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Three Saint Barnabas Professionals Named Among Livingston’s Most Inspiring Women

May 10, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three staff members from Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and RWJBarnabas Health were recently honored for their outstanding service to the Livingston community when the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) teamed up with the Livingston Township Council to host the first annual Inspiring Women of Livingston awards ceremony.

Dr. Kristin Fless ...

West Orange’s Longtime Deputy Mayor Zal Velez Passed Away

Dr. Gonzalo “Zal” Valez, Deputy Mayor of West Orange to former township Mayors Sam Spina and John McKeon and current Mayor Rob Parisi, passed away on April 28.

Velez, born in the Philippines, held a Doctorate in Education and served as an Education Commissioner under Ronald Reagan.

He later ran the International Cultural and Educational Association and also had a long career as ...

WOHS Senior Named "2020-21 Student Leader of the Year" by NJASC; Liberty Middle and WOHS Recognized for "Top Ten Projects"

 

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) senior and Student Council President Anya Dillard has been named “2020-21 Student Leader of the Year” by the New Jersey Association of Student Councils.

In addition, the Liberty Middle School and WOHS Student Councils were recognized for their work in the “Top Ten Projects” category.

The annual ...

West Orange Rotary Partnering in 50/50 Raffle with Great Cash Prizes

Michael Karu of Levine Jacobs & Co. LLC announced that the West Orange Rotary Club is piggybacking with the Rotary District to run a 50/50 raffle with many cash prizes.

 

The money raised by the 50/50 will be donated to college scholarships, Community Service Grants and other worthwhile organizations including the continuation of their sponsorship of the South American Animal ...

Residents Picking Up Litter Behind Eagle Rock Lanes on April 24

West Orange resident Stacey Reese posted an open invitation on Facebook’s West Orange 411 asking people to join her in picking up debris that’s accumulated behind Eagle Rock Lanes.

Reese shared, “My 3-year-old son Finn and I were taking our dogs for a nature walk around Crystal Lake and decided to go off the path a bit to investigate something we saw in the ...

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Spectrum Works to Raise $80,000 for Autism & Employment Awareness with 11th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism

May 14, 2021

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 Saturday, June 12, 2021. MTS Logistics has championed the Spectrum Works mission of preparing autistic ...

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Summer Food Service Program to Nourish New Jersey Children in Need

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 struggling to make ends meet.  

During ...

Spectrum Works to Raise $80,000 for Autism & Employment Awareness with 11th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism

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 Saturday, June 12, 2021. MTS Logistics has championed the Spectrum Works mission of preparing autistic ...

Impact100 Essex Holds Membership Drive 

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 local nonprofits focused on underserved communities in Essex County. 

“Impact100 ...

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 ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shut down by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

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 ...