Oldest Job Haines resident celebrates 105 years

Oldest Job Haines resident celebrates 105 years

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Genevieve Eilers, the oldest resident at Job Haines Home, celebrated her 105th birthday on Monday, Oct. 1. She has been a resident at the Bloomfield facility for nine years. Executive Director Noreen Haveron said when she first arrived, Genevieve showed that she was an independent woman. She decided she wanted to leave and […]

Protect the environment by properly disposing your household hazardous waste

Protect the environment by properly disposing your household hazardous waste

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County resident are encouraged to participate in the Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, sponsored by the county of Essex and the Essex County Utilities Authority, on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Old Essex County Hospital Center, 125 Fairview Ave. in Cedar Grove. “There […]

Lawn bowling tournament drew a crowd at Watsessing

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Essex County Lawn Bowling Club, located in Watsessing Park, hosted a regional tournament this past weekend, Sept. 22 and 23. The competition was sanctioned by the Northeast Division of Bowls USA and is named the Skip Arculli Pairs Competition. Arculli is a member of the club and was also a member of […]

County’s Republican women celebrate 1-year anniversary

County’s Republican women celebrate 1-year anniversary

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In the overwhelmingly Democratic Essex County, a group of women are working to bring together female Republican voters in the area with the Essex County NJ Republican Women. “The mere existence of our group gives like-minded people a place to go,” co-founder and President Maureen Edelson said in a recent interview. […]

Bloomfield students practice being good, kind and caring

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — This week, Bloomfield schools have been recognizing, “Start with ‘Hello’ Week,” a national movement begun by Sandy Hook Promise, an organization whose mission is to prevent gun-related injuries and deaths of children. According to its website, several board members of Sandy Hook Promise are parents whose offspring were killed in the Sandy Hook […]

Historical Society brings old time baseball to Wrights Field

Historical Society brings old time baseball to Wrights Field

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Historical Society of Bloomfield sponsored a vintage ’base ball’ game at Wrights Field on Saturday, Sept. 15. Suiting up for the home team were the Bloomfield Buzzards, a very good, competitive, hardball baseball team. They competed against the Hoboken Nine, a team which only plays vintage base ball following circa 1864 base […]

County to hold first-ever paper-shredding day

County to hold first-ever paper-shredding day

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Department of Public Works will hold a paper-shredding day on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Essex County Public Works Department, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, Computer & Electronics Recycling Day and Used Tire Recycling […]

NJT announces progress on PTC installation, service adjustments

NJT announces progress on PTC installation, service adjustments

NEWARK, NJ — Progress continues on the installation of Positive Train Control equipment on NJ Transit’s rail fleet to meet federal year-end milestones, requiring NJ Transit to make a final set of rail service adjustments, the organization announced in a Sept. 20 press release. The temporary discontinuation of some trains and modified times and origin/destination […]

PSE&G to lower residential gas bills ahead of winter heating season

PSE&G to lower residential gas bills ahead of winter heating season

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G is decreasing residential gas bills just in time for the winter heating season, according to a press release from the utility. On Sept. 17, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved, on a provisional basis, PSE&G’s June gas supply filing that will lower customers’ bills, effective Oct. 1. The typical […]

Hundreds march to support suicide awareness

Hundreds march to support suicide awareness

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The fourth annual Walk To Fight Suicide, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, was held at Brookdale Park on Saturday, Sept. 15. The purpose of the event was to dispel the shame and secrecy surrounding the death of a loved one, or anyone, by their own hands. The walk was initiated […]