NJ Transit adopts fiscal year 2018 operating, capital budgets

Operating budget keeps fares stable; capital budget continues financial commitment to enhance overall customer experience

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit Board of Directors adopted a Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget and capital program on July 12 that supports continued investments in infrastructure and equipment to maintain the system in a state of good repair and enhance the overall customer experience, according to a press release from NJ Transit. “NJ […]

PAT provides family support services to prevent abuse, neglect

PAT provides family support services to prevent abuse, neglect

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — It is no easy feat to raise children in this day and age. There are many external stressors and unavoidable family issues that can make this even more difficult. Through its Parents As Teachers program, FAMILYConnections identifies at-risk families and provides one-on-one help to ensure everyone in a home remains safe. […]

NJAW offers wise water tips for summer heat

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — As the season continues, with summer heat and activities in full swing, New Jersey American Water offers tips to help avoid the water overuse pitfalls that frequently happen during this time of year. These tips and insights are designed to help people save money while alleviating stress on water supplies and […]

Youth leaders ADAPT to a healthier way of life

Youth leaders ADAPT to a healthier way of life

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Heading into summer vacation, many parents and guardians become concerned with how their children will fill their time. Unstructured time can be dangerous, especially for teenagers who may have access to drugs or alcohol. Luckily, Essex County parents and guardians can count on ADAPT to help them steer their children in […]

School board candidacy deadline approaches

TRENTON, NJ — Citizens interested in running for local school board office must file nominating petitions with their county clerk by 4 p.m. on Monday, July 31, for their names to appear on the Nov. 7 General Election ballot. Nominating petitions must be signed by at least 10 registered voters of the school district. Information […]

JFS MetroWest awarded ‘Breaking Barriers’ matching grant

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — JFS MetroWest has been awarded a $25,000 matching grant by the Jewish Funders Network and Genesis Prize Foundation as part of the “Breaking Barriers” initiative aimed at promoting inclusion for those with disabilities in Jewish life. The award is part of a matching grant program created in honor of 2016 Genesis […]

Family nights, ‘zoo-vies’ at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, Turtle Back Zoo will have family nights with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m., with the last admission to the zoo at 8 p.m. In addition, on Wednesday evenings during July and August, “zoo-vies,” featuring animal-related movies, will be shown […]

County celebrates Pride Month with awards for activism

County celebrates Pride Month with awards for activism

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Advisory Board hosted the Essex County LGBTQ Pride Month Celebration on Tuesday, June 20. During the ceremony, DiVincenzo presented Pride of Essex County Awards to Czezre Tyrell Adams, an officer with the Newark Police Department; Reginald […]

NJ Transit launches customer service effort for summer service changes

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is rolling out several customer-focused initiatives in preparation for Amtrak’s repair work at Penn Station New York and the associated service changes this summer. Customers can now begin purchasing their monthly passes for July, which include the deeply discounted fares to Hoboken for Morris & Essex Midtown Direct customers. Customers […]

Bill to ensure stiff penalties for drunken vehicular homicide clears Senate panel

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Mila Jasey and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to ensure stiff penalties for anyone who commits vehicular homicide while driving drunk cleared a Senate panel on Thursday, June 15. Bill A-3686, known as “Ralph and David’s Law,” would establish a new crime of “strict liability vehicular homicide” […]

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