From continued isolation from loved ones, to record unemployment and an economy decimated by closures, to many schools still not open to in-person learning, New Jersey residents are still struggling to cope.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, New Jersey 101.5 presents “A Year with COVID,” a look back on the last year and a look ahead to what many hope will be a normal summer. New Jersey 101.5’s Eric Scott leads the news and digital departments in bringing medical, business and education experts together to talk about the road ahead.

“A million residents are fully vaccinated and New Jersey appears to be on a pace to fully reopen this summer,” Scott said. “This program will look at the lessons we learned over the last year, and what must still be done to return to some sense of normalcy.”

The program’s on-air expert panel will feature: Dr. Susan Boruchoff, infectious disease specialist at RWJBarnabas Health; Michele Siekerka, president and CEO of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association; and Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators

Scott and his guests will answer live, call-in questions from listeners throughout the hour.

Online, the Town Hall will be streamed with a live chat at The broadcast may also be accessed via or the free New Jersey 101.5 app.

The program is the latest in a series of Town Hall broadcasts  to help New Jersey deal with the ongoing pandemic.


New Jersey 101.5 this week is looking at how COVID-19 has impacted the way New Jerseyans work, from the challenges to the success stories, and what the future could look like.
MONDAY: COVID-19 has changed the way we work — but how permanently?
TUESDAY: These were the in-demand industries that survived the pandemic
WEDNESDAY: 4 small businesses in NJ that survived and prospered in the pandemic

COVID relief for NJ municipalities: How much is your town getting?

The American Rescue Plan signed by President Joseph Biden awards $10.2 billion to New Jersey. Here is a a county-by-county and town-by-town breakdown.

READ ON: See the States Where People Live the Longest

Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.
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