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$4M Grant Awarded to Rutgers to Bolster Mental Health Services in Newark

October 17, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A $4 million federal grant will allow Rutgers’ University Behavioral Health Care’s (UBHC) outpatient program in Newark to offer more services to those with mental illness or substance abuse disorders.

The grant was received from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It will fund the UBHC’s behavioral health outpatient ...

Improvements Underway at Essex County Riker Hill Art Park

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a second public meeting held in Livingston last week to discuss the current plans for how to spend the $1 million currently allotted toward the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP) in Livingston, some of the priorities, such as improving the safety and accessibility of the entrance at the intersection of Beaufort Avenue and Homestead Drive, are ...

Newark Arts Festival colors changing downtown

Art is a major force in the redevelopment of Newark. But when the Newark Arts Festival opened this year, for a few days it was the greatest force. 

"I like to be able to hang out on a weekend night and walk around from space to space and see experimentation," said Anker West, a longtime Newark artist and designer, at the Index Art Center on Washington Street while artists and ...

Newark Police Step Up Enforcement During Pedestrian Safety Campaign

NEWARK, NJ - Newark police officers are in the midst of conducting a pedestrian safety initiative that uses a decoy to educate - and issue summonses - to people during a month-long Street Smart NJ campaign.

The campaign is for all of Essex County and coordinated by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). The NJTPA teamed up with both local and county officials for the ...

Motor Vehicle Crashes into Nutley House, Jaws of Life Used to Extract Driver

NUTLEY, NJ - A vehicle traveling through Nutley crashed into a home Tuesday afternoon around 4:15 p.m.. According to people living in the area, the Nutley Police Department, Nutley Fire Department, and Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad "responded in minutes."

The home is located on Passaic Ave near Lakeside Dr.  

An area resident, ...

Fifth Annual Verona Fights Hunger Week Kicks Off Oct. 14

Juniors Seek Donations to Help Food Drive Succeed

VERONA, NJ - The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona will kick-off this year’s Verona Fights Hunger Week on Sunday, October 14, 2018.  The town-wide food drive will run through Saturday, October 20, 2018.  

Verona Fights Hunger Week is a town wide supersized food drive that brings together local businesses, ...

11 Companies to Be On Hand at Essex County College Job Fair

NEWARK, NJ - Job recruiters from 11 companies across multiple industries will be on hand at an upcoming job fair at Essex County College, which is open to students and the public.

The fair will be held Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college’s fourth floor multipurpose room at 303 University Ave. in Newark. Companies are searching for candidates to fill full and part-time ...

Baraka Backs Booker: 'It is Trump That is Running America Into the Ground'

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka came out in support of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker after President Donald Trump said the former mayor “ran Newark, New Jersey into the ground.”

Booker, a Democrat, was Newark's mayor from 2006 to 2013. He is currently a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that has been questioning Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, ...

See the View From Luxury High-Rise that Just Opened in Downtown Newark

NEWARK, NJ - A 238-foot high luxury residential tower that overlooks Military Park and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center is finished and open for leasing.

One Theater Square has been 11 years in the making. The building was developed by Dranoff Properties, and the president of the company today called the project a “game-changer” at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“One ...

Cedar Grove Security/Safety Bond Referendum Passes 3 to 1

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove voters approved a $2.9 million bond referendum on Tuesday which will pay for security and safety upgrades at all Cedar Grove schools.  A total of 1,075 votes were cast, with 809 in favor and 266 against the referendum.  

"I want to thank the Cedar Grove community for its overwhelming support for our referendum," said Board of Education ...


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