Essex County women’s organization helps women in need

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Soroptimist International of Suburban Essex has been serving the communities of Essex County and surrounding counties since 1949. For the sixth year, SISE members assembled HUGS tote bags with essential items for women arriving at a local shelter after fleeing domestic violence. HUGS reflects Healing, Understanding and the Great Strength of […]

Clebrating Veteran’s Day

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Veterans visited Sandy Lane Nursery School in Belleville on Veterans Day to speak to the children about their experiences. In attendance were representatives of the local Disabled American Veterans, as well as Veteran family members and a representative from the local Army Recruits.

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 […]

Kidde recalls combination smoke/CO alarms due to alarm failure

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall on Kidde hard-wired combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven-year end of life — even if the batteries are replaced — leading consumers to believe it is still working. This poses a risk of […]

Help Essex high schoolers learn ‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt!’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is now required by law in New Jersey, according to a press release from NCJW/Essex. Essex County high […]

Paper Mill Playhouse announces 2016-2017 cast of its Broadway Show Choir

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse recently announced casting for its award-winning Broadway Show Choir. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is a tuition-free, audition-based, exhibition show choir that stems from Paper Mill Playhouse’s arts education and outreach programs. The choir consists of 80 singer and dancers between the ages of 15 and 22. […]

Middle school students, parents invited to VoTech school fair

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Vocational Technical School District invites seventh- and eighth-grade students from Essex County and their parents to attend the “Essex County Seventh & Eighth-Grade Annual School Fair.” The fair will be Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Essex County Newark Tech, 91 W. Market St. in […]

Bill to establish law enforcement-assisted addiction and recovery programs is now law

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Richard Codey and Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee Chairman Joseph Vitale that would establish law enforcement-assisted addiction and recovery programs was signed into law on Oct. 26, according to a press release. Under the law, the director of the Division of Mental Health and […]

Ghost hunter and his crew seek spirits at Kingsland

Ghost hunter and his crew  seek spirits at Kingsland

NUTLEY, NJ — It was an evening of history and ghostly doings as guests and ghost hunters gathered at the famed and storied Kingsland Manor for the Kingsland Manor Restoration Trust’s first Paranormal Evening, held on Saturday, Oct. 15. Located on a large tract of land in Nutley next to a pond and falls, the […]

Belleville deputy mayor honored by Freeholders

Belleville deputy mayor honored by Freeholders

NEWARK, NJ — Belleville Deputy Mayor Vincent Cozzarelli was honored by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders during its Italian Heritage Month celebration at the Hall of Records on Oct. 5. Cedar Grove Deputy Mayor Michael Maffucci, Essex County administrator Ralph Ciallella and former West Orange Deputy Mayor Michael Fabiano were also honored. Freeholder […]