WOSD implements changes for better diversity, equity

WOSD implements changes for better diversity, equity

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education heard a presentation from the Diversity, Equity and Access Committee at its Aug. 31 meeting. Acting Chairwoman Kimya Jackson, the assistant principal at Redwood Elementary School, said that during the summer the committee created a student survey focused on race. Students will take the survey […]

Remembering the Essex County victims of 9/11

Remembering the Essex County victims of 9/11

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Nineteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, approximately 3,000 people were murdered in terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa. May we always remember the victims. Below are the Essex County residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks: Cesar A. Alviar, 60, of Bloomfield Sean Booker, […]

Safety, assurance and enrichment found in Y’s after-school program

Safety, assurance and enrichment found in Y’s after-school program

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The YMCA’s after-school program continues to be a place where children can remain active, learning and engaged during their time out of school — a critical time for all school-age children, especially as they continue to adjust to the many changes related to COVID-19. Each year, the Y works to provide engaging […]

DOI promotes socialization through ‘Adopt a Buddy’

DOI promotes socialization through ‘Adopt a Buddy’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — During quarantine, Daughters of Israel’s “Adopt a Buddy” program has been giving some extra TLC to its residents. Pictured, Charney Glick shares a beautiful drawing with a message on it that she received from a local student.

JFS to deliver 300 care packages to at-risk older adults in the community

JFS to deliver 300 care packages to at-risk older adults in the community

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Through a donation from the Sobel Family Foundation, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ is delivering care packages to 300 at-risk older adults in the community.  During the next few weeks, JFS volunteers will deliver the care packages to residents of Village Apartments in South Orange, the Federation Plaza in West […]

STOP for Nikhil wherever you are this year

STOP for Nikhil wherever you are this year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — September in West Orange usually sees hundreds of people gather at West Orange High School for the annual STOP for Nikhil 5K Run and 3K Walk organized by the Nikhil Badlani Foundation, an event to honor Nikhil Badlani, a West Orange middle school student who died in a car crash in […]

Luna Stage launches the Voting Writes Project

Luna Stage launches the Voting Writes Project

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage debuts its ambitious, two-month-long Voting Writes Project, a series of interdisciplinary performance events celebrating civic participation. This multimedia experience celebrates democratic participation in advance of the November 2020 election. The Voting Writes Project was created in collaboration with the Andrew Goodman Foundation with support from the National Endowment for […]

Eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named ‘Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality’

Eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named ‘Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities have been recognized and redesignated as “Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. The facilities recognized include Clara Maass Medical Center, Community […]

Essex County 9/11 remembrance ceremony to be livestreamed

Essex County 9/11 remembrance ceremony to be livestreamed

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual “Essex County Remembers,” a solemn ceremony at the Essex County Eagle Rock Sept. 11th Memorial that will mark the 19th anniversary of the tragedies in New York; Washington, D.C.; and Pennsylvania, will be held remotely and livestreamed on the Essex County website and social media channels. Eagle Rock Reservation […]

West Orange’s Greene receives award for excellence

West Orange’s Greene receives award for excellence

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Recognized as a mentor and leader in health care public relations, Ellen Greene, of West Orange, was honored by the PRSA Health Academy as the recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Public Relations Award. The award was presented to her during a virtual happy hour event on Aug. 20. Greene started […]