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Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home’s issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey’s one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won’t rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won’t have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. With Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Hoboken, it’s no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.

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The Healthy Way Difference

At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won’t be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren’t like anybody else’s, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won’t find any “one-size-fits-all” solutions here, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.

Waterproofing Services in New Jersey

With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can’t handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We’re talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home’s value and your family’s health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:

Our clients trust us because we are honest, hardworking, and efficient with every job we perform. We understand that no two basement waterproofing jobs are the same, which is why we will never give you a quote using a “cookie-cutter” approach.

Basement Waterproofing in Hoboken

Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn’t in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement’s water-related problems.

Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.

Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.

Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:

Don’t wait to address the moisture developing in your basement – call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.

What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?

It’s easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don’t know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Hoboken:

The “Clay Bowl” Effect

It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or “bowl” effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.

Hydrostatic Pressure:

This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.

How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs

Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:

When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home’s value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.

The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process

Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a “prevention over repair” mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We’re not in the business of putting a “Band-Aid” on your water problem – we want to fix your issue completely, so you don’t have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:

Interior Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don’t usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.

Exterior Waterproofing

Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home’s foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren’t clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home’s foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.

Drainage Systems

One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you’re thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn’t retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it’s best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.

Which Waterproofing Solution is Right for Me?

Because every home is different, it’s hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor’s. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you’re having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.

Get it Done Right, the First Time

Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won’t do the work!

 If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.

Don’t let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!

Latest News in Hoboken

The Cookie Connect is Opening a New Location in Hoboken

A new late-night cookie shop is opening in Hoboken. The Cookie Connect, a business that has two other locations in New Jersey, is set to open its third location in Hoboken in the near future. Owned by Andrew Zerquera and Ali Hajihaidari, the sweet treats shop will open at 305 1st Street. Read on for more details about The Cookie Connect expanding to Hoboken. (Photo credit: …

A new late-night cookie shop is opening in Hoboken. The Cookie Connect, a business that has two other locations in New Jersey, is set to open its third location in Hoboken in the near future. Owned by Andrew Zerquera and Ali Hajihaidari, the sweet treats shop will open at 305 1st Street. Read on for more details about The Cookie Connect expanding to Hoboken.

(Photo credit: @thecookieconnect)

The Cookie Connect started as a business that operated out of Hajihaidari’s attic during senior year of college in 2016. “[We] would bake treats till 2AM and deliver them to Montclair State University until the wee hours of the morning,” the owners tell Hoboken Girl.

That’s just the beginning. More of the owners’ backstory is shared on the business’ website. “Through crippling anxiety and tons of stress, [the best friends] decide to bake some cookies, make some cash, and calm some nerves. The goal? Make enough money to travel a little – relax – and then come back to NJ and start the corporate job search again!”

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“After promoting on Instagram, selling some awesome baked goods, and traveling…[the owners] were flooded with tons of social media activity right before they were about to hang up their aprons and put on their suits. People wanted these crazy cookies!”

^ Brownie Batter Stuffed Red Velvet

(Photo credit: @thecookieconnect)

Since then, Zerquera and Hajihaidari have opened up two locations: one at 405 W. Passaic Avenue in Bloomfield and another at 46 Chestnut Street in Ridgewood.

The Cookie Connect’s mission is “We want to make sure everyone’s late-night cravings are fulfilled. Our menu has a cookie on it for everyone. Whether you are a teenager trying to get over a heartbreak, a college student trooping through finals, a mother stressing over her son’s birthday party, or an elder wondering what they should serve at their next Sunday Dinner for dessert – we are here to help!”

One quick glance at the businesses’ menu will leave visitors wanting more than one delicious treat! The cookies come in all different flavors, 12 are featured at a time, such as fruity pebbz, Nutella stuffed chocolate chip, coconut caramel, fluffatella s’mores, and cinnamon roll. Milk is available for purchase as well because, well, what’s better than milk to go with cookies.

“Aside from these amazing cookies, The Cookie Connect is also known for its creative Cereal Ice Cream Bar! The signature product – The Cookie Cup (20oz cookie parfait) – and the Giant 5lb Ice Cream Sandwich are recognized nationwide as some of the most” Instagrammable” desserts! Let’s get #baked!” the site reads.

(Photo credit: @thecookieconnect)

The cereal ice cream bar consists of four steps: choosing the ice cream base (cereal soft serve, cereal shake or cookie cup); selecting the type of cereal (Frosted Flakes, Cocoa Pebbles, Lucky Charms, etc); then picking additional toppings (Oreo pieces, chocolate or rainbow sprinkles, etc); and finally, selecting a sweet sauce to top it off.

Hajihaidari tells Hoboken Girl, “We have maintained that same artisan cookie experience at all of our current locations and will be doing the same at our Hoboken location. All of our dough is made on-site by hand and aged overnight. Each and every cookie is prepared fresh, by hand (we don’t use machines, we do not freeze our dough, we do not use pre-made frozen cookie rounds)! And, each and every shake, soft serve, and Cookie Cup is curated by the customer and handcrafted by our employees.”

The Belleville resident and Pace University grad, shares that The Cookie Connect has gained national recognition. “We have been featured on Food Network, Thrillist, NBC New York, New York Live, and the Roku Channel!” he says. “We were also voted NJ’s favorite cookie by Yelp.”

^ Photo of The Cookie Connect’s new location, 305 1st Street

Zerquera and Hajihaidari look forward to opening in Hoboken once the renovation is complete at Restore Health Bar & Juicery’s former location. In addition to opening a new location in Hudson County, the two bosses are also working on opening a fourth location in Morris County.

To find a complete list of the best spots for cookies in Hoboken and Jersey City, check out this article. To learn more about The Cookie Connect, visit their website found here and to follow them on Instagram for special offerings and updates, click here.

Hoboken-New York Waterway fight over waterfront land ends with $18.5 million deal

Hoboken has secured an agreement to acquire the final piece of its waterfront needed to create a contiguous city-long park, the conclusion of a marathon standoff with current property owner New York Waterway that had planned to use the land for boat repairs. The two parties agreed to a $18.5 million sale that the city will pay for through its Open Space Trust Fund and a separate bond, Mayor Ravi Bhalla’s administration announced Thursday. The price tag sits about halfway between the two parties’ valuations of the property …

Hoboken has secured an agreement to acquire the final piece of its waterfront needed to create a contiguous city-long park, the conclusion of a marathon standoff with current property owner New York Waterway that had planned to use the land for boat repairs.

The two parties agreed to a $18.5 million sale that the city will pay for through its Open Space Trust Fund and a separate bond, Mayor Ravi Bhalla’s administration announced Thursday. The price tag sits about halfway between the two parties’ valuations of the property — Hoboken appraised it at $13.1 million, New York Waterway at $24 million.

The 3.1-acre site currently sits unused, with vegetation growing through gravel, abandoned machinery, and gaps in the wooden piers.

Acquiring the Union Dry Dock site, between Ninth and 10th streets, has been a steadfast city goal for years, as the fenced-off property interrupts the pedestrian green space spanning the length of Hoboken’s waterfront view of Manhattan.

New York Waterway, however, put up a fight, maintaining that the site was an irreplaceable asset that it needed for a permanent ferry maintenance facility.

The standoff led to the city approving the start of eminent domain proceedings in the fall of 2019.

The two parties celebrated their truce Thursday, with Bhalla and waterfront advocates touring the fenced-off site.

“Hoboken and New York Waterway are too important to each other to remain at odds,” said New York Waterway President and CEO Armand Pohan. “It is time for all of us to resolve our issues and move forward.”

Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration helped mediate the dispute, he said.

“New Jersey is committed to protecting and preserving our shorelines and waterfront areas,” Murphy said. “This agreement is a major step forward in our collective efforts to connect Hudson County’s waterfront and provide more open, public space for all New Jersey residents to utilize.”

Waterway is now planning to create a permanent ferry maintenance and refueling facility in the Weehawken location where it has been informally doing so for years. Hoboken will launch into planning the park’s design while leasing the property to the ferry company until its new Weehawken station is finished, the mayor said.

The city and New York Waterway are preparing a memorandum of understanding for the acquisition, which the City Council is expected to vote on, along with a purchase agreement, at its July 7 meeting.

About $14.5 million for the project will come from the city’s Open Space Trust Fund, and Hoboken will bond for an additional $4 million, the city said. The agreement will not impact taxes or the municipal budget.

Planning of the future park and what will be included in it will be “resident driven,” Bhalla said. The city will hire a firm to help form the vision and will hold community meetings throughout the process, he said.

Hoboken had been eyeing the land some time, but sprung into action after Waterway paid $11.5 million for it in 2017. When the ferry company, which has commuter ports from West New York to Jersey City, announced plans for a new boat maintenance and refueling facility, Hoboken officials said it pulled out all the stops to acquire the land.

Between then and now, New Jersey Transit threatened to get involved, Waterway moved forward with the project by acquiring federal and state permits, and the fight appeared headed for long, costly legal battle. City officials and Waterway Thursday revealed little about how the agreement was reached. But the state’s position in the matter played a key role, both parties said.

“There were a lot of moving parts and it wasn’t a simple narrative, but I think the governor played an instrumental role a couple years ago making the policy decision that the state of New Jersey was not going to acquire Union Dry Dock and prevent the city from proceeding with eminent domain,” the mayor said. “It changed the ground beneath us and changed the negotiating landscape.”

Waterfront advocates took in the quiet, dilapidated property on Thursday, envisioning all of the potential future uses. Kayaking groups could dock boats there, they said. Children could learn about the marine wildlife. It could reel in more tourists, eager to see a waterfront view of New York City.

“This is forever,” said Kate Valenta, Fund for a Better Waterfront board of directors chair. “This is something we can do now that they’ll look back decades from now and say thank goodness they all came together and did this thing. We’re on the right side of history and I think we can all see that today.”

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New Waterfront Park For Hoboken: City To Pay $18.5M For Land

Hoboken officials and NJ Gov. Murphy said the city has agreed to buy land from NY Waterway for a new park on the Hudson River. HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken may finally get to buy the only piece of land along its section of the Hudson River that’s not open to the public — and turn it into a park. City and state officials made a long-awaited announcement Thursday that the city has reached an agreement to pay $18.5 million for waterfront space that may someday be used for a new recreation spot on New Jersey’s Gold Coast….

Hoboken officials and NJ Gov. Murphy said the city has agreed to buy land from NY Waterway for a new park on the Hudson River.

HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken may finally get to buy the only piece of land along its section of the Hudson River that’s not open to the public — and turn it into a park.

City and state officials made a long-awaited announcement Thursday that the city has reached an agreement to pay $18.5 million for waterfront space that may someday be used for a new recreation spot on New Jersey’s Gold Coast.

In an agreement with the commuter ferry company NY Waterway — which uses a patch of land on the city’s central waterfront for ferry maintenance — the city and the company have agreed on an $18.5 million purchase price for the former Union Dry Dock property, which for decades has been used to restore and maintain ships.

The Memorandum of Understanding and purchase agreement is subject to approval of the Hoboken City Council at the July 7 City Council meeting.

The mile-square city of Hoboken — located across the Hudson River from midtown Manhattan —already has numerous waterfront parks along the Hudson River, and has long sought the patch of land owned by NY Waterway to add to its open space along the Gold Coast.

The property is currently the only portion of Hoboken’s waterfront that is not publicly accessible.

More Details

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla, and New York Waterway announced that the ferry company "will work with the State of New Jersey to explore opportunities to expand their ferry operations at their current location in Weehawken," according to a press release.

"New Jersey is committed to protecting and preserving our shorelines and waterfront areas," said Gov. Murphy on Thursday. "This agreement is a major step forward in our collective efforts to connect Hudson County’s waterfront and provide more open, public space for all New Jersey residents to utilize."

Bhalla noted, "Hoboken has been fighting for a continuous waterfront for decades, and I’m beyond thrilled this will finally become a reality. Our residents can now look forward to a waterfront that will become fully public, fully accessible, and fully open for all to enjoy."

He thanked the residents and officials who’ve contributed to the effort.

"I thank the Murphy Administration for helping to mediate this long-standing dispute over the Union Dry Dock property," said Armand Pohan, President and CEO of New York Waterway. "Hoboken and New York Waterway are too important to each other to remain at odds. It is time for all of us to resolve our issues and move forward."

"Fund for a Better Waterfront is excited to support this agreement that secures Union Dry Dock, one of the final missing links in Hoboken’s public waterfront park," said Ron Hine, Executive Director of Fund for a Better Waterfront, a Hoboken-based waterfront activist group. "Once built, the park will be a credit to the Mayor and the many people who joined in this hard-fought battle."

"This is a win for open space and the protection of the Hoboken Waterfront," said Taylor McFarland, Acting Director, Sierra Club New Jersey Chapter. "Union Dry Dock was the last piece of the puzzle to create a continuous greenway along the waterfront and allow people to enjoy the Hudson River walkway."

"What an amazing day for Hoboken! Thank you to Mayor Bhalla, Fund for a Better Waterfront, and all involved who persevered to protect the waterfront," said 2nd Ward City Councilwoman and waterfront advocate Tiffanie Fisher. "And especially the Hoboken community who never stopped advocating. Your voices were instrumental in making this historic day happen."

The Timeline And Memorandum

The Bhalla administration and New York Waterway are collaboratively preparing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of the City’s acquisition of the Union Dry Dock property.

After the adoption of the MOU, the City and New York Waterway will formalize the terms agreed to by the parties, which will include acquisition costs of approximately $14.5 million from Hoboken’s Open Space Trust Fund at no impact to the municipal budget, as well as an additional $4 million, which the city will bond for.

As a part of the agreement, upon the city’s acquisition of the land the city would temporarily lease back the Union Dry Dock property to New York Waterway for a designated period of time, until the permanent ferry station in Weehawken is complete.

During that time, the Bhalla Administration proposes to initiate a thorough public process to determine the permanent design of the park.

Previously, Hoboken appraised the Union Dry Dock property at $13.1 million, while New York Waterway appraised the property at $24 million.

The agreement between the parties will end all eminent domain proceedings and potential litigation, which may have subjected the city to several million dollars in additional costs as determined by a jury during eminent domain proceedings, and could have taken several years to complete.

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Northern NJ Organizations Receiving Free Hotspots, Internet Service

Through free connectivity solutions, AT&T is helping break down barriers to remote learning for North Jersey students AT&T and leading nonprofit Connected Nation are continuing work to put the connectivity solutions vital to education into the hands of those who need it most. As part of this initiative, Connected Nation selected Hoboken-based Computers 4 People to identify and deliver hotspots to organizations regionwide. In addition to the hotpots, individuals will receive free AT&T internet connectivity for one year. C…

Through free connectivity solutions, AT&T is helping break down barriers to remote learning for North Jersey students

AT&T and leading nonprofit Connected Nation are continuing work to put the connectivity solutions vital to education into the hands of those who need it most. As part of this initiative, Connected Nation selected Hoboken-based Computers 4 People to identify and deliver hotspots to organizations regionwide. In addition to the hotpots, individuals will receive free AT&T internet connectivity for one year. Computers 4 People received 50 hotspots.

Ten constituents of the York Street Project in Jersey City each received a device during a special event.

Computers 4 People, whose mission is to refurbish used computers and donate them to individuals and organizations in under-resourced communities, is one of more than 100 organizations and school districts nationwide whose constituents will benefit from a $10 million commitment first announced last year to provide free internet subscriptions and wireless hotspots to 35,000 vulnerable students across the country. [1]

Computers 4 People selected the following organizations in New Jersey to receive hotspots and service:

An estimated 17 million K-12 students nationwide currently lack access to the connectivity and devices required for successful online learning. While this homework gap is not new, the pandemic heightened the challenges — most acutely in rural and under-resourced neighborhoods, where the effects disproportionately impact 1 in 3 students of color, as well as students with disabilities, and roughly 10 percent of all public school teachers.

Whether students are learning remotely or in the classroom, access to affordable high-speed internet and devices is essential for successful learning outcomes.

This support of students in New Jersey is part of AT&T Connected Learning, our multi-year commitment to help stem the tide of learning loss, narrow the homework gap, and create compelling educational content.

What they’re saying:

New Jersey State Assemblyman Raj Mukherji:

“The global pandemic has elevated to a new level the importance of connectivity for education, healthcare, commerce, and almost all aspects of our lives. I applaud Computers 4 People for all they’re doing to equip our communities and support our vulnerable neighbors in getting online. Special thanks to Connected Nation and AT&T for launching this program.”

Dylan Zajac, founder and executive director, Computers 4 People

“This program fits right in with our mission and helps close the digital divide. Our constituents will not only receive donated computers from us but also have free Internet access from Connected Nation and AT&T. I’m proud to be serving these communities and working with Connected Nation and AT&T.”

Arvind Swamy, regional director, AT&T External Affairs-New Jersey
“Dylan and his team are doing great things in Northern New Jersey. Thanks to Computers 4 People, at risk students and other underserved individuals will be better connected, which will help close the homework and opportunity gap.”

AT&T is expanding wireless affordability and flexibility for all schools in its service with unlimited wireless data plans that include content filtering services to support online safety protocols. Learn more about the offer here or visit www.att.com/closethegap.

[1] Selected recipients are required to agree to certain terms before receiving Internet subscriptions and wireless hotspots.

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AT&T News: Northern New Jersey Organizations Receiving Free Hotspots, Internet Service

Northern New Jersey Organizations Receiving Free Hotspots, Internet Service Through free connectivity solutions, AT&T is helping break down barriers to remote learning for North Jersey students JERSEY CITY, NJ, JUNE 17, 2021 — AT&T and leading nonprofit Connected Nation are continuing work to put the connectivity solutions vital to education into the hands of those who need it most. As part of this initiative, Connected Nation selected Hoboken-based Computers 4 People to identify and deliver hotspots to organ…

Northern New Jersey Organizations Receiving Free Hotspots, Internet Service
Through free connectivity solutions, AT&T is helping break down barriers to remote learning for North Jersey students

JERSEY CITY, NJ, JUNE 17, 2021 — AT&T and leading nonprofit Connected Nation are continuing work to put the connectivity solutions vital to education into the hands of those who need it most.

As part of this initiative, Connected Nation selected Hoboken-based Computers 4 People to identify and deliver hotspots to organizations regionwide. In addition to the hotpots, individuals will receive free AT&T internet connectivity for one year. Computers 4 People received 50 hotspots.

Ten constituents of the York Street Project in Jersey City each received a device during a special event.

Computers 4 People, whose mission is to refurbish used computers and donate them to individuals and organizations in under-resourced communities, is one of more than 100 organizations and school districts nationwide whose constituents will benefit from a $10 million commitment first announced last year to provide free internet subscriptions and wireless hotspots to 35,000 vulnerable students across the country.

Computers 4 People selected the following organizations in New Jersey to receive hotspots and service:

• Haven Adolescent Respite Center (Jersey City)
• Triangle Park Community Center (Jersey City)
• The Lighthouse JS (Jersey City)
• Welcome Home Refugees JS (Jersey City)
• True Mentors (Hoboken)
• Hoboken Housing Authority (Hoboken)
• Community Lifestyle (Hoboken)
• AIRO (Newark, NJ)
• Refugees Assistance Partners NJ (Scotch Plains, NJ)

An estimated 17 million K-12 students nationwide currently lack access to the connectivity and devices required for successful online learning. While this homework gap is not new, the pandemic heightened the challenges — most acutely in rural and under-resourced neighborhoods, where the effects disproportionately impact 1 in 3 students of color, as well as students with disabilities, and roughly 10 percent of all public school teachers.

Whether students are learning remotely or in the classroom, access to affordable high-speed internet and devices is essential for successful learning outcomes.

This support of students in New Jersey is part of AT&T Connected Learning, our multi-year commitment to help stem the tide of learning loss, narrow the homework gap, and create compelling educational content.

What they’re saying:

New Jersey State Assemblyman Raj Mukherji:
“The global pandemic has elevated to a new level the importance of connectivity for education, healthcare, commerce, and almost all aspects of our lives. I applaud Computers 4 People for all they’re doing to equip our communities and support our vulnerable neighbors in getting online. Special thanks to Connected Nation and AT&T for launching this program.”

Dylan Zajac, Founder and Executive Director, Computers 4 People
“This program fits right in with our mission and helps close the digital divide. Our constituents will not only receive donated computers from us but also have free Internet access from Connected Nation and AT&T. I’m proud to be serving these communities and working with Connected Nation and AT&T.”

Arvind Swamy, Regional Director, AT&T External Affairs-New Jersey
“Dylan and his team are doing great things in Northern New Jersey. Thanks to Computers 4 People, at risk students and other underserved individuals will be better connected, which will help close the homework and opportunity gap.”

AT&T is expanding wireless affordability and flexibility for all schools in its service with unlimited wireless data plans that include content filtering services to support online safety protocols. Learn more about the offer here or visit www.att.com/closethegap.
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Selected recipients are required to agree to certain terms before receiving Internet subscriptions and wireless hotspots.

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