Komen North Jersey appoints two new officers to board

SUMMIT, NJ — Susan G. Komen North Jersey recently announced the appointment of two new officers to its board of trustees; Kristin Wenger of Maplewood has assumed the role of president and Michele Caselnova of Sparta is the affiliate’s new vice president. Both have already served on the Komen North Jersey Board; Wenger has been […]

East Orange crime is down and Orange’s is up, as Essex County numbers remain shocking

EAST ORANGE / ORANGE, NJ — Late last month, the New Jersey State Police released the official 2014 Uniform Crime Report for the state of New Jersey. This annual report is based on crime statistics submitted to the state Uniform Crime Reporting System by every New Jersey law enforcement agency. The report, which is released […]

Essex County libraries receive grant to hold NEA Big Read

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Essex County Library Directors has received a grant of $15,000 to host the NEA Big Read in Essex County. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the NEA Big Read broadens one’s understanding of our world, local communities, and one’s self through the joy of sharing a good book. […]

Division of Welfare renamed Division of Family Assistance and Benefits

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Division of Welfare was renamed as the Essex County Division of Family Assistance and Benefits on Thursday, May 19. In addition, County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. outlined a number of ongoing initiatives — including an expanded waiting area, call center and interactive kiosks — that will enhance customer service […]

Volunteers needed at Brookdale

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Volunteers are welcome for the maintenance of the Brookdale Park Rose Garden. The volunteers will be at their duties several times this month. The park will also host a 90-minute early morning bird walk that is free although donations are welcome. Join the Rose Garden team The Thursday Morning Rose Garden Team […]

OPINION: Positive effect of FairTax® on jobs, trade and government spending

Although the FairTax® — H.R.25/ S.155 — is a national consumption tax on new goods and services and government spending and will eliminate all federal taxes on income and investment, it also features a ‘rebate in advance’ also called a prebate, which is based on family size. Additionally, this column will explain the dynamic-positive effect it will have on manufacturing […]

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