NJ Transit to expand bus service to additional M&E stations

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit will enhance alternate travel options for Morris and Essex rail lines customers with the addition of a.m. peak-period express bus service from two new stations along the M&E as part of the summer service changes due to ongoing Amtrak track work at Penn Station New York. Beginning Thursday, Aug. 3, […]

Sexual harassment, assault suit against mayor begins

IRVINGTON, NJ — The case of Tamara Smith v. the township of Irvington and Anthony Vauss officially began in Superior Court Judge Robert Gardner’s courtroom at the Old Courthouse in downtown Newark on Monday, July 24. The civil trial started with opening statements from the attorneys representing Vauss, Smith and the township at 9:30 a.m. […]

DREAMing of Essex without domestic violence

DREAMS works to change culture, outcomes in county

DREAMing of Essex without domestic violence

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Domestic violence has long-lasting repercussions beyond the immediate effects of pain, fear and injury. A family touched by domestic violence can struggle to regain its footing, plagued by physical and emotional reminders of its trauma. In Essex County, these families receive help from DREAMS, a program from FAMILYConnections that aims to […]

Council president admits township has $2.4M deficits for 2016 and 2017

IRVINGTON, NJ — Municipal Council President and North Ward Councilman David Lyons admitted on the record at the last council meeting in June that the township is facing a larger budget deficit than the $3.25 million for 2015 previously acknowledged by Mayor Tony Vauss and other municipal officials, prompting employee furloughs, layoffs and givebacks that went […]

NJ Transit adopts fiscal year 2018 operating, capital budgets

Operating budget keeps fares stable; capital budget continues financial commitment to enhance overall customer experience

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit Board of Directors adopted a Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget and capital program on July 12 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 press release from NJ Transit. “NJ […]

PAT provides family support services to prevent abuse, neglect

PAT provides family support services to prevent abuse, neglect

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — It is no easy feat to raise children in this day and age. There are many external stressors and unavoidable family issues that can make this even more difficult. Through its Parents As Teachers program, FAMILYConnections identifies at-risk families and provides one-on-one help to ensure everyone in a home remains safe. […]

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