La Casa de Don Pedro appoints former YMCA leader as president and CEO

NEWARK, NJ — La Casa de Don Pedro, a nonprofit organization that serves the greater Newark region through social services and community development work, has appointed former Ocean County YMCA President and CEO Peter T. Rosario as its first president and CEO. As New Jersey’s largest Latinx nonprofit organization, La Casa serves upward of 50,000 […]

U.S. News ranks Bloomfield College as a top school in social mobility, diversity

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College has been recognized as a top college in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges rankings in several national and state categories. Among 223 national liberal arts institutions, Bloomfield College was ranked highest in the state of New Jersey in the social mobility category, and No. 27 nationally; the […]

South Orange Community Care & Justice previews virtual reality ‘1,000 Cut Journey’

South Orange Community Care & Justice previews virtual reality ‘1,000 Cut Journey’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As part of his work with the South Orange Community Care & Justice Program, Seton Hall University social work professor Juan Rios hosted a virtual reality showcase and preview for professors, students and local police at Space 154, the university’s digital creation lab. The Community Care & Justice initiative is a […]

ECCF task force to meet to discuss health programming

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Correctional Facility Civilian Task Force will host a public meeting on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon to discuss health programming at the facility. The meeting will take place at the New Jersey Reentry Corporation, 936 Bergen St. in Newark. The task force will be inviting […]

Area NAACP to host virtual youth summit

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Oranges & Maplewood NAACP Young Adult and Youth Works Committees will host a virtual youth summit livecast on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. titled “So You Think You’re Ready for this Adultin’ Thing”? Register online at www.omnaacpyouthsummit.eventbrite.com. The conference will feature a panel of experts to address various topics. […]

Disaster recovery center opens for Essex County in West Orange

Disaster recovery center opens for Essex County in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A disaster recovery center opened Sept. 20 in Essex County to help residents in New Jersey affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Representatives from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration are available at the center to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about written correspondence, and provide literature about […]

New Jersey Judiciary expunges more than 360,000 marijuana offenses

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Judiciary has expunged more than 362,000 marijuana and hashish cases from court records since the Marijuana Decriminalization Law became effective July 1, according to a Sept. 16 press release. Eligible cases are expunged automatically by the Judiciary. Once a case is expunged, it is removed from the court’s public […]

NJAW resumes using chloramines in area water treatment plants

NJAW resumes using chloramines in area water treatment plants

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Sept. 20, New Jersey American Water resumed using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road water treatment plants, which serve NJAW customers in Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset and Union counties. This change was originally planned for Sept. 13 but was rescheduled. During the flooding caused […]

Seven Bloomfield police officers receive promotions

Seven Bloomfield police officers receive promotions

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Division of Public Safety held a promotion ceremony on Monday, Sept. 13, in the Council Chambers of Town Hall, at which three sergeants were promoted to the rank of lieutenant, and one detective and three officers were promoted to the rank of sergeant.  The new lieutenants are Luca Piscitelli, Ian […]

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