Indictment charges 21 with racketeering following carjacking ring investigation

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy announced April 29 that 21 people have been indicted on first-degree charges of racketeering, conspiracy and money laundering for allegedly operating a major international carjacking and stolen car trafficking ring that stole luxury cars from suburbs along the Route 17 corridor in New Jersey and neighboring New […]

Suburban Essex Chamber of Chamber reorganizes for 2016

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce formally installed its 2016 Executive Board and Trustees on Feb. 26, at the Chandelier in Belleville. The board members are Mark A. Wenczel; Donna Plotnick, trustee; Michael Zippo, trustee; Michael Bush, trustee; James Galione, trustee; Josephine OBrien, treasurer; Gerry Generazio, trustee; Cecelia Polizzi, VP programs; […]

Essex County CASA to hold info session at MML

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — CASA for Children of Essex County will host an information session at the main branch of Maplewood Public Library, 51 Baker St., on Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m. Attendees will learn how volunteers can help improve the lives of abused and neglected children in foster care as CASA advocates. Advocates are […]

Finished with college? Welcome to ‘the real world’

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Parents, students and graduates are welcome to attend this information-filled program at the Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women, which will address that big question of “what’s next?” After finishing college. There are many challenges facing college graduates, which Beth Handler-Grunt, founder of Next Great Step LLC, will discuss. With […]

Computer classes offered by NCJW

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Sign up now at the Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women in Livingston for May computer classes. Each class is open to all women who need to improve their skills for job positions or who would just like to learn for their own personal use. Basic Excel will begin May […]

NCJW helps with downsizing, moving, spring cleaning

LIVINGSTON, NJ — If you need help with organizing your “stuff” and want to learn how to declutter your home, the Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women is the place for you. Join certified professional organizer Deborah Gussoff on Monday, April 11, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the NCJW/Essex Center for Women […]

16 arrested in ‘Operation Safeguard’ child porn sweep

TRENTON, NJ – Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy announced that 16 defendants have been arrested in “Operation Safeguard,” a joint operation by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and ICE Homeland Security Investigations that targeted offenders who used an online file-sharing network to download and distribute child pornography, including videos of young children being […]

Community FoodBank thanks county

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Turtle Back Zoo was recently recognized by the Community FoodBank of NJ for donating almost 25 tons of non-perishable food. The 49,078 pounds of non-perishable food was collected during the 2015 Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular, a six-week event that ran from the day after Thanksgiving to New Year’s […]

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