‘101 Days of Summer’ traffic safety campaign in NJ

‘101 Days of Summer’ traffic safety campaign in NJ

TRENTON, NJ — On May 21, N.J. Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety announced the start of a statewide campaign to enhance safety on New Jersey roads during the busy summer travel season. The “101 Days of Summer” traffic safety campaign will run between Memorial Day weekend and Labor […]

Bill to allow tax deductions through NJBEST clears full Assembly

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Mila Jasey and Wayne DeAngelo to allow gross income tax deductions for contributions concerning the New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust program was approved May 23 by the full Assembly by a vote tally of 77-0. “College tuition costs are simply unmanageable for too many […]

New law expands statute of limitations in certain sexual abuse cases

TRENTON, NJ — On May 20, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law legislation that aims to provide survivors of sexual assault with greater opportunities to receive justice and hold abusers accountable. Sponsored by Assemblywomen Annette Quijano, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Mila Jasey, the law extends the statute of limitations in civil actions for sexual abuse […]

NJ Dept. of Health announces medical marijuana rule changes

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Health has announced amended medical marijuana rules that establish standards by which the department implements the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act. The rule changes follow the department’s recommended regulatory actions in response to Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 6, which charged the department with reviewing all […]

JFS of MetroWest announces new executive board, appointments

JFS of MetroWest announces new executive board, appointments

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest hosted its annual installation meeting at its final board meeting of the fiscal year on May 13. In accordance with the bylaws of JFS MetroWest, the following individuals have been elected to assume leadership as trustees on the board: Melanie Levitan as president; Andrea G. Bier […]

NJ banks join the Safe Banking for Seniors campaign

CRANFORD, NJ — New Jersey banks are partnering with senior-focused community groups throughout the state to educate older Americans on how to bank more securely. As part of this campaign, bankers are sharing information on how to choose the right financial caregiver, detect financial abuse and avoid scams targeting older adults. Established by the American […]

St. Barnabas, Beth Israel given ‘A’ grades

St. Barnabas, Beth Israel given ‘A’ grades

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the 15th consecutive time, Saint Barnabas Medical Center was awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. Saint Barnabas is the only hospital in a seven-state area, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island and Maryland, to have achieved straight A’s since […]

County honors five area senior citizens with Legends Awards

County honors five area senior citizens with Legends Awards

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Tuesday, May 7, in Cedar Grove, as May is recognized as National Older Americans Month. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Legends Awards to Stephanie Gerstein from […]

Freeholders celebrate exceptional youth from Essex County

Freeholders celebrate exceptional youth from Essex County

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its annual “Essex County Celebrates Youth” program on Wednesday, April 24, at the Hall of Records in Newark. This annual event acknowledges outstanding young people throughout the county for their notable achievements. This year’s honorees were: Benjamin Levitt of Livingston High School, Jaala Williams […]