Community FoodBank thanks county

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Turtle Back Zoo was recently recognized by the Community FoodBank of NJ for donating almost 25 tons of non-perishable food. The 49,078 pounds of non-perishable food was collected during the 2015 Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular, a six-week event that ran from the day after Thanksgiving to New Year’s […]

JFS MetroWest launches breast cancer support services with free day of wellness

WEST ORANGE, NJ — JFS MetroWest announces the launch of breast cancer support services. Together with its partners, Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Sharsheret, Jewish Family Services of MetroWest will assist survivors of breast cancer by providing information about healthy living through medical and fitness experts, mental health support by a professional clinician, and connections […]

County business persons take advantage of free workshop

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A free workshop recently held by the Essex County Office of Small Business Development and Affirmative Action welcomed 42 small, women and minority vendors. The workshop was the latest event hosted by the SBDAA to empower the business community and compete for construction contracts. From left are Essex County SBDAA Director […]

County installs electric car-charging stations

WEST ORANGE / NEWARK, NJ — Essex County recently installed new charging stations for electric cars at Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange and the Essex County Government Complex in Newark. The charging stations are part of the county’s initiative to promote environmentally friendly alternatives and fulfill a growing need as electric […]

County, Art Educators of New Jersey partner to highlight the student creativity

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Art Educators of New Jersey welcomed 102 students from throughout Essex County to the Hall of Records in Newark for the Art Educators of New Jersey student art exhibit on March 28. This is the 12th consecutive year in which DiVincenzo has partnered with […]

Metro YMCA spearheads #PreventNow campaign

LIVINGSTON, NJ — One in 10 people is sexually abused before age 18, an alarming national statistic that has produced a population of 42 million adults scarred by the childhood crime. Intervention can turn the tide, and during National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will join with YMCAs […]

Essex County residents invited to FairTax meeting

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Celebrate the end of tax filing season with FairTax New Jersey on Saturday, April 16, at the Monmouth County Shrewsbury Branch Library.  Beginning at 10 a.m., the FairTax NJ organization will  discuss the business of FairTax NJ. From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., there will be a discussion of various tax reform proposals, including the FairTax. The proposed FairTax legislation […]

Spring into action with mindful parenting

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As a parent, do you ever feel like your mind is being pulled in a thousand different directions? Do you catch yourself quickly reacting to things rather than thoughtfully responding? On Tuesday, April 5, from 7:15 to 9 p.m., clinical psychologist Carrie Spindel Bashoff will enlighten you about the importance of thinking […]

County releases results of 2016 deer hunts in reservations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has released the results of the 2016 deer hunt in county reservations. A total of 154 deer were removed from Essex County South Mountain Reservation and Essex County Hilltop Reservation. Reducing the number of deer is part of an ongoing initiative by the administration to preserve and restore the […]

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