Saint Barnabas Medical Center inducts new medical staff leadership

Saint Barnabas Medical Center inducts new medical staff leadership

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The nearly 1,600 attending physicians at Saint Barnabas Medical Center recently elected leaders among the group to serve two-year terms as medical staff officers. Inducted at the quarterly medical staff meeting on April 6, Dr. Alan Garten will serve as medical staff president along with 1st Vice President Dr. Michael Addis, 2nd […]

Saint Barnabas achieves consecutive ‘A’ rating from Leapfrog Group

Saint Barnabas achieves consecutive ‘A’ rating from Leapfrog Group

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, was awarded its 19th consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Score rating by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Saint Barnabas Medical Center is the only hospital in the state and one of only […]

Oranges & Maplewood NAACP to present 108th annual Freedom Fund Gala

Oranges & Maplewood NAACP to present 108th annual Freedom Fund Gala

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, who represents Brooklyn’s 8th Congressional District and serves as the Democratic Caucus chairperson in the U.S. House of Representatives, will deliver the keynote address at the 108th annual Oranges & Maplewood NAACP Freedom Fund Gala, held virtually this year with the theme “When We Fight We Win.” […]

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

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 the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual Drug Take Back […]

Essex County commissioners honor the youth of Essex County

Essex County commissioners honor the youth of Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On April 14, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners virtually held its 2021 Essex County Celebrates Youth program via Zoom. The ceremony aims to acknowledge and encourage outstanding young people throughout Essex County.  Commissioner President Wayne L. Richardson discussed the contributions of the county’s younger generation during the challenges of […]

Hindu temple opens its doors in West Orange

Hindu temple opens its doors in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi, Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein and state Sen. Richard Codey cut the ceremonial ribbon at the Sai Hira Ram Trust Hindu Temple of Worship. To welcome the temple to West Orange on April 2, all three participated in a lighting of candles, with honorary guests on hand. […]

JFS delivers Passover meals to homebound seniors, Holocaust survivors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — During Passover, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ’s volunteer department delivered Passover meals and packages to homebound older adults and Holocaust survivors in the community.  Twenty-two volunteers distributed 130 packages that were donated by Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and filled with nonperishables for the Passover holiday, including matzoh, grape jelly, […]

DiVincenzo calls on federal legislators for more COVID-19 vaccines

DiVincenzo calls on federal legislators for more COVID-19 vaccines

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, March 23, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. called upon members of Essex County’s federal delegation to urge President Biden to allocate more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Essex County. The letter was sent to U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez; U.S. Reps. Donald Payne Jr., Mikie Sherrill, Albio […]

Area Habitat for Humanity receives $50,000 grant

NEWARK, NJ — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark announced a $50,000 grant from the Kislak Family Foundation of Miami Lakes, Fla., in a March 18 press release. The grant will support the building or rehabbing of homes to benefit low- to moderate-income families in Essex, Hudson and Union counties.  “In December, I attended the […]

New Jersey Blood Services announces a blood emergency one year into the pandemic

New Jersey Blood Services announces a blood emergency one year into the pandemic

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Blood Services recently announced a blood shortage in the region, one year after the region was the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic. Before COVID-19, donors could stop by community blood drives at convenient locations like high schools, colleges and offices. It has been one year since these groups had to […]

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