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The Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition Accepting Applications Through March 11

February 10, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The League of Municipalities has announced applications are now being accepted for The Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition for high school juniors and seniors, according to an udpate on the South Orange Village website.

This scholarship is named in honor of Louis Bay 2nd, Mayor Emeritus of Hawthorne. Louis Bay 2nd actively participated as a ...

Tickets Now on Sale for the Third Annual Maplewood Chili Cookoff on Feb. 24

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Chili Cookoff is back for the third year on Sunday, Feb. 24, and tickets are on sale now to attend, or to register to enter a chili in the cookoff.

The 2019 Chili Cookoff will offer prizes for 1st through 5th place in two categories: meat and vegetarian, and have also added this year a kids category and a chef's choice award. 

The top ...

Short Hills Conductor and Principal Musicians from World-Class Orchestras to Perform Benefit Concert

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Over 900,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence and persecution in Myanmar. But their challenges continue in refugee settlements in Bangladesh, where limited access to water, sanitation, and hygiene creates poor health outcomes for these vulnerable communities. 

Doctors Without Borders is on the ground offering much-needed medical aid – and you can help. Join ...

Atlantic Health Waives Co-Pays, Offers Opportunities and Support for Those Affected by Government Shutdown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System's President & Chief Executive Office, Brian Gragnolati, and the organization's Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Nikki Sumpter, have issued statements and detailed information regarding initiatives Atlantic Health System is putting in place for Federal workers affected by the current government ...

Seton Hall Employee Donates Kidney to First Responder in Need

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After hearing through NJ 101.5 evening radio host Steve Trevelise that his “oldest and dearest friend” Robbo Pisani, a fire captain with the North Hudson Fire Department, was struggling with kidney failure, West Orange resident Melissa Kohlman was so moved that she volunteered her own kidney for a living transplant.

In the weeks following the ...

13 Sea Turtles Recover From Cold at Turtle Back Zoo's Sea Turtle Recovery Center

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 ...


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NCJW/Essex Event Commemorating the Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Decision Breaks Down the Stigma of Abortion

February 4, 2019

Fighting for reproductive rights is usually no laughing matter, especially when it requires examining the growing number of infringements on access to healthcare, the ways sexuality education is limited, and the dangers involved in being an abortion provider.

But this year at the NCJW/Essex special Lunch and Learn, “Ending the Stigma of Abortion,” more than 200 attendees learned ...