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New Jersey Citizen Action

NJ Citizen Action Hosts Financial Reform Summit

New Jersey Citizen Action recently hosted its seventh annual Financial Reform Summit at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.

Speakers included Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-6), New Jersey Assemblyman and Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski, the Deputy Mayor of Jersey City Marcos Vigil, and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ambassador Phil Murphy. Two interactive panels covered topics such as student loan debt, pay day lending schemes, current obstacles to financial security, financial reform, and economic policy priorities for New Jersey.

The New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund is a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization founded to empower low- and moderate-income people through education and training on public policy issues. It acts as a watchdog organization, working to protect and expand the rights of individuals and families and ensure that government officials respond to the needs of people rather than special interests. Through collective action and individual empowerment in communities around the state, NJCA works to advance a progressive political agenda.

For more information, visit NJCAEF.org.

W. Cary Edwards Foundation

W. Cary Edwards Foundation Sixth Anniversary Celebration

The W. Cary Edwards Foundation celebrated their sixth anniversary on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Avenue A Club in Newark, New Jersey by holding a fundraising event benefiting LifeCamp. This event “Racing Towards Education” was a success that brought light to this wonderful camp that changes lives throughout Newark.

LifeCamp is a summer camp that serves about 300 children ages 6-13 from the Newark area. LifeCamp uses the resources around Newark to enhance each child’s summer experience along with helping them  succeed in the upcoming school year and throughout society both for the present and future.

The event was well attended by VIPs Lauren Scala who is a NBC 4 New York reporter and Joanna Gagis of PBS’ ” Life and Living with Joanna Gagis’ who was also the night’s master of ceremonies. Along with performances by ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” former professional Edyta Śliwińska, Memories Band New Jersey’s premiere doo-wap act and lastly world renounced DJ Valentino who has preformed at many private events for Richard Branson.

Notable sponsors of the “Racing Towards Education” fundraiser included Avison Young, Celebrity Motor Cars, BTIG, Monmouth University, Thomas Edison State College, Columbia Bank, AAA North Jersey, Maluka, NJM Insurance Group, South Jersey Industries and Kradle 2 Kindergarten.

The mission of W. Cary Edwards Foundation mission is to support education for individuals who may not have had the opportunity to receive a quality education. The foundation brings New Jersey’s schools  together to improve quality of the education throughout the state. W. Cary Edwards co-founder Marcy Benner stated “we’re continuing to make our father proud, due to the Foundation connecting with new sponsors and businesses…this helps expand our mission to provide unique educational experiences.”

The success of the W. Cary Edwards Foundation is attributed to the fact that Cary Edwards was able to attend college and law school with the help of scholarships and financial aid so he wanted to make sure that he could find a way to benefit others through education.

For more information about the W. Cary Edwards Foundation “Racing Towards Education” event please visit WCaryEdwardsFoundation. org.

National Deviled Egg Day

Happy National Deviled Egg Day! On National Deviled Egg Day Hip New Jersey has found the best restaurants and delis in the Garden State to find deviled eggs!

The Ebbitt Room in Cape May

@BeachPlumFarm egg delivery. Farm fresh eggs to your table at The Ebbitt Room. ? Chef Matt's special deviled eggs, anyone?

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Brick House Tavern + Tap in South Plainfield

It's safe to say that we are already in weekend mode over here. #brickhousett #happinesshour ?: @tinygirl_big_f0rk

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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Newark 

The Stewed Cow in Hoboken

Morris Tap & Grill in Randolph

Taste of the devil @morristapandgrill #fireitup @chefericl

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Have an eggcellent day!