NJ Transit launches customer service effort for summer service changes

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is rolling out several customer-focused initiatives in preparation for Amtrak’s repair work at Penn Station New York and the associated service changes this summer. Customers can now begin purchasing their monthly passes for July, which include the deeply discounted fares to Hoboken for Morris & Essex Midtown Direct customers. Customers […]

Bill to ensure stiff penalties for drunken vehicular homicide clears Senate panel

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Mila Jasey and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to ensure stiff penalties for anyone who commits vehicular homicide while driving drunk cleared a Senate panel on Thursday, June 15. Bill A-3686, known as “Ralph and David’s Law,” would establish a new crime of “strict liability vehicular homicide” […]

County holds Portuguese heritage celebration

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the 2017 Essex County Portuguese Heritage Celebration on Wednesday, June 14. During the program, DiVincenzo presented Star of Essex Awards to Patricia A. Gois, principal of Rafael Hernandez School in Newark, and Manuel Da Silva, vice president of Construction Operations at the New Jersey Schools […]

Be a hero to our children

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey Children’s Alliance will present the Heroes for Children 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Clipper Pavilion, off of Cherry Lane in West Orange, in the South Mountain Recreation Complex. The 5K begins at 9 a.m. with the family fun run/walk commencing at 10 […]

McKeon measure takes stance against ICE arrests at courthouses

TRENTON, NJ — On Thursday, June 15, the Assembly Judiciary Committee approved a measure, AR-268, sponsored by Chairman John McKeon, opposing the dramatic increase in arrests on courthouse premises across the country by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. The legislation was prompted by a hearing that McKeon’s committee held last week on the […]

Bill would make interaction with police part of school curriculum

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Sheila Oliver, Mila Jasey, Cleopatra Tucker and Ralph Caputo to instruct New Jersey students on how to interact with law enforcement was released Thursday, June 15, by an Assembly panel. Bill A-1114 would require school districts to provide instruction on interacting with law enforcement in a manner […]

State attorney general works to prevent housing discrimination

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney Gen. Christopher S. Porrino and the Division on Civil Rights announced June 14 they have launched a bilingual campaign to raise housing rights awareness and discourage housing discrimination by providing anti-discrimination posters to more than 500 public and private entities statewide. According to Division Director Craig T. Sashihara, the division has […]

Learn the signs of stroke

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Approximately 800,000 people suffer from stroke each year. Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death, and is a leading cause of disability in the United States. Despite these alarming numbers, the vast majority of Americans are unable to identify the signs of a stroke. RWJBarnabas Health urges people to learn the […]

JCHC to sponsor symphony concert for area seniors

WHIPPANY, NJ — Older adults from throughout the area are invited to attend a special performance of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, June 28, at 2 p.m. The private concert is being sponsored by the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey and its supporters for the residents of the four senior […]

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