NJ 11th for Change executive director takes leading NJ Democrats role

NJ 11th for Change executive director takes leading NJ Democrats role

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Saily Avelenda, executive director of the grassroots organization NJ 11th for Change, is taking on a new role: executive director of the NJ Democratic State Committee. She is replacing Kevin Olasanoye in that position. Under Avelenda’s leadership, NJ 11th for Change grew to more than 8,000 members. During the 2018 election, […]

Three Essex County schools receive grants for greener classrooms

Three Essex County schools receive grants for greener classrooms

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Forty-two New Jersey public schools and districts selected to receive Sustainable Jersey for Schools grants funded by the New Jersey Education Association. Twelve $10,000 grants and thirty $2,000 grants were distributed to support a variety of projects including hydroponic garden towers, outdoor classrooms, school gardens, water bottle refilling stations, school wellness […]

Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes

Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes at RWJBarnabas Health will provide free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes on Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to noon at Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. When preliminary testing to identify serious cardiac problems is […]

Caldwell University awarded accreditation of its business programs

CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell University recently announced that the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs’ Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has reaccredited Caldwell University’s business programs. Celebrating 32 years of excellence in global business program accreditation, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to […]

Caldwell University forms educational partnership with area bank

Caldwell University forms educational partnership with area bank

CALDWELL, NJ — It’s the classic win-win arrangement: an educational partnership featuring a local university providing discounted tuitions to employees of an area corporation. Caldwell-based Caldwell University is collaborating with Fairfield-based Kearny Bank on a multifaceted program. Specifically, Kearny Bank employees and family members will receive a 25-percent discount when taking Caldwell University classes. The […]

Prosecutor’s office offers high school summer internships

Prosecutor’s office offers high school summer internships

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking high school juniors to participate in the annual ECPO summer internship program. This five-week program is designed to expose high school students to careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will run from July 6 through Aug. 7 for students completing […]

DiVincenzo presents $769.9M budget for 2020

DiVincenzo presents $769.9M budget for 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a 2020 budget of $769.9 million on Jan. 10. According to the county, this budget stabilizes the county’s financial plan and addresses the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions; layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the […]

Caldwell U agrees to pay more than $4.8M in settlement

CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell University has agreed to pay the United States more than $4.8 million to resolve allegations that it engaged in a fraudulent scheme to defraud a federal education benefit program, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Jan. 3. “Caldwell University tried to hoodwink the Department of Veterans Affairs and, worse, veterans themselves, by […]

Older authors encouraged to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

Older authors encouraged to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services invites Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2020 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Monday, March 16. “Our senior citizens have led […]

County approves ordinance to create civilian task force

County approves ordinance to create civilian task force

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — An ordinance forming the Essex County Correctional Facility Civilian Task Force was recently approved, according to a Dec. 12 announcement from Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo and Freeholder President Brendan Gill. Creating the ordinance was a collaborative effort and its adoption allows the process of nominating members to the task force […]