113 Years of Public Service and Counting

Sandy Hook Bay, photo credit: American Littoral Society

Sandy Hook Bay, photo credit: American Littoral Society

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” — Winston S. Churchill

Hundreds of companies around the world, including PSEG, will celebrate #GivingTuesday on Nov. 29

The word giving has many different meanings for each of us. Some choose to give their time and energy by volunteering; some choose to support others through monetary donations. Both are equally important when helping others.   Continue reading

Coding Future Leaders

Adah and Girls Who Code North Star Academy Graduates

Walk into any neighborhood and you will quickly learn about the types of people who create it; the “nosy neighbor,” the “corner store comedian,” the “grumpy old man,” the “unofficial neighborhood watch,” the list is infinite. It’s these people who give each community and neighborhood its own unique identity.

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A Humbling Drive To Work

If you drive down Martin Luther King (CarinburwellMLK) Blvd. in Newark, before you pass St. James African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, you may or may not notice the line of people outside the St. James Social Services building at lunchtime.

As with most people, you may be consumed by thoughts of what’s on today’s list of things to do, how you can get it all done on time, and what’s waiting for you at home. Next time you drive down MLK Blvd, notice the line. Notice that it’s made up of men, women, children, and families from all walks of life. Maybe even notice that the line gets longer towards the end of the month – as cash left over after bills and rent gets scarce. Continue reading