Education 2 Empowerment prepares women for new careers

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Are you a woman looking for an educational opportunity to reinvent yourself and get a new job? The Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women has the program for you. Education 2 Empowerment provides financial support to women residing in Essex County and the surrounding communities who are separated, divorced or […]

Get your flu vaccine in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange flu vaccination clinics for 2017 kick off on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Community Room at John P. Renna House, 10 Gaston St. in West Orange. Flu clinics will continue at the Health Center in the same building from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on […]

Abbott says 5th capt. will bring positive change to PD

Abbott says 5th capt. will bring positive change to PD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department is looking to reorganize to better serve the community. Specifically, the department will be adding a new police captain position — increasing from four to five. The issue, introduced at the Sept. 5 Township Council meeting, was met favorably and the council approved the issue on […]

Coffeehouse draws support, reproach from community

Coffeehouse draws support, reproach from community

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race presented its coffeehouse discussion “RACISM: It’s in Our Backyard Too” on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at The Woodland in Maplewood and tackled community issues surrounding local law enforcement, public school district inequities and the role that recent events in Charlottesville, Va., play on […]

Berkeley’s new management has high hopes for the future

Berkeley’s new management has high hopes for the future

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Berkeley Terrace Apartments complex on Grove Street has a new owner who held a special meeting Thursday, July 27, with his tenants inside Council Chambers in the Municipal Building to inform them about the upgrades he intends to implement. On Wednesday, Aug. 2, Josh Levy of Candlebrook Properties, the real estate […]

West Orange celebrates its connection to Gen. McClellan

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange recently installed its latest historical marker, commemorating the life of Civil War Gen. George B. McClellan, who lived in West Orange from 1863 to his death at this location on Oct. 29, 1885. The marker is located on Prospect Avenue at the entrance to the Kelly Athletic Complex. This […]

Rachel Coalition seeks volunteers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Rachel Coalition, a partnership of eight 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 highly respected Court Advocate Program. This 40-hour hands-on training program educates participants to assist domestic violence victims […]

NJ Transit employees send aid to sister agency in Houston

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is sending a helping hand to its transportation counterpart in Houston impacted by Hurricane Harvey. NJ Transit employees donated clothing and supplies, which are now on the way to their colleagues at the Houston Metro transit system. “When New Jersey was hit by Superstorm Sandy nearly five years ago, we […]

Freeholders condemn Trump’s termination of DACA

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently passed a resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. “President Trump’s misguided decision to rescind the DACA program not only represents yet another one of his broken promises, but it also undermines the very values our […]

NJ Transit implements new rail safety upgrades in past year

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has implemented a variety of rail safety upgrades in the past year and is looking at additional enhancements for the future as part of its commitment to safety, according to a recent press release. Rail Operations is currently in the process of replacing all stub end tracks at Hoboken Terminal […]

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