Payne announces 10th District participation in 2016 Congressional Art Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, Feb. 25, U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. announced that New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District, which includes portions of Essex, Hudson and Union counties, is participating in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. “I am pleased to announce that high school students from New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District will once again […]

Junior League brings community groups together for ‘Kids For Kids’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Community groups are joining forces — for a fourth year — in Millburn next month for a children’s volunteering event to help youngsters in need. ‘Kids For Kids,’ organized by the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills, brings together local groups and children for a morning of hands-on volunteering […]

Cycling for special needs services

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Teen Committee for the JCC MetroWest Cycle For Special Needs event holds up a check for $22,000 at the Sunday, Feb. 21, cycle-thon. The proceeds from the event will go toward promoting inclusion and supporting those with special needs. Pictured, from left, are Peter Guerriero of Maplewood, Chloe Christian of […]

Pink Tie Affair to support breast cancer awareness

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Susan G. Komen North Jersey will be encouraging guests at their gala Pink Tie Affair to “inspire hope, celebrate life, and be part of the cure.” The event, which will be Friday, March 4, at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, will feature the introduction of a new class of heroes — […]

Participate in middle school PSA challenge

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Middle school students throughout New Jersey are being encouraged to take part in the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s annual Middle School Public Service Announcement Challenge. The contest asks students in grades five through eight to write scripts to 30-second PSAs containing important peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention messages for a […]

Free workshop on ‘Success with LinkedIn’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County invites small, women, minority, veteran and LGBTQ-owned business owners to attend a free workshop, “Success with LinkedIn,” on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m. at McLoone’s Boathouse, 9 Cherry Lane in West Orange. The workshop will include leveraging LinkedIn to increase visibility and expand your network, promoting your brand […]

Apply for ‘18 Under 18’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life is accepting applications for “18 Under 18 Who Bring Jewish Learning to Life.” Up to 18 middle and high school students who live or attend school in the Greater MetroWest NJ will be awarded a $250 Israel Bond and honored with special recognition at […]

Mayors Council heads to D.C. to fund flood mitigation plan

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Next week, representatives from the Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control will head to Washington, D.C., to convince the U.S. Congress to fund the Rahway River flood mitigation plan. As of September 2015, the flood mitigation study was fully funded, leaving the next step to the U.S. Congress to approve […]

YMCA earns top rating from Charity Navigator for 5th year

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The nation’s largest charity evaluator has awarded the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges its top rating for the fifth year straight in recognition of the organization’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency, according to a press release. “Only 6 percent of the charities we rate have received at […]