United Community Corp. expands food pantry to East Ward

United Community Corp. expands food pantry to East Ward

NEWARK, NJ — United Community Corporation opened a second food pantry in Newark on May 3, when the city’s Community Action Agency expanded its food distribution program to the East Ward at Wolff Memorial Presbyterian Church, 106 Ann St. The site also debuted the UCC Clothing Boutique, which is set up like a normal shop […]

County breaks off contract with ICE to make room for UC prisoners

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Just one week after announcing that the Essex County Correctional Facility will begin housing detainees from Union County effective July 1, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced that the county has notified ICE to remove its detainees from the ECCF.  “We have had a very solid working relationship with […]

Essex-Hudson Greenway project expected to help sewage overflow problem

Essex-Hudson Greenway project expected to help sewage overflow problem

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex-Hudson Greenway project partners presented to the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions on April 26 about the project’s usefulness in solving infrastructure challenges for the region regarding sewage overflow.  According to a press release from the greenway partners, the proposed Essex-Hudson Greenway project will help solve severe stormwater overflow […]

Newark Beth Israel earns sixth consecutive Leapfrog ‘A’

Newark Beth Israel earns sixth consecutive Leapfrog ‘A’

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Beth Israel Medical Center was awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization. This is the hospital’s sixth consecutive “A” rating. “This sixth consecutive ‘A’ is a testament to Newark Beth Israel’s unwavering commitment to the safety of our patients, their families and our […]

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center makes ‘world’s best hospital’ listing

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center makes ‘world’s best hospital’ listing

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has been designated a “world’s best hospital–USA” by Newsweek for the third year in a row. Newark Beth Israel ranked among the top 250 U.S. hospitals and is one of only five New Jersey hospitals on this prestigious list. “It is truly an […]

Newark high schooler accepted into seven Ivy League schools

NEWARK, NJ — Janic Aguirre, a student at Bard Early College High School in Newark, has been accepted into seven of the eight Ivy Leagues and wait-listed for the remaining one. He was accepted to Harvard, Princeton, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Cornell and Columbia, and placed on the waitlist at Brown. When asked what […]

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey joins tree-planting initiative

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey joins tree-planting initiative

NORTH BRANCH, NJ — Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey, along with Girl Scouts across the country, are collaborating to plant five million trees by 2026 to help wildlife, improve the environment and greatly expand the amount of tree cover. Girl Scouts have been strong advocates and stewards of the environment since 1912. Climate change […]

Allied health career training programs offered at Essex County College

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County College is offering a series of short-term training programs in the rapidly growing allied health career fields. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, these programs are offered tuition-free to qualified individuals.  Remote instruction, with on-site clinical lab classes, begin May 19; additional start dates […]

United Community Corporation forms partnership to support seniors

NEWARK, NJ — United Community Corporation recently announced that it has entered an exclusive executive sponsorship with Amerigroup to provide virtual activities — such as book club and bingo, in-person health fairs, weekly phone check-ins, and monthly food and activity package deliveries — to seniors in the city of Newark and Essex County. “Through the […]

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