Bloomfield hosts virtual event to address preventing opioid abuse

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A virtual meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 28, at 6 p.m., in which the speakers will discuss how to prevent opioid misuse/abuse among student athletes and adults with chronic pain. The event will be hosted by the Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee, Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services, Essex County […]

Yoga, cherry blossoms and community come to life in Belleville

Yoga, cherry blossoms and community come to life in Belleville

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Cherry blossom–lined Mertz Avenue in Belleville was transformed into an open-air yoga studio for approximately 50 people who spent Wednesday afternoon, April 14, holding the lotus, the downward dog and other poses. The “Street Yoga Under the Cherry Blossoms” event, led by yogi Michelle Petersen of Signature Fitness, was another sign of […]

‘Dear Mama,’ a pop-up show at WOAC

‘Dear Mama,’ a pop-up show at WOAC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council presents “Dear Mama: Perspectives on American Motherhood,” curated by Marina Carreira. “Dear Mama” will open for in-person, timed-entry visits at the West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road in West Orange, on Saturday, April 24, and be on exhibit through Saturday, May 22. A majority of […]

Community Coalition on Race sponsors 2021 Conversations on Race

Community Coalition on Race sponsors 2021 Conversations on Race

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Thursday, April 29, the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race and Seton Hall University will co-host Conversations on Race, an annual community dialogue on race-related issues. This year’s event, titled “Racial Justice in Education,” will be virtual and is free and open to all. The featured speaker is […]

Grewal issues directive instructing prosecutors to waive mandatory minimum prison terms for nonviolent drug offenses

Grewal issues directive instructing prosecutors to waive mandatory minimum prison terms for nonviolent drug offenses

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued a statewide directive to law enforcement on April 19, instructing prosecutors to waive mandatory parole disqualifiers — commonly known as mandatory minimum prison terms — for nonviolent drug offenses. Directive 2021-4 addresses both current and past cases. Going forward, it directs prosecutors to waive the mandatory […]

Adler Aphasia Center opens new location in West Orange

Adler Aphasia Center opens new location in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Adler Aphasia Center, New Jersey’s premier provider of support services for those diagnosed with aphasia and their families, is opening a new location in West Orange at Congregation B’nai Shalom. The Maywood-based organization is known for utilizing group treatment to help its members regain conversational skills and resume their daily life […]

Bloomfield Bengals wrestlers defeat the Verona Hillbillies 42-33

Bloomfield Bengals wrestlers defeat the Verona Hillbillies 42-33

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Bengals wrestling team defeated the Verona Hillbillies 42-33 on April 16. For the Bengals, Giovanni Marfia pinned Nicolae Stanescue at 0:43 in the 113-pound weight class; Kira Pipkins won by forfeit in the 120-pound weight class; Jaiden Morales pinned Matt Steitz in 1:54 in the 126-pound weight class; Jacob Suriel […]

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