Free Women’s Wellness Expo

NEWARK, NJ — Susan G. Komen North Jersey and Newark will present a free Women’s Wellness Expo on Saturday,Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the JFK Recreation Center, 211 W. Kinney St. in Newark. This expo will draw on resources from public, corporate and medical communities to raise awareness for breast health […]

Shred your paper

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County’s Paper Shredding Day will be Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the county’s public works depot at 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. Destroy important documents safely and securely. All shredded paper will be recycled. This program is free to all Essex County residents, […]

CASA holds 2nd ‘Homeward Bound’ event in West Orange

CASA holds 2nd ‘Homeward Bound’ event in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Braving the elements in bright red T-shirts and even brighter smiles, a group of more than 100 volunteers gathered for the Homeward Bound Walk hosted by the CASA for Children of Essex County under the Clipper Pavilion of the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange on Sunday, Oct. 15. Based […]

SHIP counselors available for Medicare enrollment help

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Medicare open enrollment is from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 and the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, or SHIP, has counselors available to answer questions and offer guidance. SHIP is a statewide program that provides free, objective, confidential help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with or questions about […]

County’s 2017 leaf collection schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Each fall, Essex County collects leaves along county roads. Residents whose properties are on county roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb. To organize leaf collection on county roads, Essex County is divided into four sectors. There will be three […]

PSE&G warns: Scammers can use fake caller IDs

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G urges customers to be alert to payment scams in a recent press release. In the most common scam, phony callers lie and say there is an unpaid balance and demand immediate payment with a prepaid card. Recently the utility has received reports that scammers are using fake caller ID information to […]

ECPO: Prevent infant deaths

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced Oct. 4 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is urging parents to take proper precautions to protect children in the wake of three baby deaths over a 40-hour period the previous week. Parents should avoid sleeping with very young children and make sure they […]

Connect to Wellness is a smashing success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In honor of National Recovery Month, FAMILYConnections hosted Connect to Wellness, its first free family wellness festival, on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Clipper Pavilion in West Orange. National Recovery Month, a national health observance, aims to remind Americans that people can recover from mental health and substance use disorders to […]

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