Essex County Sheriff’s Office holds awards ceremony

Essex County Sheriff’s Office holds awards ceremony

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Sheriff’s Office held a ceremony on Sept. 29 to present Medal of Honor, Officer of the Year and Unit Citation awards to officers who have gone above and beyond. At the ceremony, Sheriff Armando Fontoura awarded the Medal of Honor to the members of the Tactical Response Team, […]

Rachel Coalition seeks volunteers for its Court Advocate Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Rachel Coalition, the domestic violence division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, is seeking volunteers for its Court Advocate Program. This 40-hour hands-on training program educates participants to assist domestic violence victims with emotional and administrative support as they await their restraining order hearing in Essex County Family Court in […]

NJDEP urges residents to check trees for beech leaf disease

NJDEP urges residents to check trees for beech leaf disease

TRENTON, NJ — The Department of Environmental Protection is urging New Jersey residents to check trees on their property for signs of beech leaf disease and report their findings to the New Jersey Forest Service. Beech leaf disease was first detected in Bergen and Essex counties in summer 2020 and is now confirmed in 10 […]

NJOEM and NJDEP: Plan for increasing storm threats caused by climate change

NJOEM and NJDEP: Plan for increasing storm threats caused by climate change

TRENTON, NJ — As the state marks Hurricane Preparedness Month, held each year in September, and the peak of hurricane season, New Jersey State Police Superintendent and state Director of Emergency Management Col. Patrick J. Callahan and New Jersey Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette remind the public about the vital importance of being […]

Essex County remembers the Sept. 11 attacks 21 years later

Essex County remembers the Sept. 11 attacks 21 years later

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County held its annual ceremony to honor the lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the 21st anniversary of the attacks. At the ceremony at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, organizers read aloud the names of all 57 people from Essex County who died in the […]

Four new members join Metro YMCA’s board of directors

Four new members join Metro YMCA’s board of directors

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges recently welcomed four new members to its board of directors to help set policy and strategic direction as the organization works to carry out its mission of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. “These members each bring invaluable leadership and professional experience to the board. […]

RWJBarnabas Health, Rutgers Cancer Institute receive $2M grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s leading cancer center and only National Cancer Institute–designated comprehensive cancer center, announced Sept. 9 that it is a grantee supported through the Alliance for Equity in Cancer Care, an initiative funded by the Merck Foundation and designed to […]

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