Hackensack Meridian med school, Seton Hall U. to present opioid conference

Hackensack Meridian med school, Seton Hall U. to present opioid conference

NUTLEY, NJ — Experts from Seton Hall University and Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine will host a virtual conference on Friday, July 30, to address the record number of opioid deaths in the nation, treatment options and training clinicians to prescribe addiction medication. The virtual conference, “Recovery from Opioid Use Disorders: State-of-the-Art Science to Advance […]

Bank Awards almost $25,000 in scholarships to local students

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Spencer Savings Bank has awarded nearly $25,000 in scholarships to high school and middle school students from 32 schools in Bergen, Passaic, Union, Mercer, Morris and Essex counties. To date almost $500,000 has been awarded since the program first started in 2002. “As a community bank, investing in our local youth […]

CDI scientists in Nutley discover new tuberculosis treatment pathway

NUTLEY, NJ — Scientists from the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation in Nutley, working with collaborators from across the globe, uncovered the mechanism of action of a novel antituberculosis drug that they have helped develop. The new findings show how the enzyme inhibitor triaza-coumarin, or TA-C, is metabolized by the TB germs, which […]

50 years later, New Jersey rights a historical wrong: AG Grewal formally apologizes for office’s role in shutting down the state’s gay bars

50 years later, New Jersey rights a historical wrong: AG Grewal formally apologizes for office’s role in shutting down the state’s gay bars

TRENTON, NJ — As Pride Month drew to a close, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal took steps to recognize an ugly moment in the history of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office: the systematic targeting of gay bars by the Office’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control between 1933 and 1967, according to a June 29 […]

County makes $474K available to assist nonprofit agencies

County makes $474K available to assist nonprofit agencies

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has announced that $474,450 in COVID-19 assistance grant funding is being made available to nonprofit agencies. The program is aimed to support nonprofit agencies and the services they provide to assist clients who were negatively impacted during the pandemic. The deadline to apply for the first round of funding […]

Nutley High School confers diplomas on the Class of 2021

Nutley High School confers diplomas on the Class of 2021

NUTLEY, NJ — The smiles were infectious as the Class of 2021 graduated from Nutley High School in the Oval on June 24. The nearly 300 students — along with their teachers, friends and families — were thrilled to be together in person again, approximately 15 months after the pandemic separated them. The past year […]

Nutley Education Foundation holds annual fundraiser

Nutley Education Foundation holds annual fundraiser

NUTLEY, NJ — After a pandemic-caused hiatus, the Nutley Education Foundation’s annual Sip, Savour & Support event made a comeback to Kingsland Manor on June 17, awarding four grants to four teachers in the Nutley School District. NEF President Lorraine Kucinski said the foundation had received many more requests from teachers but had denied those […]

Nutley’s Rock Hunger IV benefit draws large crowd, donations

Nutley’s Rock Hunger IV benefit draws large crowd, donations

NUTLEY, NJ — On June 5, Nutley Family Service Bureau held its fourth Rock Hunger fundraiser. After a 2020 pause, the 2021 event was a rousing success, drawing more than 200 local residents to the Old Canal Inn outdoor area. It was one of the first major public events to be held in Nutley coming […]

Hackensack Meridian CDI scientists develop ‘CATCHER’ for crucial biomarkers

NUTLEY, NJ — Tiny genetic markers, circulating in the blood, have shown great promise in diagnosing and treating disease. Yet identifying and harvesting these extracellular vesicles have been a major challenge for science. Now a laboratory at the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation in Nutley has discovered a highly sensitive methodology that can […]

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