Bill to establish law enforcement-assisted addiction and recovery programs is now law

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Richard Codey and Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee Chairman Joseph Vitale that would establish law enforcement-assisted addiction and recovery programs was signed into law on Oct. 26, according to a press release. Under the law, the director of the Division of Mental Health and […]

NJ Transit adopts Fiscal Year 2017 operating, capital budgets

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit board of directors recently adopted a Fiscal Year 2017 operating budget and capital program 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 recent press release from NJ Transit. “The operating […]

Sierra House hosts a street fair/survey

Sierra House hosts a street fair/survey

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Sierra House in East Orange is known for providing housing, social services and educational opportunities for women and children in need, and now the organization’s founder, Keeley Freeman, is expanding her efforts. Freeman is joining forces with development consultant Bill Hunter to create an economic development arm to her nonprofit social […]

NJAW reminds customers to conserve while drought warning is in effect

VOORHEES, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a drought warning for the following 14 counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. The drought warning designation is an exercise of the DEP’s non-emergency authority and aims to reduce the likelihood or severity […]

Assembly approves giving Judiciary Committee subpoena power to investigate NJ Transit

TRENTON, NJ — The N.J. Assembly on Oct. 20 voted 71-0 to launch an investigation into the safety and financial practices of NJ Transit, giving the Assembly Judiciary Committee subpoena power to conduct an inquiry, according to a press release. The Judiciary panel is working on the inquiry with the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee; this […]

#itscalledatanktop — a ‘wife beater’ is very different

Don’t normalize domestic violence; help to end it instead

#itscalledatanktop — a ‘wife beater’ is very different

EAST ORANGE, NJ — October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and much has been done to bring awareness to the disease so far. But this is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and more should be done to combat this insidious killer lurking in our society. FAMILYConnections, a nonprofit organization based in East Orange […]

EO General Hospital hosts ‘Come See Health Fair’

EO General Hospital hosts ‘Come See Health Fair’

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange General Hospital cordoned off a portion of North Munn Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 15, to host its Come See Health Fair. Offering free health screenings, food and entertainment, it was intended as a chance for neighboring municipalities to “come see” what the new East Orange General Hospital has to […]

Artists Studio Tour returns to East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — More than 30 accomplished New Jersey artists will present their work at the Artists Studio Tour on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 1 to 5 p.m. Located in the historic Manufacturer’s Village, 356 Glenwood Ave. in East Orange — alternate entry at 66 Franklin Street — the open studio tour has been […]

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