SHIP counselors available for Medicare enrollment help

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Medicare open enrollment is from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 and the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, or SHIP, has counselors available to answer questions and offer guidance. SHIP is a statewide program that provides free, objective, confidential help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with or questions about […]

County’s 2017 leaf collection schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Each fall, Essex County collects leaves along county roads. Residents whose properties are on county roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb. To organize leaf collection on county roads, Essex County is divided into four sectors. There will be three […]

PSE&G warns: Scammers can use fake caller IDs

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G urges customers to be alert to payment scams in a recent press release. In the most common scam, phony callers lie and say there is an unpaid balance and demand immediate payment with a prepaid card. Recently the utility has received reports that scammers are using fake caller ID information to […]

ECPO: Prevent infant deaths

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced Oct. 4 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is urging parents to take proper precautions to protect children in the wake of three baby deaths over a 40-hour period the previous week. Parents should avoid sleeping with very young children and make sure they […]

Connect to Wellness is a smashing success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In honor of National Recovery Month, FAMILYConnections hosted Connect to Wellness, its first free family wellness festival, on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Clipper Pavilion in West Orange. National Recovery Month, a national health observance, aims to remind Americans that people can recover from mental health and substance use disorders to […]

NCJW welcomes Hager as keynote speaker

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section announces its 2017 opening event featuring teacher, author and journalist Jenna Bush Hager, a contributing correspondent for NBC’s “Today.” The NCJW/Essex opening event will be Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Brooklake Country Club, 139 Brooklake Road in Florham Park. Her keynote […]

County unveils program to help residents in need pay their bills

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Action is now administering two new programs to provide temporary utility assistance for eligible low- to moderate-income households. “When families experience unemployment or medical issues, it may become difficult to make ends meet. If you have an unpaid gas or electric bill or are being […]

Discard household hazardous waste

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 125 Fairview Ave. in Cedar Grove. This program is free to all Essex County residents, though participants must provide proof of residency on site. This event is not for commercial or industrial […]

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