Annual Rutgers art exhibit goes virtual to celebrate artists with disabilities

Annual Rutgers art exhibit goes virtual to celebrate artists with disabilities

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In May 2011, artists from the Matheny Medical and Educational Center’s Arts Access Program and the Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled of MetroWest’s WAE Center were represented for the first time in the spring/summer Collaborative Art Exhibition of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. The spring-summer CAE is […]

Area grocery store celebrates its employee graduates

Area grocery store celebrates its employee graduates

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Brookdale ShopRite recently celebrated its associates who are 2020 graduates, applauding their strength, resilience and positive attitude. Class of 2020 graduates who work at Brookdale ShopRite include: Bloomfield High School’s Alex Camacho, Willy Ventura, Joy Hobday, Nina Cutchall and Gina Perrotta; Hackensack High School’s Marisa Greenwald; Payne Tech’s Mikel Malone; Passaic County […]

Assemblywoman speaks about People’s Bill at virtual meeting

Assemblywoman speaks about People’s Bill at virtual meeting

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Continuing the momentum from Mayor Ted Green’s May 7 virtual town hall meeting, which drew in approximately 50,000 views via Facebook Live, his May 14 meeting welcomed New Jersey General Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake and Rutgers University Student Health and Wellness Executive Director Anice Thomas as the meeting’s special guests. Held on […]

Rutgers student drowns in Orange pond

Rutgers student drowns in Orange pond

ORANGE, NJ — Yasir Williams, 21, of East Orange, drowned in the pond at Orange Park on Saturday, April 11, according to an April 16 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The drowning victim was a student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. The preliminary investigation confirmed the identity of the victim and […]

Essex County arrests 61 individuals in warrant sweep

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced March 9 that 61 individuals, including three juveniles, with outstanding warrants for committing violent crimes in Essex County were arrested during a month-long initiative called Operation Clean Sweep. “This is a quality-of-life issue. These individuals had outstanding warrants. In some instances, they were charged […]

West Orange will receive complete streets assistance

West Orange will receive complete streets assistance

EWING, NJ — Eight municipalities will receive up to $10,000 in technical assistance for complete streets projects ranging from workshops on walkability to bicycle network plans, conceptual designs and safety assessments, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority recently announced. The municipalities were selected through a competitive application process. The only Essex County recipient will be […]

Bielski preaches pedestrian safety at summit

Bielski preaches pedestrian safety at summit

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — West Orange resident Roz Moskovitz Bielski, far left, had the opportunity to speak on a panel about pedestrian safety on Sept. 24 at the 2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit, held at Rutgers’ New Brunswick campus. Bielski, a lifelong West Orange resident and more than 30-year owner of commercial real estate […]

Senior Garden Club members eat the fruit of their labors

Senior Garden Club members eat the fruit of their labors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the Senior Garden Club gather for lunch at the Toby Katz Center at Degnan Park for the first Harvest Garden Festival Luncheon on Aug. 13. In addition to other food, attendees supped on vegetables and herbs grown on the premises in the community garden under the guidance of Rutgers […]

Rutgers develops Cancer Health Justice Lab in Newark

Rutgers develops Cancer Health Justice Lab in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Cancer Health Justice Lab at the Rutgers School of Public Health has launched a series of educational programming on cancer information, prevention and treatment.  Run by Pamela Valera, assistant professor of urban-global public health, and students at the Rutgers School of Public Health, the multidisciplinary research lab is committed to addressing […]