Final honor society induction of school year recognizes journalistic talent

Final honor society induction of school year recognizes journalistic talent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Rising seniors at West Orange High School meeting the rigorous Escriptus Honor Society requirements joined the ranks of the prestigious honor society on June 11, while graduating seniors received their cords. To qualify for Escriptus, students must receive a grade of “A” in all language arts classes for all years of […]

County honors individuals with Pride of Essex awards

County honors individuals with Pride of Essex awards

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Advisory Board hosted the Essex County LGBTQ Pride Month Celebration on Wednesday, June 27. During the ceremony, DiVincenzo presented Pride of Essex County Awards to Elaine Helms, founder of the RAIN Foundation; Peter Oates, director of […]

Saluting Pirate Battalion’s newest second lieutenants

Saluting Pirate Battalion’s newest second lieutenants

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On May 18, Seton Hall University celebrated New Jersey’s 14 newest second lieutenants at the Pirate Battalion annual Army Reserve Officer’ Training Corps commissioning ceremony at Jubilee Auditorium on the South Orange campus of the university. The guest speaker was retired Brigadier Gen. Thomas Maffey, chief operating officer of McChrystal Group, […]

NJT names new CFO, treasurer

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit Board of Directors recently appointed William Viqueira as the agency’s new chief financial officer and treasurer, and Jacqueline Stamford as the deputy treasurer.   “During Bill’s two decades in corporate finance, he has worked as an investment banker, CFO, business owner, and head of mergers and acquisitions,” NJ Transit […]

Carbon monoxide from hookah smoking: an unusual source of poisoning

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Do not smoke hookah pipes in small and/or poorly ventilated spaces, such as basements, sheds, dorm rooms, vehicles, attics, boat cabins, etc., cautions a recent press release from the NJ Poison Control Center through the NJ Division of Fire Safety. According to the release, in one case, a young adult male […]

Women United Breakfast in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Women United Way of Essex and West Hudson will host its fifth annual Women United Breakfast, in celebration of Women’s History Month, on Thursday, March 15, at 8:30 a.m. at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. The keynote speaker will be Victoria Pratt, a former Newark […]

CHSSF works to keep sending SOMA students to college

CHSSF works to keep sending SOMA students to college

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School Scholarship Fund hosted its fifth annual cocktail reception for 120 guests at the Maplewood Club on Sept. 9 to raise money for the scholarships that will be distributed next May. The nonprofit awards need-based scholarships to graduates of Columbia High School to help fund their post-secondary education. In […]