East Orange school selected to take part in Healing-Centered Engagement

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Stress and trauma can take a toll on anyone, including children. Unlike many adults, children don’t necessarily have the skills to manage stress and trauma, which can take a toll on them mentally. In an effort to help troubled and struggling children, the Foundation for Educational Administration, the professional learning division […]

Nikhil Badlani Foundation youth advocate for traffic safety awareness

Nikhil Badlani Foundation youth advocate for traffic safety awareness

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Despite the pandemic, the Nikhil Badlani Foundation Youth Advisory Board has continued to surpass its mission goals to evaluate, generate, develop and implement specific traffic safety plans. On April 9, West Orange High School YAB students kicked off their Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign by distributing specially-designed signs to be placed […]

Bloomfield discusses pandemic’s impact on women

Bloomfield discusses pandemic’s impact on women

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield closed out Women’s History Month by discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected women and the work they do in a meeting on March 31. Hosted by the Township Council and the Bloomfield Commission on Civil Rights, and moderated by Councilwoman Jenny Mundell, the panel addressed the disproportionate effect the pandemic […]

Orange rushes to vaccinate senior housing residents

Orange rushes to vaccinate senior housing residents

ORANGE, NJ — The City of Orange Housing Authority partnered with the town to host a Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pilot Program event for senior housing residents on Tuesday, March 30. Enthused about the city’s push to vaccinate residents against COVID-19, Mayor Dwayne Warren said the town’s current focus is to vaccinate its seniors. “Today […]

Bloomfield High students promote literacy by maintaining ‘libraries’

Bloomfield High students promote literacy by maintaining ‘libraries’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The 13 Little Free Libraries scattered around Bloomfield haven’t been neglected during the past six months. They’ve been taken under the wing of Bloomfield High School’s National Honor Society members, who have been checking in on them periodically to organize, restock and refresh the books inside, as well as to maintain the […]

Phillips discusses social-emotional learning, character building in curriculum

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge Superintendent of Schools Dirk Phillips outlined the student development curriculum the schools are implementing in the district’s five schools at the April 5 Board of Education meeting, talking about how social-emotional learning and character education go hand in hand with academics. “We talk about academics, but it’s just as […]

Essex County Commissioners celebrate Women’s History Month

Essex County Commissioners celebrate Women’s History Month

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On March 31, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2021 Women’s History Month celebration virtually via Zoom. The ceremony commemorated the spirit and accomplishments of women everywhere, and acknowledged the contributions of multiple esteemed women of Essex County.  Commissioner President Wayne Richardson began the program by speaking to […]

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