RSVP for Battin High School Class of ’56 reunion

ELIZABETH, NJ — Battin High School in Elizabeth will hold its 60th reunion for the Class of 1956 on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 12:30 p.m. at the APA Hotel, formerly the Woodbridge Hilton, in Metropark, at 120 S. Wood Ave. in Iselin. For more information and cost, contact Arlene Serpico Lospinoso at or 732-671-4897, […]

Citizens and clergy invited to fall ECPO academy

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Aug. 25 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host its fall 2016 Citizens and Clergy Academy, a six-week training program for members of the community. The deadline for registering is Friday, Sept. 16. The Citizens and Clergy Academy is a training program designed […]

NJ Transit continues quality of commute improvements at Port Authority Bus Terminal

NEWARK, NJ — Following the success of last year’s reorganization and consolidation of services within the Port Authority Bus Terminal, NJ Transit is again partnering with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for Phase Two of improvements to the quality of commute, according to an Aug. 23 press release. Beginning Sept. 3, […]

NJ Transit supports efforts to promote safe Pokemon Go playing

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has announced its support of a joint letter released by the Federal Railroad Administration and the Association of American Railroads urging safe behaviors in or near railroad tracks, stations and railyard facilities in light of the popular Pokemon Go game. Last week, the national railroad organizations sent the letter to […]

RSVP Center to pack disaster preparedness kits for seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties is planning a disaster kit packing and distribution event where volunteers ages 55 and older will assemble disaster kits to assist seniors in the MetroWest communities in case of an emergency. RSVP is currently recruiting volunteers to participate in the event. The event […]

Schaer and Jasey to introduce legislation to address student loan debt, increase college preparedness

TRENTON, NJ — Assembly Deputy Speaker Gary S. Schaer and Assembly Higher Education Committee Chairwoman Mila Jasey announced on Aug. 16 plans to introduce a comprehensive legislative package aimed at helping New Jersey residents better navigate the college process before, during and after their time on campus. “Too many students today are unprepared (for) entering […]

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 […]

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