Christie administration selects 32 higher education institutions to receive capital improvement grants

TRENTON, NJ — According to a press release from the administration of Gov. Chris Christie, Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks has sent the Legislature her certified list of 35 higher education capital construction project grants that will boost technology, support the health sciences, and renovate laboratories and classrooms at 32 institutions across the state. […]

Essex County high school teens learn that love shouldn’t hurt

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is now required by law in New Jersey. Participating Essex County high schools — Columbia High School in […]

Essex County to honor baseball legends Yogi Berra, Larry Doby and Monte Irvin with plaque dedication on June 6

NEWARK – On Monday, June 6, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. will pay tribute to the legacies of Yogi Berra, Larry Doby and Monte Irvin by dedicating three bronze plaques in honor of the Baseball Hall of Famers at the Essex County Government Complex. The plaques are located along Legends Way, the promenade […]

Memorial Golf Tournament supports Daughters of Israel

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Fern Forman Memorial Golf Tournament in support of Daughters of Israel was a huge success. Attracting more than 200 participants, the tournament was held on May 23 at Montclair Golf Club. In addition to the golf tournament, the event included a card and game party, cocktail reception and awards ceremony. The […]

TSTI members open homes to fellow congregants for Shabbat B’Bayit

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Eleven members of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange opened their homes on a recent Friday evening for Shabbat B’Bayit, or “Shabbat in the home.” Congregants from throughout Essex and neighboring counties shared Shabbat dinner at synagogue members’ homes in South Orange, Maplewood and Short Hills. Approximately 160 people of all […]

Chairman of HackensackUMC Foundation Board of Trustees receives 2016 Modern Healthcare Excellence in Governance Award

HACKENSACK, NJ — Hackensack University Health Network has announced that Lawrence R. Inserra Jr., chairman, HackensackUMC Foundation Board of Trustees, has received the 2016 Modern Healthcare Excellence in Governance Award. This prestigious national award recognizes just four health care trustees and/or directors who have made outstanding individual achievements serving on governing boards for organizations from all […]

Students from Montclair High School win 2016 Euro Challenge

MONTCLAIR, NJ — At the final round of this year’s Euro Challenge competition, held April 19 at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, five teams emerged as the winners. Students from Montclair High School in first place; Ridgefield High School, Conn., in second place; Joel Barlow High School, Conn., in third place; Mount Saint […]

County, Art Educators of New Jersey partner to highlight the student creativity

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Art Educators of New Jersey welcomed 102 students from throughout Essex County to the Hall of Records in Newark for the Art Educators of New Jersey student art exhibit on March 28. This is the 12th consecutive year in which DiVincenzo has partnered with […]