50th Maple Leaf Award recognizes community service

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, May 6, Joan Crystal, Cynthia Thompson and the Maplewood Garden Club will be honored as recipients of the Maple Leaf Award for volunteer and community service. “This year’s Maple Leaf Award recipients include relatively long-time residents of Maplewood,” Maple Leaf Awards Chairwoman Mary Devon O’Brien said in a press release. […]

Saint Barnabas celebrates Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center recently hosted a Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day educational program, featuring Dr. Arash Fazl, a movement disorder specialist board-certified in psychiatry and neurology. Fazl, a Barnabas Health Medical Group provider, spoke to a capacity crowd of more than 200 people about the latest breakthroughs in Parkinson’s disease treatment. Parkinson’s […]

County to partner with nine local charitable organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced Friday, April 13, that Essex County was participating in nine special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, Stop for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the […]

Rotary donates money to 23 nonprofits

Rotary donates money to 23 nonprofits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Continuing its tradition of providing financial support to worthy organizations, the West Orange Rotary Club gifted nearly $20,000 to 23 nonprofit organizations at its annual Community Service Awards Luncheon at Mayfair Farms on June 16. The funds for the awards, ranging in amounts from $350 to $2,500, were raised through the […]

Little hands make a big difference at JLOSH ‘Kids for Kids’ event

MILLBURN, NJ — Proving that little hands can make a big difference, more than 150 children and their parents, along with 50 members of the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills took part in the fifth annual “Kids for Kids,” which is a children’s volunteer event organized by JLOSH in partnership with 10 […]

Free skin cancer screenings in May

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Based on current statistics from the American Cancer Society, more than one million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed yearly in the United States but, if detected early, most skin cancers can be successfully treated. Free skin cancer […]

SBMC board names 3 new trustees

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three area residents — Ryan Schinman of West Orange and Robert D. Marcus and Evan Ratner, both of Short Hills — were recently named to the board of trustees at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility. “I welcome our newest board members, Robert Marcus, Evan Ratner and Ryan Schinman and […]

County recognizes exceptional women for Women’s History Month

County recognizes exceptional women for Women’s History Month

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County hosted its annual Women’s History Month Program at the Hall of Records in Newark on Wednesday, March 22. During the ceremony, the 2017 Essex County Althea Gibson Leadership Award was presented to Margie Heller, administrative director of community health and outreach at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; Carmen Morales, […]