ECCF Civilian Task Force to hold public hearing on Jan. 30

ECCF Civilian Task Force to hold public hearing on Jan. 30

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Correctional Facility Civilian Task Force will host a virtual public hearing on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to noon. The focus of this public hearing will be on addiction treatment and medication-assisted treatment practices at the Essex County Correctional Facility. Due to the increase in COVID-19 transmission […]

West Orange teacher named New Jersey Department of Education Exemplary Educator

West Orange teacher named New Jersey Department of Education Exemplary Educator

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kelly Elementary School teacher Keri Orange-Jones has been named an Exemplary Educator by the New Jersey Department of Education. The prestigious award is given to educators who “exhibit strong knowledge and skills, an inspiring presence, and a positive impact on students, colleagues and the school community,” according to the NJDOE website. […]

SAL 105 in Belleville presents $1,000 check to charity

SAL 105 in Belleville presents $1,000 check to charity

BELLEVILLE, NJ — As one of its major “adopted” charities, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 105 in Belleville made a $500 donation in December to the Fisher House Foundation. The money was raised through a 50/50 held by the squadron, and was met by a matching corporate donation, which made the final donation $1,000. […]

West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade postponed

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In consultation with the township of West Orange, the West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has decided to postpone the March 2021 St. Patrick’s Day Parade due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The committee is currently evaluating other options for hosting events in 2021 when the current situation and restrictions […]

Independent College Fund distributes $42,000 in scholarships to area schools

Independent College Fund distributes $42,000 in scholarships to area schools

TRENTON, NJ — The Independent College Fund of New Jersey has distributed $42,000 in CIC/UPS Scholarships to assist 13 students at private colleges and universities in New Jersey, according to a Jan. 11 press release. The scholarships were made possible by a grant from the Council of Independent Colleges in Washington, D.C., through the CIC/UPS […]

RWJBarnabas Health, Rutgers declare racism to be a public health crisis

RWJBarnabas Health, Rutgers declare racism to be a public health crisis

NEWARK, NJ — In recognition of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and 402 years of racism in the country, RWJBarnabas Health and the Rutgers School of Public Health join others around the nation to declare that racism is a public health crisis and that black lives matter.  In an effort to ensure […]

‘Navigating the Library’s Digital Future’

‘Navigating the Library’s Digital Future’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Library Foundation presents the second in its “E Pluribus Unum” series, “Navigating the Library’s Digital Future,” on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 8 to 9 p.m. via Zoom. To register for this free event, visit https://www.maplewoodlibraryfoundation.org/virtual-event. Join this virtual Zoom conversation with John Palfrey, president of the John D. and Catherine […]

LGBTQ+ WAE meets on Jan. 21

LGBTQ+ WAE meets on Jan. 21

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m., LGBTQ+ WAE will hold its first virtual meeting of 2021. Part of the Wellness, Art and Enrichment Center in West Orange, the group offers inclusivity and unconditional support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder who identify as LGBTQ+. Monthly […]