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 […]

Junior League accepts applications for Community Grants program

MILLBURN, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills invites local nonprofit organizations to apply for a Community Grant for 2016-2017. JLOSH offers grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Grant recipients will be announced in spring 2017. The grants will be awarded to qualifying organizations whose programs further JLOSH’s new “Fill the […]

FAMILYConnections launches social media campaign to combat domestic violence

EAST ORANGE, NJ — DREAMS of Essex, a FAMILYConnections program that helps children and parents recover from domestic violence is launching #itscalledatanktop. This new social media campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is observed in October, will bring awareness to the use of violence in our everyday language that has become so ingrained — […]

Health care providers discuss mental illness, addiction

Legislators attend event addressing mental health needs

Health care providers discuss mental illness, addiction

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mental health providers, advocacy organizations and elected officials gathered to express continued support and increased awareness of topics related to mental illness and substance abuse services as the Essex County Mental Health Coalition held its 16th annual Legislative Breakfast at the Mayfair Farms in West Orange on Oct. 7. The event […]

EO mayor, council president announce re-election bids

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor officially announced his own run for re-election on Friday, Oct. 7, just after he and the other members of the city’s Democratic Committee joined with Essex County Democrats to endorse Phil Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive and U.S. Ambassador to Germany, in his bid for […]

Recycle old computers and unwanted electronics equipment

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County residents are encouraged to participate in the Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, sponsored by the county and the Essex County Utilities Authority. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Old Essex County Hospital Center, 125 Fairview Ave. in Cedar Grove. […]

County honors two exceptional Italian-Americans

County honors two exceptional Italian-Americans

NEWARK, NJ — The 2016 Essex County Italian-American Heritage Month observance was held Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the lobby of 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 cultural event, Essex County Executive Joseph […]

Freeholder, bank v.p. discuss initiative to stave off foreclosures

Freeholder, bank v.p. discuss initiative to stave off foreclosures

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange 4th Ward Councilman Casim Gomez’s personal history of home mortgage foreclosure led to him invite Essex County Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake to the City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting Monday, Sept. 26, to discuss finance and banking reform. Timberlake brought along Jessica Brooks, the senior vice president of Development and […]

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