Jewish Women’s Foundation awards $75,000 to Essex County agencies

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey, a giving circle of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ, has awarded $75,000 in competitive grants to three local nonprofit organizations that are working to impact women and girls. Since its formation in 2007, JWFNJ has awarded grants to more than 70 […]

SOPAC announces new board leadership and governors

SOPAC announces new board leadership and governors

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On July 1, the South Orange Performing Arts Center’s board of governors installed Douglas Newman as chairperson and Marc Chalom as vice chairperson. In addition, Katherine Tooley, James Davis III and Dean Kameros recently joined SOPAC’s board. “I am honored and humbled by SOPAC’s board electing me as its chair,” Newman […]

RWJBarnabas Health nurse completes leadership program

RWJBarnabas Health nurse completes leadership program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mary Beth Russell, a registered nurse with a doctorate degree in education, has received a first-of-its-kind leadership certificate from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Russell, who serves as vice president of the Center for Professional Development, Innovation and Research at RWJBarnabas Health, was one of 32 scholars worldwide […]

Local nonprofit awards book scholarships to area students

Local nonprofit awards book scholarships to area students

UNION, NJ — David’s Shoes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing gun violence within black communities and redirecting young lives, held its 13th annual book scholarship luncheon on Saturday, July 23, at the Galloping Hill Caterers in Union. Nine local young men, either already in college or college bound, received $750 each, which the nonprofit […]

Glen Ridge School District works to get schools ready for September

Glen Ridge School District works to get schools ready for September

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — In preparation for another academic year, maintenance and renovation projects are underway at Glen Ridge district schools, according to Superintendent of Schools Dirk Phillips and district buildings and grounds supervisor John Baumann.  At Central School, which serves students from preschool through second grade, the district plans by September to have constructed […]

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office names new public information officer

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office names new public information officer

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced July 27 that Robert Florida, a veteran journalist and public-relations expert, was named public information officer for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Florida replaces Katherine Carter, who served as the public information officer for 12 years. Florida will manage all communications for ECPO, […]

‘Seussical’ makes its debut at Bloomfield HS for a good cause: helping Nutley boy

‘Seussical’ makes its debut at Bloomfield HS for a good cause: helping Nutley boy

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The venerable Talent Time Players will present “Seussical,” beginning next week, for its annual theatrical performance at Bloomfield High School, to benefit a local boy requiring medical assistance. According to Victoria Alameda, the president of the Charles Seller Foundation, which oversees the Players, the beneficiary is 9-year-old Chase McGee, of Nutley. Chase […]

West Orange library displays art from one of its own

West Orange library displays art from one of its own

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At several points throughout the year, the West Orange Public Library will adorn its exhibit space with work from local and nonlocal artists. The selection process favors pieces that fit with the library’s values and themes.  This month, the library, located at 46 Mount Pleasant Ave., did not have to look […]