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. […]

Freeholders honor East Orange women for receiving scholarship awards

Freeholders honor East Orange women for receiving scholarship awards

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently honored Azana Sall and Izdihar Benjamin, both of East Orange, for being named the Essex County recipients of the 2020 Scholarship Program Award from the New Jersey Association of Counties Foundation and Investors Foundation. The board’s commendations were sponsored by acclamation and delivered […]

Bat tick found for the first time in New Jersey

Bat tick found for the first time in New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A tick species associated with bats has been reported for the first time in New Jersey and could pose health risks to people, pets and livestock, according to a Rutgers-led study in the Journal of Medical Entomology. This species, Carios kelleyi, is a “soft” tick. Deer ticks, which carry Lyme disease, […]

Mayor’s Book Club distributes more than 10,000 books to residents

Mayor’s Book Club distributes more than 10,000 books to residents

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras Baraka and Newark Chief Education Officer Antoinette Baskerville-Richardson announced Sept. 1 that the Mayor’s Book Club is combating summer reading loss, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, by distributing more than 10,000 books to Newark residents. They range in topics and reading levels, from colorful books for preschoolers to age-appropriate works for […]

Scholarships awarded to NJ environmental students

Scholarships awarded to NJ environmental students

NEWARK, NJ — For almost as long as it has existed as a member-supported, nonprofit land trust, the Land Conservancy of New Jersey has been providing scholarships to residents of New Jersey pursuing degrees in environmental science, natural resource management, conservation, park administration and related fields. For the past 36 years, this program has been […]

ECC alumna receives New Jersey SIM Foundation Scholarship

ECC alumna receives New Jersey SIM Foundation Scholarship

NEWARK, NJ — When Yelitza Perez, of Newark, graduated from Essex County College in 2019, she was an honors student and a semifinalist for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship. Now she is the recipient of a $2,500 New Jersey SIM Foundation Scholarship. “I couldn’t believe I received this scholarship,” said Perez, now […]

University Hospital and Rutgers partner to launch Virtual Urgent Care Center

University Hospital and Rutgers partner to launch Virtual Urgent Care Center

NEWARK, NJ — University Hospital and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School have launched their new Virtual Urgent Care Center, which represents the newest expansion of services at the hospital. Patients of the Virtual Urgent Care Center can access emergency medicine–trained clinicians from any location that is convenient using any video-enabled communication device, including a cell […]

Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards scholarships

Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards scholarships

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation proudly awards scholarships each year. Each recipient must be a graduating high school senior and reside in Bloomfield, Belleville or Glen Ridge. Scholarship criteria are based on the student’s financial need; fall attendance at a college, university or vocational school; intention to pursue a career […]