Holocaust survivor visits Roosevelt Middle School

Holocaust survivor visits Roosevelt Middle School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Holocaust survivor and West Orange resident Fran Malkin visited Roosevelt Middle School on May 22 to share her memories of a dark time in history, along with an excerpt from the documentary chronicling her experiences, “No. 4 Street of Our Lady.” “Once you’ve experienced Fran’s story you will never forget — […]

Essex County College celebrates its 50th commencement

Essex County College celebrates its 50th commencement

NEWARK, NJ — As cheering family and friends looked on, nearly 1,200 Essex County College students received their hard-earned associate degrees as the college celebrated its 50th annual commencement on Friday, May 31, at Prudential Center in Newark. Fighting back tears, class valedictorian and criminal justice major Pyetra Camargo said, “I want to start off […]

Talking about vegetable gardening

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Now that your seeds and plants are in the ground, the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County will host a “Let’s Talk Vegetable Gardening” conversation on Saturday, June 8, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the South Orange Elks Rent Party Garden, 220 Prospect St. in South Orange. The session is […]

Maplewood nurse nominated for Yankees’ Nurse Hero Award

Maplewood nurse nominated for Yankees’ Nurse Hero Award

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Ten nurses have been nominated for the Nurse Hero Award, which will be awarded by the New York Yankees on Thursday, June 20, at Yankee Stadium. Everyone is encouraged to visit https://nurse.org/articles/yankees-nurse-night-2019/, read each nurse’s bio and cast their vote — before voting closes June 8 — for who should win the […]

Awards ceremony recognizes West Orange High School musicians

Awards ceremony recognizes West Orange High School musicians

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Music Awards Ceremony, held May 20, recognized outstanding students in the music program for the 2018-19 school year. Graduating members of the Tri-M Music Honor Society received cords and accolades, while students from all grades received awards. The awards encompassed all areas of the music program, […]

SHU to honor Meehan, outstanding alumni at gala

SHU to honor Meehan, outstanding alumni at gala

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The 33rd annual Many Are One alumni awards gala will bring together more than 350 alumni, parents, faculty members, administrators, students and friends to recognize graduates who represent the best of the Seton Hall University family and celebrate what great minds can do. The gala will be Saturday, June 8, at […]

State officials introduce bill package to protect ACA in NJ

TRENTON, NJ — Standing alongside his partners in the Legislature on May 31, Gov. Phil Murphy announced a package of bills to safeguard the principles of the Affordable Care Act in New Jersey, as well as establish and fund a state-based exchange, according to a press release from the governor’s office. The bills will write […]

NJ Senate sends land bank bill to governor

TRENTON, NJ — The N.J. Senate voted May 30 in favor of legislation creating land banks, sending the bill to Gov. Phil Murphy after prior approval from the Assembly. A land bank is a tool municipalities can utilize in their efforts to address vacant, abandoned and nuisance properties. “Municipalities like Newark and Bridgeton have worked […]

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