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 […]

Recycle your old tires with Essex County

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Department of Public Works invites Essex County residents to bring used and unwanted tires to the Essex County Used Tire Recycling Day on Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “We are always looking for new and innovative […]

Summit church votes to become sanctuary congregation

SUMMIT, NJ — Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit, which has many Essex County members, has voted to become a sanctuary congregation, with an aim of serving immigrants and discouraging the use of harsh deportation measures and unjust enforcement. The congregation approved a resolution on the issue on June 4 at its annual meeting attended […]

PSE&G files for gas supply rate increase this fall

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G filed June 1 for a modest increase in residential gas bills that would take effect this coming fall. If approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, this would be the first gas supply rate increase in nine years, according to a press release from the utility. While the proposed […]

Beloved Turtle Back Zoo giraffe dies

WEST ORANGE, NJ — One of the beloved giraffes at Turtle Back Zoo’s African Adventure died from complications during a medical procedure on Wednesday, May 31, at 3 p.m. Hodari, the 18-foot tall Masai giraffe, was the marquee attraction of the Giraffe House, which also features three other giraffes. “We are deeply saddened by the […]

NJ Transit participates in National Safety Month

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is joining with the National Safety Council and numerous other organizations across the country in recognizing National Safety Month during the month of June. Safety is the utmost priority for the corporation and NJ Transit recognizes that collaboration between the agency and the public is necessary to effectively promote safe […]

PSE&G prepared for 2017 summer electric demand

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G, New Jersey’s largest utility, has made significant infrastructure investments that are in service for the first time this season, ensuring the utility is better prepared than ever to meet customer demand for safe, reliable electricity this summer. “PSE&G customers are benefiting from the $2.8 billion in electric and gas investments the […]

Morris & Essex line to be diverted during upgrade

Morris & Essex line to be diverted during upgrade

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Local residents were fuming as Gov. Chris Christie announced May 23 that the Morris & Essex Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station will be diverted to Hoboken for approximately eight weeks this summer while Penn Station is upgraded to repair tracks and switches, which have been deteriorating for many years. In […]

JFS’ Evening of Laughter returns to raise funds, honor supporters

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest will hold its annual Evening of Laughter on Tuesday, June 6, at Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Road in Livingston. The featured performer will be comedian Gary Gulman, who was a finalist on the NBC reality-talent show “Last Comic Standing” and is a regular on late-night […]

Sheriff’s Department recognizes local heroes in blue

Sheriff’s Department recognizes local heroes in blue

NEWARK, NJ — During Police Week ceremonies at Veterans Courthouse on May 17, Sheriff Armando Fontoura, left, presented Excellent Police Duty Awards to members of his department’s Detective Bureau for the arrest of a major narcotics distributor and for the recovery of a fully automatic machine gun and a sawed-off shotgun.

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