County collects more than 13.5 tons of food to donate

County collects more than 13.5 tons of food to donate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With 88,397 visitors, the 12th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo collected more than 13.5 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys for those in need. “It is humbling to see the large number of items dropped off at the Holiday Lights Spectacular to assist the less […]

Impact100 Essex awards $120,000 grant to Schools That Can Newark

Impact100 Essex awards $120,000 grant to Schools That Can Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Impact100 Essex awarded a $120,000 grant to Schools That Can Newark, a nonprofit that reimagines education to provide real-world, hands-on, industry-specific STEM education and experience for high school students in Newark. Schools That Can was voted the awardee by the Impact100 Essex membership at their annual meeting after each of the four […]

2019 deer management program begins this month in reservations

2019 deer management program begins this month in reservations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has released the plans for the 2019 Essex County Deer Management Program in South Mountain and Hilltop reservations. This is the 12th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. “Controlling the population by removing deer from South Mountain […]

WSOU donates more than 900 pounds of food to local food bank

WSOU donates more than 900 pounds of food to local food bank

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — WSOU 89.5 FM, the student-run radio station at Seton Hall University, collected more than 900 pounds of food for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey through WSOU’s yearly food drive. The amount sets a new record for food collected by the station. Weighing in at 908 pounds, the donations far surpassed […]

Jewish Women’s Foundation awards $152,246 in grants, appoints new director

Jewish Women’s Foundation awards $152,246 in grants, appoints new director

WHIPPANY, NJ — Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey has awarded $152,246 in competitive grants to six nonprofit organizations that work to transform the lives of women and girls and to build social capital. Since 2007, JWFNJ has funded approximately 60 organizations in New Jersey and Israel, awarding more than $775,000. JWFNJ board members are […]