Kidde recalls combination smoke/CO alarms due to alarm failure

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall on Kidde hard-wired combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven-year end of life — even if the batteries are replaced — leading consumers to believe it is still working. This poses a risk of […]

NCJW helps women help themselves

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For Andrea Spielman of West Caldwell, the words of encouragement that she heard from the staff at the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women helped her get on the right path after having just left an emotionally abusive relationship. “I learned to have faith and believe in myself,” Spielman said […]

NJ Transit electronic ticketing sets new sales records

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit’s customers are downloading their way to electronic ticketing in record-setting numbers. During the month of October, the digital system known as MyTix shattered its record for most tickets and passes sold in one month and, in doing so, crossed the one million mark for the first time. In addition, Nov. […]

NJ Transit board selects new head of bus operations

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit’s board of directors recently approved Michael P. Kilcoyne as vice president and general manager of bus operations. Kilcoyne has served in this position in an interim capacity since December 2015. “Michael is a consummate professional and throughout his career at NJ Transit he has made substantial contributions toward improving the […]

Help Essex high schoolers learn ‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt!’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is now required by law in New Jersey, according to a press release from NCJW/Essex. Essex County high […]

Networking luncheon for business owners in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The MetroEast Region of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners is hosting its monthly networking luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Greek Taverna, 292 Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair. The focus of this event will be an exploration of what attendees are most thankful […]

Codey introduces bill to ban coupons for prescription drugs when lower-cost alternatives exist

TRENTON, NJ — State Sen. Richard Codey recently introduced legislation to ban the use of manufacturer coupons and other discount offers for certain prescription drugs when a lower-cost alternative, such as generic versions of the drug, exists. The bill would address a practice often used by manufacturers to drive consumers to their products with a […]

Middle school students, parents invited to VoTech school fair

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Vocational Technical School District invites seventh- and eighth-grade students from Essex County and their parents to attend the “Essex County Seventh & Eighth-Grade Annual School Fair.” The fair will be Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Essex County Newark Tech, 91 W. Market St. in […]

Bill to establish law enforcement-assisted addiction and recovery programs is now law

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Richard Codey and Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee Chairman Joseph Vitale that would establish law enforcement-assisted addiction and recovery programs was signed into law on Oct. 26, according to a press release. Under the law, the director of the Division of Mental Health and […]

NJ Transit adopts Fiscal Year 2017 operating, capital budgets

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit board of directors recently adopted a Fiscal Year 2017 operating budget and capital program that supports continued investments in infrastructure and equipment to maintain the system in a state of good repair and enhance the overall customer experience, according to a recent press release from NJ Transit. “The operating […]

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