Nutley native looks to change the world through his music

Nutley native looks to change the world through his music

NUTLEY, NJ — Composer, educator, conductor, musician — all of these words describe Nutley High School graduate Joshua A. Idio. The trumpeter, who holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from William Paterson University, has written music for concert bands, orchestras and chamber groups; his music has been performed worldwide.  Idio is currently a member […]

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, the Essex County Division of Community Health, and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual Drug Take Back […]

ECPO, NOBLE hold 10th annual Black History Month Program

ECPO, NOBLE hold 10th annual Black History Month Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Feb. 24, Essex County prosecutors held their 10th annual Black History Month Program via Zoom. As in past years, the 2021 program was co-sponsored by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers.  Anthony Johnson, a veteran journalist from WABC–TV in New York, served as keynote speaker. Joining Johnson and […]

NJ Transit partners with Edge4Vets to connect veterans to jobs

NJ Transit partners with Edge4Vets to connect veterans to jobs

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is leading an effort to address veteran unemployment during the COVID-19 crisis by partnering with the nationally successful Edge4Vets jobs preparation program to prepare and connect New Jersey veterans, National Guard members, transitioning military service personnel and their spouses to careers in transportation, according to a Feb. 16 press release. […]

JESPY clinicians recognized with Behavioral Healthcare Hero awards

JESPY clinicians recognized with Behavioral Healthcare Hero awards

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — JESPY House has announced that two members of its Clinical Services Department were recently awarded the 2020 Behavioral Healthcare Hero award, presented by the Mental Health Association in New Jersey. The winners are Kinga Lewinski, lead clinician, and Christina Caporrino, clinician. JESPY House provides comprehensive services to adults with intellectual and […]

Freeholders honor East Orange women for receiving scholarship awards

Freeholders honor East Orange women for receiving scholarship awards

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently honored Azana Sall and Izdihar Benjamin, both of East Orange, for being named the Essex County recipients of the 2020 Scholarship Program Award from the New Jersey Association of Counties Foundation and Investors Foundation. The board’s commendations were sponsored by acclamation and delivered […]

Bloomfield discusses equity in education

Bloomfield discusses equity in education

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield continued its Community Conversation on Race series, this time talking about building equity in education, in a livestream event on Aug. 12. The hour-and-a-half-long discussion was moderated by Councilwomen Jenny Mundell and Wartyna Davis, with panelists Maureen Gillette, dean of the Seton Hall University College of Education; Montclair State University Center […]

Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards scholarships

Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards scholarships

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation proudly awards scholarships each year. Each recipient must be a graduating high school senior and reside in Bloomfield, Belleville or Glen Ridge. Scholarship criteria are based on the student’s financial need; fall attendance at a college, university or vocational school; intention to pursue a career […]

Essex County freeholders honor Orange student

Essex County freeholders honor Orange student

ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently honored Shateria Champagne, of Orange, for being named the Essex County recipient of the 2020 Scholarship Program Award from the New Jersey Association of Counties Foundation and SHI International Corporation. The board’s commendation was sponsored by acclamation and delivered to Champagne, in lieu of […]

Area schools, thespians nominated for Foxy Awards

Area schools, thespians nominated for Foxy Awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Each year Montclair State University hosts the Theatre Night Awards ceremony to promote and advance the commitment to high-quality straight play production in New Jersey’s secondary schools. The awards honor the accomplishments of individual achievement of both students and educators in the areas of performance, direction, design and technical theater, as […]

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