These 5 science-loving girls just won their N.J. school $20K

JERSEY CITY -- What's the sum of five ambitious girls, one motivated science teacher, and one project to improve the air quality in their Jersey City school, P.S. 5? On Thursday, the answer was $20,000 worth of technology from Samsung for their school, and bragging rights: the girls' work with their science teacher Anthony Padilla has…


How N.J. patients armed with Apple Watches could revolutionize cancer care

CAMDEN -- Depression, stress and anxiety are foes nearly every cancer patient faces when the diagnosis comes through and treatment begins. But too often, the span between mental health appointments leaves care providers "putting out fires" the conditions cause, instead of preventing them, said MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper's Director of Behavioral Medicine, Cori McMahon.…


See Which N.J. City Bests Vegas and Phoenix On Solar Power

Think of cities across the country where solar power is booming, and some obvious sunny spots come to mind: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Antonio. There's another city, however, that beats them in solar energy production. Try sunny Newark, N.J. Newark, in fact, ranks eighth in a survey of 65 large U.S. cities in terms…


State gov't internet access restored after 7-hour outage

New Jersey government offices had access to the internet restored early Friday afternoon after an outage by provider Verizon put them in the dark all morning. "We're back up to full operations," said Chris Santarelli, a spokesman for the N.J. Department of Treasury. The department's Office of Information Technology expects to receive a report from Verizon…


District and Charter School Students Come Together to Learn Coding

A Newark coding program has been bringing together children from a district school and a charter school every weekend this fall, with instructors from a local college, to teach Newark students important 21st Century technology skills.





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