PSE&G unveils new, redesigned website

NEWARK, NJ — When customers visit PSEG.com, they’ll see a more modern, updated site with simplified content that’s more useful and easier to navigate, providing a better web experience, according to a recent press release from the utilities company. “We know from speaking with our customers that many of them prefer to interact via our […]

JFS of MetroWest launches support group for middle schoolers

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — JFS MetroWest will begin offering a support group for middle school children in grades five through eight on navigating friendships and the social environment. The group will meet for four weeks this summer on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. beginning on July 24 and also meeting on July 31, Aug. […]

County honors individuals with Pride of Essex awards

County honors individuals with Pride of Essex awards

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Advisory Board hosted the Essex County LGBTQ Pride Month Celebration on Wednesday, June 27. During the ceremony, DiVincenzo presented Pride of Essex County Awards to Elaine Helms, founder of the RAIN Foundation; Peter Oates, director of […]

JFS celebrates ‘An Evening of Laughter’

JFS celebrates ‘An Evening of Laughter’

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — JFS MetroWest’s held its annual “An Evening of Laughter” fundraising event on June 7 at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael in Springfield. At the event, Jed and Carrie Nussbaum, of Short Hills, and Nancy and Robert Eskow, of Livingston, were honored. Photos Courtesy of Kimberly Colchamiro

JFS works to embrace LGBTQ community, promote understanding and acceptance

JFS works to embrace LGBTQ community, promote understanding and acceptance

WHIPPANY, NJ — On June 12, JFS MetroWest offered two separate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning events for National Pride Month. During the afternoon, JFS hosted a professional development program, “Beyond the Rainbow: LGBTQ Sensitivity Training,” featuring Phoenix Schneider as the speaker. Schneider is a transactivist, educator and social worker specializing in program development […]

County to celebrate July as Parks and Recreation Month

County to celebrate July as Parks and Recreation Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs will host a month-long schedule of free activities to celebrate July as National Parks and Recreation Month. The public is invited to enjoy “Wellness on the Waterfront,” which includes yoga demonstrations, concerts, movies, and arts and crafts at the South Mountain […]

JFS coordinator receives award

JFS coordinator receives award

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Maggie Drew, coordinator of Services for Individuals with Disabilities at JFS MetroWest, received the Outstanding Spectrum 360 Support Coordinator Award on Thursday, June 14. Drew oversees the JFS Support Coordination program, which provides case management services to individuals eligible through the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities. Drew and her staff work […]

PSE&G unveils next phase of ‘Energy Strong’ investments

NEWARK, NJ — Building on the success of its “Energy Strong” program, on June 8, PSE&G proposed to invest an additional $2.5 billion during the next five years to further strengthen the utility’s electric and gas systems to withstand storms, improve reliability and significantly enhance resiliency, according to a press release from the utility. If […]

County SummerMusic Concert Series returns

County SummerMusic Concert Series returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2018 Essex County free SummerMusic Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening leisure activity to enjoy the parks. This year’s series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, Friday night concerts […]

County Prosecutors Association of NJ announces scholarship opportunities

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey annually awards scholarships to college, graduate and law students. Each scholarship is a one-year grant in the amount of $3,500 paid directly to the recipient. Scholarship recipients from previous years are ineligible; all applicants must be New Jersey residents and demonstrate financial need. To […]