Rachel Coalition seeks volunteers for court advocate program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Rachel Coalition, a partnership of nine Northern New Jersey organizations working together to provide services and support programs for victims of domestic violence in Essex and Morris counties, is seeking volunteers for its court advocate program. This 40-hour hands-on training program educates participants to assist domestic violence victims with emotional […]

DiVincenzo announces $4.5 million distributed through CDBG and ESG programs

DiVincenzo announces $4.5 million distributed through CDBG and ESG programs

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced on that about $4.5 million will be distributed to 16 Essex County municipalities and 39 non-profit community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program on Tuesday, March 1. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through […]

Prospect Medical Holdings completes acquisition of East Orange General Hospital

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Prospect Medical Holdings completed its acquisition of East Orange General Hospital on Tuesday, March 1, helping ensure the community health care provider’s future as an acute care hospital; Otis L. Story Sr. was named the hospital’s permanent president and chief executive officer, according to a press release from Prospect Medical Holdings. […]

Police are investigating East Orange homicide

EAST ORANGE, NJ – The East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the murder of Tushon D. Jones, 32, of East Orange. On Sunday, Feb. 28, at approximately 12:54 a.m., police responded to Charles Street in East Orange, where they discovered the victim on the floor […]

Payne announces 10th District participation in 2016 Congressional Art Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, Feb. 25, U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. announced that New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District, which includes portions of Essex, Hudson and Union counties, is participating in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. “I am pleased to announce that high school students from New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District will once again […]

Junior League brings community groups together for ‘Kids For Kids’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Community groups are joining forces — for a fourth year — in Millburn next month for a children’s volunteering event to help youngsters in need. ‘Kids For Kids,’ organized by the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills, brings together local groups and children for a morning of hands-on volunteering […]