Freeholders call for elimination of for-profit prisons in New Jersey

Freeholders call for elimination of for-profit prisons in New Jersey

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Aug. 5, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders adopted a resolution supporting the elimination of private for-profit prisons in the state of New Jersey. The resolution noted the historic legacy of the 13th Amendment, which ended slavery in the United States. It also addresses the “Punishment Clause” of the […]

Med school wins prestigious NOVA Award

Med school wins prestigious NOVA Award

NUTLEY, NJ — Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine has won the prestigious NOVA Award from the American Hospital Association, distinguishing it as just one of a handful of institutions across the country reaching the top echelons of community health. The AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award honors hospital-led collaborative efforts improving community health. The Hackensack Meridian […]

ECEA expresses opposition to reopening school buildings this fall

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Education Association President Anthony Rosamilia, in collaboration with local teachers union presidents across the county, penned a letter to interim Executive County Superintendent Joseph Zarra and the county’s legislators expressing ECEA’s opposition to reopening school buildings this fall. “Out of the more than 3,000 counties in the United States, […]

Residents grow increasingly frustrated with spotty USPS

Residents grow increasingly frustrated with spotty USPS

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — No post on Sundays … or most other days, according to many frustrated U.S. Postal Service customers. Many residents from towns throughout Essex and Union counties have reached out to the newspaper in the past few weeks to complain that their mail is arriving late — if at all. A woman […]

CASA’s back-to-school drive

CASA’s back-to-school drive

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County CASA is currently holding its back-to-school drive. Even if it is still unclear whether students will be learning in-person or virtually, one thing is certain: Students need the proper supplies to support their learning. To make a donation, visit https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/28M8VW1TL8BEI/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist. Please order supplies by Aug. 22 to ensure timely […]

Hackensack Meridian CDI, Merck to collaborate on COVID research

Hackensack Meridian CDI, Merck to collaborate on COVID research

NUTLEY, NJ — The Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation in Nutley has struck a research collaboration with Merck to investigate drugs for treating COVID-19, according to a July press release. The CDI will work with Merck to identify candidate treatments for the still-spreading pandemic. “The CDI was started less than a year ago […]

Medical school reaches major milestone, now operates independently

Medical school reaches major milestone, now operates independently

NUTLEY, NJ — Hackensack Meridian Health and Seton Hall University have announced that the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine has been established as an independent medical school. This is a major milestone for the three-year-old school that offers a three-year path to residency, partners students with underserved communities and strives to keep more physicians in […]

Body armor donated to Sheriff’s Office K-9s

Body armor donated to Sheriff’s Office K-9s

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Sheriff Armando Fontoura HAS expressed his gratitude to nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s for its donation of body armor for the Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Unit. Officer K-9s Buzzard, Chex, Hanner, Joe and Marko will receive bullet and stab protective vests thanks to the charitable donation. The vests are sponsored by […]

Archdiocese of Newark ordains area deacons

Archdiocese of Newark ordains area deacons

NEWARK, NJ — On Saturday, July 11, Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, ordained 22 permanent deacons for service in the Archdiocese of Newark. The ordinations were celebrated during two Masses that were livestreamed at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark on the archdiocesan YouTube […]

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