NJ Transit unveils new look for mobile app

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit recently showed off its updated, redesigned look for the mobile app during its monthly board of directors meeting. The new interface will bring additional features and functionality to the home page and all bus customers will be able to use the app to purchase one-way, round-trip and discounted 10-trip tickets, […]

PSE&G residential electric bills to drop 2.6 percent on June 1

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — PSE&G announced Feb. 10 that residential electric bills will drop 2.6 percent on June 1 as a result of the recent Basic Generation Service supply auction, approved Feb. 10 by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. The monthly bill for a PSE&G residential customer who uses the statewide average of […]

Digging us out

Digging us out

NEW JERSEY — During the Feb. 9 winter storm that dumped nearly a foot of snow in some areas of New Jersey, NJ Transit employees were hard at work removing snow as it accumulated. Some parts of Essex County received approximately 8 inches. Photos Courtesy of NJ TRANSIT

NJAW launches 7th annual volunteer firefighter and emergency responder grant program

VOORHEES, NJ — Recognizing the bravery and heroism of the volunteer firefighters and first responders in local communities, New Jersey American Water recently announced its 2017 grant program for volunteer fire departments and emergency responders located in the company’s service areas. “We are proud to once again offer this program, which provides assistance to the […]

Rainbows program sheds light for grief-stricken children

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Do you have a child 5 to 12 years old who is grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis such as death, divorce, separation, abandonment or another painful family transition? The Rainbows support group program for children in that age group will be meeting at the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center […]

NJAW is accepting applications for 2017 Environmental Grant Program

VOORHEES, NJ — New Jersey American Water is accepting applications for green project funding through its Environmental Grant Program. The program offers funding up to $10,000 for qualifying innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies throughout the company’s service areas. “New Jersey American Water is committed to […]

Assemblymen propose legislation requiring presidential candidates to disclose tax returns for placement on N.J. ballot

TRENTON, NJ — As President Donald Trump was preparing to be sworn in on Jan. 20 without having made his tax returns public, Assembly Democrats John McKeon and Troy Singleton introduced legislation to restore this tradition of transparency by preventing future presidential and vice presidential candidates from running on New Jersey’s ballot unless they submit […]

NCJW takes action to prevent teen dating violence

LIVINGSTON, NJ — One in three teens in a dating relationship experiences abuse from their partner. As one student described, “I never forgot my high school boyfriend after graduation. He haunted me in nightmares even after I moved away and changed my name. I would wake up with the memory of the abuse he inflicted […]

PSE&G prepares for heavy rain and gale-force winds

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — PSE&G is preparing for the approaching storm system that could bring heavy rain and gale-force winds. “Based on all the weather services’ forecasts, we are preparing for a busy day tomorrow. We’ll have additional personnel scheduled and on standby, with extra tree personnel and equipment at the ready,” John Latka, senior vice president […]

County to host annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services invites Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2017 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Monday, March 27. “Our senior citizens have led […]

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