Newark police seek public’s help in locating missing person

Newark police seek public’s help in locating missing person

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the pictured male, Porfirio Santos, 85, of Newark. Santos weighs approximately 130 lbs., is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and has short gray hair. He was last seen Wednesday, Dec. 14, at St. Michael’s Hospital. He was wearing […]

RSVP Center wins two awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The RSVP Center of Essex & Hudson Counties, which is sponsored by Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, won two 2016 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. The awards were honorable mention for Outstanding Inclusive Initiatives in Emergency Management and honorable mention for Community Preparedness Champions. The awards recognize the outstanding efforts […]

NJ Transit says it’s prepared for winter weather

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is prepared to do battle with Old Man Winter this season, according to a press release. Snow-fighting supplies and equipment across the state are stocked and ready to be deployed as conditions warrant. NJ Transit is busy inspecting and winterizing its infrastructure, equipment and stations to be in the best […]

U.S. Congress authorizes Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as national priority

U.S. Congress authorizes Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as national priority

RAHWAY, NJ — The U.S. Congress approved the Federal Water Resources Act of 2016 on Saturday, Dec. 10, and sent it to President Barack Obama for signing, according to a release from the Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control The act includes the authorization of the Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as a […]

Get smart about antibiotic use

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In this season of colder temperatures and winter colds, there is the common default to ask for antibiotics from health care providers to get us back on track to our healthier selves. However, this practice of overusing antibiotics as a society may be doing more harm than good. Antibiotic resistance is […]

ECPO to host information session on procedures for officer-involved fatal shootings

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will hold an information session on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. to provide an overview of what happens in Essex County when an officer is involved in a fatal shooting. The 40-minute presentation will provide statistical data and other information and allow members of the […]

Submit your work to the Gaelen Juried Art Show

WHIPPANY, NJ — The 18th annual Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale, sponsored by the Audrey & Norbert Gaelen Endowment, announces a call for entries for this year’s show. Categories for entry are: oil, acrylic or watercolor painting; mixed media; sculpture; drawing or pastels; and photography. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, and […]

Mayors Council to head to D.C. to push flood mitigation plan along

ESSEX / UNION COUNTIES, NJ — The Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control will head to Trenton this week to meet with Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Martin on Dec. 9 to urge the state to move ahead on the state funding of the Rahway River Flood Mitigation plan, including getting to […]

Keeping pets safe and healthy during the holiday season

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Festive celebrations, food and decor are hallmarks of the holiday season. But the most wonderful time of the year also can pose safety concerns for dogs, cats and other household pets. Consider the following tips for keeping pets safe, healthy and happy throughout the holiday season: Secure the Christmas tree. Cats […]

NJSBA thanks governor for action on school security officer bill

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey School Boards Association recently thanked Gov. Chris Christie and the state Legislature for enacting a bill that will expand local school district options in employing security personnel. The legislation, S86/A3629, which was signed into law by Christie, establishes “Class Three” special law enforcement officers to provide security in public […]

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