‘Black and Blue’ sheds light on stigmas for black males

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Addressing the stigmas surrounding black masculinity is a difficult task, but that is exactly what Maplewood resident and Columbia High School alumna Claudia Schafer hopes to do with her new exhibit “Black and Blue,” which examines the personal experiences with prejudice and racism of six young black men. The exhibit is on […]

ADAPT recognizes exceptional community members

ADAPT recognizes exceptional community members

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team recently held its annual dinner at Essex County Hospital, thanking 16 members of the community who went above and beyond to help ADAPT accomplish its goals and objectives this past year. ADAPT, managed by FAMILYConnections, is a community coalition dedicated to reducing underaged drinking […]

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to host youth conference

CALDWELL, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Dec. 16 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host a youth conference for middle school children on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Nearly 500 students in grades seven through nine from various schools in Essex County are expected to attend the “What’s It All About?” […]

Christie administration selects 32 higher education institutions to receive capital improvement grants

TRENTON, NJ — According to a press release from the administration of Gov. Chris Christie, Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks has sent the Legislature her certified list of 35 higher education capital construction project grants that will boost technology, support the health sciences, and renovate laboratories and classrooms at 32 institutions across the state. […]