Freeholders celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Freeholders celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Hall of Records. The ceremony commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience and spirit of the Hispanic community. This year’s honorees included Josephine C. Garcia of Newark, Masiel Rodriquez-Vars of Montclair, the Naomy […]

Locals awarded for their photographs of Essex parks

Locals awarded for their photographs of Essex parks

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the eight winners in the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Winners were awarded in adult and youth categories and were recognized on Saturday, Sept. 28, during the Fall Family Festival at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. “We congratulate the winners […]

Drive safely on ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day’ — and every day!

Drive safely on ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day’ — and every day!

TRENTON, NJ — The Division of Highway Traffic Safety is calling on drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists in New Jersey to join in a one-day national safety campaign on Thursday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of the more than 35,000 lives lost each year in motor vehicle-related crashes nationwide. “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day,” […]

NJDOH announces first NJ death associated with vaping

TRENTON, NJ — The Department of Health announced Oct. 1 the first New Jersey death associated with vaping. The death, involving an adult female from northern New Jersey, was reported to the department in August and mentioned as a report under investigation by Department of Health acting Commissioner Judith Persichilli at the time Gov. Phil […]

NJ Transit calls for applications to new customer advisory board

NJ Transit calls for applications to new customer advisory board

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has opened the application process for its new customer advisory board, a diverse group of regular customers of NJ Transit’s statewide transit system. The new CAB was planned and will be supported by Stewart Mader, NJ Transit’s customer advocate and chief customer experience officer. “We have great expectations for this […]

Properly dispose of your household hazardous waste

Properly dispose of your household hazardous waste

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Essex County Fleet Maintenance Facility, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “There are some materials that should be removed from our regular waste stream because of their hazardous nature. […]

NJDOH receives $10.5M federal grant to improve maternal health

TRENTON, NJ — First lady Tammy Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health announced Sept. 24 the award of a five-year grant for $2.1 million each year from the Health Resources and Services Administration to advance health equity and address disparities in maternal health outcomes. “Every mother deserves the opportunity for a healthy birth […]

NJ sues to block Trump admin. from undermining U.S. Endangered Species Act

TRENTON, NJ — On Sept. 25, Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal joined a coalition of attorneys general in suing the federal government to challenge new rules that would significantly weaken the Endangered Species Act, the nation’s decades-old conservation law protecting threatened and endangered wildlife, according to a press release from the AG’s office. The multistate […]