State announce $10M in federal funds to support intervention programs

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced Aug. 8 the allocation of $10 million in federal American Recovery Plan funds to continue funding for the state’s Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs, which directly help gun violence victims and serve to break the cycle of gun violence. In January 2020, […]

PVSC recognizes its permittees with perfect environmental compliance records

NEWARK, NJ — The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission recently honored 97 of its permittees that operated in the previous calendar year without having incurred a single wastewater discharge or reporting violation. PVSC has now recognized perfect environmental compliance records for 27 consecutive years.  Significant industrial users in the PVSC service area are issued sewer use […]

Redevelopment project to create affordable housing, health care clinic

Redevelopment project to create affordable housing, health care clinic

NEWARK, NJ — L+M Development Partners, Type A Projects and MSquared announced March 3 the closing on $42 million in financing for the development of 78 affordable rental apartments that will serve low- and moderate-income households in the Fairmount neighborhood of Newark in partnership with University Hospital. The project, developed under the New Jersey Housing […]

31-hour Newark standoff ends with suspect in custody

NEWARK, NJ — Hassan Grimsley, 42, of Newark is in custody after a standoff that lasted more than 31 hours, according to a July 9 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On the morning of July 8, detectives from the Essex County Narcotics Task Force, which includes detectives from Newark and throughout Essex […]

Sheila Oliver, elected leaders show support for funding to study new University Hospital facility

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, April 14, N.J. Lt. Gov. Sheila Y. Oliver and other state and local officials visited University Hospital and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School to express their support for funding within Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget for planning efforts to define a new University Hospital facility in Newark. The governor’s proposed fiscal […]

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 […]

NJEDA to award $14 million in grants through Sustain & Serve NJ

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Economic Development Authority announced Feb. 25 that it anticipates awarding $14 million in grants to 27 organizations through its Sustain & Serve NJ program. The NJEDA launched applications for Sustain & Serve NJ in late 2020 to support restaurants that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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 […]

Girl Scout cookies bring smiles to the tired faces of hospital workers

Girl Scout cookies bring smiles to the tired faces of hospital workers

NEWARK, NJ — In a time of crisis, who doesn’t love a Thin Mint cookie?  Thousands of Girl Scout cookies were donated recently to Newark Beth Israel, University Hospital and St. Michael’s Hospital, as everyone from environmental services to security guards, from doctors to nurses, took a much-needed cookie break in the midst of this […]

WOHS grad becomes orthopaedic surgeon to help others

WOHS grad becomes orthopaedic surgeon to help others

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Class of 2007 alumnus Dr. Joseph Ippolito has led a miraculous life, and he has dedicated his life to providing miracles for others. When Ippolito was 5 months old, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma. “I underwent several surgeries and chemotherapy for the first few years […]

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