call 609-652-4566, prior to the event in order to assist us in providing appropriate accommodations.

Active Adults Discover the Advantages of Building a Luxury Toll Brothers Home

Toll Brothers, the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes, offers a variety of exceptional luxury carriage home and single-family home communities where active-adult home buyers will enjoy a leisurely lifestyle with resort-style amenities.  Toll Brothers Active Living® communities are located in convenient locations throughout Burlington, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, and Ocean Counties in New Jersey.

 

“Lifestyle is the key word – our Active Living communities offer homeowners a low-maintenance lifestyle with an abundance of recreational activities and social opportunities to meet neighbors and make new friends,” said Chris Gaffney, Toll Brothers Group President.  Toll Brothers Active Living communities allow homeowners to spend more time with friends and family and enjoy on-site amenities including swimming pools, tennis and bocce courts, fitness centers, walking and biking trails, and more. Amenities vary by community and buyers can learn more by contacting their community of choice.

 

Burlington County, NJ

The Mews at Laurel Creek is the only new resort-style community in prestigious Moorestown with on-site amenities and a low-maintenance lifestyle.  These carriage homes are priced from the upper $400,000s.  Three professionally decorated model homes grand opened in mid-October to rave reviews from buyers and real estate agents alike.

 

Hunterdon County, NJ

Regency at Readington is the only 55+ community in Readington Township with a resort-style clubhouse and amenities. The Villas Collection of single-family homes debuted in Fall 2013 to high demand and has been selling quickly.  Two brand new professionally decorated model homes are now open.  Villas Collection homes are priced from the upper $400,000s.

 

Middlesex County, NJ

Princeton Manor, located in South Brunswick Township, offers an abundance of social opportunities at its 11,500 sq. ft. clubhouse.  Eleven single-family floor plans with a variety of exterior home designs are available from the upper $400,000s.  The highly desirable Woodlands section of homes is now open for sale.

 

Regency at Monroe is the only new home active-adult community in Central New Jersey with a USGA 9-hole Arnold Palmer designed golf course, award-winning 40,000 square foot community clubhouse, and luxury homes with personalized options.  In addition, a brand new state-of-the-art tennis pavilion is now open. Buyers can choose from twelve single-family home designs from the upper $400,000s.

 

Monmouth County, NJ

Enclave at Shrewsbury is located just 2 miles from downtown Red Bank, and is perfect for those who like being close to the water with the beach nearby.  The community features amenities including an outdoor heated pool, bocce and tennis courts, and putting green. Only three home sites and one professionally decorated model home remain available for sale – buyers are invited to visit today to take advantage of this opportunity. Homes priced from the low $700,000s.

 

Regency at Trotters Pointe is only 2 miles from the Garden State Parkway, nearby Colts Neck, and 4 miles from the Red Bank train station. The community will feature a resort-style clubhouse and luxury one- and two-story homes from the upper $500,000s.  Recently opening to much excitement, new home sites are now available.

 

Enclave at Freehold is the only luxury new home community in sought-after Freehold for those 55 and better.  Only 79 single-family homes are available in the community which will also include a private clubhouse with pool, shuffleboard and bocce courts, and more. The highly anticipated community is now open with homes from the upper $400,000s.

 

Morris County, NJ

Enclave at Long Valley is the only luxury active adult community in Long Valley. This quaint community of 45 carriage homes showcases small-town living with the best of metropolitan conveniences nearby.  Quick Delivery Homes are available for immediate move-in. Homes are priced from the mid-$400,000s.

 

 

Ocean County, NJ

Sea Breeze at Lacey boasts a 13,000-square-foot clubhouse and is Toll Brothers’ only community on the South Jersey coast. Located in Forked River, Sea Breeze at Lacey is only ½ mile from the Garden State Parkway and 2 miles from Route 9.  Residents will enjoy the area’s wide variety of cultural and recreational activities including boating, fishing, and fine dining on the Barnegat Bay; and fabulous shopping that only the New Jersey shore can offer. Homes available from the mid-$300,000s.

 

 

Communities are open daily.  For more information, including floor plans, photos, sales center hours, and directions, please visit TollBrothers.com/NJ.

 

 

Toll Brothers, an award-winning Fortune 1000 company founded in 1967, embraces an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service. Toll Brothers is currently building nationwide and is a publicly owned company whose stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TOL). The Company was recently named national Builder of the Year by BUILDER magazine, and was twice named Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine.

 

 

 

Red Cross: Add Blood Donation To-Do List

The American Red Cross asks blood and platelet donors to help prevent a summer shortage by making an appointment to roll up a sleeve around the Independence Day holiday.

With blood and platelet donation appointments currently lower than what is needed to maintain a sufficient blood supply, donors of all blood types are urged to schedule an appointment now, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative.

The Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients across the country. This can be challenging during the summer months of June, July and August, when an average of two fewer donors schedule an appointment to give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need. This seasonal challenge can be overcome if just two more donors – above what is expected – make an appointment and give blood at each Red Cross blood drive the rest of the summer.

“Vacations and other summer activities often conflict with donation appointments for regular blood donors, which makes summer a very difficult time to collect blood donations,” said Anthony C. Tornetta, External Communications Manager, Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region. “Donations decline further near summer holidays like Independence Day. A blood or platelet donation now can help sustain an adequate blood supply this summer.”

To encourage more people to make time to donate blood before and after Independence Day, all presenting blood and platelet donors from June 30 through July 7 will receive a commemorative Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to find a nearby blood donation opportunity or schedule an appointment.

How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at@RedCross.

 

Check Megan’s Law Website For Information On Sex Offenders

THE END of the school year is an ideal time to check the Megan’s Law website for up-to-date information on known sex offenders, said Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari.

“Children are home and will be spending more time outdoors enjoying the summer weather,” Vicari said. “For peace of mind, this is an ideal time to review the state’s sex offender list for any individuals that may be living in your community.”

The database lists up-to-date information on all convicted sex offenders who are residents of the Garden State.

Towns, counties, zip codes and even individual streets can be easily reviewed.

More advanced checks allow users to input the names of convicted sex offenders or check only newer records.

“This only takes a few minutes and can make a big difference in keeping a child safe,” Vicari said.

Vicari also suggested periodically checking the Megan’s Law database throughout the year.

“It’s important to know what dangers a child may encounter when they travel to and from school,” he said. “It’s also essential that they learn to avoid strangers and how to react if they are approached by an adult they do not know.”

If a child is approached by a stranger in a car, they should be taught to run the opposite way – towards the rear of the car. This way, the driver will have to first turn around before they can pursue the child, Vicari said.

The database can be accessed through a link on the Ocean County Government Homepage at www.co.ocean.nj.us. The page can also be accessed directly at www.njsp.org/info/reg_sexoffend.html.

MADD Testifies in Favor of Lifesaving Ignition Interlock Legislation

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will testify before the Assembly Appropriations Committee urging their support of A 1368 on Monday, June 23rd at 9 AM. A 1368, introduced by Assemblywoman Stender, will require ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers, including all first-time offenders. Similar legislation has been passed in 23 states and these states have recognized a significant reduction in drunk driving deaths.

“MADD believes ignition interlocks for all offenders is the best solution to eliminate drunk driving across the Nation. New Jersey lawmakers have the opportunity to advance this lifesaving legislation that will protect the public from drunk drivers,” said MADD New Jersey Volunteer and National Board Member Steven Benvenisti, Esq., Partner at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, PC, who was almost killed by a drunk driver when he attended The College of New Jersey.

Drunk driving is a violent crime. And, drunk deaths are 100 percent preventable. Yet in 2012, 164

people in New Jersey were killed in crashes caused by a drunk driver—representing 28 percent of all traffic fatalities. In addition to the extraordinary emotional burden for victims, drunk driving deaths are an unnecessary economic hardship for New Jersey, costing the state and taxpayers $1.1 billion in 2012.

Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that (1) requiring interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers saves lives and is effective in reducing drunk driving recidivism by 67 percent; (2) license suspension alone is no longer a practical way to deal with drunk drivers, as 50 to 75 percent of convicted drunk drivers will continue to drive even with a suspended driver’s license; and (3) first-time convicted DUI offender is not a first time drunk driver

but rather has driven drunk at least 80 times prior to being arrested.

Currently in New Jersey, interlocks are required for all repeat and first-time convicted drunk drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .15 or greater.  Passage of A 1368 would require a first-time convicted drunk driver with a BAC of .08 to .14 to use an ignition interlock for a period of three to twelve months unless a Judge determines that aggravating factors dictate that a license suspension would be more appropriate.  The last third of the time on the interlock must be violation free or the offender will have the time on the interlock extended. A 1368 will help change behavior separate alcohol from driving. Interlocked offenders are able to their jobs and provide for their families.

“MADD’s number one legislative priority is to pass lifesaving laws to ensure the public’s safety and eliminate drunk driving. A 1368 makes sense, ignition interlocks for all offenders will save lives,” continued Benvenisti.

States that are enforcing all-offender ignition interlock laws, such as Arizona and Oregon, have seen a reduction in DUI deaths by 43 to 42 percent, largely due to these comprehensive laws requiring all drunk drivers to receive an interlock.

For more information on interlocks, please visit madd.org/interlock.

About Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Founded in 1980 by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end this danger on America’s roads. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every 8.6 minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP.  Learn more at www.madd.org  or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.

 

Ocean Co. Literacy Group Merges With “Literacy New Jersey”

Adults in New Jersey who cannot read a medicine bottle, menu or even a street sign are served by the statewide educational non-profit organization, “Literacy New Jersey”, which has announced a merger with six local literacy groups. To make the statewide organization Literacy New Jersey a stronger force in serving functionally illiterate adults throughout the state, the groups Literacy Volunteers of New Jersey, Literacy Volunteers of Mercer County, Literacy Volunteers of Burlington County, Literacy Programs of New Jersey, Literacy Volunteers of Union County, Literacy Volunteers of Ocean County, and Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester County have joined Literacy New Jersey as one network.

 

Volunteer tutors from Literacy New Jersey make it possible for adults – especially from underserved populations — to learn to read, write and speak English. Nearly 8,000 students received free services from Literacy New Jersey and their 21 affiliated programs in 2012-2013.

 

It is estimated that 17% of adults in New Jersey are low literate. Illiteracy is a devastating problem, which is at the root of many social problems, including poverty, crime, unemployment, poor parenting, welfare dependency and homelessness. Adults whose lack of reading, writing and speaking skills causes them to struggle to perform the daily tasks that native English speakers take for granted: reading to their children, ordering from a menu, completing job applications and filling out medical forms.

 

“Learning to read can make a dramatic difference in someone’s quality of life,” says Elizabeth Gloeggler, CEO, Literacy New Jersey. “We match our well-trained volunteer tutors with men and women who have no where else to turn.”

 

“We share Literacy New Jersey’s mission to provide meaningful assistance to people with a limited ability to read, speak, write or understand English,“ says Harold J. Wirths, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. “Improved literacy means improved skills that help people to market themselves to employers, to become employed and to carry out their roles, not only as workers, but also as spouses, parents and active members of our community.”

Literacy New Jersey offers free GED Preparation Classes, Citizenship Classes (for new immigrants), and ESL conversation groups (to practice English speaking skills), along with the core Basic Skills and English-as-a-Second Language Programs. The Basic Skills Program helps adult students with learning disabilities or other significant challenges, and serves a population with limited educational options.

More than 2,500 men and women volunteer on a regular basis with Literacy New Jersey. They receive training on principles of adult education, teaching reading, lesson planning, teaching small groups, and motivation skills for tutors. Literacy New Jersey staff match tutors with adult students seeking help, ensuring quality service for the student and support for the volunteer tutor.

The new organization is headed up by Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Gloeggler of Montvale, NJ; Chief Operating Officer Jessica Tomkins of Milltown NJ; Ocean County Executive Director Charlotte Fahey of Whiting, NJ; Gloucester County Executive Director Trudy Lawrence of Clementon, NJ; Burlington County Executive Director Sheri Churchill of Medford, NJ; Mercer County Executive Director Cheryl Kirton of Newtown, PA; and Middlesex County Program Coordinator Melissa Cohen of Highland Park, NJ.

Literacy New Jersey’s merger was supported by: The Community Foundation for NJ, Pro Bono Partnership, Lowenstein Sandler LLP, The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration, The Karma Foundation and The Support Center for Nonprofits.

About Literacy New Jersey

Founded in 1979 and funded by government grants and donations, Literacy New Jersey is a statewide non-profit network helping adults change their lives through literacy. The organization advocates for and educates about adult literacy, providing resources to adult learners throughout New Jersey. For more information or to volunteer, call 800-848-0048 or visit http://www.literacynj.org/

 

Office locations:

 

Headquarters

Literacy New Jersey

224 Main Street

Metuchen, NJ 08840

Tel: 800-848-0048

http://www.literacynj.org/

 

Burlington County

P.O. Box 2746

Willingboro, NJ 08046

609-877-5566

schurchill@literacynj.org

www.burlcoliteracy.org

 

Gloucester County

Woodbury Child Development Center
36 Carpenter St.
Woodbury, NJ 08096

856-218-4743

tlawrence@literacynj.org

www.literacyvgc.org/

 

Mercer County

3535 Quakerbridge Road

Suite 104

Hamilton, NJ 08619

609-587-6027

ckirton@literacynj.org

www.mercerliteracy.org

 

Middlesex County

380 Washington Road

Suite F

Sayreville, NJ 08872

732-432-8000

mcohen@literacynj.org

www.lpnj.org

 

Ocean County

c/o Ocean County Community College

P.O. Box 2001

Toms River, NJ 08754

732-864-9646

cfahey@literacynj.org

www.literacy-oc.org

 

Union County

121-125 Chestnut Street

Suite 203

Roselle, NJ 07203

908-486-1777

egloeggler@literacynj.org

www.lvaunion.org

 

 

Literacy New Jersey Affiliates:

 

Atlantic County

LVA-Cape-Atlantic, Inc.

 

 

Bergen County

LV-Bergenfield

LV-Englewood Library

LV-Pascack

Project Literacy of Greater Bergen County

 

 

Camden County

LVA-Camden County 

 

 

Cumberland and Salem Counties

 LV-Cumberland/Salem Counties

 

 

Essex County

LV-Bethany

LVA-Essex & Passaic Counties

LVA-Essex & Passaic Counties

 

 

Hudson County

Jersey City Library Literacy Program

LV-West Hudson

 

 

Hunterdon County

Hunterdon Helpline Literacy Services

 

 

Monmouth County

LV-Monmouth County

 

 

Morris County

LV-Morris County

 

 

Somerset County

LV-Somerset County

 

 

Sussex and Warren Counties

LV-Sussex County

 

 

Union County

LV-Plainfield Public Library