NJ banks join the Safe Banking for Seniors campaign

CRANFORD, NJ — New Jersey banks are partnering with senior-focused community groups throughout the state to educate older Americans on how to bank more securely. As part of this campaign, bankers are sharing information on how to choose the right financial caregiver, detect financial abuse and avoid scams targeting older adults. Established by the American […]

St. Barnabas, Beth Israel given ‘A’ grades

St. Barnabas, Beth Israel given ‘A’ grades

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the 15th consecutive time, Saint Barnabas Medical Center was awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. Saint Barnabas is the only hospital in a seven-state area, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island and Maryland, to have achieved straight A’s since […]

County honors five area senior citizens with Legends Awards

County honors five area senior citizens with Legends Awards

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Tuesday, May 7, in Cedar Grove, as May is recognized as National Older Americans Month. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Legends Awards to Stephanie Gerstein from […]

Freeholders celebrate exceptional youth from Essex County

Freeholders celebrate exceptional youth from Essex County

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its annual “Essex County Celebrates Youth” program on Wednesday, April 24, at the Hall of Records in Newark. This annual event acknowledges outstanding young people throughout the county for their notable achievements. This year’s honorees were: Benjamin Levitt of Livingston High School, Jaala Williams […]

Let’s go fishing in Essex County

Let’s go fishing in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs will hold the 2019 Fishing Derbies in six locations in the Essex County Park System. “Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity for our children to enjoy the historic Essex County Park System in a different and fun way. You’ll have […]

Freeholders honor OHA, OHDC; proclaim April as National Fair Housing Month

Freeholders honor OHA, OHDC; proclaim April as National Fair Housing Month

ORANGE, NJ — During its meeting on Wednesday, April 10, at Bloomfield Town Hall, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored the Orange Housing Authority and the Orange Housing Development Corporation and proclaimed April as National Fair Housing Month. The commendation was sponsored by Freeholder President Brendan Gill. The Orange Housing Authority and the […]

ECPO to offer domestic violence course

ECPO to offer domestic violence course

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will offer a free course to equip volunteers and others in the community with training to provide outreach services and crisis intervention to victims and survivors of domestic violence. The program, called Sanctuary, is an interactive 120-hour course. After completing the course, volunteers — who are members […]

NJAW wins 2019 Environmental Leadership Award

NJAW wins 2019 Environmental Leadership Award

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey American Water was recently named a 2019 recipient of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey’s inaugural Environmental Leadership Award. These awards recognize the efforts and greater impact of companies and businesses around the state who actively work to support and protect the environment. NJAW was one of […]

Graham, Saunders battle for freeholder seat in Democratic primary

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Freeholder Romaine Graham will square off against former East Orange Councilman and Code Enforcement Director Dwight Saunders in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, June 4, in a race to fill former Freeholder Lebby Jones’ seat on the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, vacant since she died of cancer […]

An Evening of Laughter is back

An Evening of Laughter is back

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest will hold its annual An Evening of Laughter on Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, 60 Temple Drive in Springfield. The program will benefit Jewish Family Service of MetroWest’s programs and services. This year, JFS is honoring its Holocaust Services, Fred Cohen, […]

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