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Families Invited to Open House at Peanut Shell Early Learning Center

July 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Parents of infants through preschoolers are invited to a July 28 open house at the West Essex YMCA’s Peanut Shell Early Learning Center from 9 a.m. to noon.

The state-licensed Peanut Shell provides full-and part-time childcare for families in Livingston, West Orange, Roseland, the Caldwells and surrounding communities. It is the only childcare center in ...

West Orange School Nurse Receives "School Nurses Making a Difference" Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School nurse Denise Makri-Werzen has received the 2018 New Jersey State School Nurses Association Award for Essex County.

Werzen was nominated for the award by Daria Napolitano, Co-President of the Essex County School Nurses Association.

"I am grateful for the award and recognition," said Makri-Werzen. "I take my job very seriously, and I am ...

Traffic Signal to be Installed at Pleasant Valley, Alisa Drive in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Upgrades to the intersection at Pleasant Valley Way and Alisa Drive in West Orange, including a new traffic signal, are underway to enhance pedestrian and motor vehicle safety near high school and make it easier for student drivers to enter and exit the student parking lot located on Alisa Drive.

Construction began on Monday and will be completed before school begins in ...

Spurred by Caldwell Dad, Saint Barnabas Sees Rise in Number of Altruistic Kidney Donors

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The act of donating a kidney is usually one associated with providing life-saving help to someone in need who is a family member or a close friend, but the altruistic actions of Caldwell resident Brian Glennon has launched a new trend in organ donors.

Last October 2017, the 46-year-old father of four donated his kidney to a patient in need at the program at The Renal and ...

Brain Health Initiatives Highlighted Through Alzheimer’s Association Grand Opening Events

Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter Hosts New Office Reception to Mark June’s Brain Health Awareness Month

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — A full day of events promoting brain health awareness culminated in a ceremonial ribbon cutting and grand reopening reception at the new headquarters of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) at 23 Vreeland ...

West Orange Girls on the Run Participate in 22nd Annual Florham Park Jaycees 5K

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — After physically and emotionally preparing over the last 10 weeks, the members of the West Orange chapter of Girls on the Run (GOTR) participated in the culminating 22nd annual Florham Park Jaycees 5K on Saturday.

GOTR, a nonprofit physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in third through fifth grade, is designed to help ...

West Orange Council Authorizes Architect to Help Child with Cerebral Palsy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Council has retained a commercial architecture firm to assist the zoning board with an application for a home in need of special ramping for a handicapped child.

Arkitecture Plus, LLC has been retained so that a home on Conforti Avenue can apply for ramping to help a child with Cerebral Palsy gain wheelchair access to the street.

Several ...

Record Number Attends West Essex YMCA's Sixth Annual Bike Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On the heels of National Bike Safety Month in May, a new record of nearly 500 Livingston riders participated in the sixth annual Bike Livingston event, a family-oriented bike tour of Livingston’s neighborhoods hosted each year by the West Essex YMCA on the first Sunday in June.

With three routes to choose from—a four-mile route around the ...

Saint Barnabas and Margie Heller Named Business and Civic Leader of the Year

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Honored for their contributions to the community over the past year, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and Margie Heller, administrative director of community health and outreach at SBMC, were recognized as the 2018 Business of the Year and Civic Leader of the Year at the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Awards Dinner held on Thursday at the Westminster ...

West Orange Stroke Survivor to Participate in Pan-Mass Challenge Bike-a-Thon 

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Amy Hall-Oliver’s excitement about participating in her first Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) bike-a-thon at the age of 40 came to a screeching halt in January of 2017 when she suffered a stroke. Refusing to allow this setback to prevent her from honoring her father by riding in the event, this West Orange resident has fully recovered and has gotten her doctor’s ...

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Public Invited to Essex County Opioid Use Prevention Task Force Meeting

July 15, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ — All Essex County residents, mayors and councils, law enforcement members, school officials, clergy members, civic organizations and more are invited to join in the next Essex County Opioid Use Prevention Task Force meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss how the Essex County communities can join work together to eradicate this epidemic.

The meeting will be held at the ...