Murphy discusses NJ Medicaid cuts to adults with disabilities at JESPY House

Murphy discusses NJ Medicaid cuts to adults with disabilities at JESPY House

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — JESPY House, a community-based nonprofit serving adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, hosted Governor-elect Phil Murphy, who was at the time still on the campaign trail, on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Approximately 120 clients, family members, friends, staff and allies welcomed Murphy so that they could discuss their concerns about recent policy […]

Village Apartments takes applications, holds events

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation, a senior living community in South Orange, is expanding its residential offerings with the addition of luxury one-bedroom, one-bath apartments for adults ages 62 and older. Applications are being accepted now for the 12 units, which are slated to open in mid-December. Applications are available […]

Maplewood and Durand-Hedden remember the Great War

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A century ago, the United States declared war on Germany, joining World War I, and the impact was felt in the small town of Maplewood. More than 100 men from Maplewood were called to serve and eight never made it home. Three saw brutal action in France, two were pilots whose planes […]

NJSBDC opens affiliate at SHU, first private partnership

NJSBDC opens affiliate at SHU, first private partnership

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business and the New Jersey Small Business Development Center celebrated their new partnership with an opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting in Jubilee Hall on the university’s campus in South Orange on Oct. 27. This new partnership gives Seton Hall University the distinction of being the first […]

Davenport to speak at HNA meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood health educator Candice Davenport returns to the Hilton Neighborhood Association with a vibrant and informative presentation on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood. Davenport will inform attendees about senior transportation, the upcoming blood drive, important information about the Affordable Care Act, pneumococcal […]

SHU to host panel on challenges faced by homeless students

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — What are the implications of homelessness for students and families, and how can schools and law enforcement improve coordination and communication to better support families in response to the crisis? The College of Education and Human Services at Seton Hall University explores this vital issue with a panel discussion, “Meeting the […]

Maplewood’s business administrator to retire

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Joseph Manning, Maplewood Township’s business administrator, announced Nov. 9 that he plans to retire from his position at the end of May 2018. Manning has held the position of township administrator for more than 12 years; he was appointed to the position by the Maplewood Township Committee, beginning work Sept. 12, 2005. […]

Reading Buddies grows, benefits students and seniors

RSVP program continues to expand in Essex

Reading Buddies grows, benefits students and seniors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Schools throughout Essex County have partnered with the RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties, part of the Jewish Family Service, for the Reading Buddies program, which makes the most of intergenerational friendships. The Reading Buddies, a group of senior citizens, read to small groups of children in Essex County to […]

Community blood drive at OLS

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Our Lady of Sorrows Church will hold a community blood drive on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 217 Prospect St. in South Orange. To donate blood, you must weigh at least 110 pounds, eat prior to donating and bring ID. To make an appointment, […]