Area eateries benefit from Restaurant Revitalization Fund

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — To help one of the business sectors in the state hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown, the state’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund shelled out more than $28.6 billion in grants to restaurants and caterers that sustained financial losses during the pandemic. The fund was established as part of the […]

CASA hosts back-to-school supply drive for youth in the child welfare system

CASA hosts back-to-school supply drive for youth in the child welfare system

NEWARK, NJ — CASA for Children of Essex County — a nonprofit organization that supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive — will host a back-to-school supply drive for children and youth in the child […]

Hackensack Meridian med school welcomes large class with white-coat ceremony

NUTLEY, NJ — The newest class at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine launched their medical careers on July 22 with a white-coat ceremony at the school in Nutley. The 161 students donned their distinctive coats for the first time, starting their journey toward acquisition of a medical degree, which will be completed in three […]

Furlong collects more than 100 suitcases for children in foster care

Furlong collects more than 100 suitcases for children in foster care

BLOOMFIELD / NUTLEY, NJ — Matthew Furlong, a Boy Scout in Bloomfield’s Troop 22 who is working on his Eagle Scout project, has collected more than 100 suitcases for children in the foster care system to carry their belongings in. The idea was inspired by Furlong’s visits to courthouses as a child, when his mother, […]

Prism receives final site plan approval for Marriott AC/Element Hotel at ON3

Prism receives final site plan approval for Marriott AC/Element Hotel at ON3

CLIFTON / NUTLEY, NJ — The city of Clifton has granted Prism Capital Partners final site plan approval for a dual-brand Marriott AC/Element Hotel with rooftop bar at ON3, paving the way for the introduction of a hospitality component at the 116-acre flagship redevelopment.  “The city of Clifton understands the immense benefits of a world-class, mixed-use property; […]

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 […]