Saint Barnabas opens human milk depot

Saint Barnabas opens human milk depot

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center celebrated the grand opening of a human milk depot in partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast. This is the first New Jersey milk bank for Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast. Mothers who are nursing and producing more milk than they need can give other babies a chance to receive […]

Towns pass merger resolutions

Fire dept. personnel get fired up over current staffing plans for joint FD

Towns pass merger resolutions

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee approved at its Aug. 6 meeting a resolution that supports creating a joint meeting to merge the Maplewood and South Orange fire departments, allowing the towns to take another step forward in combining the two departments. The resolution passed unanimously; Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee was […]

Road improvements in South Orange

Road improvements in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Engineering Department recently announced several coming upgrades to streets in the village: Beginning Aug. 15, road improvements will be done on Whiteoak Drive and Glenview Road. Beginning Aug. 16, road improvements will be done on Whiteoak Drive, Redmond Road and Harding Drive. Beginning Aug. 19, road improvements will […]

Renowned scholar says memes shape religious perceptions

Renowned scholar says memes shape religious perceptions

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Internationally renowned communication and religion scholar Heidi Campbell of Texas A&M shared that internet memes are shaping the way viewers perceive religions in Seton Hall University’s Institute for Communication and Religion’s new podcast, which can be heard at www.shu.edu/communication-religion/podcasts.cfm. Campbell explained that while meme humor may seem harmless, messages that poke […]

JFS works to better support needs of Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors

JFS works to better support needs of Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — JFS MetroWest has been appointed a sub-grantee for critical support services for isolated, Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors. In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ seeks to better support the needs of socially isolated, Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors living […]

More than 800 children shop cost-free at Back 2 School Store

More than 800 children shop cost-free at Back 2 School Store

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The 11th annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store brought much more than just grins on Sunday, July 28, as hundreds of children went shopping at a one-day pop-up store designed to help children in financial need in Essex County. “I can’t wait to get new shoes! I want sparkles on them!” exclaimed […]

Executive order seeks to address ‘rising tide of hate’ in NJ

Executive order seeks to address ‘rising tide of hate’ in NJ

TRENTON, NJ — On Aug. 7, acting Gov. Sheila Oliver issued an executive order establishing an interagency task force to tackle the problem of bias incidents among students and young adults. The executive order follows the publication of a report by Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal that shows a “rising tide of hate” in New […]

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