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Millburn Teen Among Recipients of NJ Human Services Volunteer Awards for Efforts to Prevent Osteoporosis

May 15, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — In commemoration of Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month and the 25th anniversary of a volunteer program to help older adults keep their bones strong, New Jersey Human Services today announced the recipients of the 2021 Osteoporosis Prevention Awards. 

High school students, peer leaders, faith-based caregivers and a recently deceased long-time ...

The Township Beautification League Will Be Planting Flowers and Plants Saturday, May 15

The Township Beautification League (TBL) will be planting 1,500 plants and flowers in over 100 different size pots on Saturday, May 15. Volunteers plan to adorn the town streets with colorful flowers on Millburn Avenue from Baltusrol Way to Vauxhall Road, Chatham Road, Main Street, Essex Street, in Taylor Park and along Brookside Drive leading to the Papermill Playhouse.

TBL President ...

Three Saint Barnabas Professionals Named Among Livingston’s Most Inspiring Women

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three staff members from Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and RWJBarnabas Health were recently honored for their outstanding service to the Livingston community when the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) teamed up with the Livingston Township Council to host the first annual Inspiring Women of Livingston awards ceremony.

Dr. Kristin Fless ...

Millburn Residents Are Fundraising to Help Indian COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Members of Millburn's Indian community have mobilized to raise funds for COVID-19 relief efforts in India, where COVID is spreading at a catastrophic rate. Jahnavi Bhatt, Dr. Radhika Iyengar, Pallai Verma and Sapna Gupta ran a thrift shop bazaar on Saturday.

According to Bhatt, “The situation in India is dire and people need all the help they can get.” She ...

Millburn Fire Department Collecting New & Gently Used Backpacks Sunday (today) 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Millburn Fire Department is collecting new and gently used backpacks and tote bags to donate to the St. John's Soup Kitchen in Newark.

Please bring your donations to the Millburn Fire Department, Station No. 2 at 315 White Oak Ridge Road between 9:00 am & 1:00 pm on Sunday, April 25. Go to the back parking lot.

Kid-and adult-size bags are welcomed.

 

 

 

Millburn High School Junior Collecting Shoes for Soles 4 Souls in Honor of Earth Day

Jasmine Ali, a junior at Millburn High School, has partnered with Soles 4 Souls to conduct a gently used/new shoe drive in honor of Earth Day.

Ali praised Soles 4 Soles for fighting poverty, helping disaster victims and protecting the environment by finding new owners for footwear and clothes that aren't being used. Soles 4 Soles also helps people in developing ...

Millburn Neighbors Helping Neighbors Posts Wish List

Millburn Neighbors Helping Neighbors (MNHN), like all organizations trying to ensure people have food throughout the pandemic, has been very busy collecting and distributing food and other supplies due to an astronomical increase in demand.

Their most recent Wish List was posted on Friday, April 16 with a note that the pantry is running a bit low.

Here are the items that they need:

Shelf ...

Activities Planned for Millburn’s Bike Week--April 17 to April 24

Bike Week kicks off in Millburn Township this Saturday, April 17! All residents are invited to a week of fun activities to promote biking and pedestrian safety in our community. 

Some activities will require pre-registration for participation. See below for the full list.

Millburn Bike Week is a collaboration between the Millburn Township Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board, Millburn ...

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

May 14, 2021

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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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 ...

Peace of Mind: Your Life. Your Legacy

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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 ...

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

May 14, 2021

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 ...

New Jersey Becomes 9th State Accepted into AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

TRENTON, NJ — The Department of Human Services and AARP New Jersey announced that New Jersey has become the ninth state accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which works to make communities supportive and accessible places to live for people of all ages.

“In New Jersey, we are making vital investments to help enhance the quality of life for everyone, ...

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 ...