NYC Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit Equips New Yorkers to Fight Unlawful Evictions

With cold temperatures in the forecast, the NYC Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit (NYC PEU) is raising awareness about New Yorkers’ rights when faced with illegal lockouts. The group recently canvassed in Brooklyn to educate tenants about their rights and who to call for help.

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PSEG Foundation Awards Over $1 Million to 300+ Community Organizations

The PSEG Foundation, one of Tara Dowdell Group’s newest clients, recently announced that they granted over $1 million to 301 community organizations, including 39 first-time recipients. The awards, ranging from $500 to $21,000, will support underserved communities and primary school-age students as part of the Foundation’s Neighborhood Partners Program.

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EWNJ A Seat at the Table Report Shows Increase in Women on Corporate Boards Over Last Decade

According to EWNJ’s 2023 A Seat at the Table report, the number of women on corporate boards has increased by 15 percentage points to 29% over the last decade. Only 3% of New Jersey companies do not have a woman on their board. The data underscores the importance of EWNJ’s work to increase women’s representation on corporate boards and in top leadership positions.

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NJEDA Announces the Application Launch for the Seed Equity Grants, Phase II of the Cannabis Equity Grant Program

NJEDA has revealed that the application for Phase ll of the groundbreaking Cannabis Equity Grant Program will go live on November 30 at 10:00 a.m. Eligible entrepreneurs will apply for grants of up to $150,000 along with complimentary technical assistance to convert their conditional cannabis licenses into annual ones.

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YWCA Northern New Jersey CEO Offers Advice on Fighting Against Bias

According to reports, bias incidents have been on the rise since 2020. Helen Archontou, CEO of YWCA Northern New Jersey and TDG client, appeared on PIX11 News to discuss how the organization is addressing the issue through its United Against Hate series.

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Turnpike Authority Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension Improvements Program

Tara Dowdell Group is proud to work alongside HNTB and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority to offer more information about the critically needed Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension Improvements Program. A recently release draft Executive Order 215 Environmental Impact Statement for the first project shed light on the Program’s importance, pointing out that it would eliminate congestion and provide important mobility, safety, and access benefits to overburdened communities in Newark, Bayonne, and Jersey City.

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Essex County Surrogate’s Court Continues the Conversation on the Importance of Estate Planning

Alturrick Kenney, Essex County Surrogate and TDG client, recently appeared on PIX11 News and in Authority Magazine to continue educating the public about estate planning to ensure they can fulfill their financial obligations and build wealth for future generations.

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NJEDA Announces Awardees for Joint Ventures, Phase I of the Cannabis Equity Grant Program

NJEDA officially announced the awardees of the $250,000 Joint Ventures grants at a press conference on October 3 hosted by NightJar—a dispensary in Bloomfield, NJ, and one of the grant recipients. This highly anticipated reveal marks a significant step toward ensuring the livelihood of the cannabis industry in New Jersey.

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TDG’s Steven Galante Honored With PRSA NJ’s 2023 PR Professional of the Year Award

Tara Dowdell Group’s Director of PR & Digital Marketing, Steven Galante, received PRSA NJ’s 2023 PR Professional of the Year award for his achievements in the field of public relations. Congratulations, Steven!

EWNJ Unveils the 2023 Business Honor Roll to Recognize NJ Companies for Giving Women a Seat at the Boardroom Table

TDG client EWNJ recently released its 2023 Business Honor Roll. This year’s list features 17 public companies in New Jersey, all of which have 35% or more of their Board of Directors seats held by women, to recognize their commitment to gender equity.

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