Getting to the numbers we need

Governor Murphy’s announcement that 97 fewer New Jerseyans died from a preventable overdose shows New Jersey still has a long way to go to adequately respond to the overdose crisis.  Last year Americans saw a 5% decrease in overdose deaths for the first time since the 1990’s. While New Jersey’s overdose deaths decreased by 3% Read More »

Black Friday Deals for the Sackler Family?

Remember when we introduced you to the Sacklers? One of America’s wealthiest families that owns Purdue Pharma and was responsible for pushing opioid painkillers and lying about how they were non-addictive and safe? Well. They’re going for some serious Black Friday discounts on the pain and tragedy they’ve caused in our communities.   If you Read More »

Under Water: New Jersey’s Battle for our Families and Future

“It is important for the people of New Jersey to realize the effects climate change is having on our community”- Tricia McAvoy, Brick Township-based community leader New Jersey is uniquely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In particular rising sea levels, frequent flooding, and increasingly intense storms affect communities.  According to the Washington Post, Read More »

Project Overview

New Jersey Resource Project (NJRP) partnered with a Stockton University sociology class this year to collect stories of Sandy survivors who are still battling flooding. NJRP has been talking to a large range of shore residents to connect the dots between flooding and the need for renewable energy so that we can slow rising temperatures. Read More »

Fran’s Story

by Gabby and Christina Fran, 75, resides on a quaint street in Ventnor, New Jersey, where she has lived in the same cozy home since 1974. She is an important and beloved member of her community, volunteering with organizations such as Jewish Family Services and the New Jersey Knitting Guild. In addition, she is a Read More »

Tricia’s Story

by Tyhler Climate change and sea level rise has been a great concern for the New Jersey community for many years now. Ever since Superstorm Sandy, the need to address our coastal area has become more important. Tricia McAvoy, a Sandy survivor, believes that it is imperative for communities across New Jersey to come together Read More »

Nancy’s and Tony’s Story

by Arianna and Ché Nancy, 52, and Tony Caira, 53, of Waretown, New Jersey, have experienced the brunt end of Hurricane Sandy damage, to say the least. But what is often overlooked is the aftermath of the storm, and how it affects the shore-based community to this day. For the Caira family, it has been Read More »

Colleen’s Story

by Mitchel and Dana Hurricane Sandy survivor Colleen F. is a resident of Little Egg Harbor, NJ. Colleen has resided here for the past 30 years and has raised her daughter in this small community-oriented town. Colleen has a significant presence in her community. For years, her family has attended church at St. Theresa’s, where Read More »

Denise’s Story

as told by Ricky and Daisey When Superstorm Sandy first hit, all Denise Vaccaro felt was a sense of panic. She had no direction and didn’t know what to do about the upcoming storm. Denise had to be convinced by multiple people that she had to leave and she barely left with enough time. The Read More »

Chuck’s Story

by Jonathan and Meira When Superstorm Sandy struck New Jersey, it washed away or flooded many homes. Flooded, too, were the minds of survivors as the process of rebuilding caused enormous strain. Given this, it is hard to believe that there are many survivors like Chuck Griffin. Chuck, a resident of Little Egg and a Read More »