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Jennifer Brady on Oasis – A Haven for Women and Children

Jennifer Brady, executive director of Oasis – A Haven for Women and Children, sat with Joanna Gagis on “A Life & Living Moment” to discuss the goals of her organization and how it helps women get back on their feet! 

Furthermore, Brady discusses the organization’s various goals for the adult women who come through the doors of Oasis.  Among these goals are giving them the tools to gain their high school equivalency degree, learn English if they are a new immigrant to this country, and to gain citizenship.  The organization hopes that these skills will combine to help the women obtain jobs! 

Additionally, Brady wishes that these objectives will enable the women to “be great role models for their children and be self-supporting”.  

According to Brady, the most effective way to break the cycle of poverty is to provide the organization’s members with education and workforce readiness programming. To learn more about this great organization, click here

Philip’s Education Partners’ Annual Dream Maker Event

Philip’s Education Partners hosted their annual Dream Maker event at the Maplewood Country Club, and #HipNJ has the scoop!

The event honored former governor Tom Kean and camp director of LifeCamp, Eddie Franz.

“Philip’s has been proud to send students to LifeCamp for a number of years and was thrilled to honor the partnership we’ve created,” they stated in a post-event release.

Guests were treated to entertainment from Oz Pearlman, mentalist and finalist on “America’s Got Talent.

The Dream Maker event raised over $230,000 to support children in Newark, Paterson and beyond.

The mission of Philip’s Education Partners is to support the education of urban youth. To learn more, click here.

National Book Lovers Day

By: Andrea Fasciano

Today is every bookworms favorite day. August 9th marks International Book Lovers Day! Be sure to put some time aside and relax with a great book in your hands. Here are some famous authors from #NewJersey to help you celebrate.

1. Judy Blume, Elizabeth

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Blume is best known for her children and young adult fiction works. Some of her most famous books include Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, Blubber, and Forever. Children will especially love her humorous Fudge books. The Fudge series consists of five comical books that will surely get your children laughing: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Otherwise Known As Sheila the Great, Superfudge, Fudge-a-Mania, and Double Fudge.

2. Harlan Coben, Newark

The Coben family is ready to take on the world’s tallest roller coaster @sfgradventure

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All the mystery and thriller genre lovers out there will absolutely adore Coben. Most of his novels consist of suspenseful elements such as murders, unsettled conflict and deadly accidents. All these thrills mixed in with unexpected turns throughout his works will certainly keep you at the edge of your chair while reading. Here are some of his recommended titles: Tell No One, Gone For Good, No Second Chance, Play Dead, and Missing You.

3. Edna Buchanan, Paterson

Buchanan is chiefly known for her novels associated with crime and mystery. She won a Pulitzer Prize for Journalism and graduated Montclair State University. For all the mystery lovers out there, here are some of her top books: The Corpse Had a Familiar Face, Act of Betrayal, You Only Die Twice, and Love Kills.

4. Holly Black, West Long Branch

Got a whole lot of new signed Lucifer #1 at Midtown Comics! #2 out tomorrow!!

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Widely known for writing The Spiderwick Chronicles, Black is particularly appealing to those who admire fantasy books. If you are a fan of fantasy, be sure to check out her trilogy called Modern Faerie Tales.

5. Sandra Boynton, Orange

Boynton, both a writer and illustrator, has written books that are enjoyable by both adults and children. In addition to books, Sandra has also written greeting cards and musical albums. Here are some of her titles that have been added to New York Times best sellers list: Chocolate: The Consuming Passion, Yay, You!, Consider Love, and Philadelphia Chickens.