Construction begins on industrial facility in Belleville

Construction begins on industrial facility in Belleville

BELLEVILLE, NJ — During the past 40 years, previous town leaders have failed in repeated attempts to lure major investors to a swath of Main Street, leaving a 24-acre lot at 675 Main St. vacant and yielding the bare minimum property taxes for decades. But, finally, the township has secured a strong redevelopment partner, announcing […]

Historical Society of Bloomfield and town honor Black History Month

Historical Society of Bloomfield and town honor Black History Month

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In honor of Black History Month, at the Feb. 22 Bloomfield Council meeting, the mayor and council honored community residents who have given back to the greater Bloomfield community. These recognitions were held in conjunction with the Historical Society of Bloomfield.  Councilman Nick Joanow read a Black History Month Service Recognition proclamation […]

Nutley Rotary hosts trivia night virtual fundraiser

NUTLEY, NJ — On Friday, March 19, Nutley Rotary will host a Virtual Trivia Night and Happy Hour. Proceeds support Bucco’s Rising Stars foundation, which helps underserved youth and those exiting foster care to prepare for self-sufficiency.  So, pour a glass of wine, crack open a beer, enjoy a bowl of ice cream on the […]

New chief medical officer appointed at Clara Maass Medical Center

New chief medical officer appointed at Clara Maass Medical Center

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Frank Dos Santos, a seasoned physician executive with more than 24 years of experience, has been appointed chief medical officer at Clara Maass Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health in Belleville.  “Dr. Dos Santos’ expertise in global health care and medical research is a perfect blend for our leadership team and […]

Forest fire prevention measures underway across New Jersey

Forest fire prevention measures underway across New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — Active forest fire prevention protects lives, property and the health of New Jersey’s forests and natural resources, according to a March 4 press release from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. To reduce dense undergrowth and other forest debris that have the potential to fuel wildfires this spring, NJDEP’s Forest Fire […]

Bloomfield, Rutgers med school present opioid overdose prevention training

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee, along with the Bloomfield Public Library and Bloomfield Health Department, is once again partnering with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for a presentation on opioid overdose prevention. The free training will take place virtually on Friday, March 19, at 2 p.m. and all participants will be […]

Area arts nonprofits receive grants from NJ Arts and Culture Recovery Fund

Area arts nonprofits receive grants from NJ Arts and Culture Recovery Fund

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund has awarded $2.6 million in grants to more than 100 nonprofit organizations across the state in its initial round of grantmaking. Grants will provide critical financial support for organizations and individuals in the cultural sector hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the […]

Baraka announces two development teams for Fairmount Commons project

Baraka announces two development teams for Fairmount Commons project

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced March 3 the selection of two teams to redevelop 3.28 acres of city-owned land near the historic West Side High School in the city’s West Ward in accordance with the Fairmount Commons Redevelopment Plan. The first of the selected teams is a partnership between RPM, a New […]

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