Imani Center set to close due to budget cuts

Imani Center set to close due to budget cuts

IRVINGTON, NJ — Located on the Irvington High School campus, the longstanding Imani Center is losing its funding. Gov. Phil Murphy’s revised fiscal 2021 budget proposes a cut of $11.917 million, which would bring an end to statewide school-based youth services programs, widely known as SBYSPs, effective Sept. 30. The budget cut would also mean […]

Governor remembers beloved WOHS coach Joe Suriano

Governor remembers beloved WOHS coach Joe Suriano

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy remembered beloved West Orange High School coach and teacher Joe Suriano in a broadcasted tribute on Friday, Sept. 18. Suriano retired on Jan. 29, 2016, as teachers and staff lined the halls of West Orange High School. A scholarship in his name was founded that same year and […]

Student donates 60 bags of books

Student donates 60 bags of books

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Elisha Wasden, a South Orange Middle School eighth-grader, donated 60 bags of books for the participants of the Rising Stars reading program that took place this summer. He raised more than $1,000, with the help of friend Maggie Hanley and her mother, Jenna. His mom and dad pitched in as well […]

School hosts successful shoe drive fundraiser

School hosts successful shoe drive fundraiser

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — St. Thomas the Apostle School in Bloomfield accomplished an amazing feat — collecting more than 2,500 pairs of shoes for its first-ever shoe drive fundraiser. St. Thomas’ Home and School Association worked with the organization Funds2Orgs to collect gently worn, new or used shoes that will be donated to people in developing […]

Final stage of Newark Lead Service Line Replacement Program announced

NEWARK, NJ — One year after putting to work a $120 million bond from Essex County and joined by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and a group of city, state and county officials, Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced that the Newark Lead Service Line Replacement Program had reached its final stage, with nearly […]

‘Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk’ goes virtual

‘Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk’ goes virtual

WEST ORANGE — As front-line workers and communities across New Jersey and the country continue the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, RWJBarnabas Health, in collaboration with the New Jersey Devils, has announced that the annual RWJBarnabas Health “Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk” will transition to a virtual format, with multiple opportunities to […]

Bird photography and photo competition

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex Photo Club will meet Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m., with Susan Puder presenting “Essentials of Bird Photography.” The second October meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. and will be a competition of members’ photographs that will be judged by Arik Gorban in the categories of nature […]

‘NJ Cybersecurity Virtual Conference’ to be held at SHU

‘NJ Cybersecurity Virtual Conference’ to be held at SHU

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is presenting the state’s first-of-its-kind virtual forum to engage the higher education community with cybersecurity business leaders. The inaugural “NJ Cybersecurity Virtual Conference: Connect, Collaborate, Careers” is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrating National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the event is sponsored by […]

Bloomfield College ranked highly for social mobility

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College has been named a top college for social mobility in the U.S. News & World Report 2021 Best Colleges ranking in the “Top National Liberal Arts Colleges for Social Mobility” category.  Bloomfield College is No. 1 in social mobility in New Jersey, and is ranked No. 42 in social mobility […]

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