Orange Council approves new grant to hire 6 new cops

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange City Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution No. 327-2016 to accept grant funds from the U.S. Department of Justice for the 216 COPS Officer Hiring Program at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18. East Ward Councilman Kerry Coley, a retired Orange police officer, praised the hiring of six new […]

Mountain Top League receives grant

Mountain Top League receives grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Mountain Top League was awarded a $1,000 grant on Oct. 13 by Wells Fargo Foundation to support the organization’s mission of providing recreational programs for children of all levels in baseball, softball, basketball, soccer and hockey. The Mountain Top League is a volunteer organization that has served the children of […]

Junior League accepts applications for Community Grants program

MILLBURN, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills invites local nonprofit organizations to apply for a Community Grant for 2016-2017. JLOSH offers grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Grant recipients will be announced in spring 2017. The grants will be awarded to qualifying organizations whose programs further JLOSH’s new “Fill the […]

Hazel, Washington students learn robotics thanks to grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students at Hazel and Washington elementary schools had the opportunity to code and program their own robots during the summer through a special grant award, “The Innovate NJ Summer Blended & Learning Grant,” targeted for Title I schools. West Orange was one of only 12 school districts to receive the $98,200 […]

Towns’ libraries receive grants to promote literacy, ESL

Towns’ libraries receive grants to promote literacy, ESL

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Memorial Library and the South Orange Public Library each received $2,500 in grants from the New Jersey State Library to expand their adult literacy collections. Both libraries became eligible for the awards last year after sending representatives to the NJSL’s first Literacy Boot Camp, a four-part seminar […]

Provident Bank supports Jewish Vocational Service’s mission with grant

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Provident Bank Foundation, which supports organizations that are dedicated to improving the lives of residents in the communities served by Provident Bank, recently awarded Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest with a $7,500 major grant in support of the Job Readiness and Computer Training program. The Job Readiness and Computer Training […]

Provident awards $2,500 community grant to SORS

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Provident Bank Foundation recently awarded the South Orange Rescue Squad with a $2,500 community grant to support the construction of the new training room in their headquarters. The state-of-the-art facility features an ambulance bay for three ambulances and a first-responder vehicle, training and meeting rooms, a kitchen and bunk rooms. […]

Maplewood library wins large grant to support ESL classes

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Memorial Library recently received its largest grant in history: $72,053 from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Adult Literacy and Community Library Partnership Pilot Program to fund English as a second language instruction. The library is now using the grant to partner with the Essex and Passaic […]