County honors Italian Americans at heritage celebration

County honors Italian Americans at heritage celebration

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County celebrated Italian-American Heritage Month on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Essex County Hall of Records. Decorated in the festive Italian colors of red, white and green, the lobby was a standing-room only backdrop for the cultural festivities. During the event, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. recognized Essex County […]

NJBPU works to protect residents who use medical equipment at home

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved a rule proposal that would increase protections for residents who rely on utility service for life-sustaining medical equipment in their homes, according to an Oct. 30 press release. The proposed amendments, which are designed to prevent service shutoffs for any residence that has provided […]

NJ Transit expands conflict de-escalation training for front-line employees

NJ Transit expands conflict de-escalation training for front-line employees

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is expanding its de-escalation training for front-line employees to include curriculum from Rutgers’ National Transit Institute. The NTI presented a “Train the Trainers” program on conflict de-escalation techniques for bus and rail operations, and New Jersey Transit Police. These highly effective techniques will be incorporated into existing internal NJ Transit […]

Consult SHIP counselors during Medicare open enrollment

Consult SHIP counselors during Medicare open enrollment

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Medicare open enrollment is from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. SHIP is a statewide program that provides free, objective, confidential help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with or questions about Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Part D and Long-Term Care Insurance Services. Services are provided via telephone, […]

DEP reminds motorists to be extra cautious as deer mating season begins

DEP reminds motorists to be extra cautious as deer mating season begins

TRENTON, NJ — Drivers are urged to use extra caution and watch for white-tailed deer as deer mating season gets under way and darkness arrives earlier, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife announced. White-tailed deer become more active during mating season, also known as the fall rut. Deer are […]

Plaque at TBZ dedicated to John Doeffinger

Plaque at TBZ dedicated to John Doeffinger

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. dedicated a memorial plaque in honor of the late John P. Doeffinger, a longtime member of the volunteer docent organization at Turtle Back Zoo and president of the Zoological Society of New Jersey, the fundraising arm of the zoo. The plaque is located on the […]

‘Uncorked & Uncapped’ raises funds for Arc of Essex County

‘Uncorked & Uncapped’ raises funds for Arc of Essex County

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, Oct. 3, the Arc of Essex County, a Livingston-based nonprofit that provides support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, hosted its sixth annual “Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer & Food Tasting Experience” at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. This year’s event included more than 135 wine, craft beer, spirits […]

Municipalities, school districts participate in pooled equipment leasing

Municipalities, school districts participate in pooled equipment leasing

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The municipalities of Irvington, Roseland and West Caldwell and the public school districts in Belleville, Cedar Grove and Livingston are participating in the Essex County Pooled Government Equipment Leasing Program to purchase approximately $11.9 million of new equipment, according to an Oct. 21 press release from the county. This new program […]

Do your trick-or-treating at TBZ’s ‘Howl-O-Ween’

Do your trick-or-treating at TBZ’s ‘Howl-O-Ween’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County invites children and their families to attend “Howl-O-Ween” on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange.  Children are encouraged to wear their costumes to the Zoo for Howl-O-Ween. Candy stations will be set up throughout the zoo where […]

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will hold a Fall Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26. Twenty-one police departments in Essex County have free and anonymous collection sites where residents can drop off old and unwanted prescription medications. The event is co-sponsored by the Essex County Division of Community Health, the Federal Drug […]

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