West Orange native authors children’s book on autism

West Orange native authors children’s book on autism

CALDWELL, NJ — Melissa Brady Petrillo first started noticing that few children’s books had characters with disabilities when she was in her undergraduate children’s literature class taught by Trish Verrrone at Caldwell University.  “Right away I wanted to do more research,” Petrillo said.  She did an evaluative study and realized there was a lack of […]

Nikhil Badlani Foundation youth advocate for traffic safety awareness

Nikhil Badlani Foundation youth advocate for traffic safety awareness

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Despite the pandemic, the Nikhil Badlani Foundation Youth Advisory Board has continued to surpass its mission goals to evaluate, generate, develop and implement specific traffic safety plans. On April 9, West Orange High School YAB students kicked off their Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign by distributing specially-designed signs to be placed […]

West Orange High School receives $10,000 Sustainable Jersey for Schools grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School has received a $10,000 Sustainable Jersey for Schools grant funded by the New Jersey Education Association. “We are so pleased and thankful for the awarding of this grant from Sustainable Jersey Schools,” West Orange Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone said. “Not only does it represent a vital […]

SMC selects new artistic director, team for Wildflower Sculpture Park

SMC selects new artistic director, team for Wildflower Sculpture Park

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — After nine years as artistic director/curator of the Wildflower Sculpture Park in the South Mountain Reservation, Tricia Zimic is handing over the reins to Newark artist Lisa Sanders.  Sanders, who has two permanent pieces in the sculpture park, will be supported by a team devoted to the visual arts and the […]

RWJBarnabas Health recognized for COVID-19 relief efforts

RWJBarnabas Health recognized for COVID-19 relief efforts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health, the largest academic health care system in New Jersey, has been recognized by Jersey Cares as the recipient of its 2021 Pandemic Corporate Partner of the Year Award for its efforts to provide relief and assistance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are honored and humbled to receive the Pandemic […]

South Mountain Conservancy warns against building tepees in the reservation

South Mountain Conservancy warns against building tepees in the reservation

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Building tepees in the woods from natural sticks can be an exciting team-building activity filled with imaginative play. Unfortunately, when these structures are built in protected areas, such as South Mountain Reservation, there are unforeseen negative consequences, the South Mountain Conservancy warns.  Tepees are generally built off-trail from fallen limbs. Removing […]

Prism secures refinancing for Edison Lofts in West Orange

Prism secures refinancing for Edison Lofts in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Prism Capital Partners has secured new financing for Edison Lofts, moving from a construction loan to permanent financing. Edison Lofts is a multifamily and retail adaptive re-use of the historic Thomas Edison factory space on Main Street in West Orange. Edison Lofts is currently 80-percent leased. “Securing new financing and reaching […]

1 2 3 305