Orange woman sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison for stealing HIV medication

NEWARK, NJ — A former pharmacy procurement technician was sentenced on May 26 to 57 months in prison for stealing prescription HIV medications from the pharmacy of the East Orange Veterans Affairs Medical Center, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Lisa M. Hoffman, 50, of Orange, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas […]

AIDS Memorial Quilt came to TSTI in South Orange

AIDS Memorial Quilt came to TSTI in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A section of the famous AIDS Memorial Quilt, the largest piece of community folk art in the country, was on display recently at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange.  The TSTI Social Justice Task Force hosted a special educational event, “AIDS Quilt: Meaning and Remembrance,” on Dec. 8 for members with […]

County honors individuals with Pride of Essex awards

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Advisory Board hosted the Essex County LGBTQ Pride Month Celebration on Wednesday, June 27. During the ceremony, DiVincenzo presented Pride of Essex County Awards to Elaine Helms, founder of the RAIN Foundation; Peter Oates, director of […]

AIDS benefit concert to be held in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Triad Arts Ensemble will present a Canticles for Life AIDS Benefit Concert on Sunday, April 15, at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 767 Prospect St. in Maplewood. The concert will feature Canticles Chairperson Ginny Johnston of Maplewood conducting the 27-voice Triad Vocal Ensemble. They will perform traditional anthems, pop arrangements and […]