DREAMing of Essex without domestic violence

DREAMS works to change culture, outcomes in county

DREAMing of Essex without domestic violence

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Domestic violence has long-lasting repercussions beyond the immediate effects of pain, fear and injury. A family touched by domestic violence can struggle to regain its footing, plagued by physical and emotional reminders of its trauma. In Essex County, these families receive help from DREAMS, a program from FAMILYConnections that aims to […]

Marzano and Chisvette tie the knot

MAPLEWOOD / NEWARK, NJ — Ellen Marzano of Maplewood and Benjamin Chisvette Jr. of Newark were married July 17. The bride is a graduate of Union County College and studied at Rutgers University. She is currently employed as an office manager in Madison. The groom is a graduate of Seton Hall University in South Orange […]

Register for camp with SO-V United Methodist Church

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Vailsburg United Methodist Church, 150 South Orange Ave. in South Orange, is sponsoring a “Getting S’more of Jesus” Camp Out on Aug. 18 and 19 for children ages 3 to 13. Youth ages 14 and older are welcome to volunteer as camp assistants. Team building games, music and singing, […]

NJ Transit adopts fiscal year 2018 operating, capital budgets

Operating budget keeps fares stable; capital budget continues financial commitment to enhance overall customer experience

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit Board of Directors adopted a Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget and capital program on July 12 that supports continued investments in infrastructure and equipment to maintain the system in a state of good repair and enhance the overall customer experience, according to a press release from NJ Transit. “NJ […]

PAT provides family support services to prevent abuse, neglect

PAT provides family support services to prevent abuse, neglect

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — It is no easy feat to raise children in this day and age. There are many external stressors and unavoidable family issues that can make this even more difficult. Through its Parents As Teachers program, FAMILYConnections identifies at-risk families and provides one-on-one help to ensure everyone in a home remains safe. […]

Sojourn High School graduates seven students

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. congratulated the seven students from Sojourn High School, the alternative school at the Essex County Juvenile Detention Center, for earning their middle school and high school diplomas. Essex County Juvenile Detention Center Director Rev. Dennis Hughes and Sojourn High School Principal Rodney Evans Jenkins presided […]

WO Boy Scout collects donations for Newark food pantry

WO Boy Scout collects donations for Newark food pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Boy Scout Troop 6’s food drive culminated with its recent food donation to the pantry at St. James AME Church in Newark. The drive, a brainstorm of Eagle Scout candidate Logan Schustermann, helped to provide much needed food for the summer months to the organization. “We can’t do what we do […]

Talented students earn spots at Paper Mill Conservatory

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Tony Award for Regional Theatre, has selected students to be a part of the theater’s prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2017. Participants range in age from 10 to 18. Members of the competitive Conservatory who earned coveted spots in the Senior, Junior Plus and […]

Youth leaders ADAPT to a healthier way of life

Youth leaders ADAPT to a healthier way of life

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Heading into summer vacation, many parents and guardians become concerned with how their children will fill their time. Unstructured time can be dangerous, especially for teenagers who may have access to drugs or alcohol. Luckily, Essex County parents and guardians can count on ADAPT to help them steer their children in […]

NJ Transit offers additional busing along M&E line

NEWARK, NJ — In response to direct requests from customers, NJ Transit will offer additional busing from its highest ridership stations along the Morris & Essex Lines while trains are diverted to Hoboken this summer due to Amtrak’s repair work. “The feedback from our customers is vital and is something I am personally committed to,” […]

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