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Saint Barnabas Medical Center Inducts New Medical Staff Leadership

May 9, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The nearly 1,600 attending physicians at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) recently elected leaders among the group to serve two-year terms as Medical Staff Officers.

Inducted at the Quarterly Medical Staff Meeting in April were Alan Garten, MD, who will serve as Medical Staff President as well as First Vice President Michael Addis, MD; Second Vice President John ...

Construction at Northfield Center in Livingston Begins with Demolition of Baptist Church

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Demolition has officially begun at the former Northfield Baptist Church at the corner of South Livingston Avenue and East Northfield Road, where the township recently approved an application by Livingston Builders, LLC, to create a mixed-use residential and retail development at the location, dubbed “Northfield Center.”

The proposal, which was given ...

Livingston Accountant Explains When Diverse Sources of Income are Taxable

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When it comes to filing taxes for diverse sources of income, Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, senior member of the Livingston-based accounting and consulting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, recently advised New Jersey residents on what they should consider as taxable income.

Initially prompted by a 66-year-old reader of “” who ...

Local Middle School Entrepreneurs Launch New Candle Business

VERONA, NJ — Three local Essex County middle school students have turned a passion project into a business, launching JAÉ Candles and Co. Jada Bednar and Ellie Ghingo (seventh-graders at H.B.Whitehorne Middle School in Verona) and Ava Tsettos, (a West Caldwell seventh-grader at Grover Cleveland Middle School) are the founders of JAÉ Candles and Co. 

In quarantine, ...

New Jersey Is 2021’s State with the 7th Highest Tax Burden: Study

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the state with the seventh highest overall tax burden, a 9.98% overall state tax, according to personal finance website WalletHub’s  2021 Tax Burden by State report. Nearby New York was the highest taxed state in the nation.

What accounts for New Jersey's top 10 ranking? Property taxes.

"New Jersey has the third highest ...

New Dental Practice Holds Ribbon-Cutting in West Caldwell

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — TruYou Dental held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch the opening of its business in downtown West Caldwell on Wednesday.

Councilmen Stephen Wolsky and Joe Cecere were on hand for the occasion. TruYou Dental uses a team approach to enhance the experience of its patients.

TruYou Dental is located at 185 Fairfield Ave. Suite 1B in West ...

Tax Day for Individuals Extended to May 17: Treasury, IRS Extend Filing and Payment Deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced Wednesday that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15 to May 17, 2021.

The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days.

“This continues to be a tough time for many people, and the IRS wants to ...


Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Announces New Chief Operating Officer

May 5, 2021

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 leadership experience in a variety of hospital settings including; United Health ...


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Impact100 Essex Holds Membership Drive

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 focused on underserved communities in Essex County. 

“Impact100 Essex enables ...

Supply Outstrips Demand for COVID-19 Vaccine in Newark

May 6, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The lack of lines tells the story.

At the end of March, hundreds of people lined up at the New Jersey Institute of Technology COVID-19 vaccination site in Newark after it launched. More than 6,200 doses were administered that first day. Now, a little over a month later, only a trickle of people show up every day to get vaccinated.

According to Essex County statistics, the ...

Four North Jersey Residents Charged in Burglary Ring; Verona P.D. Helped Lead Investigation

TRENTON, NJ — Four individuals have been charged in an investigation for allegedly conspiring as members of a criminal ring responsible for numerous residential burglaries across much of New Jersey, including in Verona.

The participating law enforcement agencies have worked collaboratively to investigate 84 burglaries that were committed over a five-month period ending in March in eight ...

High Winds Knock Newstead Tree Onto Pickup Truck in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Strong winds felled a mature tree in the Newstead neighborhood this morning, landing on and damaging a landscaper's pickup truck. 

The wind's force caused the top of the Crest Drive tree pull away from the trunk, leaving the trunk standing; the limbs took power lines down with them, which then pulled over the post on top of the branches ...

Missing Baby Found Unharmed After NJ Police Issue Statewide Amber Alert

May 10, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Following an Amber alert issued on Monday afternoon, authorities located two-week-old Chinna Payne in East Orange just after 3 p.m. along with the man last seen with the infant, according to New Jersey State Police. 

Police reported that Damion Payne, 27, of Newark, is accused of assaulting the child's mother in Newark before leaving ...


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Obituary - Donald J. Cooney, March 23, 1932 to June 2, 2018 Donald J. Cooney, 86, of North ...
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