NCJW/Essex to host panel to combat sex trafficking

Symposium aims to keep children safe from trafficking

NCJW/Essex to host panel to combat sex trafficking

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Most people think of slavery as a terrible institution from our past and look to the outcome of the Civil War as the beacon that ended it. But they are wrong. The United Nations’ International Labor Organization estimates that there are more slaves worldwide now than there have been at any other […]

NJ Transit provides ‘Commuter Tool Kit’

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit unveiled a new cohesive customer campaign recently that is designed to bring attention to a variety of “tools” available to customers on how to obtain transit information for a better travel experience, according to a press release. “The Commuter Tool Kit – The Tools You Need for a Better Travel […]

NJ Transit exec packs up coats for charity donation

NEWARK, NJ — As part of Gov. Chris Christie’s Season of Service Volunteer Effort, NJ Transit Executive Director Steven H. Santoro helped pack up coats for delivery to those in need of warm clothing this winter, according to a recent press release. The outerwear will be distributed to those served by Jersey Cares, an Essex […]

Essex County women’s organization helps women in need

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Soroptimist International of Suburban Essex has been serving the communities of Essex County and surrounding counties since 1949. For the sixth year, SISE members assembled HUGS tote bags with essential items for women arriving at a local shelter after fleeing domestic violence. HUGS reflects Healing, Understanding and the Great Strength of […]

Essex County hosts gingerbread house contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The public is invited to participate in the 2016 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center. The contest is free and there are four categories in which participants can compete. The deadline to register is Saturday, Dec. 3, and all entries must be delivered on Saturday, […]

See historical houses in expanded holiday house tour

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Celebrate the holiday season by participating in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year, the tour includes 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The tour includes Essex County Kip’s Castle and the Walther […]

Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular returns

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 10th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo has begun and free admission is being offered. During each show, approximately 50 animal and holiday-themed figures will light up the winter night in Turtle Back Zoo and the surrounding South Mountain Recreation Complex. More than 100,000 […]

Jack & Jill Greater Essex County introduces new reading corner

ORANGE, NJ — The Greater Essex County NJ Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc. recently announced the grand opening of a new reading corner at FAMILYConnections in Orange during National Family Reading Month. A celebration and ribbon-cutting were held Sunday, Nov. 20, to mark the opening of this space, which was designed by […]

Kidde recalls combination smoke/CO alarms due to alarm failure

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall on Kidde hard-wired combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven-year end of life — even if the batteries are replaced — leading consumers to believe it is still working. This poses a risk of […]

NCJW helps women help themselves

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For Andrea Spielman of West Caldwell, the words of encouragement that she heard from the staff at the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women helped her get on the right path after having just left an emotionally abusive relationship. “I learned to have faith and believe in myself,” Spielman said […]

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