Press Releases

May 14, 2021

HILLSIDE, NJ—Food insecure children and their families are most vulnerable during the summer months when they lose access to the free school meals that they rely on. This year, as schools remain closed due to COVID-19, putting food on the table has been an even more urgent challenge for households ...

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SECAUCUS, NJ Spectrum Works, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to providing job training and employment opportunities for high school students and other young adults with autism, will join with New York-based logistics provider MTS Logistics in their 11th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism on ...

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May 10, 2021 -- Impact100 Essex, a women’s giving collective that awards grants to nonprofits serving Essex 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 ...

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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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Mountainside Medical Center will begin a new Post-COVID exercise program individually designed for those who have had COVID-19 to improve their strength, flexibility, endurance and activities of daily living.  The goal of the program is to improve quality of life and promote positive lifestyle ...

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Verona, NJ -- Our Lady of the Lake School, a two-time National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, recently received a $3,000 grant from the Investors Foundation. The grant will help further Our Lady of the Lake’s 1:1 technology mission of providing a Chromebook to each student in grades 5 through ...

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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 ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ -- The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), Mercer Street Friends and NORWESCAP  announced the selection of 292 partner food pantries, soup kitchens and other local food assistance charities to receive grants through a $3.5 million investment in network capacity. Awards ranging ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has launched a “Name the Robot Contest” for the hospital’s new da Vinci XI system. The hospital is asking local community members to put their creative thinking caps and suggest a nickname for the robot. The entry form can be ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy’s budget plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 would significantly increase hearing aid purchase reimbursement available under the state’s Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD) program. The HAAAD program provides individuals with a $100 ...

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In honor of Better Hearing & Speech Month, The Hearing Group wants to give away a pair of hearing devices to a deserving individual. Hearing loss shouldn’t keep anyone from fully enjoying every special moment with their friends and family this spring. If you know of a loved one or someone ...

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MONTCLAIR, New Jersey – Mountainside Medical Center has announced today its acquisition of Immedicenter offices in Bloomfield and Clifton. The offices will be renamed Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Immedicenter. Serving the community for over 35 years, Immedicenter provides patients with ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The Department of Human Services and AARP New Jersey announced that New Jersey has become the ninth state accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which works to make communities supportive and accessible places to live for people of all ages. “In New Jersey, we ...

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WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone that May includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is also National Wildfire Awareness Month. Now is a good time to create or review emergency preparedness plans for surviving natural disasters. In the last year, the Federal ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – This Friday May 7th, families from West Orange will protest, asking for more in-person learning for the children of their town. Where: West Orange Board of Education Building; 179 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange When: May 7, 2021 2:00PM to 3:00PM Why: To demand that the West ...

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Summit Medical Group Foundation (SMGF) wants healthcare to be accessible to everyone in the communities they serve. Easing the financial burden for tomorrow’s healthcare professionals can help make that happen, which is why SMGF is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for ...

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MONTCLAIR, New Jersey – 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 ...

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Registration is now open for the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra's 2021 Young Artist Concerto Competition.  Visit njio.org for more details!   

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West Orange, NJ — The West Orange Farmers Market will open for the 2021 season on Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 80 Main Street in Downtown West Orange. Visit every Saturday through October 30 or shop online for locally grown fruits and vegetables, ethically sourced local ...

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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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Impact100 Essex announced the start of its 2021 grant cycle and held an information session with Essex County nonprofits. The organization has $100,000 available to give away to deserving establishments. At the April 20 session, over 60 organizations from across the county attended to learn about ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange invited clients, caregivers and community members from South Orange, West Orange, Livingston, the Caldwells, Montclair and Whippany to join in an afternoon of magical fun on Wednesday, April 28. The activity is part of a continuing effort to ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – April 29, 2021 – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog ...

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Newark, NJ -- All African-American males graduating from Essex County high schools this year are encouraged to apply for the Marion B. Frederick Scholarship of Alpha Alpha Lambda. Applications are due April 30. The scholarship program is aimed at male students who excel academically and are also ...

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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 grant-making process could reduce the impact of ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing nearly 2 million payments in the sixth batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan. The announcement brings the total disbursed ...

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West Orange, NJ -- The West Orange Arts Council (WOAC) presents “Dear Mama: Perspectives on American Motherhood” curated by Marina Carreira.  Dear Mama will open for in-person timed-entry visits at the West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road in West Orange, New Jersey on Saturday, April ...

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MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (April 22, 2021) – Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has announced Yong M. Kwon, M.D. as the hospital’s new division chief of gastroenterology, and Oleg Shulik, M.D. as subspecialty coordinator of gastroenterology. Dr. Kwon received his medical degree from the ...

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Montclair, NJ – More than 34.2 million Americans are living with diabetes. Despite the commonality of this disease, there are a lot of misconceptions about diabetes, its types, diagnosis and treatment. To get a better understanding of diabetes, we spoke with Mountainside Medical Group’s Anjali ...

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Virtual 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and 1-Mile Walk Kicks off on Saturday, April 24 The Arc of Essex County, a Livingston based non-profit providing services and supports to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is seeking participants and community support for its ...

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