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United Way of Northern New Jersey accomplishments, events, and staff are featured regularly in media outlets across the region. Here are recent examples of United Way’s work being represented in the news:

Star LedgerStar Ledger
December 24, 2012

Living life on the edge of poverty
FDU professor Diane Keyser Wentworth's op-ed about the stresses Hurricane Sandy put on ALICE.
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New Jersey HeraldNew Jersey Herald
December 19, 2012

Students embrace season of giving
Students collect coats for Sussex County families in need.
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Courier NewsCourier News
December 16, 2012

United Way brightens holiday for 6,000 families
United Way of Northern New Jersey distributed coats and seasonal gifts to thousands of families.
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Star LedgerStar Ledger
November 27, 2012

Sandy's aftermath; the challenges ahead
Giving Tuesday is one answer to washed out fundraisers.
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Daily RecordDaily Record
October 14, 2012

The high cost of being poor

The heat or eat dilemma; the tough choices you have to make when in poverty.
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Courier NewsCourier News
September 4, 2012

Report: More than one-third of New Jersey households either mired in poverty, or close to it
United Way's ALICE study offers unprecedented look into scope of financial hardship.
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WNYCWNYC
September 3, 2012

In NJ, More Than 1/3 Struggle to Get By: Report
A new report commissioned by United Way of Northern New Jersey challenges the federal poverty measure and creates a higher threshold for what it takes to meet basic living expenses in each of New Jersey's 21 counties.
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Star LedgerStar Ledger
September 2, 2012

Jersey's Hidden Poor
In an unprecedented new study, five years in the making, the United Way of Northern New Jersey presents a harrowing picture of the state's working poor.
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New Jersey HeraldNew Jersey Herald
May, 18, 2012

United Way recruits mentors to improve lives
United Way of Northern New Jersey, including representatives from Sussex County, and Newark Mayor Cory Booker combined forces Tuesday evening to intensify a call to recruit mentors to help improve and strengthen the region.
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The Star LedgerStar Ledger
July 6, 2012

A new approach to helping students

United Way of Northern New Jersey, in partnership with one of the foremost experts in the country based at Rutgers University, is offering a comprehensive approach to prevent bullying in schools that is producing measurable, positive results.
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Courier NewsCourier News
May 21, 2012

Showing the way

United Way's mentoring program aims to strengthen communities.
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Courier NewsCourier News
April 24, 2012

The new faces of poverty

If there is a silver lining to the economic downturn of the last four years, it may be that long-held stereotypes about poverty have been shattered.
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The Star LedgerStar Ledger
April 13, 2012

Stop the state's housing money grab

The New Jersey Appellate Court’s recent decision reinstating the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH), offers our state the opportunity to hit the reset button and get affordable housing legislation back on track.
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Daily RecordDaily Record
March 14, 2012

Municipalities face July deadline

Housing advocates and legislators are exploring ways to keep local funds designated to build affordable housing from being sent to the state.
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New Jersey HeraldNew Jersey Herald
February, 15, 2012

Working poor have tough time in county
Sussex County Chamber of Commerce members met ALICE Tuesday. United Way of Northern New Jersey recently reported that nearly one in three Sussex households is ALICE, otherwise known as the working poor.
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CNNCNN
February 2, 2012

From six figures to ALICE
Meet a Morris County family of five that once was middle class and today is struggling to get by on what they describe as “teenage salaries”.
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Channel 69 WFMZChannel 69 – WFMZ
January 25, 2012

County sees increase in population of homeless adults, children
The face of homelessness in Warren Co., NJ is changing, officials said Wednesday. More people than ever turned out for the annual "Project Homeless Count."
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