County police to crack down on impaired driving

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Sheriff’s Office will join with the county’s 22 municipal police departments and participate in a statewide crackdown on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. From now through Jan. 1, law enforcement officials will […]

NJ Transit prepared for winter weather season

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is giving customers a new tool this season in the annual battle with Old Man Winter. When inclement weather limits train service, customers will be able to use new “severe weather schedules” to clearly identify their travel options and keep moving through the snow and ice. “In the midst of […]

Expungement seminar for Essex residents

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex Vicinage of the Superior Court of New Jersey presents an expungement seminar on Monday, Dec. 11, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the East Orange Public Library, 21 South Arlington Ave., East Orange. The seminar will be conducted by representatives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Essex-Newark Legal Services, […]

Become a TBZ docent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Turtle Back Zoo is recruiting volunteers for the 2018 Docent Class. Docents are volunteer educators who give educational talks, act as tour guides and are stationed throughout the zoo to provide information to visitors about the zoo and its animal collection. This is a highly selective volunteer position and training is […]

Essex sheriff’s department, W. Orange, Nutley receive grants

WASHINGTON, DC — Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions recently announced $98,495,397 in grant funding through the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services COPS Hiring Program. The attorney general announced funding awards to 179 law enforcement agencies across the nation, which allows those agencies to hire 802 additional full-time law enforcement officers. CHP provides […]

Amtrak track work at PSNY to impact NJ Transit in 2018

NEWARK, NJ — Upcoming Amtrak track work at Penn Station New York will impact select NJ Transit peak period train service along the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line with scheduled service adjustments to run from Jan. 8 through May 28. The work will mainly affect a total of five trains per day, including […]

Essex County Environmental Commission wins state award

Essex County Environmental Commission wins state award

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Association of NJ Environmental Commissions recently awarded the Essex County Environmental Commission with its Environmental Achievement Award for an ongoing series of roundtable programs where environmental issues are discussed. “We commend the Environmental Commission for creating a venue where information can be shared and dialogue started about timely issues affecting […]

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