Atlantic hurricane season expected to be strongest since 2012

NEW JERSEY — In its updated 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts a higher likelihood of a near-normal or above-normal season, and decreases the chance of a below-normal season to only 15 percent, from the initial outlook issued in May, according to an NOAA release dated Aug. 11. The […]

Codey Arena opens as cooling center to beat the heat

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — With temperatures forecasted to remain above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, Codey Arena will be available to the public as a cooling center. It will remain open today, Friday, Aug. 12, until 10 p.m. and will be open on Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. No […]

County opens two new courtrooms for Essex Vicinage Family Court

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Essex Vicinage assignment Judge Sallyanne Floria announced recently that two new courtrooms for the Superior Court of New Jersey Essex Vicinage Family Court have been completed in the Wilentz Justice Complex in Newark. The courtrooms provide modern, up-to-date accommodations for members of the public coming […]

Learn about the SUN initiative at the EOPL

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Freeholder Housing & Community Development Oversight Committee is partnering with several municipal libraries to co-host a program for Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods representatives to present the SUN Initiative, a program that helps homeowners in foreclosure repurchase their homes with mortgages they can afford. The representatives will be at the […]

JFS MetroWest awarded state contract to administer State Health Insurance Assistance Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ has been awarded the contract to administer Essex County SHIP, or State Health Insurance Assistance Program. SHIP is a statewide program that provides free, objective, confidential help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with or questions about Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare […]

JFS MetroWest reduces back-to-school stress

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ understands that back to school season is a hectic and stressful time for parents and children each year, as certain transition points in school can be particularly challenging, according to a recent press release. To help alleviate some of the anxiety, JFS will be offering […]

Drought watch issued for most of Northern New Jersey

NJDEP urges residents to conserve water as dry conditions persist

TRENTON, NJ — As a result of continued dry weather, the Department of Environmental Protection has issued a water supply drought watch for most of northern New Jersey, Commissioner Bob Martin announced July 25. The DEP is urging residents in the affected areas to conserve water; residents elsewhere in the state are asked to practice […]

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