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13 Sea Turtles Recover From Cold at West Orange-Based Care Center

January 8, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only long-term care hospital.

According to Sea Turtle Recovery, Inc., this ...

New Jersey Brain Aneurysm Survivor Uses Second Chance to Save Lives

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After surviving a ruptured aneurysm and fully recovering without the permanent damage that is common among survivors, 20-year-old Livingston resident Justin Gelman immediately knew he had to use his second chance at life to help others who face similar situations.

Gelman, whose aneurysm ruptured while he was alone in his Duke University apartment in February, has joined ...

New Jersey Devils Players Bring Holiday Cheer to Belleville’s Clara Maass Medical Center

BELLEVILLE, NJ - John Quenneville, Marcus Johnsson, Steven Santini and Mackenzie Blackwood of the NJ Devils hockey team visited patients at Clara Maass Medical Center on Dec. 17. 

The team spent several hours with patients in the Pediatric Department and in Emergency Services. They also brought cheer to physicians, the nursing team, hospital employees, and visitors. 

The ...

Montclair-based Non-profit Changing Lives, One Laptop at a Time.

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nearly a dozen Montclair students were the recipients of laptops on Thursday. As part of a laptop refurbishing initiative called Laptop Upcycle, the students also received free WiFi for their homes for four years.

The eligibility is based on need.

Twelve recipients, all Montclair High School students, were identified by community-based organization, Reaching Out Montclair, ...

Sunnier Days: Sesame Street Partners with Family Promise, Produces Digital Resources for Homeless Advocates and Caregivers

MORRISTOWN NJ - A collaboration with Morristown based national nonprofit Family Promise and a few other friends has resulted in Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a program of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, creating a suite of online resources to help Family Promise and other providers better serve children experiencing homelessness.

When ...

Donated Toys Given at Essex County College Brings Smiles to Youngsters

NEWARK, NJ - Multiple groups collaborated to bring toys to hundreds of mostly local children this past Saturday at Essex County College.  

Joi’s Angels, an East Orange-based organization founded by Mark and Joi Smith, sponsored a Christmas carnival in the college’s gym, while a non-profit known as Christmas Is For Children distributed donated toys to pre-schoolers at the ...

North Essex Chamber Holiday Party Celebrates Season with Members and Shopping

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 80 local business people attended the annual North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) Holiday Celebration on Dec. 5 at The Manor in West Orange, where nearly a dozen vendors sold various clothing and craft items as well as holiday treats while the proceeds from a 50/50 raffle will go to a charity of the winner’s choice.

Delaney Kurdyla, 8-year-old ...

Hundreds Attend Montclair Township Tree Lighting

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds of Montclair residents gathered to enjoy their visit with Santa, hot cocoa, live music and much more at the Montclair tree lighting this past Friday night.

The event, hosted by the Montclair Recreation & Cultural Affairs, the Montclair Center BID, and the FMBA, started at 5:00 with live music, followed by the tree being lit an hour later and Santa visiting ...

NJ Sharing Network Holds Event for Liver Recipient as New Year's Rose Parade 'Donate Life' Float Honoree

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network recently held a Rose Dedication Ceremony for Jim Rhatican of Berkeley Heights, a liver recipient, who has been selected as one of the honorees on the "Donate Life" float at the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA.

"Since 2004, the Donate Life float has added an emotional and deeply meaningful dimension to America's ...

Local Businesses Collaborate to Raise Funds for Walnut St. Family Displaced By Fire

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to benefit residents who were displaced by the Walnut Street fire that occurred on November 15.

The event will take place at Ruthie's BBQ Pizza, located at 64 1/2 Chestnut Street in Montclair, NJ.  

HOMECorp and Ruthies's are proud to co-host a fun ...


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N.J. Department of Human Services: February SNAP Benefits to be Paid January 19

January 12, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown.

Recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive the benefit again in February will receive them on Jan. 19 on ...