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 […]

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 […]

Track in Watsessing Park is named for Ashenfelter

Track in Watsessing Park is named for Ashenfelter

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — County and local elected officials, on Friday, Oct 14, dedicated a track in the East Orange portion of Watsessing Park to 1952 Olympic gold medalist and Glen Ridge resident Horace Ashenfelter. The track, at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Boyden Street, was named “Horace Ashenfelter Track” at a well-attended event that […]

#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 […]

Ginsburg, Boyle-Tellucci seek seats on the BOE

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Board of Education election will hold a contested election this year with four candidates running for three, three-year seats. Three of the candidates are incumbents: Betsy Ginsburg, the BOE president; Heather Yaros-Ramos; and Michael de Leeuw. The challenger is Teresa Boye-Tellucci. In a previous edition of this newspaper, Yaros-Ramos […]

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 — […]

GRPD seeks public’s help in burglaries

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Police Department is investigating two residential burglaries that occurred on Monday, Oct. 10. The first burglary occurred between 7 and 11:30 a.m. on Glen Park Road. During this incident, the intruder forced his way into the home through a rear door and removed various electronics, jewelry and loose […]

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 […]

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