More than 800 children shop cost-free at Back 2 School Store

More than 800 children shop cost-free at Back 2 School Store

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The 11th annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store brought much more than just grins on Sunday, July 28, as hundreds of children went shopping at a one-day pop-up store designed to help children in financial need in Essex County. “I can’t wait to get new shoes! I want sparkles on them!” exclaimed […]

Executive order seeks to address ‘rising tide of hate’ in NJ

Executive order seeks to address ‘rising tide of hate’ in NJ

TRENTON, NJ — On Aug. 7, acting Gov. Sheila Oliver issued an executive order establishing an interagency task force to tackle the problem of bias incidents among students and young adults. The executive order follows the publication of a report by Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal that shows a “rising tide of hate” in New […]

Countywide council supports families, those with disabilities

Countywide council supports families, those with disabilities

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Rebekah Novemsky had been going to Statewide Family Support Planning Council meetings for years before she became the family liaison to the state program that offers support to New Jersey residents with developmental disabilities and their families about a year ago. Novemsky is a Maplewood resident whose son Liam has developmental […]

Saint Barnabas named among best hospitals

Saint Barnabas named among best hospitals

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Hospital for diabetes and gynecology in 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 30th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care […]

Livingston High student wins third place in electronics competition

Livingston High student wins third place in electronics competition

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A student representing a high school team from Livingston placed for his innovative solutions to environmental challenges and climate change in the 2019 Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition. Steven Rosenstark from Livingston High School was awarded third place with a $5,000 cash prize in the competition’s Resource Preservation category for […]

EC Summer Players Orchestra to put on Aug. 4 free concert

EC Summer Players Orchestra to put on Aug. 4 free concert

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Essex County Summer Players Orchestra will have its 19th annual free summer  concert on Sunday, Aug. 4, at 3 p.m. at Livingston High School, 30 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. Nate White will lead the orchestra in playing the music of Otto Nicolai, Hubert Parry and Antonin Dvorak.  The orchestra consists of members […]

Livingston Schools BA receives award for distinguished service

Livingston Schools BA receives award for distinguished service

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Public Schools Business Administrator Steven K. Robinson, a resident of Marlboro, was recognized for exemplary service to Livingston Public Schools, an honor that resulted in a scholarship for a Livingston High School graduate. At its recent annual conference, the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials presented Robinson with its Distinguished […]

Essex County receives many grants for the arts

Essex County receives many grants for the arts

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. “It is an honor to lead a department that invests in the people of New Jersey in such diverse and meaningful ways,” Secretary of […]

Rachel Coalition social worker receives Humanism in Healthcare Award

Rachel Coalition social worker receives Humanism in Healthcare Award

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Sabrina Stuart, a licensed clinical social worker with the Rachel Coalition, was selected as a recipient of the Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award. Sponsored by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, this award recognizes the contributions of professionals who work in local direct service health care organizations. Those who are […]

Fontoura outlines plan to make joint K-9 task force in county

Fontoura outlines plan to make joint K-9 task force in county

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On July 17, Sheriff Armando Fontoura today outlined a new initiative in law enforcement and public safety. The initiative, which is expected to be implemented Jan. 1, will create a shared services K-9 task force between Essex County and its municipal police departments. Fontoura said the proposed K-9 task force would […]