Join Rachel Coalition at candlelight vigil

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Domestic violence affects every community. It thrives when we are silent, but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic abuse. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, is excited to join together with the community at […]

Craft beer tasting event to benefit the nonprofit Parks Foundation

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Essex County Parks Department invites the public to participate in “Ales N’ Tails Oktoberfest” at the Turtle Back Zoo. Visitors will be able to sample more than 50 craft beers during a festive evening benefiting the Essex County Parks Foundation. “Ales N’ Tails Oktoberfest” will be Saturday, Oct. 1, from […]

JCS observes fall holidays

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Jewish Cultural Society, which serves northern New Jersey, will observe Rosh Hashanah on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. and Yom Kippur on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. in rented space in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St. in Montclair. Both erev hour-long programs of secular humanistic readings and […]

Rachel Coalition seeks volunteers to train to assist victims of domestic violence

NEWARK, NJ — The Rachel Coalition, a partnership of nine Northern New Jersey organizations, working together to provide services and support programs for victims of domestic violence in Essex and Morris counties, is seeking volunteers for its Court Advocate Program. This 40-hour hands-on training program educates participants to assist domestic violence victims with emotional and […]

NJTPD charge man with aggravated assault on train conductor

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit Police Department arrested a man who allegedly assaulted a train conductor Sunday, Sept. 11, after being asked for a train ticket, according to a Sept. 12 release from NJ Transit. Peer Fikhman, 22, of Israel was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a conductor and theft of services […]

Bill to require NJ Transit to notify public prior to service reduction is now law

TRENTON, NJ — A bill Assembly Democrats Wayne P. DeAngelo, Raj Mukherji, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and John McKeon sponsored to help ensure that mass transit riders are properly informed of proposed service cuts is now law. The new law, A-227, requires NJ Transit to hold a public hearing and provide notice prior to a reduction […]

4-H youth prepare for annual fair

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County 4-H members are gearing up for the annual 4-H fair, held in conjunction with the Essex County annual Fall Fest celebrations. Attend the event on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each year 4-H youth from across the county […]

NJ Transit urges customers not to use Galaxy Note7 on trains

NEWARK, NJ — Following safety concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note7, NJ Transit is strongly urging all customers not to use or charge the mobile device on board trains, buses, light rail vehicles or in stations and facilities, according to a recent release from NJ Transit. “We are asking our customers who have […]

Senior Wellness Day for county seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County invites senior citizens to the 11th annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. The event will include health screenings, musical entertainment, dancing, food, exercise demonstrations and free admission to Turtle […]

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