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West Orange Officials Welcome TruAlly Medical With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

May 10, 2021

West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi cut the ribbon at TruAlly Medical's ribbon-cutting ceremony, with Councilwomen Michelle Casalino and Tammy Williams also in attendance. 

Dr. Christine Persaud was surrounded by family and friends who looked on as threatening skies held back the rain on Saturday, May 8th.

Persaud is Board Certified in Sports, Family and Obesity ...

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 “NJMoneyHelp.com” who ...

Right at Home Commemorated the Opening of Their New Location with a Ribbon Cutting

Right at Home, an organization that offers in-home care and assistance for seniors and adults with disabilities, was previously located on Park Avenue in West Orange. A ribbon-cutting commemorating the opening of their new location was held on April 20th.

In attendance, while caregivers looked on, were Councilwoman Tammy Williams, Right at Home CFO Dr. Melodie Toby, Mayor Robert ...

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 ...

West Orange Chamber of Commerce to Hold St. Patrick's Day 'Business Parade'

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce will be holding a virtual St. Patrick's Day Business Parade next week.

Wednesday, March 17, from 1 to 2 p.m., the WOCC encourages business owners in town to introduce themselves and network with professionals proprietors of other local businesses.

After a year without in-person networking events, the ...

West Orange Public Library Unveils Design for New Facility on Rooney Circle

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Board of Trustees of the West Orange Public Library (WOPL) recently unveiled the proposed design for a new state-of-the-art library facility to be located at 10 Rooney Circle. 

Designed by Arcari + Iovino Architects, the new facility would feature more than 30,000 square feet spread across two separate floors, greatly increasing the capacity and usable ...

New Jersey Is 2021’s Worst State to Retire – WalletHub Study

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was rated the worst state to retire, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual ranking of 2021’s Best States to Retire.

What's the biggest reason for New Jersey's last place ranking?

"The biggest reason New Jersey finished last is affordability. It has a high cost of living, it's among the least tax-friendly states for ...

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Saint Barnabas Medical Center Inducts New Medical Staff Leadership

May 10, 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 ...

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Our Lady of the Lake School Receives Grant from Investors Foundation to Support its 1:1 Technology Mission

May 10, 2021

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 8.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of the Investors Foundation, especially ...

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Inducts New Medical Staff Leadership

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 ...

Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Mercer Street Friends, and Norwescap Confer Grant Awards to 292 Community Partners Across 18 Counties

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 from $5,000 to $15,000 were ...

Walk-In Vaccination Appointments Now Available at Two Essex County Sites

May 5, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County Vaccination Centers, including Kmart at 235 Prospect Avenue in West Orange and Essex County College at 177 West Market Street in Newark, are now open for walk-in appointments from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday to anyone who resides, works or attends school in Essex County.

As of this week, the county vaccination centers at Sears in ...

New Artistic Director for Wildflower Sculpture Park

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Lisa Sanders, an artist with two permanent pieces in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in South Mountain Reservation, has been appointed as Artistic Director/Curator of the park.

She replaces Tricia Zimic who served in the position for ten years.

Sanders holds an MFA from The New York Studio School and has exhibited in New Jersey, Brooklyn, New ...

Latest COVID-19 Essex County Statistics Show Slight Improvement

The latest COVID-19 statistics show that the number of cases is slowly decreasing.

A little more than 3 million New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated, which is almost half of the 6.9 million adults. The state's objective is to vaccinate 70%, or 4.7 million, residents by June 30. 

Another 4.2 million (61%) NJ residents have had one vaccine.

The Department of Health recently ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrates 25 Years of Building Healthier Communities

25 years after establishing one of the first integrated health care systems in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System has become a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, innovative health care.

Founded in 1996 through the merger of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and soon after, the General Hospital Center at Passaic, Atlantic Health ...

Community Conversations: Vaccine Updates and Variant Testing

Approximately 4 million people in New Jersey have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine! On the next Community Conversation, Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, and Steven Sheris, MD, SVP, Physician Enterprise, Atlantic Health System, discuss New Jersey’s new eligibility guidelines and Atlantic Health System’s vaccine program along with the ability to rapidly screen ...