NJ Board of Massage proposes new rules to increase oversight

NJ Board of Massage proposes new rules to increase oversight

NEWARK, NJ — Against the backdrop of growing public concern about sexual misconduct in the massage therapy industry, N.J. Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced July 16 that the State Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy has revoked the licenses of five massage therapists for alleged inappropriate […]

Maplewood PBA collects school supplies for Seth Boyden students

Maplewood PBA collects school supplies for Seth Boyden students

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood PBA Local 44 is holding back-to-school supply drive to benefit Seth Boyden Elementary School students. From now through Sept. 1, residents are encouraged to drop off school supplies at Seth Boyden, the Maplewood Police Department, Maplewood Town Hall, Gleasons Cleaners, and Dehart Community Center. Supplies needed include crayons, markers, pencils, colored […]

NJBPU invites feedback on Energy Master Plan draft

NJBPU invites feedback on Energy Master Plan draft

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities will conduct public stakeholder meetings on the Draft 2019 Energy Master Plan on Thursday, Aug. 8, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Larsen Auditorium, Seton Hall Law School in Newark. Further information about the Draft 2019 Energy Master Plan […]

WOHS football team captures ‘Bergen Shootout’ title

WOHS football team captures ‘Bergen Shootout’ title

The West Orange High School football team won its first-ever “Bergen Shootout” on July 13 under the direction of new Head Coach Darnell Grant. The tournament consisted of 16 teams and was held at the newly-opened Pulis Field in Franklin Lakes. According to Grant, the tournament is run by the Ramapo High School football program, […]

Let’s talk vegetable gardening in SO

Let’s talk vegetable gardening in SO

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County will discuss vegetable gardening on Saturday, July 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the South Orange Elks Rent Party Garden, 220 Prospect St. in South Orange. The session is open to all vegetable gardeners, beginner to advanced, and will focus on summer gardening […]

Federal lawmakers seek to emulate New Jersey’s ‘Alyssa’s Law’

Federal lawmakers seek to emulate New Jersey’s ‘Alyssa’s Law’

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to expand a New Jersey law under which public schools are required to install silent panic alarms to protect students during emergency situations. The law, formerly A-764, is known as “Alyssa’s Law,” after former New Jersey resident Alyssa Alhadeff, a 14-year-old student […]

SO Community Relations Committee seeks volunteers

SO Community Relations Committee seeks volunteers

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Community Relations Committee is accepting volunteer applications. Founded in 1980, the CRC has pioneered programs in town such as the Gaslight, Newcomer’s Day, the Villager of the Month program and the most recent Naturalization Day. Additionally, the committee serves as a liaison for the constituents in the town […]

Newark mailman convicted of conspiring to defraud country

NEWARK, NJ — A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier was convicted July 16 of conspiring to defraud the United States by getting paid to assist a drug dealer in receiving packages of marijuana through the mails, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Fred Rivers, 47, of Newark, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to defraud […]

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