NJ first lady tours First Avenue School in Newark to see sustainability projects

NJ first lady tours First Avenue School in Newark to see sustainability projects

NEWARK, NJ — On May 13, New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy visited First Avenue School in Newark and toured the school’s Mini Green Fair as a precursor to the school’s inaugural Green Fair scheduled for June. She witnessed lessons of sustainability come to life through instruction and she was greeted by First Avenue’s student […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

Essex County commissioners celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, May 17, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its inaugural Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month event. At the event, the board recognized: Allison Ladd, Newark deputy mayor and director of economic and housing development; Vineeta Khanna, vice president of the Livingston Board of Education; South Orange resident […]

Arts organizations partner to open TV, film complex in Newark

Arts organizations partner to open TV, film complex in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Great Point Studios, a studio investment/management business specializing in film and television infrastructure, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center announced a partnership with global content leader Lionsgate to build a major new production facility in Newark. The facility will be owned and operated by Great Point Studios. As the facility’s long-term […]

Archdiocese welcomes five new priests, four new deacons

Archdiocese welcomes five new priests, four new deacons

NEWARK, NJ — Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, archbishop of Newark, will ordain five men to the priesthood during the rite of ordination on Saturday, May 28, in Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Tobin also ordained four transitional deacons during a separate ordination at the cathedral on Sunday, May 22, at noon. This year’s […]

Newark Beth Israel celebrates longest-living New Jersey resident on life-saving heart pump

Newark Beth Israel celebrates longest-living New Jersey resident on life-saving heart pump

NEWARK, NJ — The advanced heart failure treatment and transplant team at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center celebrated New Jersey’s longest-living person on a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD, a mechanical heart pump. Mayra Rodriguez, 42, from Union County, celebrated her 14th anniversary living with an Abbott HeartMate II LVAD, which helps the heart […]

Essex County students to graduate from prestigious New Jersey STEM program

CHATHAM, NJ — On Saturday, May 21, Essex County residents Deborah McDougall and JéVanni Napoleon, of East Orange; Elaina Mann, of Livingston; Leonard Jasper, of Maplewood; Julia Schanen, of Montclair; Achunike Okafor, of Newark; Alexandre Jean, of Verona; and Nathaniel Vinoya, of West Orange, will graduate from Governor’s STEM Scholars, a program of the Research […]

Newark’s Arts High School celebrates its Gates Scholar

Newark’s Arts High School celebrates its Gates Scholar

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Board of Education announced that Crystal Caldwell of Arts High School has been selected as a Gates Scholar and member of The Gates Scholarship Class of 2022. This year, 37,000 applicants from across the nation participated in a rigorous application process, vying to become one of 300 scholarship recipients. The […]

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