Interns keep Memorial Park neat, healthy, sustainable

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In the center of Maplewood are 25 acres of recreation space; playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, softball fields, and a duck pond can all be found in Maplewood Memorial Park. The town’s Department of Public Works is normally tasked with maintaining the park, but this summer the Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy’s internship […]

WOHS seniors present at Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School rising seniors Max Dickman and Morriel Kasher have been participating in the prestigious New Jersey Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology at Rutgers University, and on July 27, presented to hundreds of invited guests at the program’s research symposium. “The entire group is quite small,” said WOHS […]

Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

ESSEX COUNTY, 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. The awards were announced at the Arts Council’s 52nd annual meeting, held at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. “The New Jersey […]

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

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

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 […]