Essex County Latino American Chamber of Commerce appoints new members

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Latino American Chamber of Commerce has appointed four new members to its board of directors: Lily Sanchez Ruiz, Yuri Bisono, Deysi Castillo and Jose Ramirez. Sanchez Ruiz, an admissions counselor for the Community College Opportunity Grant program at Union County College, has been appointed the second vice president for […]

West Orange, SOMA and Orange communities unite to find a kidney for longtime resident

West Orange, SOMA and Orange communities unite to find a kidney for longtime resident

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — South Orange, Maplewood, Orange and West Orange residents are rallying around Anthony Brooks and his family in an effort to find him a kidney donor. Brooks lost one of his kidneys to cancer in 2017, and now the disease has spread to his remaining kidney. Now looking for a living kidney […]

Photo critique and competition with the Essex Photo Club

Photo critique and competition with the Essex Photo Club

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m., photographer extraordinaire Phil Echo will share his insights on improving photo quality when he critiques and discusses images that have been submitted by Essex Photo Club members. Different from a competition, there will be no scoring and the evening will be dedicated solely to […]

Caldwell University partners with St. George’s med school and Essex County College

CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell University has entered a partnership with St. George’s University in Grenada and Essex County College to streamline admission for eligible students to St. George’s University School of Medicine. Accepted students will complete two years at Essex County College and one year at Caldwell University before pursuing a four-year medical degree at […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Essex County on April 30

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Essex County on April 30

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, the Essex County Division of Community Health and Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day […]

PSEG chairperson, president, CEO to retire at end of 2022

PSEG chairperson, president, CEO to retire at end of 2022

NEWARK, NJ — PSEG announced April 19 that Ralph Izzo, chairperson, president and CEO, will retire from the company. The PSEG board of directors has elected Ralph LaRossa, chief operating officer, as president and CEO effective Sept. 1, 2022. Izzo will serve as executive chairperson of the board effective Sept. 1 until his retirement on […]

Murphy administration launches projection tool for extreme precipitation

Murphy administration launches projection tool for extreme precipitation

TRENTON, NJ — As part of its commitment to making the state more resilient to the impacts of climate change, on April 19, during Earth Week, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection launched an online tool that will help planners, local governments, developers and residents better understand that extreme precipitation events are increasing, as […]

US attorney announces launch of anti–hate crime initiative in NJ

NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger recently announced his office’s participation in a first of its kind, anti–hate crime outreach program, titled United Against Hate, which seeks to directly connect federal, state and local law enforcement with traditionally marginalized communities in order to build trust and encourage the reporting of hate crimes and […]

NJEDA board approves creation of New Jersey Innovation Evergreen Fund

TRENTON, NJ — On April 13, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority board approved the creation of the New Jersey Innovation Evergreen Fund, a new tool to increase access to strategic resources and venture capital in New Jersey. The NJIEF will create partnerships between the state and the private sector to collaboratively align New Jersey’s […]