Kidde recalls fire extinguishers with plastic handles

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall for Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles due to discharge failure and nozzle detachment. This product recall involves two styles of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and plastic push-button fire extinguishers. This recall does not include Kidde Professional or Badger branded […]

PSE&G offers top six tips to stay warm for less

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — With cold weather on the way, PSE&G, New Jersey’s largest utility, offers its top six ways you can help keep the heat in and your heating bills down this winter with little or no cost. Lower your thermostat by just 1 degree. You will hardly notice and this may reduce your […]

FBI, U.S. marshals warn public of jury duty phone scam

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The FBI’s Philadelphia and Newark Divisions and the U.S. Marshals Service, District of New Jersey, are warning the public about a phone scam being perpetrated by callers impersonating law enforcement or court officials, according to a Nov. 8 FBI release. The scammers say they’re with the U.S. Marshals Service, county sheriff’s […]

County enacts Code Blue procedures

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated because of cold weather in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect from Friday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. to Saturday, Nov. 11, at 8 a.m. “Providing our homeless residents with a warm place to stay during extreme weather conditions is […]

‘Power of the Purse’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, Nov. 16, the United Way of Essex and West Hudson will host its first Power of the Purse Luncheon and Auction featuring personal finance expert Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche. The Power of the Purse initiative will connect a diverse, dynamic and dedicated network of women and community leaders throughout […]

County to allocate $1.5 million to ECC to cover budget shortfalls

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently announced that it will be providing Essex County College with an additional $1.5 million allocation to cover shortfalls in the college’s budget. “I have wholeheartedly supported Essex County College for the last 28 years as a freeholder, freeholder president and now as county executive,” County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo […]

County hosts Ethics in Government Seminar

NEWARK, NJ — On Thursday, Oct. 26, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., center, hosted an Ethics in Government Seminar featuring NJ Attorney Gen. Christopher Porrino, left and NJ Division of Criminal Justice Director Elie Honig, right. The presentation was attended by Essex County department and division directors, Constitutional officers, representatives of county agencies and […]

Learn how to certify your small business

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County is hosting a workshop on “Understanding the Certification Process” on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. This free event will also include a breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Workshop topics include the New Jersey process to become certified as a […]

Freeholders honor public safety professionals

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2017 Public Safety Professionals Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Hall of Records in Newark to commemorate fire officials, police officers and first responders in Essex County for their selfless service. Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake began the program with welcoming remarks, celebrating […]

Free Women’s Wellness Expo

NEWARK, NJ — Susan G. Komen North Jersey and Newark will present a free Women’s Wellness Expo on Saturday,Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the JFK Recreation Center, 211 W. Kinney St. in Newark. This expo will draw on resources from public, corporate and medical communities to raise awareness for breast health […]

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