Clara Maass kicks off Pride Month with celebration

Clara Maass kicks off Pride Month with celebration

BELLEVILLE, NJ — To officially kick off the month of June, Clara Maass Medical Center hosted a socially-distant celebration of National Pride Month with a 15-car caravan that traveled around the campus, as well as a party on the top of the parking deck with music played by DJ Rich.  The brief program included remarks […]

Belleville students create app to detect lead in water

Belleville students create app to detect lead in water

BELLEVILLE, NJ — When one thinks of app creation, Silicon Valley comes to mind. And when one thinks of scientific exploration to solve societal problems, older professors and researchers come to mind. But robotics students at Belleville High School bucked those stereotypes when they created an app that can detect lead in drinking water. This […]

DiVincenzo, 17 mayors express support for Murphy budget plan

DiVincenzo, 17 mayors express support for Murphy budget plan

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced his support of Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposal to borrow $9 billion from the U.S. Federal Reserve to balance the state budget. On Friday, May 29, DiVincenzo sent a letter of support to the governor; the letter was also signed by 17 Essex County mayors. […]

County to distribute food June 4 to those in need

County to distribute food June 4 to those in need

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County will present an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, June 4, at 10 a.m. at Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange, to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been forced […]

Essex County to present emergency food distribution event

Essex County to present emergency food distribution event

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County will present an emergency food distribution event on Thursday, May 28, at 10 a.m. at the Charles H. Bullock School, 55 Washington St. in Montclair, to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have […]

Clara Maass Medical Center offers interfaith community prayer line

Clara Maass Medical Center offers interfaith community prayer line

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Clara Maass Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, offers a free community prayer line for the health, healing, strength and recovery of its community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by a network of spiritual leaders from the city of Newark’s Mayor’s Office of Clergy Affairs and Interfaith Alliance and the New Jersey […]

County expands coronavirus testing to satellite sites throughout Essex

County expands coronavirus testing to satellite sites throughout Essex

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that Essex County is expanding its COVID-19 testing initiative to include satellite testing sites throughout the county in addition to continuing to operate its drive-through testing center in Weequahic Park in Newark. The satellite sites, which opened May 21, offer saliva tests; the Weequahic […]

‘Red Carpet Rollout’ event shows appreciation for nurses

‘Red Carpet Rollout’ event shows appreciation for nurses

BELLEVILLE, NJ — To officially kick off National Nurses Week 2020, Clara Maass Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health, hosted a “Red Carpet Rollout” on May 6 to celebrate nurses and other health care professionals at the beginning and/or end of all four shifts. That day as each employee arrived or concluded their shift, […]

Community FoodBank distributes food in Essex County

Community FoodBank distributes food in Essex County

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, April 28, volunteers from the Community FoodBank of New Jersey gathered at Essex County’s Branch Brook Park in Newark to distribute boxes of emergency food supplies to more than 2,000 families who have been forced out of work and are not able to purchase food as a result of the […]

Clara Maass responds to crisis with aplomb

Clara Maass responds to crisis with aplomb

BELLEVILLE, NJ — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact New Jersey, hospitals are working around the clock to care for those who are ill. Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville is doing its part, too. “Our staff here inside the building are the true heroes that are supporting your loved ones in their time […]