Officials seek public comment on Rahway River plan

Officials seek public comment on Rahway River plan

CRANFORD / RAHWAY, NJ — Two meetings were held this month by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to gather input from the public regarding the Rahway River flood mitigation plan on Wednesday, Jan. 11, and Thursday, Jan. 12, in Cranford and Rahway. At the meetings, the public commented on plans to address the flood […]

Essex County outlines plans for 10th annual deer management program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently outlined plans for the 2017 deer management program in South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation. This is the 10th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. The program will not be held in Eagle Rock Reservation this […]

Slave-Free Community Project debuts in towns

MILLBURN, NJ — The Slave-Free Community Project is enlisting residents, organizations, businesses, schools and governments in South Orange, Maplewood, Millburn and Short Hills to become the first communities in the nation that can confidently say “slave free” by raising awareness and working to eliminate the effects of modern slavery from every aspect of daily life. […]

NCJW addresses information void in reproductive health education

MILLBURN, NJ — NCJW/Essex will sponsor a Lunch and Learn, “The Information Void: A Discussion of Reproductive Health Education,” on Thursday, Jan. 26, in commemoration of the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision ensuring a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion. The program will run from noon to 2 p.m. at […]

CITIZENS OF NEW JERSEY A CALL TO ACTION BY MONDAY A.M.

 WHAT IS GOVERNOR CHRISTIE TRYING TO HIDE? For over 100 years, governments and businesses in the U.S. have been required to inform the public about vital matters like government contract bids, variance applications, sub-division variance applications, foreclosures, sales of government property, government contract bids, and municipal tax sales. But this week, Gov. Chris Christie and […]

Newark police seek public’s help in locating missing person

Newark police seek public’s help in locating missing person

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the pictured male, Porfirio Santos, 85, of Newark. Santos weighs approximately 130 lbs., is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and has short gray hair. He was last seen Wednesday, Dec. 14, at St. Michael’s Hospital. He was wearing […]

U.S. Congress authorizes Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as national priority

U.S. Congress authorizes Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as national priority

RAHWAY, NJ — The U.S. Congress approved the Federal Water Resources Act of 2016 on Saturday, Dec. 10, and sent it to President Barack Obama for signing, according to a release from the Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control The act includes the authorization of the Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as a […]

Mayors Council to head to D.C. to push flood mitigation plan along

ESSEX / UNION COUNTIES, NJ — The Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control will head to Trenton this week to meet with Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Martin on Dec. 9 to urge the state to move ahead on the state funding of the Rahway River Flood Mitigation plan, including getting to […]

SMC to co-host holiday party

MILLBURN, NJ — Don’t start your winter hibernation just yet. The South Mountain Conservancy, Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Greenwood Gardens invite the public to a joint holiday season celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills. Come celebrate the season and meet others dedicated […]

See historical houses in expanded holiday house tour

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Celebrate the holiday season by participating in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year, the tour includes 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The tour includes Essex County Kip’s Castle and the Walther […]