West Orange company launches Project Smile

West Orange company launches Project Smile

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Nex Gen Learning Solutions, a new company born out of the COVID pandemic, which offers affordable educational solutions for working families in many local communities, has launched its own version of a program called Project Smile, recently started by two young boys in Arizona “to put a smile on people’s faces.” […]

Blood drives in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Blood Services will be conducting blood drives in Essex County. The following drives are open to the public: Friday, Dec. 4, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Livingston Mall, 112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston. Sunday, Dec. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mantena Global, Luso‑Brazilian Seventh‑Day Adventist Church, […]

Visit the Kingsland Manor for the holidays

Visit the Kingsland Manor for the holidays

NUTLEY, NJ — Come visit a 1700s brownstone Dutch colonial steeped in history and decorated beautifully for the holiday season. Come explore the historic homestead of the Kingsland family set within park-like grounds overlooking a pond and waterfalls. The manor will be open for scheduled tours on Dec. 5 and 6 from 1 to 5 […]

Murphy administration announces $161 million in grants to 543 municipalities

Murphy administration announces $161 million in grants to 543 municipalities

TRENTON, NJ — On Nov. 18, Gov. Phil Murphy announced $161.25 million in municipal aid grants, with 543 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, demonstrating the Department of Transportation’s commitment to communities. The competitive municipal aid grant program attracted 635 applications from 549 different municipalities […]

Postmasters recommend mailing holiday care packages early to military

NORTHERN NJ — Serving our country far from home, few things can do more to brighten the holiday spirits of military and diplomatic personnel than receiving greeting cards and care packages from family, friends and neighbors. Northern New Jersey Postmasters urge residents to ship as early as possible to Army / Air Post Office, Fleet […]

Super Essex Conference donates to food bank

Super Essex Conference donates to food bank

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Four leagues that are members of the Super Football Conference — Big North, Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic League, Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference and Super Essex Conference — each recently presented a $1,000 donation to one of four New Jersey food banks/housing shelters. The four donations — which were made to Project […]

WSOU conducts dynamic food drive for the holidays

WSOU conducts dynamic food drive for the holidays

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As the holiday season approaches, WSOU 89.5 FM has announced its latest goodwill project with the launch of a GoFundMe campaign to subsidize its annual holiday food drive. Dedicated to supporting the needs of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, WSOU’s food drive is a time-honored tradition at Seton Hall University. […]

‘Nonstop Plants, a Garden for 365 Days’ with MGC

‘Nonstop Plants, a Garden for 365 Days’ with MGC

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — For nearly 30 years, Margaret Roach has worked to make her garden in the Hudson Valley area a visual treat every day of the year. On Monday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in her slide presentation, “Nonstop Plants, a Garden for 365 Days,” she will explain to the Maplewood Garden Club how […]

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