Teentech inspires young women for careers in STEM fields

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — More than 200 young women and 25 educators from high schools throughout New Jersey gathered at Seton Hall University for the American Association of University Women of New Jersey’s Teentech 2016, a day of hands-on workshops designed to engage young women in the broad opportunities available in science, technology, engineering and […]

Blood drives coming to South Orange and Belleville

SOUTH ORANGE / BELLEVILLE, NJ — New Jersey Blood Services will conduct two local blood drives on Thursday, July 7. The drive will be at the Baird Community Center, 5 Mead St. in South Orange, from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will be at Walgreens, 597 Washington Ave. in Belleville, from 2 to 8 p.m. […]

83 N.J. high school seniors receive $92,000 in scholarships

TRENTON, NJ — Comcast NBCUniversal awarded $92,000 in scholarships for the 2016-17 school year to 83 New Jersey high school seniors as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community […]

Six Essex County finalists recognized in statewide drug-prevention folder artwork contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — More than 6,000 fourth-grade students from across New Jersey participated and 30 were selected as finalists and recognized at the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey “Design a Fourth Grade Folder Contest” award ceremony on April 27. All 30 fourth-grade student finalists received medals for their creative peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention […]

Local doctor loses medical license for ‘gross malpractice’

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A North Jersey anesthesiologist, under criminal indictment for health care claims fraud, has been stripped of his medical license by the state Board of Medical Examiners for gross and repeated malpractice that includes giving unnecessary steroid injections to patients, creating fictitious patient records, and indiscriminately prescribing pain pills without medical justification, […]

200 Club presents awards to county’s finest police and firefighters

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The 200 Club of Essex County, founded to assist the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty and the oldest such organization of its kind, will hold its 50th anniversary Valor Awards luncheon on Thursday, May 5, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Nanina’s In The Park, 540 […]

Cancer programs announced at Clara Maass Medical Center

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Clara Maass Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, provides a complete continuum of care to residents of northern New Jersey. Upcoming programs include: • Breathe easy: high risk lung cancer screening. Call for schedule. According to the American Lung Association, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United […]

Belleville Police help nab package thief

BELLEVILLE, NJ — A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing several packages that were delivered to Bloomfield residents during the past several weeks. Michael Ramos, 31, of Newark, was arrested by members of the Bloomfield Detective Bureau with the assistance of the Belleville Police Department. The package thefts were all reported in the […]