‘Wellness on Wheels’ van visits ShopRite of Newark

‘Wellness on Wheels’ van visits ShopRite of Newark

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 10, ShopRite nutritionist Biancha Jackson hosted a series of health and wellness events in the parking lot of the ShopRite of Newark in conjunction with a visit from the RWJBarnabas “Wellness on Wheels” bus. Wellness on Wheels is a mobile greenhouse and cooking school designed to bring free nutrition education […]

Gang member charged in connection with 2 attempted murders

NEWARK, NJ — A member of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips appeared in court Aug. 12 on charges that include two attempted murders charged as part of a RICO conspiracy, as well as narcotics trafficking, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Sean Hills, aka “Half A Brain,” “Half” and “Rydaman,” 28, of Newark, was charged […]

Statewide ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign returns

TRENTON, NJ — The Division of Highway Traffic Safety recently announced grants totaling more than $540,000 that will be used by local law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk and impaired drivers as part of the national initiative “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” According to the division, 110 law enforcement agencies across New […]

Rock Spring Golf Club to hold seminar to help fundraisers

Rock Spring Golf Club to hold seminar to help fundraisers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Rock Spring Golf Club in West Orange will hold a seminar on “Tournament 101” to provide organizations with information about and tips for holding a fundraiser at the club. The seminar will be Thursday, Aug. 29, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the club, 90 Rock Spring Road. The seminar will […]

New law establishes pilot program for later HS start times

TRENTON, NJ — On Aug. 9, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law establishing a four-year pilot program to provide later school start times for high school students in some New Jersey districts.  “Teens are not getting enough sleep, and early school start times are a big part of the problem,” state Sen. Richard Codey, […]

New laws aim to improve education for deaf and hearing impaired students

New laws aim to improve education for deaf and hearing impaired students

TRENTON, NJ — With the goal to improve education in New Jersey schools for children who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or deaf-blind, two pieces of legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Dan Benson, Nicholas Chiaravalloti, Raj Mukherji, Ralph Caputo, Mila Jasey, Annette Quijano and Pamela Lampitt were signed into law Aug. 5 by acting Gov. Sheila Oliver. […]

Road improvements in South Orange

Road improvements in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Engineering Department recently announced several coming upgrades to streets in the village: Beginning Aug. 15, road improvements will be done on Whiteoak Drive and Glenview Road. Beginning Aug. 16, road improvements will be done on Whiteoak Drive, Redmond Road and Harding Drive. Beginning Aug. 19, road improvements will […]

Renowned scholar says memes shape religious perceptions

Renowned scholar says memes shape religious perceptions

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Internationally renowned communication and religion scholar Heidi Campbell of Texas A&M shared that internet memes are shaping the way viewers perceive religions in Seton Hall University’s Institute for Communication and Religion’s new podcast, which can be heard at www.shu.edu/communication-religion/podcasts.cfm. Campbell explained that while meme humor may seem harmless, messages that poke […]