Press Releases

May 12, 2021

Impact100 Essex, a women’s giving collective that awards grants to nonprofits servingEssex 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 ...

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Crane’s Mill will host a series of socially-distanced programs as part of National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), which runs from May 9 to 15. The theme for this year’s national observance, “Together Through the Seasons,” celebrates the collaborative commitment of skilled nursing care ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Alec Grabowski has been named chief operating officer (COO) for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center.  He replaces Tim O’Brien, who was promoted to chief executive officer in August 2020. Grabowski comes to Mountainside Medical Center with over a decade of healthcare ...

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Did you know that Crane’s Mill has its own bocce court? Weekly games began in April, and the weather has been perfect for residents of this senior community to stay fit and have fun outdoors. The bocce court is tucked away in a secluded courtyard area, yet is easily accessible for all residents.

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May 3, 2021 - Impact100 Essex announced the availability of a $100,000 Impact Grant and kicked off its 2021 grant cycle with an information session for Essex County nonprofits. At the April 20th session over 60 organizations from across the county attended to learn about the grant application ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, the West Essex YMCA is offering all local teachers and their families free use of the Y for the entire month of May. “Our communities are stronger because of our teachers and the tireless commitment they have to the education of ...

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WHIPPANY, NJ - Certified driving instructors have a plethora of rules and advice for proper use of a motor vehicle—including how to use your mirrors. They advocate checking your rearview mirror every 5‑8 seconds because what is behind you, can certainly affect your way forward. 2020: A Look in ...

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The Borough of North Caldwell is able to send you emergency alerts via text message, email, pager, or phone call (in extreme cases), based on your preferences. This service is currently provided through a combination of Nixle and CodeRed (Reverse911).  On May 1st, all of these services will be ...

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Parents around Caldwell want a summer camp that is safe, clean, and filled with exciting activities! We know how important it is for you to have 100% confidence and trust that your child is in a safe summer camp... A summer camp that you feel comfortable with... One that you know is taking ...

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Impact100 Essex, a collective giving circle of 100+ Essex County women, earlier this month hosted “On the Ground” -- a virtual panel that discussed inequities facing local nonprofits competing for funding. Members considered how changes in the grantmaking process could reduce the impact of ...

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Free tree seedlings will be available to North Caldwell residents on April 30, 2021 as part of the New Jersey Forest Service’s New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. From 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, April 30, 2021, residents will be able to pick up tree seedlings in the Borough Hall parking lot at ...

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Be advised that the North Caldwell Police Department will conduct a DWI Checkpoint within the Borough on or about May 13, 2021.  This program has been fully funded by the State of New Jersey.  Please contact the NCPD at (973) 226-0800 with any questions.

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Newark, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Diego Ayala, 35, of Newark, was sentenced yesterday to 25 years in New Jersey State Prison for sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl and filming the crime. The sentence was imposed by the Honorable ...

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NEWARK, NJ — When Judy Rodriguez was a sophomore at Elizabeth High School, her history teacher gave her a key piece of information that would empower her, then one day power New Jersey. “She gave us an aptitude test, and the result for me was that I would be good at the STEM (science, ...

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There are many perceptions when it comes to senior living communities. Some of us maintain outdated visions of old-fashioned nursing homes from years’ past, institutional meals, and rows of wheelchairs. The reality at Crane’s Mill could not be further from these perceptions. Each day, Crane’s ...

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The Caldwell Democratic County Committee is thrilled to announce that incumbents Christine Schmidt and Frank Rodgers have turned in their petitions to run for re-election to the Caldwell Borough Council. Council President Christine Schmidt is currently finishing up her first term and is excited ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges announces an upgrade to its virtual on-demand platform for members that matches their on-the-go lifestyles and puts healthy living at the center of 2021. YMCA360 is a 360-degree seamless Y experience on mobile devices, TV and web. It is now ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Crane’s Mill team hopped on the community’s bus with the Easter Bunny and delivered snack baskets to thank our AMAZING first responders! Happy Easter and thank you to the West Caldwell Police Department, West Caldwell Fire Department, West Essex First Aid Squad, Caldwell ...

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My name is Charles Alberta and over 19 years ago my wife and I selected Lane Avenue as the place we would raise a family. Over these 19 plus years the view from our front yard has changed and we know it will continue to. We do not oppose developing the lots at 14 and 18 Lane Avenue, but we do hope ...

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SOUTH ORANGE - “One of the most important things we need is to be treated with dignity and respect,” says JESPY House client Debra D.  She is a long-time participant in the programs and services provided by the South Orange nonprofit that supports the independence of adults with Intellectual & ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Crane's Mill has open positions for RNs, LPNs, CNAs, and CHHAs, plus Maintenance, Housekeeping, Dietary, and more! Follow the link below to search for positions and apply, and find out why Crane's Mill is a certified Great Place to ...

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Resident Susie Price discusses why moving to Crane's Mill was the best decision she ever made. Hear her story here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WXhjjhTmc4

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Crane's Mill Executive Chef Dominic Ackerman, assisted by Marketing Transition Coordinator Germaine Loudon, treated prospects, family members and residents to a special virtual cooking demo this week. This time around, Chef Dom brings his St. Patrick's Day leftovers to the table and shows us his ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is launching a new Esports program for students in middle and high school in collaboration with the National YMCA Esports program, providing a virtual sports experience for youth and teens that is safe and promotes leadership and personal ...

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Morgan's Farm, a nonprofit in Cedar Grove, N.J., is making it easy for area residents to help the monarch butterfly, an important pollinator whose existence is threatened by loss of habitat and climate change. The farm, which is part of the Cedar Grove Historical Society, already has hundreds of ...

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The Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex welcomed Essex County Commissioner At-Large, Brendan Gill, at their March 4, 2021 weekly Zoom meeting. Commissioner Gill gave the members updates on the County’s COVID Response, highlighting the County’s five vaccination facilities, which to date have ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - For the tenth straight year, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has received the top rating from the largest charity evaluator in the U.S. for its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. “The Metro YMCA’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it ...

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SOUTH ORANGE — Many adults strive to live healthy and productive lives. For some, an essential tool in the process is having access to counseling services. At JESPY House, a non-profit that supports adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, the range of services provided through ...

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Mandy Laraway has worked in health care for the past 15 years and embarks on a new journey as administrator of Crane’s Mill’s Skilled Nursing and Sub-Acute Rehabilitation departments. She began her career in long term care as an activities assistant. Early on, Mandy knew she had a passion for ...

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The Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex celebrated its 97th Charter Night Celebration, virtually, on February 25, 2021. The evening, hosted by President Joann Garcia, began with vocal performances from local high school students, Mia Jacobs and Abigail Mendez. Ms. Jacobs and Ms. Mendez are ...

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