Glen Ridge celebrates Night Out at the pool

Glen Ridge celebrates Night Out at the pool

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge observed National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the community pool. Police Chief Sheila Byron-Lagatutta said the borough has been celebrating the event for at least 28 years. “It’s evolved over the years,” she said. “We look for the best place to get the people together.” Tables were […]

PSE&G phone number spoofed by scammers

PSE&G phone number spoofed by scammers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — PSE&G is warning New Jersey residents that scammers have spoofed one of its phone numbers in attempts to obtain personal information. PSE&G recently received an escalating number of phone calls from people claiming to be returning missed calls that appear to have been made from a PSE&G phone number. “If you […]

Leading the flock in difficult times

Leading the flock in difficult times

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — In houses of worship across the nation, clerics grappled with what to say to offer moral leadership to their congregants following the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, the weekend of Aug. 3. In Glen Ridge, at Christ Episcopal Church, that responsibility fell to the Rev. Sharon Sheridan […]

JFS works to better support needs of Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors

JFS works to better support needs of Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — JFS MetroWest has been appointed a sub-grantee for critical support services for isolated, Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors. In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ seeks to better support the needs of socially isolated, Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors living […]

More than 800 children shop cost-free at Back 2 School Store

More than 800 children shop cost-free at Back 2 School Store

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The 11th annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store brought much more than just grins on Sunday, July 28, as hundreds of children went shopping at a one-day pop-up store designed to help children in financial need in Essex County. “I can’t wait to get new shoes! I want sparkles on them!” exclaimed […]

Executive order seeks to address ‘rising tide of hate’ in NJ

Executive order seeks to address ‘rising tide of hate’ in NJ

TRENTON, NJ — On Aug. 7, acting Gov. Sheila Oliver issued an executive order establishing an interagency task force to tackle the problem of bias incidents among students and young adults. The executive order follows the publication of a report by Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal that shows a “rising tide of hate” in New […]

Glen Ridge officers serve up lemonade

Glen Ridge officers serve up lemonade

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Community policing officers from the Glen Ridge Police Department visited Carteret Park on Thursday, Aug. 1, and for the kids it was a lucky thing. The day was a scorcher and the officers, detectives Sgt. Daniel Manley and Patricia Romaine, brought lemonade with them. A canopy and table were quickly set […]

Countywide council supports families, those with disabilities

Countywide council supports families, those with disabilities

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Rebekah Novemsky had been going to Statewide Family Support Planning Council meetings for years before she became the family liaison to the state program that offers support to New Jersey residents with developmental disabilities and their families about a year ago. Novemsky is a Maplewood resident whose son Liam has developmental […]

Beating the heat with a good read

Beating the heat with a good read

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Community Pool was the place to be last Sunday, July 28. With the heat, it was crowded and half the bodies were in the pool. But some, like Drew Forgione, were on the sidelines reading books.  The sixth-grader at Ridgewood Avenue School, who had “Hoot” by Carl Hiaasen […]

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