February 16, 2017
New Jersey Health Initiatives is a national program
of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
NJHI is dedicated to supporting innovations and driving conversations
to build healthier New Jersey communities.
The Believe in a Healthy Newark (BHN) Initiative will develop Impact Teams that will focus on three areas of health relevant to the Initiative’s target population – the residents of the South and West Wards of Newark. These three areas include: Healthy Homes, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Food and Fitness.
for long-term healthy living
BHN will utilize a collective impact approach that will allow them to identify common measures, develop common interventions, and use assessments of their success to modify and strengthen their initiatives. These areas closely align with the interests and expertise of steering committee members, and it is expected that this work will result in demonstrable improvements of certain health measures enumerated in the County Health Rankings data for Essex County.
March 20, 2016
It’s been almost eight years since this one, from October 1st, 2008.
February 8, 2016
Our first winter soiree. Sold out, and a total success, in every other way.
With a new Executive Director–kudos to Lisa Davies!
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(and do make sure you peruse all 17 montages!)
courtesy of (the amazingly talented)
of LifeMosaic Photography
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November 1, 2015
Cynthia Kirk (is going through old papers, and) just sent me this (that I will recycle, too).
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September 1, 2015
For those who ask me “What do you ‘do’?”
(Click the graphic to) check out some of the ways that I ‘spend’ (*invest*) my time & energy, expertise & passion.
From music to employment transition to bicycling to food…
August 8, 2015
I know a lot of people who are involved with this, from Nancy Klein Grande, their publicist; to Neal Bonsal Day, their IT Supervisor; to Chris Drukker, their photographer; to Bruce Tyler, who works on the staging; to Ed Palermo, who’s on the faculty… plus various other employees and board members and volunteers. It’s a very well-pulled-together, not-for-profit, organization–started in 2002–which helps many youngsters (learn to) make music (for us all) (into the future…)!
Click for the main J H K website
For now, let’s mention that their Montclair Jazz Festival–which has been growing every year–now in its 6th year–is coming up on August 15th!
Click for the “Getting There” page on the M J F website
August 4, 2015
I read about goings on in Montclair, Glen Ridge, and Bloomfield (that last one mentioned pizza, so that was attractive!), but nothing about any events in West Orange.
Bike & Walk Montclair held a Four Ward Evening Bike Tour, in Montclair. The ride started in the 2nd Ward at the Edgemont Park Field House, and made stops at each event–of National Night Out–in all Four Wards of the town. I biked from home.
The basic schedule:
5:00 pm – Met at Edgemont Park Field House, in the 2nd Ward [Surprise: there was pizza! I had a slice (from Panzano’s) and a bottle of water];
– biked to Salvation Army, in the 3rd Ward [I had two slices of pizza (from Mancinni’s) and a bottle of water];
– biked to the Community Center (11 Pine Street), in the 4th Ward [I had an empanada (from Noches de Colombia) and a bottle of water];
– biked to St. James Church, in the 1st Ward – arrived at 7:00.
Laura Torchio (left) arrived first. Then me. Then a couple of other bikers. Then two policemen, to answer any questions that we had.
We ten. My friends Laura, Gray Russell, Gail Prusslin were among them!
Officer Mateo and (the first of many of) Laura(‘s selfies).