JFS to hold ‘An Evening of Laughter’ on June 1, honor volunteers

MILLBURN, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ will hold its annual gala, “An Evening of Laughter,” on Wednesday, June 1, outdoors at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Short Hills. The evening will feature a performance by comedian Ryan Hamilton. This year, JFS is honoring the legacy of Maxine Myers and renaming its volunteer department […]

Commissioners hold 18th annual ‘Essex County Celebrates Youth’ event

Commissioners hold 18th annual ‘Essex County Celebrates Youth’ event

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, April 26, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2022 “Essex County Celebrates Youth” event via Zoom. The event is held yearly to acknowledge outstanding young people throughout the county who have accomplished and contributed a great deal early in their lives. This year the board recognized: […]

Essex County Latino American Chamber of Commerce appoints new members

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Latino American Chamber of Commerce has appointed four new members to its board of directors: Lily Sanchez Ruiz, Yuri Bisono, Deysi Castillo and Jose Ramirez. Sanchez Ruiz, an admissions counselor for the Community College Opportunity Grant program at Union County College, has been appointed the second vice president for […]

West Orange, SOMA and Orange communities unite to find a kidney for longtime resident

West Orange, SOMA and Orange communities unite to find a kidney for longtime resident

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — South Orange, Maplewood, Orange and West Orange residents are rallying around Anthony Brooks and his family in an effort to find him a kidney donor. Brooks lost one of his kidneys to cancer in 2017, and now the disease has spread to his remaining kidney. Now looking for a living kidney […]

Photo critique and competition with the Essex Photo Club

Photo critique and competition with the Essex Photo Club

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m., photographer extraordinaire Phil Echo will share his insights on improving photo quality when he critiques and discusses images that have been submitted by Essex Photo Club members. Different from a competition, there will be no scoring and the evening will be dedicated solely to […]

Caldwell University partners with St. George’s med school and Essex County College

CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell University has entered a partnership with St. George’s University in Grenada and Essex County College to streamline admission for eligible students to St. George’s University School of Medicine. Accepted students will complete two years at Essex County College and one year at Caldwell University before pursuing a four-year medical degree at […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Essex County on April 30

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Essex County on April 30

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, the Essex County Division of Community Health and Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day […]

PSEG chairperson, president, CEO to retire at end of 2022

PSEG chairperson, president, CEO to retire at end of 2022

NEWARK, NJ — PSEG announced April 19 that Ralph Izzo, chairperson, president and CEO, will retire from the company. The PSEG board of directors has elected Ralph LaRossa, chief operating officer, as president and CEO effective Sept. 1, 2022. Izzo will serve as executive chairperson of the board effective Sept. 1 until his retirement on […]

Murphy administration launches projection tool for extreme precipitation

Murphy administration launches projection tool for extreme precipitation

TRENTON, NJ — As part of its commitment to making the state more resilient to the impacts of climate change, on April 19, during Earth Week, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection launched an online tool that will help planners, local governments, developers and residents better understand that extreme precipitation events are increasing, as […]

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