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 […]

Bat tick found for the first time in New Jersey

Bat tick found for the first time in New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A tick species associated with bats has been reported for the first time in New Jersey and could pose health risks to people, pets and livestock, according to a Rutgers-led study in the Journal of Medical Entomology. This species, Carios kelleyi, is a “soft” tick. Deer ticks, which carry Lyme disease, […]

Mayor’s Book Club distributes more than 10,000 books to residents

Mayor’s Book Club distributes more than 10,000 books to residents

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras Baraka and Newark Chief Education Officer Antoinette Baskerville-Richardson announced Sept. 1 that the Mayor’s Book Club is combating summer reading loss, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, by distributing more than 10,000 books to Newark residents. They range in topics and reading levels, from colorful books for preschoolers to age-appropriate works for […]

Scholarships awarded to NJ environmental students

Scholarships awarded to NJ environmental students

NEWARK, NJ — For almost as long as it has existed as a member-supported, nonprofit land trust, the Land Conservancy of New Jersey has been providing scholarships to residents of New Jersey pursuing degrees in environmental science, natural resource management, conservation, park administration and related fields. For the past 36 years, this program has been […]

ECC alumna receives New Jersey SIM Foundation Scholarship

ECC alumna receives New Jersey SIM Foundation Scholarship

NEWARK, NJ — When Yelitza Perez, of Newark, graduated from Essex County College in 2019, she was an honors student and a semifinalist for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship. Now she is the recipient of a $2,500 New Jersey SIM Foundation Scholarship. “I couldn’t believe I received this scholarship,” said Perez, now […]

University Hospital and Rutgers partner to launch Virtual Urgent Care Center

University Hospital and Rutgers partner to launch Virtual Urgent Care Center

NEWARK, NJ — University Hospital and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School have launched their new Virtual Urgent Care Center, which represents the newest expansion of services at the hospital. Patients of the Virtual Urgent Care Center can access emergency medicine–trained clinicians from any location that is convenient using any video-enabled communication device, including a cell […]

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 […]

Annual Rutgers art exhibit goes virtual to celebrate artists with disabilities

Annual Rutgers art exhibit goes virtual to celebrate artists with disabilities

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In May 2011, artists from the Matheny Medical and Educational Center’s Arts Access Program and the Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled of MetroWest’s WAE Center were represented for the first time in the spring/summer Collaborative Art Exhibition of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. The spring-summer CAE is […]

Area grocery store celebrates its employee graduates

Area grocery store celebrates its employee graduates

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Brookdale ShopRite recently celebrated its associates who are 2020 graduates, applauding their strength, resilience and positive attitude. Class of 2020 graduates who work at Brookdale ShopRite include: Bloomfield High School’s Alex Camacho, Willy Ventura, Joy Hobday, Nina Cutchall and Gina Perrotta; Hackensack High School’s Marisa Greenwald; Payne Tech’s Mikel Malone; Passaic County […]

Assemblywoman speaks about People’s Bill at virtual meeting

Assemblywoman speaks about People’s Bill at virtual meeting

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Continuing the momentum from Mayor Ted Green’s May 7 virtual town hall meeting, which drew in approximately 50,000 views via Facebook Live, his May 14 meeting welcomed New Jersey General Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake and Rutgers University Student Health and Wellness Executive Director Anice Thomas as the meeting’s special guests. Held on […]

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