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Montclair High School’s Blue Scrub Club donates to Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center

June 25, 2021

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (June 23, 2021) – The Blue Scrub Club at Montclair High School has donated $500 to Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center’s Pastoral Care department through the Partners for Health Foundation.

The Blue Scrub Club’s purpose is to inspire and educate students who are interested in exploring careers in the medical field. The club hosts weekly ...

JESPY Featured in NBC’s Today.com Pride Segment

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Every year during the month of June, Pride is celebrated across the country. JESPY House, a South Orange nonprofit that supports adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, was recently included in an NBC Today Show online segment that highlighted the month and its importance.

To put the spotlight on various aspects and issues of concern to the LGBTQ+ ...

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Announces July as Parks and Recreation Month

West Orange, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs announced a month-long schedule of free activities to celebrate July as National Parks and Recreation Month. The County Executive invites the public to enjoy "Wellness on the Waterfront," which includes yoga demonstrations, ...

Turtle Back Zoo to Hold Second Vaccination Event on June 26

June 22, 2021

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As an incentive to get vaccinated, COVID-19 vaccinations will be given at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and anyone who gets their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine at the “I Got Vaccinated at Turtle Back Zoo!” will receive a voucher for one free admission to the zoo.

This will be the second time the promotion will be held; on June 5, a total of 73 ...

West Orange Boys Won Fishing Derby at Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park

Orange, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that Tristan Russo from West Orange caught the most fish in the Boys' Ages 11 to 15 Category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park in Orange on Tuesday, June 15th. He caught seven fish.

Jason Russo from West Orange caught the most fish in the Boys' Ages 6 to ...

Primary Election Polls Open at 6 AM and Close at 8 PM

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — All eyes are on the Essex County Sheriff primary race. Three Democratic candidates are on the ballot, but the main event seems to be between incumbent Democrat Sheriff Armando Fountoura on “Line A” and Democrat John Arnold on “Line C”. 

Fountoura has been serving for over three decades. He is the longest-serving Sheriff in Essex ...

New Jersey Librarian of the Year Advocates for Teens, Librarians of Color

June 24, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When Keisha Miller looks around South Orange Public Library, she sees more than books.

Beyond the stacks and shelves, the chairs and tables, the town’s teen librarian and volunteer coordinator and the state’s 2021 Librarian of the Year sees community.

“Libraries are not just about books. It’s about community engagement, it's about ...

Sadness in Dads: It’s a Bigger Problem Than You Think

Did you know that approximately 1 in 7 mothers suffers from a postpartum mental illness, such as postpartum depression (PPD)?

Did you know that approximately 1 in 10 dads suffers the same thing?

And did you know that, if mom is suffering from PPD, 50% of their partners likely will as well?

The Monday after Father’s Day has, for the last few years, been christened International ...

Community Conversations: Living with Scoliosis

Does your child have scoliosis? Do you know what the signs are? Find out on the next Community Conversation where Jason Lowenstein, MD, medical director of Atlantic Health System’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, shares how it’s diagnosed and explains why early identification is key to treating spinal deformity.


CLEAR and Atlantic Health System Partner to Empower Patients With Digital Proof of Vaccination

Atlantic Health Patients Now Able to Link Vaccination to CLEAR’s Health Pass

CLEAR and Atlantic Health System have partnered to empower patients with the ability to access and share their proof of COVID-19 vaccination through CLEAR’s digital vaccine card and Health Pass. Using the free CLEAR app, vaccinated patients now have the option to create a digital version of their paper ...

Fire Union President: COVID Couldn't Stop Us From Doing Our Job

June 7, 2021

New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months.

Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the municipalities we serve. This was an uncertainty that extended ...