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Softball: Columbia Upsets Livingston, 12-6

May 19, 2022

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Columbia took command with five runs in the fourth inning and went on to post a 12-6 softball victory over Livingston on Wednesday.

Tess Schram went 4-for-5 and scored four runs for the Cougars (10-12), who led, 8-1, after the fourth inning.

Maisie Pietruski knocked in three runs with two hits and scored three times, Emma Buettner went 3-for-4 with an RBI, and Liza Erickson ...

Baseball: Columbia Pulls Away from Verona, 13-3

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Zach Johnson drove in four runs to lead Columbia to a 13-3 baseball victory over Verona on Wednesday.

Johnson and Luke Nomura each went 3-for-4 with three runs scored. Nomura also hit a home run for Columbia (14-8), which scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Matt Montiwala went 2-for-4 with three RBI for the Cougars, who used six pitchers in the game. Jake ...

First Black to Run Across America Coming to SOMA Area for Chat/Fun Run

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Hellah Sidibe, the first African-American to run across the United States, will visit the area next week to tell his historic story and join others with a “fun run.”

Last year, Sidibe ran 3,061-miles, from Los Angeles to New York, in only 84 days. That’s about 36 miles per day.

“I wanted to help break the cycle of poverty through shoes,” he told ...

Girls Lacrosse: Columbia Swarms Over West Orange, 19-7

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Jamie Fardin scored five goals to lead Columbia to a 19-7 girls lacrosse victory over West Orange on Friday.

Susanna Knutsen had three goals and three assists, and Evie Campbell had three goals and two assists for the Cougars (9-5), who led, 12-4, at halftime.

Sophia Randazza, who had two assists, and Katie O'Mara each scored two goals for Columbia. Kat Turi spread out ...

Baseball: Columbia Shuts Out Whippany Park, 10-0

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Luca Simoniello and Jalen Hardy combined on a five-inning three-hitter to lead Columbia to a 10-0 baseball victory over Whippany Park on Thursday.

Brandon Doubek went 4-for-4 with a home run and four RBI for the Cougars (13-7), who led, 5-0, after two innings.

Aidan Pierre doubled, homered, drove in two runs and scored two runs for Columbia in support of Simoniello and ...

Baseball: Millburn Hangs on to Beat Columbia, 5-4, in GNT

MILLBURN, NJ -- Millburn left fielder Alex Wilson went over the fence to rob Columbia batter Brandon Doubek of a potential game-tying home run for the last out of Millburn's 5-4 baseball victory over Columbia in the quarterfinal round of the Greater Newark Tournament on Wednesday.

Millburn (18-3) had a 5-0 lead before Columbia (12-7) rallied with four runs in the top of the sixth inning to ...

Baseball: Columbia Knocks Verona Out of Greater Newark Tournament, 10-0

COLUMBIA, NJ -- Dylan Sullivan pitched a five-inning two-hitter and Columbia defeated Verona, 10-0, in the first round of the Greater Newark Tournament on Monday.

Sullivan struck out six batters and walked one for the Cougars (12-6), who took command early with three runs in the first inning and one in the second.

Brandon Doubek hit a solo home run and Zach Johnson was 2-for-3 with three ...

Boys Lacrosse: Columbia Defeats MKA, 12-6

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Cole Abel scored four goals to lead Columbia to a 12-6 boys lacrosse victory over Montclair-Kimberley Academy on Friday.

Shane Knezovic and Aidan Kemp each scored two goals for the Cougars (10-4).

Max Gigante had a goal and an assist, and won 13 of 21 faceoffs. Jonah Wolpov also had one goal and one assist, and Casey Abramson and Sumner Verdun each netted one goal, as well.

Baseball: Columbia Beats Seton Hall Prep, 8-6

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Junior catcher Brandon Doubek drove in five runs to lead Columbia to an 8-6 baseball victory over Seton Hall Prep on Wednesday.

Doubek went 2-for-4 with a home run, rasing his batting average above .470 for the season. Luke Nomura went 2-for-4 with one RBI and Aidan Pierre singled in a run for the Cougars (11-6).

Jake Gewirtz pitched 3 2/3 shutout innings, allowing one ...

Softball: Columbia Advances Past Caldwell, 10-0, in Essex County Tournament

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia softball team advanced in the opening round of the Essex County Tournament with a 10-0 victory over Caldwell on Wednesday.

Mady Rowell pitched a five-inning one-hitter with 10 strikeouts and two walks for the victory.

Maisie Pietruski went 1-for-2 with three RBI for the Cougars (6-8), who scored three runs in the first inning and three runs in the second ...


The Bridge Inc. to hold 50th Anniversary Celebration & Spring Golf Classic

May 6, 2022

The Bridge Inc. will be hosting their 50th Anniversary Celebration & Spring Golf Classic on May 25, 2022 at Green Brook County Club in North Caldwell, NJ. The Bridge -- established in 1971 -- is a nonprofit community-based organization that provides behavioral health care services in Essex County designed to strengthen, support and promote the personal growth of children, adolescents, adults, ...


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NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

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Deborah Engel: A Thoughtful Leader Who Gets Things Done

May 18, 2022

I’m writing in support of Deborah Engel, my former employer and now business partner and dear friend, for Maplewood Town Council. I worked for Deborah for a year at Work and Play, the coworking space with onsite childcare that she founded (one of the first of its kind in the world), and together we founded General Store Cooperative, a co-retail and incubator space in Maplewood.  ...

Newark Resident, Former School Board Member Will Lead Essex County LGBTQ Affairs Office

May 15, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — A newly established Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs was announced Friday that will be led by Reginald Bledsoe, a Newark resident and former Newark Public Schools Board of Education member.

Bledsoe, who was appointed as the office's first director, will help support the LGBTQ community in Essex County and provide a platform to address issues, ...

Current Owners Find Pastor’s Remains in Church Basement After 186 Years 

St. Mark's Episcopal Church in West Orange opened in 1828 and remained as an active congregation until it closed in 2004. After the church closed it saw only occasional use as a rental property for small fellowships. Over the years however financial resources were lacking to maintain the church, and it fell into a state of further disrepair and neglect. By spring 2015 diocesan trustees had ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Summit F.D.: One Reported Fatality in Route 24 Crash That Involved Tractor Trailer, Five Vehicles

SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Milemarker 9, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD).

The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. today, responded to a report of a multiple vehicle accident on Route 24 East near Milemarker 9.

JESPY Partners with Paper Mill Playhouse for Performance Showcasing JESPY Clients

May 19, 2022

SOUTH ORANGE – With the musical talents of JESPY clients in the spotlight, JESPY has partnered with Millburn’s Paper Mill Playhouse to present a showcase of Broadway songs to be performed by the clients on June 18 at 4pm.

The performance, which is open to the public, is tentatively titled A New Beginning. Set to take place at JESPY, the play will feature client talents, alternating ...

Studies of the Future: Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, in Livingston, has been at the forefront of the treatment of breast cancer for decades. One way the hospital maintains its reputation as one of the best in the tri-state area is by participating in clinical trials, which are research studies that help determine if a new drug would be effective in treating a specific condition. In partnership with Rutgers ...

Come Enjoy St. Rose of Lima Academy's Summer Camp Program! 

I cannot believe it is that time of year again! Welcome to St. Rose Lima Academy's (SRLA) ...