Ukrainian ballet dancers pour out their hearts in NJPAC performance before returning to war-torn country

Ukrainian ballet dancers pour out their hearts in NJPAC performance before returning to war-torn country

NEWARK, NJ — In “The Nutcracker,” she was a snowflake. In “Sleeping Beauty,” she was a fairy. Both roles, among others portrayed by English-speaking ballerina Olena Pedan, were performed in a recently concluded North American tour by the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine. The 55-member troupe’s final show, a performance of “Sleeping Beauty,” was presented […]

Cooperman Barnabas ranked 1st in state for pulmonary care, cardiology and gastrointestinal surgery

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three RWJBarnabas Health facilities rank among the top five in New Jersey across various specialty care areas according to a new analysis released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. The facilities recognized include Community Medical Center in Toms River, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston and Robert Wood Johnson […]

Bookstore patrons donate more than 850 books to Reading Buddies

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties, a program of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, recently received more than 850 books as the beneficiary of Barnes & Noble Livingston’s annual holiday book drive in December. Books collected will benefit RSVP’s Reading Buddies program, which matches older adult volunteers with […]

Rachel Coalition to hold book club meeting Feb. 8

LIVINGSTON, NJ — JFS and Rachel Coalition, the domestic violence division of JFS, will host its next book club discussion virtually on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. Many popular books raise issues connected to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating abuse and stalking; the book club’s goal is to engage community members in Rachel Coalition’s […]

DiVincenzo presents 2023 Essex County budget of $885.4M

DiVincenzo presents 2023 Essex County budget of $885.4M

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Jan. 11, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented a 2023 county budget of $885.4 million that includes a 1.5-percent property increase and addresses the challenges incurred by the ongoing national economic conditions and rising costs due to inflation, according to a press release from the county. DiVincenzo has […]

Imagine welcomes new facilitators for Newark location

Imagine welcomes new facilitators for Newark location

NEWARK, NJ — Recently, Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss staff members Sonia Nunez, Newark program manager, and Ashley S. Allen, Newark training and education manager, trained a new team of facilitators to join Imagine’s rapidly growing Newark Night of Support. Many of the new facilitators will be facilitating Imagine’s groups that meet at […]

New Jersey Devils visit hospitals in Belleville, Newark and Livingston

New Jersey Devils visit hospitals in Belleville, Newark and Livingston

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Devils players and alumni visited patients and staff at all RWJBarnabas Health hospitals on Thursday, Dec. 8. Photos Courtesy of RWJBarnabas Health   Caption 1: At Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, New Jersey Devils, from left, Erik Haula, Jack Hughes, Miles Wood and […]

DCA report finds institutional homeownership is rising in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — On Dec. 1, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs issued the report “Buying New Jersey: The Rise in Institutional Ownership of Residential Properties,” which examines recent trends in institutional homeownership and its impact on the ability of households to buy a home. The report was researched and written by DCA’s Office […]

Essex County announces COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic schedule

Essex County announces COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County announced that the Essex County Division of Health is transitioning its COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic schedule for the winter. The new schedule began Monday, Nov. 28. “Getting vaccinated is still the best defense against the COVID-19 virus and best protection from serious illness. We are continuing our mobile vaccination […]

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. invites the public to celebrate the holiday season and participate in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year’s tour includes 10 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. […]

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