West Orange couple honored at JFS gala

West Orange couple honored at JFS gala

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ held its annual gala, “An Evening of Broadway, Hope & Laughter,” on Tuesday, May 11, virtually, honoring West Orange residents Eta and Mark Levenson and the Eric Eliezer Levenson Foundation for Hope for their dedication and support of JFS MetroWest NJ and the Greater MetroWest […]

$15.4M available in Essex to through Emergency Rental Assistance Program

$15.4M available in Essex to through Emergency Rental Assistance Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced that Essex County is now accepting applications for the 2021 Essex County Emergency Rental Assistance Program. There is $15.4 million available to be awarded. Renters and landlords who have been negatively impacted during the coronavirus pandemic and need help to pay rent or […]

Dozens of NJ clergy file state Supreme Court brief about harm of racial profiling

TRENTON, NJ — More than five dozen clergy members spanning 15 New Jersey counties filed a brief at the New Jersey Supreme Court, represented by the ACLU-NJ, that urges justices to take bold action to end racial profiling. The brief, filed on behalf of 66 New Jersey ministers, imams, rabbis and other leaders of a […]

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, […]