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

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 […]

Maplewood man overcomes obstacles for his education

Maplewood man overcomes obstacles for his education

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Albert Appouh very easily could have given up on his dreams of a higher education. The Maplewood resident has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and temporarily had to halt his college education twice in order to seek help for his illness. But Appouh never quit completely. Instead, upon starting […]

Dragonflies and damselflies of New Jersey

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, June 4, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Durand-Hedden House & Garden, spend an afternoon with evolutionary biologist Jessica Ware of Rutgers-Newark as she shares her knowledge about the amazing life history of the one of her favorite subjects: the dragonfly. Have you noticed how dragonflies congregate around our ponds, […]

‘Information Void’ draws 200 attendees

‘Information Void’ draws 200 attendees

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With the threats to reproductive health care access becoming ever more real, according to a press release from NCJW/Essex, a program on Thursday, Jan. 26, “The Information Void: A Discussion of Reproductive Health Education,” drew a crowd of 200 people ready to take action. The program, sponsored by more than 20 organizations […]

WOHS Marching Mountaineers win Group 5A State Championship

WOHS Marching Mountaineers win Group 5A State Championship

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Marching Mountaineers won the Group 5A State Championship on Oct. 22 at Rutgers University, continuing a successful and stellar competition season for the band and its “Defying Gravity” routine. With a score of 93.613, the Mountaineers not only won the state championship but also took caption […]