Christie unveils Fairness Formula website to help residents lower property taxes

TRENTON, NJ — On June 22 Gov. Chris Christie launched the Fairness Formula website,, encouraging people to take simple online action to help lower their nation-high property taxes. The governor announced his proposal to ensure equal funding for all New Jersey students and to provide hundreds and thousands of dollars in annual property tax […]

MuckFest returns! Are you ready?

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than a thousand participants are expected at MuckFest MS New Jersey on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26. MuckFest MS is the fun mud and obstacle 5K for everyone. No special training is required. Runners have a blast on mountains of mud and outrageous obstacles that spin, swing and […]

Essex County high school teens learn that 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. Participating Essex County high schools — Columbia High School in […]

Protect the environment and recycle your used tires

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Department of Public Works invite Essex County residents to bring used and unwanted tires to the Essex County Used Tire Recycling Day. It will be held Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Essex County Public Works Department, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar […]

Free Friday Flicks at Kip’s Castle

VERONA, NJ — Essex County will show Free Friday Flicks this June at Kip’s Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Ave. in Verona. Gates open at 7 p.m. and movies will be shown at dusk on the lawn. The public is encouraged to bring chairs or blankets on which to sit. Admission is free; refreshments will be […]

Mayors Council reports major step forward in Rahway River Flood Mitigation Plan

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control released in a June 5 statement that the U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced HR 5303, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, which includes an amendment to authorize the construction planning and engineering of the Rahway River Flood Mitigation Plan. The priority […]

NCJW hosts July computer classes

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Sign up now at the Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women in Livingston for July 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 is scheduled to […]

Two from Bloomfield named Outstanding Senior Citizens

Two from Bloomfield named Outstanding Senior Citizens

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Six Essex County residents were presented Outstanding Senior Citizen Awards during the 41st annual Senior Citizen Luncheon at The Chandelier in Belleville on Thursday, May 5. Approximately 150 Essex County seniors attended the annual celebration, which recognizes members of Essex County’s various senior clubs for their dedication and commitment to the […]

Essex County Open House returns

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 14th annual Essex County Open House at Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange, will be Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The carnival-like event, which includes free admission to the zoo, combines games and activities to entertain and provide information to raise public awareness […]

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