NJ Transit police to conduct emergency response drill at Newark Penn Station

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management, together with local partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, May 21, at the Penn Station Light Rail Station beginning at 8 a.m. The drill, which will gauge responses to a simulated transportation incident, will take approximately four hours to complete. As a […]

South Orange girl starts program to support less fortunate peers

NEWARK, NJ — While most 12-year-old girls are thinking of different ways to decorate their own bedrooms, South Orange resident Briana Anderson is spending her time beautifying the bedrooms of unaccompanied minors at the Newark YMCA. Briana, a sixth-grader at South Orange Middle School, is one-third of a group called “BAM,” a social network formed […]

RWJBarnabas appoints new head for Newark Beth Israel and Children’s Hospital

NEWARK, NJ — Darrell K. Terry Sr. has been named president and chief executive officer for Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey in Newark. Terry’s appointment is effective immediately, according to a press release. Since February, Terry has served as interim president and CEO at NBI and CHoNJ. Prior to […]

Menendez, Booker announce $1.6 million in federal funding to support arts education in N.J.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker recently announced the awarding of a combined $1,610,900 in federal grants from the National Endowment of the Arts to support and enhance arts education throughout New Jersey. The NEA funds state and local arts initiatives through multiple grant categories including Arts Works, Our Town, State […]

Hometown heroes to highlight Founders Weekend Festival

Hometown heroes to highlight Founders Weekend Festival

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Celebration 350 presents Newark’s local hometown heroes and international recording artists Faith Evans, Naughty by Nature, Cissy Houston and India at the Founders Weekend Festival Celebrating 350 Years of Newark’s arts, culture and community as one of America’s great historical cities, a free event at Military Park, 51 Park Place, Newark, […]

NJ Transit begins summer rail service to Monmouth Park

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit summer rail service to Monmouth Park Racetrack is back!  Beginning Saturday, May 14, and operating through Sunday, Sept. 25, the service will run on weekends and holidays when the track is open for live racing. Friday rail service begins Friday, June 3, and continues through Friday, Sept. 2. Monmouth Park […]

Six Essex County finalists recognized in statewide drug-prevention folder artwork contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — More than 6,000 fourth-grade students from across New Jersey participated and 30 were selected as finalists and recognized at the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey “Design a Fourth Grade Folder Contest” award ceremony on April 27. All 30 fourth-grade student finalists received medals for their creative peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention […]

Blood drives in South Orange, Newark

SOUTH ORANGE / NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Blood Services will be conducting a blood drive in Newark on Sunday, May 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mantena Global Care, 294 Ferry St., and another blood drive in South Orange on Monday, May 23, from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at the Baird, 5 […]

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