West Orange HS grads receive Joe Suriano Memorial Invitational Scholarships

West Orange HS grads receive Joe Suriano Memorial Invitational Scholarships

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Collegebound students Jenny Alfaro and Alex Aromin-Gabbay gasped with surprise as they stood on the track at Suriano Stadium at West Orange High School and received scholarship checks from the inaugural Joe Suriano Memorial Invitational. The Aug. 23 presentation realized track legend Bruce Berry’s vision to honor Joe Suriano, his former […]

State awards nearly $30 million in federal funding to area colleges

State awards nearly $30 million in federal funding to area colleges

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Brian Bridges announced in July the awardees of nearly $30 million in federal funding that will be distributed to New Jersey institutions of higher education to support the core priorities of the “State Plan for Higher Education” and address the impacts of COVID-19 […]

Payne announces $408 million to support local higher education institutions

Payne announces $408 million to support local higher education institutions

WASHINGTON, DC — Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. announced on May 14 the estimated funding for the colleges and universities of New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District from the American Rescue Plan. The funding helps local institutions recover from the economic devastation of the COVID-19 global pandemic and allows them to continue to serve their students […]

Bloomfield discusses pandemic’s impact on women

Bloomfield discusses pandemic’s impact on women

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield closed out Women’s History Month by discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected women and the work they do in a meeting on March 31. Hosted by the Township Council and the Bloomfield Commission on Civil Rights, and moderated by Councilwoman Jenny Mundell, the panel addressed the disproportionate effect the pandemic […]

Specialty care practice opens in Irvington

Specialty care practice opens in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Health, together with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, has expanded patient services available in the community through a new location at 50 Union Ave. in Irvington. The specialty care location will offer specialists in obstetrics, gynecology and cardiology with the opportunity to expand […]

Baraka, partners officially announce new 66-unit apartment building, Kawaida Towers

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, along with a three-organization development team and education leaders, officially announced Kawaida Towers, a 16-story, approximately 66-unit apartment building that will replace a deteriorated city-owned building at 17-21 Halsey St., at the corner of Central Avenue, at a ceremony on-site on March 17.  Kawaida’s combination of features is […]

Rutgers Medical discusses mounting concerns surrounding vaccinations at East Orange meeting

Rutgers Medical discusses mounting concerns surrounding vaccinations at East Orange meeting

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green hosted a March 10 town hall meeting with East Orange Health Officer Victor Kuteyi, East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi and Dr. Shobha Swaminathan, associate professor of medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, to discuss the clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccines and to address […]

Navigating pregnancy for black mothers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex and Morris counties chapters of The Links and the Greater Newark Health Care Coalition will host “Navigating Pregnancy & Beyond: A Virtual Prayer Breakfast in Honor of Black Moms” on Saturday, March 20, at 10 a.m. Statistics show that black women in New Jersey are seven times more likely […]

Bloomfield, Rutgers med school present opioid overdose prevention training

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee, along with the Bloomfield Public Library and Bloomfield Health Department, is once again partnering with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for a presentation on opioid overdose prevention. The free training will take place virtually on Friday, March 19, at 2 p.m. and all participants will be […]

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. […]

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