Studio Montclair and the WAE Center collaborate on ‘Student Portrait Project’

MONTCLAIR / WEST ORANGE, NJ — Studio Montclair and the WAE Center have collaborated to present “Student Portrait Project,” an exhibit that grew out of a joint desire to use portrait drawing as a tool to connect adults with developmental disabilities to one another and to the community, especially during the isolation of the COVID-19 […]

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $35.6 million in grants to support more than 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The grants were approved at the Arts Council’s 55th annual meeting, held virtually. The awards are part of the largest state appropriation the […]

CASA hosts back-to-school supply drive for youth in the child welfare system

CASA hosts back-to-school supply drive for youth in the child welfare system

NEWARK, NJ — CASA for Children of Essex County — a nonprofit organization that supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive — will host a back-to-school supply drive for children and youth in the child […]

STEM education program expands thanks to state funding

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Math for America, a STEM education nonprofit organization, announced with partners Montclair State University, Princeton University and Rowan University that the New Jersey STEM Innovation Fellowship will open its program to include science educators; this expansion to include science teachers in addition to math teachers comes as a result of $100,000 in […]

State awards nearly $30 million in federal funding to area colleges

State awards nearly $30 million in federal funding to area colleges

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Brian Bridges announced in July the awardees of nearly $30 million in federal funding that will be distributed to New Jersey institutions of higher education to support the core priorities of the “State Plan for Higher Education” and address the impacts of COVID-19 […]

Montclair Rotary Club sets fundraising goal for centennial

Montclair Rotary Club sets fundraising goal for centennial

MONTCLAIR / VERONA, NJ — Rotary Club of Montclair is marking its 100th year of service to the community by setting a big challenge. The club plans to donate $10,000 to local nonprofit organizations based in its service area of Montclair and Verona. Newly-installed club President Paul Metcalfe said the club will be scheduling a […]

OSNJ elects new board, prepares for fall season

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Oratorio Society of New Jersey recently elected new board of trustees members. The board consists of four officers and eight trustees, who are responsible for managing all business aspects of the community choir based in Montclair. Peter Braley, of Montclair, was elected president, replacing Susan Ladov, also of Montclair, who had […]

Mountainside Hospital names new CFO

Mountainside Hospital names new CFO

MONTCLAIR / GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Yang Linda Chen has been named the chief financial officer for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center.  Chen has worked in a variety of health system sectors throughout her health care career, including Coordinated Health, Community Health System, Universal Health Services/Psychiatric Solutions, Vanguard Health System and the health care section […]

Newark City Council passes resolution of support for Essex–Hudson Greenway

Newark City Council passes resolution of support for Essex–Hudson Greenway

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark City Council, the governing body for New Jersey’s largest city, approved a resolution of support for the Essex–Hudson Greenway Project on July 9. This resolution of support recognizes the value of the greenway and encourages the state of New Jersey to set aside sufficient funds to secure the property and […]