New bill bans tackle football for kids under 12

By Daniel Jackovino and Joe Ragozzino Staff Writers A bill that would ban children below the age of 12 from playing organized tackle football has been introduced in the NJ Legislature. The sponsor of the bill, A3760, is Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, D-37th District. The bill was introduced Thursday, April 5. In its statement, it prohibits […]

PSE&G reminds everyone to call 8-1-1 before they dig

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly 40 percent of Americans who plan home projects that require digging this year don’t plan on calling before they dig, according to a recent national survey conducted by Common Ground Alliance. PSE&G reminds customers, contractors and excavators to call 8-1-1 to request a mark-out before digging to avoid hitting underground pipelines, […]

Learn about legal support services for veterans

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A Veterans Access Seminar will be held Wednesday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Montclair Municipal Building, 215 Claremont Ave. This event is sponsored by the Superior Court of NJ Essex Vicinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns. Advance registration is required; to register, call Andrew Kafel at 973-776-9300, ext. […]

‘Terrifying Night, Miraculous Recovery’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Rachel Coalition will host its annual Women to Women luncheon on Tuesday, April 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. The luncheon will feature a presentation by Melissa Dohme Hill, who was brutally attacked by her high school ex-boyfriend, […]

STEM celebrated at NJ State House

TRENTON, NJ — On March 26, the New Jersey STEM Pathways Network, in partnership with the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, celebrated New Jersey’s first ever STEM Month with a STEM fair at the New Jersey State House in Trenton. The fair showcased 17 science, technology, engineering and mathematics organizations from across the […]

County hosts 14th annual Irish heritage celebration

NEWARK, NJ — At the 14th annual Essex County Irish Heritage Celebration on Monday, March 26, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. recognized Essex County Freeholder President Brendan Gill as the 2018 Essex County Irishman of the Year and Robin Dougherty, executive director of the Greater Newark Conservancy, as the 2018 Essex County Irishwoman of […]

NJAW and Scholastic partner for water conservation curriculum

VOORHEES, NJ — Just in time for Earth Day, New Jersey American Water and Scholastic are partnering to help teachers throughout the state through Water Works, a creative program that provides valuable, free, STEM-based curriculum focused on water and its importance to everyday life. “This is the third year New Jersey American Water has partnered […]

Elder abuse prevention program at SAGE

SUMMIT, NJ — SAGE Eldercare is offering a program about the warning signs and prevention of elder abuse on Friday, April 6, from 11 a.m. to noon at 290 Broad St. in Summit. Every year approximately four million older Americans are victims of physical, psychological and/or other forms of abuse and neglect according to the […]

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