DiVincenzo calls on federal legislators for more COVID-19 vaccines

DiVincenzo calls on federal legislators for more COVID-19 vaccines

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, March 23, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. called upon members of Essex County’s federal delegation to urge President Biden to allocate more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Essex County. The letter was sent to U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez; U.S. Reps. Donald Payne Jr., Mikie Sherrill, Albio […]

Luna Stage to premiere new play via text message

Luna Stage to premiere new play via text message

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage will present a bold new theatrical experience in three parts: “#RIFT,” by Gabriel Jason Dean. Through the lens of two real-life brothers — one a convicted murderer, the other a playwright; one a member of the alt-right, the other an A.O.C.-type progressive — “#RIFT” explores whether it is possible […]

FELLAS empowers Essex County fathers

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey is launching a new initiative to support fathers in Essex County. FELLAS — Fathers Empowered to Learn, Lead and Achieve Success — engages fathers to strengthen parenting skills, promote healthy relationships, and increase economic stability through employment training and support.    “The partnership […]

Devils honor West Orange man as a ‘Healthcare Hero’

Devils honor West Orange man as a ‘Healthcare Hero’

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Devils hosted Healthcare Hero Night, presented by RWJBarnabas Health, on Saturday, March 13, during their game against the New York Islanders. The Devils recognized front-line health care workers, including doctors, nurses, patient representatives, security guards, social workers, hospital food services and hospital housekeeping staff, among others, who continue to […]

New Jersey Blood Services announces a blood emergency one year into the pandemic

New Jersey Blood Services announces a blood emergency one year into the pandemic

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Blood Services recently announced a blood shortage in the region, one year after the region was the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic. Before COVID-19, donors could stop by community blood drives at convenient locations like high schools, colleges and offices. It has been one year since these groups had to […]

Six area fire departments train members on Officer 1 course

Six area fire departments train members on Officer 1 course

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The fire departments of Belleville, Bloomfield, East Orange, Nutley, Orange and West Orange are currently enrolled in the 40-hour Officer 1 course at Bloomfield High School; 100 firefighters are taking part in the training, which runs from Feb. 22 to March 19. The course is being taught by instructors from the […]

Kelly Elementary counselor joins women’s panel at Stony Brook University

Kelly Elementary counselor joins women’s panel at Stony Brook University

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kelly Elementary School counselor Florence Chirichiello had the unique opportunity to participate in an International Women’s Day panel to kick off Women’s History Month at her alma mater, Stony Brook University, on March 8. “I was honored to be on an illustrious panel of women to kick off Women’s History Month […]

Stevens students to work with WOEC

Stevens students to work with WOEC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the February West Orange Environmental Commission meeting, held via Zoom, Councilwoman Susan McCartney explained how thrilled she is to have been asked to mentor a team of students in the Environmental Engineering Sustainability Management Program at Stevens Institute of Technology, by environmental engineering professor Dibyendu “Dibs” Sarkar. According to Sarkar, […]

YMCAs launch 2021 annual campaign to support community needs

YMCAs launch 2021 annual campaign to support community needs

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges recently launched its annual fundraising campaign to help ensure that everyone in the local community has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Every day, the Y works to support the people and neighborhoods that need it […]