Social work outreach team starts accepting referrals from South Orange police, rescue squad

Social work outreach team starts accepting referrals from South Orange police, rescue squad

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The outreach team of the Community Care & Justice program in South Orange officially began receiving referrals from the South Orange Police Department and South Orange Rescue Squad on Monday, Oct. 18. The Community Care & Justice program was initiated by South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and is a collaboration […]

Bloomfield Info Project wins grant to fund local news gathering

Bloomfield Info Project wins grant to fund local news gathering

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Civic Information Consortium recently announced its inaugural round of grants, a milestone in the years-long effort by residents, journalists and local organizations to invest public funding to foster more informed communities.  The consortium has awarded 14 news-and-information initiatives with grants of up to $35,000. Grant recipients come from […]

County honors Stars of Essex at Latino heritage celebration

County honors Stars of Essex at Latino heritage celebration

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the county’s annual Latino heritage celebration on Monday, Oct. 4, in the Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building in Newark. The spirited celebration paid homage to the rich culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to the Spanish-speaking nations of Europe, […]

Rutgers first black president to speak at area NAACP fundraiser

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jonathan Holloway, the first black president of Rutgers University, will deliver the keynote address for the Oranges & Maplewood NAACP’s “Great Speakers Series” via live webcast on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. Holloway will discuss “The Quest for Educational Equality: Social Justice in Education.” Proceeds from this event, which was […]

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 […]

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