County welcomes NJ attorney general to Ethics in Government seminar

NEWARK, NJ — On Thursday, May 31, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., center, and Essex County Inspector General Dominic Scaglione, fourth from left, hosted an Ethics in Government seminar featuring N.J. Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal, second from left. With them are Deputy Chief of Staff William Payne, left, and Chief of Staff Phil […]

‘Beyond the Rainbow: LGBTQ Sensitivity Training’

WHIPPANY, NJ — JFS MetroWest is offering the continuing education class “Beyond the Rainbow: LGBTQ Sensitivity Training” on Tuesday, June 12, from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Alex Aidekman Family Campus, 901 Route 10, Whippany. The program features speaker Phoenix Schneider, a trans-activist, educator and social worker specializing in program development and direct services […]

New interactive touchscreens provide info for NJT customers

New interactive touchscreens provide info for NJT customers

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has unveiled new interactive touchscreen kiosks as part of its continuing effort to improve communication with customers. The high-tech digital displays, currently being piloted at select rail and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail stations, allow customers to access service information, maps and alerts to stay informed of travel options. The interactive information […]

NJAW names new senior director of North Operations

VOORHEES, NJ — New Jersey American Water has announced that William “Andy” Lewis has been named senior director of operations for the company’s North region. In this role, Lewis will be responsible for overseeing the company’s water and wastewater systems serving 32 municipalities in Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Warren counties. “Andy’s strong […]

Keep it cool this summer

NEWARK, NJ — With hotter weather on the way, PSE&G offers the following steps to ensure your air conditioner is ready for peak demand. Replace or clean air filters. Dirty filters make your air conditioner work harder, restricting airflow, causing dust to recirculate in the air and making the unit less efficient. For outside units, […]

PSE&G gains approval for 5-year improvement program

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G is moving forward with the next phase of its Gas System Modernization Program, following the May 22 approval of a multi-party settlement by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Through GSMP II, PSE&G will invest $1.875 billion to continue the accelerated replacement of aging gas pipes, supporting a safe, clean […]

SAGE offers spousal bereavement support

SUMMIT, NJ — SAGE Eldercare will offer a new, free, eight-week bereavement support group beginning June 5, for people age 60 and older who have lost a spouse in the last year. The support group will be led by licensed clinical social worker Kathy Larkin, SAGE’s InfoCare manager. “Adjusting to the loss of a spouse […]

Mylar balloons can cause fires and power outages

NEWARK, NJ — A little sparkle and glitz in your party decorations can help make that graduation or Memorial Day celebration memorable but keeping balloons away from power lines is essential to public safety. PSE&G reminds customers that proper handling and disposal of Mylar balloons prevents them from drifting into power lines and causing power […]

A dozen arrested following narcotics investigation

A dozen arrested following narcotics investigation

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced May 19 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, along with local, state and federal agencies, executed seven search warrants during the week of May 13 in Newark, East Orange and Irvington and recovered […]

Attend Essex County open house at zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 16th annual Essex County open house will be held at Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange, on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The carnival-like event combines games and activities to entertain and provide information to raise public awareness about the programs and services […]

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