Local nonprofit awards book scholarships to area students

Local nonprofit awards book scholarships to area students

UNION, NJ — David’s Shoes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing gun violence within black communities and redirecting young lives, held its 13th annual book scholarship luncheon on Saturday, July 23, at the Galloping Hill Caterers in Union. Nine local young men, either already in college or college bound, received $750 each, which the nonprofit […]

NJIT highlights Roselli, a graduate from Nutley

NJIT highlights Roselli, a graduate from Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ — The New Jersey Institute of Technology recently highlighted several members of its 2022 graduating class, including Noah Roselli, of Nutley, who earned a Bachelor of Science in both applied mathematics and applied physics. He next plans to pursue a doctorate at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. “I grew up in Nutley and […]

Bloomfield HS students celebrate National College Decision Day

Bloomfield HS students celebrate National College Decision Day

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On National College Decision Day, May 1, Bloomfield High School seniors were ecstatic to show off where they intend to study next year. Principal Chris Jennings said the Class of 2022 has overcome many obstacles “on their way to distinguishing themselves as one of the top academic classes in recent history, as […]

NJIT commencement to award honorary degrees to speaker and two alumni

NEWARK, NJ — Longtime Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson will speak at New Jersey Institute of Technology’s 2022 commencement on May 17 at Prudential Center in Newark. Jackson, who’ll also receive an honorary doctorate of science, has led RPI since 1999. On her watch, RPI has hired more than 450 new faculty members, […]

NJIT receives $800,000 PSEG grant to expand STEM career pathways

NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Institute of Technology has received an $800,000 PSEG Foundation grant that will soon expand access to STEM degrees and careers for local Newark residents, first-generation students and those from historically underrepresented communities in the STEM fields. The five-year grant includes support for new need-based scholarships and research funding for local […]

Memorial services to be held for former East Orange mayor

Memorial services to be held for former East Orange mayor

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Memorial services celebrating the life and legacy of former East Orange Mayor Robert L. Bowser, who died on April 2 at age 86, will be held on Saturday, May 7, at 11 a.m. at the Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts, 35 Winans St. in East Orange. […]

PSEG Foundation supports more than 200 nonprofit organizations

PSEG Foundation supports more than 200 nonprofit organizations

NEWARK, NJ — The PSEG Foundation announced its new strategic pillars of environmental sustainability, social justice, and equity and economic empowerment on April 7. The PSEG Foundation funds grants to more than 200 nonprofit organizations that have an impact in communities in New Jersey and Long Island, N.Y. During the past five years, the PSEG […]

NJ Transit partners with NJIT for inaugural training course

NJ Transit partners with NJIT for inaugural training course

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit capital programs division has partnered with the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s professional and corporate education division to bring NJ Transit a first-of-its-kind project management professional certification exam prep course, according to a March 29 press release. The first class of 10 NJ Transit employees participated in classes at […]

Newark superintendent meets with High School Redesign Strategy partners

Newark superintendent meets with High School Redesign Strategy partners

NEWARK, NJ — Since the introduction of the first high school academy in Newark in 2019, Superintendent of School Roger León convened the principals of the comprehensive high schools, their magnet school partners along with their post-secondary education and industry partners on Wednesday, March 2. The meeting began with a reintroduction of the superintendent’s “Reinvest, […]

Irvington resident named academic division chairperson at Essex County College

Irvington resident named academic division chairperson at Essex County College

NEWARK, NJ — Andrew Hrechak, of Irvington, recently joined Essex County College as chairperson of the Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences.  Hrechak has been an academic chairperson, academic coordinator and professor at New Jersey colleges for more than 30 years. He most recently served as interim/assistant chairperson in the School of Business’ […]

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