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 […]

Rutgers student drowns in Orange pond

Rutgers student drowns in Orange pond

ORANGE, NJ — Yasir Williams, 21, of East Orange, drowned in the pond at Orange Park on Saturday, April 11, according to an April 16 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The drowning victim was a student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. The preliminary investigation confirmed the identity of the victim and […]

Essex County arrests 61 individuals in warrant sweep

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced March 9 that 61 individuals, including three juveniles, with outstanding warrants for committing violent crimes in Essex County were arrested during a month-long initiative called Operation Clean Sweep. “This is a quality-of-life issue. These individuals had outstanding warrants. In some instances, they were charged […]

West Orange will receive complete streets assistance

West Orange will receive complete streets assistance

EWING, NJ — Eight municipalities will receive up to $10,000 in technical assistance for complete streets projects ranging from workshops on walkability to bicycle network plans, conceptual designs and safety assessments, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority recently announced. The municipalities were selected through a competitive application process. The only Essex County recipient will be […]

Bielski preaches pedestrian safety at summit

Bielski preaches pedestrian safety at summit

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — West Orange resident Roz Moskovitz Bielski, far left, had the opportunity to speak on a panel about pedestrian safety on Sept. 24 at the 2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit, held at Rutgers’ New Brunswick campus. Bielski, a lifelong West Orange resident and more than 30-year owner of commercial real estate […]

Senior Garden Club members eat the fruit of their labors

Senior Garden Club members eat the fruit of their labors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the Senior Garden Club gather for lunch at the Toby Katz Center at Degnan Park for the first Harvest Garden Festival Luncheon on Aug. 13. In addition to other food, attendees supped on vegetables and herbs grown on the premises in the community garden under the guidance of Rutgers […]

Rutgers develops Cancer Health Justice Lab in Newark

Rutgers develops Cancer Health Justice Lab in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Cancer Health Justice Lab at the Rutgers School of Public Health has launched a series of educational programming on cancer information, prevention and treatment.  Run by Pamela Valera, assistant professor of urban-global public health, and students at the Rutgers School of Public Health, the multidisciplinary research lab is committed to addressing […]

Essex County receives many grants for the arts

Essex County receives many grants for the arts

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. “It is an honor to lead a department that invests in the people of New Jersey in such diverse and meaningful ways,” Secretary of […]

Let’s talk vegetable gardening in SO

Let’s talk vegetable gardening in SO

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County will discuss vegetable gardening on Saturday, July 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the South Orange Elks Rent Party Garden, 220 Prospect St. in South Orange. The session is open to all vegetable gardeners, beginner to advanced, and will focus on summer gardening […]

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