SO Rotary and SOPL collect items for various organizations

SO Rotary and SOPL collect items for various organizations

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Gifting Days are here again! South Orange Rotary and the South Orange Public Library will be working with Wynona’s House, Isaiah House, M.E.N.D. and Diller Teen Fellows to collect items for donation. The collection will run through Dec. 16 and all items can be dropped off at the SOPL, 65 Scotland […]

N.J. Department of Health releases Childhood Lead Report for 2018

TRENTON, NJ — Nearly 85 percent of toddlers who turned 3 during fiscal year 2018 received at least one blood lead test in their lifetime — an increase of 7 percent from the previous year — and more than 191,000 children younger than 17 were screened for lead last year, according to the SFY2018 Childhood […]

Annual winter utility service shutoff prevention program has begun

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities reminds the state’s utility customers that its annual Winter Termination Program began Nov. 15 and is available for eligible residential customers to prevent natural gas and electric utility service shutoffs during the winter season. The program, which is administered by NJBPU, runs through March 15. […]

6 Essex County towns earn Sustainable Jersey certification in 2019

6 Essex County towns earn Sustainable Jersey certification in 2019

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey announced Nov. 12 the 82 municipalities, from 20 New Jersey counties, that achieved Sustainable Jersey certification in 2019. At 80 percent participation, Sustainable Jersey has 450 of New Jersey’s 565 municipalities engaged in the certification program. “Congratulations to all of the municipalities that have achieved certification this year,” Sustainable Jersey […]

Livingston bookstore donates books to Reading Buddies program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties, a program of JFS MetroWest, will receive books collected from the Barnes & Noble Livingston annual Holiday Book Drive. Books collected with benefit RSVP’s Reading Buddies Program, which matches older adult volunteers with elementary school students to improve reading comprehension skills. The drive […]

AG launches nationwide strategic plan to reduce gun violence

AG launches nationwide strategic plan to reduce gun violence

NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Attorney Gen. William P. Barr announced Nov. 13 the launch of Project Guardian, a new initiative designed to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws across the country. Specifically, Project Guardian focuses on investigating, prosecuting and preventing gun crimes. In order to develop a new and robust effort to promote […]

CORESWCC recognizes two principals from the Oranges

CORESWCC recognizes two principals from the Oranges

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Roosevelt Middle School Principal Lionel Hush and East Orange Campus High School Principal Ronnie Estrict have been named the recipients of the Circle of Rainbow Sisters Seeking Spiritual and Wellness Connection 2019 Financial Literacy Advocacy Award for Teens. Both principals will be recognized at the fourth annual CORESWCC Recognition […]

East Orange flocks to a ‘Taste of East Orange’

East Orange flocks to a ‘Taste of East Orange’

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The first “East Orange Eats Local Restaurant Week” began Monday, Nov. 4, and featured more than a dozen restaurants offering specialty Caribbean and Southern-style dishes, such as salmon sliders, seafood hush puppies, pineapple pepper wings, pumpkin, chickpeas and more, culminating with a “Taste of East Orange” at the Essence apartment rooftop, […]

Mayer honored for 45 years — and he’s still on the job

Mayer honored for 45 years — and he’s still on the job

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Brookdale Elementary School celebrated “Bob Mayer Appreciation Day” on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to honor the longtime physical education teacher and coach on his 45th anniversary as a Bloomfield School District educator. The entire school came out for the event, with students sitting on the floor of the gymnasium to hear Principal Lauren […]