More than 850 children shop cost-free at Back 2 School Store

More than 850 children shop cost-free at Back 2 School Store

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The 10th annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store brought grins all around on Sunday, July 29, as hundreds of children went shopping at a one-day pop-up store designed to help economically disadvantaged children in Essex County. “I love my new backpack and I got to pick it out myself!” exclaimed one little […]

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to host opioid community meeting

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to host opioid community meeting

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, along with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and health care professionals, will host a community meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 15, to discuss the effects of the opioid crisis in this area. The meeting, which will be held at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave. […]

NCJW/Essex Career Closet receives handbag donations

NCJW/Essex Career Closet receives handbag donations

SHORT HILLS, NJ — The Career Closet, a program of the Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women, was the recipient of a special trade-in event at the fashion accessories store Brighton Collectibles that took place from July 13 to 22. This is the seventh year the Brighton Collectibles store at the Mall at […]

Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The awards were announced at the Arts Council’s 52nd annual meeting, held at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. “The New Jersey […]

Open house for YMCA’s early learning center

Open house for YMCA’s early learning center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Parents of infants through preschoolers are invited to an open house on Saturday, July 28, at the West Essex YMCA’s Peanut Shell Early Learning Center, from 9 a.m. to noon. The state-licensed Peanut Shell is the only childcare center in Livingston accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. […]

ECPO, EC Bar Foundation sponsor gun buyback program

ECPO, EC Bar Foundation sponsor gun buyback program

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Essex County Bar Association President Raj Gadhok announced July 19 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation, the related charitable arm of the ECBA, are co-sponsoring a one-day gun buyback program this fall. The initiative is the first time in […]

Call for artists to display at Art on the Oval

Call for artists to display at Art on the Oval

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Artists are invited to participate in the Arts Council of Livingston 18th annual Art at the Oval on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art at the Oval 2018 is free to the public and will take place rain or shine. In bad weather, the event will take place […]

‘Love Myself’ boot camp this August

‘Love Myself’ boot camp this August

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to empower women to live authentically and wholeheartedly by learning to love themselves unconditionally, certified professional life coach Amy Phillips founded “Love Myself Revolution LLC” and will present a workshop at NCJW/Essex Center for Women on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 7:15 to 9 p.m. It is designed to explain how […]

Computer classes at NCJW

Computer classes at NCJW

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Registration is now open for August computer classes at the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women. PowerPoint classes will be offered on Wednesdays, Aug. 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Outlook classes are scheduled for Mondays, Aug. 6, 20 and 27, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. […]

NCJW/Essex receives professional clothing from drive

NCJW/Essex receives professional clothing from drive

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As part of a local professional clothing donation drive, 23 boxes of new and gently used work-appropriate clothing were donated to the NCJW/Essex Career Closet, located in Livingston. The Career Closet is a project of the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women. The center helps women in transition return to […]

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