JESPY House receives large grant

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — JESPY House, a nonprofit organization that enables adults with learning and developmental disabilities to lead independent lives, received a grant of $193,388 from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey for its aging in place initiative. This new grant will help strengthen, expand and integrate services and supports for older adults with […]

West Orange to receive $182,100 Green Acres grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a July 14 release, state Sen. Richard J. Codey, Assemblywoman Mila Jasey and Assemblyman John F. McKeon today applauded a $182,100 Green Acres grant for West Orange in the 27th Legislative District, to be used to improve Lafayette and Degnan parks. The $182,100 grant is part of $80.7 million announced […]

JFS MetroWest awarded ‘Breaking Barriers’ matching grant

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — JFS MetroWest has been awarded a $25,000 matching grant by the Jewish Funders Network and Genesis Prize Foundation as part of the “Breaking Barriers” initiative aimed at promoting inclusion for those with disabilities in Jewish life. The award is part of a matching grant program created in honor of 2016 Genesis […]

Montclair Foundation gifts $1,000 to Main St. Counseling Center

MONTCLAIR / WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Montclair Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 grant to Main Street Counseling Center, a 37-year-old nonprofit community mental health agency based in West Orange that serves low-income and underinsured individuals and families throughout Greater Northern New Jersey. The grant will support Crisis Intervention Team training. This innovative weeklong workshop […]

WO students attend N.Y. Giants Student Leadership Forum

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Ten West Orange students had the opportunity to attend the N.Y. Giants Student Leadership Forum in New York City on April 25. The forum was held at South Street Seaport in conjunction with the N.Y. Giants and the American Dairy Association as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 Program […]

Two towns receive nearly $290K of federal grant funds

Two towns receive nearly $290K of federal grant funds

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Thanks to the Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant programs, 13 Essex County municipalities and 36 nonprofit community organizations will receive approximately $5 million. On Feb. 8, the county announced the grant winners; the CDBG and ESG programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

Parisi trumpets addition of 6th jitney route

Mayor gives updates on transportation, redevelopment in annual address; honors community members

Parisi trumpets addition of 6th jitney route

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi announced that the township will be getting a sixth jitney route this year in his State of the Township Address during the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s annual breakfast at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on Feb. 8. Parisi revealed that West Orange will add a service line covering […]

West Orange receives $440K in federal grant funds

Federal grants to fix roads, support mental health, outreach

West Orange receives $440K in federal grant funds

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thanks to the Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant programs, 13 Essex County municipalities and 36 nonprofit community organizations will receive approximately $5 million. On Feb. 8, the county announced the grant winners; the CDBG and ESG programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development […]

Grant means new computers for West Orange community police

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department plans to purchase new computers thanks to the recently received grant of $2,500 from the Walmart Foundation, according to a press release from the township. The department plans to purchase two new desktop computers to place in the West Orange Police Community Service Unit for use […]

State awards $585,000 in rec opportunities for individuals with disabilities grants

TRENTON, NJ — N.J. Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Charles A. Richman announced Jan. 26 the award of $585,000 in grants to two counties and 29 municipalities through the Recreational Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities program. ROID grants ensure the necessary accommodations are made for full inclusion for individuals with disabilities participating in municipal and […]

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