South Orange/Maplewood CCR hosts forum on safety and policing

South Orange/Maplewood CCR hosts forum on safety and policing

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood Community Coalition on Race held a communitywide forum on safety and policing on June 13, bringing the police chiefs from both towns together with the chairpersons from the South Orange Community Police Collaborative and the Maplewood Community Board on Police to discuss local and regional crime […]

Nutley scientists team up to discover new drugs in fight against viruses

Nutley scientists team up to discover new drugs in fight against viruses

NUTLEY, NJ — A unique collaborative enterprise of academic and pharmaceutical experts in New York City and Northern New Jersey have formed a regional drug accelerator to address the urgent need to develop novel antiviral treatments for SARS-CoV-2, its variants, and other coronaviruses and pandemic viruses, as well as future viral threats. The Metropolitan AntiViral […]

West Orange awarded sustainability grant by PSEG Foundation for bioretention systems

West Orange awarded sustainability grant by PSEG Foundation for bioretention systems

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On May 23, Sustainable Jersey announced that West Orange was one of 35 N.J. municipalities, schools and school districts selected to receive a Sustainable Jersey grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Proposals were evaluated by an independent blue-ribbon selection committee. The Sustainable Jersey grants are intended to help municipalities and schools […]

Essex County students to graduate from prestigious New Jersey STEM program

CHATHAM, NJ — On Saturday, May 21, Essex County residents Deborah McDougall and JéVanni Napoleon, of East Orange; Elaina Mann, of Livingston; Leonard Jasper, of Maplewood; Julia Schanen, of Montclair; Achunike Okafor, of Newark; Alexandre Jean, of Verona; and Nathaniel Vinoya, of West Orange, will graduate from Governor’s STEM Scholars, a program of the Research […]

Baraka announces projects to be built under Affordable Newark initiative

NEWARK, NJ — On May 12, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced the projects that will be built under Affordable Newark, a $20 million housing initiative targeted to Newark families earning a yearly income of $32,000 or less, which is 30 percent of the area median income for a family of four, in a press […]

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 […]

Newark Symphony Hall hosts 15th annual Ms. Philippines Pageant

Newark Symphony Hall hosts 15th annual Ms. Philippines Pageant

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Symphony Hall, New Jersey’s largest black-led arts and entertainment venue, hosted the 15th annual Ms. Philippines Pageant on Saturday, March 19, marking the venue’s first in-person event of the year.  An intercollegiate event presented by Rutgers–Newark’s Filipino Student Association and Fordham University’s Filipinos of LC Offering Welcome, the pageant showcases empowered […]

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 […]

PVSC recognizes its permittees with perfect environmental compliance records

NEWARK, NJ — The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission recently honored 97 of its permittees that operated in the previous calendar year without having incurred a single wastewater discharge or reporting violation. PVSC has now recognized perfect environmental compliance records for 27 consecutive years.  Significant industrial users in the PVSC service area are issued sewer use […]

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, […]

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