Domestic violence can happen to anyone, and providing support and services to the victims takes on many forms.The New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) is partnering with HopeLine from Verizon, a national cell phone recycling and re-use program that turns no-longer-used wireless phones into support for victims of domestic violence.
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Around noon this afternoon a test emergency notification text message was sent to customers in Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean Counties in New Jersey. This test message was not clearly identified as a test. We apologize for any inconvenience or concern this message may have caused.
Verizon Wireless has expanded its network coverage in the Northern New Jersey area by activating a cluster of 4G LTE cell sites across Essex, Morris and Somerville Counties. The network launches today and will be available to customers in the following cities and towns:
"The majority of our customers in the Northern New Jersey area now have access to the nation’s most advanced 4G LTE network and we’re excited to offer those faster speeds and the brand new line of devices to our customers in Essex, Morris and Somerville Counties. The new cell towers are placed in a key area where local businesses and consumers alike will benefit the most from our wireless services."
Many teachers view them as distractions, tools that encourage cheating, or potentially noisy interruptions to perfectly organized lesson plans.
But this school year, hundreds of fifth- and sixth-graders in Toms River will carry smartphones into their classrooms — not to openly flout the rules, but to fulfill a new academic requirement.
As the fall semester begins at colleges and universities across the nation, five New Jersey students will have some help paying their bills for school. They are among 675 students nationwide who have received scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year through Verizon’s scholarship program for the children and dependents of company employees.