Real estate firm provides back-to-school supplies

Real estate firm provides back-to-school supplies

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Atkins Companies, a multigenerational commercial real estate development, investment and property management firm, recently partnered with R&J Strategic Communications, a communications agency, to help students in need this fall by donating backpacks full of school supplies and other necessities in support of Jersey Cares’ School Supply Drive. Jersey Cares, a Livingston-based nonprofit […]

East Orange teams up with Lions, produce company

East Orange teams up with Lions, produce company

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange hosted its second food distribution event, in partnership with the Livingston Lions Club and Chad Yagodich of Seashore Fruit and Produce Company, on Saturday, Sept. 12, providing more than 77,000 pounds of prepackaged fresh produce to families at the East Orange Senior Center, 90 Halsted St. The Livingston Lions […]

Remembering the Essex County victims of 9/11

Remembering the Essex County victims of 9/11

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Nineteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, approximately 3,000 people were murdered in terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa. May we always remember the victims. Below are the Essex County residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks: Cesar A. Alviar, 60, of Bloomfield Sean Booker, […]

Safety, assurance and enrichment found in Y’s after-school program

Safety, assurance and enrichment found in Y’s after-school program

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The YMCA’s after-school program continues to be a place where children can remain active, learning and engaged during their time out of school — a critical time for all school-age children, especially as they continue to adjust to the many changes related to COVID-19. Each year, the Y works to provide engaging […]

Eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named ‘Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality’

Eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named ‘Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities have been recognized and redesignated as “Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. The facilities recognized include Clara Maass Medical Center, Community […]

Freeholders call for elimination of for-profit prisons in New Jersey

Freeholders call for elimination of for-profit prisons in New Jersey

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Aug. 5, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders adopted a resolution supporting the elimination of private for-profit prisons in the state of New Jersey. The resolution noted the historic legacy of the 13th Amendment, which ended slavery in the United States. It also addresses the “Punishment Clause” of the […]

ECEA expresses opposition to reopening school buildings this fall

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Education Association President Anthony Rosamilia, in collaboration with local teachers union presidents across the county, penned a letter to interim Executive County Superintendent Joseph Zarra and the county’s legislators expressing ECEA’s opposition to reopening school buildings this fall. “Out of the more than 3,000 counties in the United States, […]

SBMC Nurse Residency Program earns accreditation with distinction

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Professional Registered Nurse Residency Program has been accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs. ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation validates hospital residency or fellowship programs that transition newly licensed registered nurses into new practice settings […]

United Way kicks off virtual school supplies drive

MORRISTOWN, NJ — United Way of Northern New Jersey is seeking help from volunteers and donations of new school supplies for its annual United Way Tools for School drive, which provides students with the basic tools needed for learning in any classroom — either in school or virtually from home. Despite the uncertainties around how […]

SBMC to host virtual 5K

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Sunday, Aug. 9, Saint Barnabas Medical Center will host this year’s CycleRed Virtual 5K, raising funds to support community and global health initiatives. Bike, run, walk or swim to help Saint Barnabas Medical Center raise funds for vulnerable communities both here and abroad. Saint Barnabas’ Social Impact and Community Investment practice […]

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