N.J. Department of Health releases Childhood Lead Report for 2018

TRENTON, NJ — Nearly 85 percent of toddlers who turned 3 during fiscal year 2018 received at least one blood lead test in their lifetime — an increase of 7 percent from the previous year — and more than 191,000 children younger than 17 were screened for lead last year, according to the SFY2018 Childhood […]

Annual winter utility service shutoff prevention program has begun

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities reminds the state’s utility customers that its annual Winter Termination Program began Nov. 15 and is available for eligible residential customers to prevent natural gas and electric utility service shutoffs during the winter season. The program, which is administered by NJBPU, runs through March 15. […]

Livingston bookstore donates books to Reading Buddies program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties, a program of JFS MetroWest, will receive books collected from the Barnes & Noble Livingston annual Holiday Book Drive. Books collected with benefit RSVP’s Reading Buddies Program, which matches older adult volunteers with elementary school students to improve reading comprehension skills. The drive […]

JFS of MetroWest to host financial empowerment workshop

JFS of MetroWest to host financial empowerment workshop

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, is offering a free financial empowerment workshop, “The ABCs of Financial Literacy.” JFS MetroWest has partnered with All State’s Purple Purse Foundation to present this workshop to the community. The program will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 6:30 to […]

Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest returns

Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest returns

ROSELAND, NJ — The Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center is back! The contest is free and there are a variety of categories in which participants can compete. The deadline to register is Saturday, Dec. 7, and all entries must be delivered by Monday, Dec. 9.  The entries in […]

County honors Chris Morgan posthumously at Veterans Day observance

County honors Chris Morgan posthumously at Veterans Day observance

NEWARK, NJ — At the annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Friday, Nov. 1, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, a Navy veteran who represents the 11th District, joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. During the ceremony, the county executive posthumously presented an Essex County Community Star Award […]

Essex County Freeholders celebrate Italian Heritage Month

Essex County Freeholders celebrate Italian Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2019 Italian Heritage Month celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Hall of Records. The ceremony commemorated the heritage and culture of the Italian-American community. Freeholder President Brendan Gill began the program with welcoming remarks, recognizing the vast diversity that exists in Essex […]

County honors Italian Americans at heritage celebration

County honors Italian Americans at heritage celebration

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County celebrated Italian-American Heritage Month on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Essex County Hall of Records. Decorated in the festive Italian colors of red, white and green, the lobby was a standing-room only backdrop for the cultural festivities. During the event, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. recognized Essex County […]

NJBPU works to protect residents who use medical equipment at home

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved a rule proposal that would increase protections for residents who rely on utility service for life-sustaining medical equipment in their homes, according to an Oct. 30 press release. The proposed amendments, which are designed to prevent service shutoffs for any residence that has provided […]

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