NJ Transit adopts fiscal year 2019 operating, capital budgets

NJ Transit adopts fiscal year 2019 operating, capital budgets

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 8, the NJ Transit board of directors adopted a fiscal year 2019 operating budget and capital program that supports continued investments in personnel, infrastructure and equipment to maintain the system in a state-of-good repair, and enhance the overall customer experience, according to a press release from NJ Transit. “These budgets […]

SAGE Eldercare to host panel discussion about living options as you age

SUMMIT, NJ — SAGE Eldercare will host a panel discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. about the different living options available to older adults and their families. The discussion will cover assisted-living facilities, independent living, adult day programs, home care and more. The guest panel includes Michele Cameron, a registered nurse […]

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to host opioid community meeting

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to host opioid community meeting

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, along with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and health care professionals, will host a community meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 15, to discuss the effects of the opioid crisis in this area. The meeting, which will be held at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave. […]

Jewish Federation raises more than $23.6M through UJA annual campaign

Jewish Federation raises more than $23.6M through UJA annual campaign

WHIPPANY, NJ — Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ recently announced that, thanks to the generosity of many community donors, it has exceeded its projections and raised a total of $23.6 million, an increase from last year’s total, in its United Jewish Appeal 2018 campaign. This amount includes more than $20.6 million in unrestricted gifts […]

JFS social worker receives Humanism in Healthcare Award

JFS social worker receives Humanism in Healthcare Award

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Licensed clinical social worker Alyson Kaplan, a care consultant at JFS MetroWest, was selected as a recipient of the Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award. Sponsored by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, this award recognizes the contributions of professionals who work in local direct service health care organizations. Those who […]

Federation offers complimentary High Holy Day tickets for newcomers

Federation offers complimentary High Holy Day tickets for newcomers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — MetroPass, a collaborative program between Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and area synagogues, provides qualified newcomers to the community — or to synagogue life — with complimentary High Holy Day tickets. In its eighth year, this program is designed to lower the barriers of entry and to encourage Jewish people […]

ECPO, EC Bar Foundation sponsor gun buyback program

ECPO, EC Bar Foundation sponsor gun buyback program

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Essex County Bar Association President Raj Gadhok announced July 19 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation, the related charitable arm of the ECBA, are co-sponsoring a one-day gun buyback program this fall. The initiative is the first time in […]

County recognizes local Portuguese Americans with awards

County recognizes local Portuguese Americans with awards

NEWARK, NJ — During the 2018 Essex County Portuguese Heritage Celebration on Tuesday, July 10, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Star of Essex Awards to Diolinda B. Soares, assistant finance director with the Ironbound Soccer Club and health benefits clerk with the Essex County Office of Human Resources, and John Goncalves, an undersheriff […]

Comfort Keepers® of Montclair & Hasbrouck Heights Celebrates Company’s 20th Anniversary

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Comfort Keepers®, a leading provider of quality, in-home care for seniors and other adults, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The company was originally founded in 1998, when Kristina Butler, a registered nurse working in Springfield, Ohio, discovered the need for someone to assist her patients with non-medical needs. Kristina took it upon […]

County asks property owners to help in battle to control mosquitoes

County asks property owners to help in battle to control mosquitoes

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Mosquito Control/Environmental Services conducts mosquito control measures throughout the year, but property owners can help control the mosquito population by eliminating any standing water from their properties in which mosquitoes could lay eggs. The following are some easy tips provided by the American Mosquito Control Association […]