4-H youth prepare for annual fair

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County 4-H members are gearing up for the annual 4-H fair, held in conjunction with the Essex County annual Fall Fest celebrations. Attend the event on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each year 4-H youth from across the county […]

NJ Transit urges customers not to use Galaxy Note7 on trains

NEWARK, NJ — Following safety concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note7, NJ Transit is strongly urging all customers not to use or charge the mobile device on board trains, buses, light rail vehicles or in stations and facilities, according to a recent release from NJ Transit. “We are asking our customers who have […]

Senior Wellness Day for county seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County invites senior citizens to the 11th annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. The event will include health screenings, musical entertainment, dancing, food, exercise demonstrations and free admission to Turtle […]

Arts Ed Now campaign launches

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey-based Arts Ed Now campaign will officially launch Sept. 12 during national Arts Education Week, with advocates featuring the initiative at local and statewide levels all week long. Spurred by the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership, N.J. State Council on the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Americans for […]

Prevent break-ins, use common-sense measures

NEWARK, NJ — On Sept. 7, Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura issued a reminder to local motorists that statistics reveal a car is broken into every 30 seconds somewhere across the country. Fontoura added that Essex County is not exempt to that alarming statistic. “Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in […]

Codey bill to strengthen substance abuse prevention efforts in schools is signed into law

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Richard Codey that aims to ensure that substance abuse instruction in public schools incorporates the most current, evidence-based standards and practices was signed into law Sept. 6, according to a release from Codey’s office. “Our schools are responsible for teaching our children about drugs, their negative effects […]

Celebrate love, diversity, culture with the county freeholders

NEWARK, NJ — Join the Essex County freeholders on Saturday, Sept. 10, in Branch Brook Park,  the Prudential grove area off of Park Avenue in Newark, from noon to 6 p.m. for the Essex County Freeholder’s second African Caribbean Festival. This free event will celebrate, as Bob Marley said, “One love, one heart, let’s get […]

County plans 9/11 ceremony

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The public is invited to attend “Essex County Remembers,” a solemn ceremony at the Essex County Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial that will mark the 15th anniversary of the tragedies in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. The annual ceremony will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11, beginning at 8 p.m. […]

‘RISE’ women’s workshop at NCJW/Essex

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Life in transition? Now what? A new RISE — Reaching Into Self-Empowerment — workshop is being offered to women on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women. This single session workshop, called “You First: Put Yourself at the Top of the […]

Veteran Affairs department announces grant to support veterans’ families

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded $300 million in grants to help prevent homelessness among low-income veteran families, according to an Aug. 30 press release from U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr.’s office. Pascrell, a Democrat, represents New Jersey’s ninth legislative district, which covers most of Bergen County and parts of […]

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