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Millburn High School Sophomore is Among Winners of New York Times STEM Writing Contest

May 13, 2021

Sophie Araten, a 15-year-old Millburn High School sophomore, was chosen as one of the top 11 winners of The Learning Network's second annual STEM Writing Contest. She competed against 3,740 other entrants. 

Araten's topic was using dogs to detect COVID-19. She began her essay with the fact that dogs are able to sniff out cancer, ...

Washington School Fifth-Grader Will Compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee

MILLBURN, NJ — Ananya Mandrekar, a fifth-grader at Washington School, will be competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee this summer. 

After winning her school's spelling bee in March, Mandrekar won the virtual Essex County Spelling Bee, triumphing over some students that were three years older than she is. 

In the Scripps National Spelling Bee, ...

Students Celebrate Achievements at Washington School 

The Washington School in Millburn opened its doors to fifth-graders only four years ago in 2017, promising an innovative and exciting experience for its students. This year, students and teachers teamed up to showcase the most notable ways in which the school has continued making this reality despite the pandemic. Their finished product, a video, was presented to the Board of Education on May ...

Millburn High School Student-Athletes Celebrate Signing Day

Signing Day, one of the happiest of high school traditions, celebrates student-athletes who will be playing their high school sport on their college’s team.

Despite the gray and drizzly day, the joy was palpable as students wearing their college apparel posed for pictures with their families and their coach and signed their college documents.

Athletics Director Frank Bifulco told the ...

Millburn Middle School To Implement Rotating Schedule Starting September 2021

Middle school is a trying time, especially in a highly competitive school district. Millburn Middle School, specifically, has shown a pattern of overly stressed students -- unnecessary triggers wear out students even before they reach high school. Mr. Connolly, Principal of the Middle School, has put together a new method of easing students through school: a rotating schedule that will go into ...

Dr. Burton Responds to Complaints About Limited In-Person Instruction at Elementary Schools

This week, students at Millburn High School and Millburn Middle School returned to a full day of in-person education. This follows thirteen months of virtual and limited in-person opportunities. Elementary schools, on the other hand, are maintaining the former system in which students come to school for only four hours per day. As of now, it looks like nothing will change in the final two months ...

Parents to Launch South Orange-Maplewood’s First Independent Elementary School

SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A school year like no other has prompted South Orange-Maplewood parents to launch the community's first independent elementary school.

The Village School of South Orange is accepting applications for students starting this fall in grades kindergarten through fifth.

Conversations about wanting to open an independent school started last year on the local ...

Millburn Lacrosse Team Honored Former Player During Pregame Ceremony

The Millburn Millers lacrosse team’s match against Dayton on Wednesday began with an emotional pregame tribute to Robbie Almgren, a former teammate who passed away December 27, 2020, days after being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

The Millers' seniors walked out to midfield together and placed Almgren’s #12 jersey and equipment there before the game began.

Millburn High School Ranked 15th Best High School in New Jersey

Millburn High School (MHS) was rated the 15th best public high school in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Reports' annual Best High School list. MHS scored 370 in the National Rankings of all the high schools in the country with an overall score of 97.93/100.

It's important to note that MHS is an open enrollment school and ranks even higher amongst high ...

Dolores Quezada Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, LA -- Dolores Quezada of Millburn was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Quezada was initiated at Kean University.

Approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni are initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only ...


St. Rose of Lima Troop 17 Welcomes New Eagle Scouts

May 11, 2021

St. Rose of Lima’s Troop 17 in Short Hills recently held an afternoon Court of Honor ceremony to welcome eight new Eagle Scouts — the highest rank in scouting. Held on the steps of the church in compliance with CDC guidelines, the event saw the induction of Andrew Bisig; Tanish Tyagi; Daniel Gerdes; Owen Kasmin; Dhruv Pande; Vincent Wong; Lucas Davis; and Nicholas Starace into the ...


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Summer Food Service Program to Nourish New Jersey Children in Need

May 14, 2021

HILLSIDE, NJ—Food insecure children and their families are most vulnerable during the summer months when they lose access to the free school meals that they rely on. This year, as schools remain closed due to COVID-19, putting food on the table has been an even more urgent challenge for households struggling to make ends meet.  

During ...

Spectrum Works to Raise $80,000 for Autism & Employment Awareness with 11th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism

SECAUCUS, NJ Spectrum Works, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to providing job training and employment opportunities for high school students and other young adults with autism, will join with New York-based logistics provider MTS Logistics in their 11th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism on Saturday, June 12, 2021. MTS Logistics has championed the Spectrum Works mission of preparing autistic ...

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Impact100 Essex Holds Membership Drive 

Impact100 Essex, a women’s giving collective that awards grants to nonprofits serving Essex County, is looking to expand its membership and is holding weekly virtual information sessions for prospective members. Now in its fifth year, the organization has awarded over $500,000 to local nonprofits focused on underserved communities in Essex County. 

“Impact100 Essex enables ...

Walk-In Vaccination Appointments Now Available at Two Essex County Sites

May 5, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County Vaccination Centers, including Kmart at 235 Prospect Avenue in West Orange and Essex County College at 177 West Market Street in Newark, are now open for walk-in appointments from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday to anyone who resides, works or attends school in Essex County.

As of this week, the county vaccination centers at Sears in ...

Impact100 Essex Announces Start of 2021 Grant Cycle

Impact100 Essex announced the start of its 2021 grant cycle and held an information session with Essex County nonprofits. The organization has $100,000 available to give away to deserving establishments. At the April 20 session, over 60 organizations from across the county attended to learn about the grant application process. 

“We were pleased to see so many faces at ...

New Artistic Director for Wildflower Sculpture Park

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Lisa Sanders, an artist with two permanent pieces in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in South Mountain Reservation, has been appointed as Artistic Director/Curator of the park.

She replaces Tricia Zimic who served in the position for ten years.

Sanders holds an MFA from The New York Studio School and has exhibited in New Jersey, Brooklyn, New ...

Millburn Fire Helping Newark Keep Warm This Winter

MILLBURN, NJ - On my way back from a morning Navy assignment, I stopped by Millburn Firehouse 2 at Gero Park to drop off coats. Once again, when there's a need, Millburn Fire answers the call.

Since 2015, the firefighters of the Millburn Fire Department has been supporting St. John's Church in Newark with an annual winter coat drive. Coats gathered at the station will be delivered to ...

A Day with Whoopi Encouraging Vaccinations

May 15, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — It was a perfect day in East Orange. The parking lot of the ShopRite shopping center (Roberto’s Pizza side) was full of excitement. Smiling eyes could be seen behind the masks everywhere.  Black cars pulled up, and out popped Governor Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy. He was joined by Whoopi Goldberg, the Lt. Governor, County Executive Joseph ...

Spectrum Works to Raise $80,000 for Autism & Employment Awareness with 11th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism

SECAUCUS, NJ Spectrum Works, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to providing job training and employment opportunities for high school students and other young adults with autism, will join with New York-based logistics provider MTS Logistics in their 11th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism on Saturday, June 12, 2021. MTS Logistics has championed the Spectrum Works mission of preparing autistic ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shut down by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrates 25 Years of Building Healthier Communities

25 years after establishing one of the first integrated health care systems in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System has become a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, innovative health care.

Founded in 1996 through the merger of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and soon after, the General Hospital Center at Passaic, Atlantic Health ...