Be a hero to our children

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey Children’s Alliance will present the Heroes for Children 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Clipper Pavilion, off of Cherry Lane in West Orange, in the South Mountain Recreation Complex. The 5K begins at 9 a.m. with the family fun run/walk commencing at 10 […]

McKeon measure takes stance against ICE arrests at courthouses

TRENTON, NJ — On Thursday, June 15, the Assembly Judiciary Committee approved a measure, AR-268, sponsored by Chairman John McKeon, opposing the dramatic increase in arrests on courthouse premises across the country by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. The legislation was prompted by a hearing that McKeon’s committee held last week on the […]

Bill would make interaction with police part of school curriculum

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Sheila Oliver, Mila Jasey, Cleopatra Tucker and Ralph Caputo to instruct New Jersey students on how to interact with law enforcement was released Thursday, June 15, by an Assembly panel. Bill A-1114 would require school districts to provide instruction on interacting with law enforcement in a manner […]

State attorney general works to prevent housing discrimination

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney Gen. Christopher S. Porrino and the Division on Civil Rights announced June 14 they have launched a bilingual campaign to raise housing rights awareness and discourage housing discrimination by providing anti-discrimination posters to more than 500 public and private entities statewide. According to Division Director Craig T. Sashihara, the division has […]

Learn the signs of stroke

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Approximately 800,000 people suffer from stroke each year. Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death, and is a leading cause of disability in the United States. Despite these alarming numbers, the vast majority of Americans are unable to identify the signs of a stroke. RWJBarnabas Health urges people to learn the […]

JCHC to sponsor symphony concert for area seniors

WHIPPANY, NJ — Older adults from throughout the area are invited to attend a special performance of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, June 28, at 2 p.m. The private concert is being sponsored by the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey and its supporters for the residents of the four senior […]

Essex County clerk holds outreach events

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin will hold several outreach events throughout the summer. They will be held as follows: Saturday, July 1, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at West Orange Park & Ride, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange; Wednesday, July 5, from 2 to 7:30 p.m. at Nutley Parks […]

DiVincenzo receives Clean Communities Vision I Award

DiVincenzo receives Clean Communities Vision I Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey Clean Communities Council has awarded its “Clean Communities Vision I Award” to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. for his ongoing vision to turn ideas into accomplishments. DiVincenzo is the first-ever winner of the Vision I Award, created this year to recognize vision in open space preservation and […]

Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series takes center stage

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Don’t miss the 2017 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series. The free concert features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, Friday night concerts in Brookdale Park and nine cultural festivals. “The Essex County free SummerMusic Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage throughout our historic parks […]

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