Author: Eleanor Gilman

Jersey City's Constance Zappella, the state's highest ranking female firefighter, talks rising through the ranks of a male-dominated profession.

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For Carole Hopson and Angel Hughes, the sky is the limit.

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Feeling powerless from afar when Russia invaded Ukraine last year, a Ridgewood resident and his friend, a Ukrainian native, jumped into action.

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Patient cuddlers ease the burden for parents and nurses by comforting babies who are hospitalized for an extended period of time.

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From a Great Pyrenees who sits in on reading lessons to a goldendoodle who soothes children in crisis, these canines are a comforting presence in NJ schools.

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Plus, other New Jerseyans are writing to children in Kenya, Brazil and beyond.

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Despite NJ’s vote to legalize recreational marijuana, some local leaders and residents don’t want dispensaries in their communities—at least for now.

Seen in: Jersey Living

Insensitivity at the doctor’s office takes various forms, ranging from outright bias to lack of interest or knowledge.

Seen in: Health, Jersey Living

The Burlington-based United States War Dog Association provides recognition and care packages for furry foxhole buddies.

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Temporary Pet Guardians matches pet owners with guardians who care for the animals until their owners can retrieve them.

Seen in: Jersey Living