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Essex County Child in Desperate Need of Bone Marrow Donor

April 23, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Veronica DePauli, a 7-year-old West Orange resident, is suffering from the blood cancer osteopetrosis, and the only way to overcome her illness is through a bone marrow transplant procedure. Community Blood Services, Be The Match® national registry, is spearheading a search to help Veronica find a match.

Veronica faces the common challenge of identifying a ...

Columbia H.S. Students Walkout of School on Friday as Part of National April 20 Protests

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - More than 200 students from Columbia High School (CHS) participated in a protest on Friday morning, one of many school walkouts planned nationwide to mark the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School school shooting, and to advocate for gun violence prevention legislation.

Students begin exiting the CHS building at about 10 a.m., with student leaders, who were ...

Parkland student survivors bring anti-gun violence message to Newark

High schools students from across Newark converged at Science Park High School on Saturday for a forum against gun violence featuring Jaclyn Corin and Alfonso Calderon, both survivors of the Parkland Massacre in Florida. 

The forum, which was attended by hundreds of Newark youth, was designed to allow New Jersey students to dialogue and develop coalitions in New Jersey and across the ...

Meet Kendra Johnson, Montclair's First African-American Superintendent

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Kendra V. Johnson, J.D., Ph.D., has been selected as Montclair’s permanent Superintendent of schools after an extensive search, the Montclair Board of Education announced at a special meeting on April 11. She is the district’s first permanent superintendent in three years, and the first African-American superintendent in its 144-year ...

(VIDEO) Students Re-enact First Council Meeting in Honor of Montclair's 150 Years

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair celebrated the special anniversary of 150 years on April 15. To commemorate when Montclair became a township, Glenfield Middle School students re-enacted the first town council meeting on Sunday to a packed house at Glenfield Middle School.

Glenfield Middle School social studies teacher Dan Gill and his students prepared for the ...

The "Hotdog" Days are Here: JJ’s Hotdogs Comes to Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Family owned JJ’s Hotdogs, now located at 572 Route 46 East in Fairfield, will host its Grand Opening event of the first brick-and-mortar location on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. This is JJ's Hotdogs second location.

JJ’s Hotdogs, first established in 1971 in Newark as a food truck by the Ugliarolo family, ...

Essex County Announces Partnership with Nine Local Charitable Organizations

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County will participating in nine special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, Stop for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the Arthritis Foundation, the Saint Barnabas Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and ...

Essex County Executive Announces Improvements to County Parks System

ORANGE, NJ -  Using the tennis courts in Essex County Irvington Park as the backdrop, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that the tennis courts in Irvington Park and Weequahic Park, and the basketball courts in Ivy Hill Park and Monte Irvin Orange Park will receive facelifts with new asphalt playing surfaces, equipment and fencing on Wednesday, April 11th. The project ...

Essex County Freeholders Approve Speed Limit Reduction on Grove Street in Montclair

NEWARK, NJ – During its Wednesday, April 11, 2018, meeting at the Hall of Records, the Essex County
Board of Chosen Freeholders in a unanimous vote approved a Resolution consenting to the reduction of
the speed limit for the entire length of Grove Street in Montclair.

This Resolution coincides with Montclair’s recently adopted Ordinance passed November 13, 2017, reducing the ...

Legislation reinstating Urban Enterprise Zone in Newark awaits governor's signature

Newark's popular Urban Enterprise Zone, which expired under Gov. Chris Christie's administration, is close to making a comeback.

Legislation co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin that would extend Urban Enterprise Zones for 10 years—including reviving the one in Newark—received final approval from the Assembly Thursday. 

The bill, S-3549, previously ...

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