Rachel Coalition invites area synagogues to educate community about DV

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In past years, Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, has partnered with synagogues to educate and provide awareness about domestic violence in the MetroWest community. With the pandemic continuing and the frequency of domestic violence increasing, synagogues are asked to participate in 2021 Rachel Shabbat, “March Forward […]

Essex County’s 2020 leaf collection schedule

Essex County’s 2020 leaf collection schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County’s 2020 leaf collection schedule for county roads begins at the end of October. Residents whose properties are on county roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb. To organize leaf collection on county roads, Essex County is divided into […]

NAACP ACT-SO youth initiative is ‘gateway to your dreams’

NAACP ACT-SO youth initiative is ‘gateway to your dreams’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The NAACP of the Oranges and Maplewood invites any interested high school students in Millburn, Maplewood, South Orange, West Orange, Livingston, Orange, East Orange, Bloomfield, Belleville, Verona and Nutley to its annual ACT-SO Kickoff Zoom Orientation meeting on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. ACT-SO is the Afro-Academic, Cultural, […]

Saint Barnabas Medical Center welcomes new chairman of orthopedics

Saint Barnabas Medical Center welcomes new chairman of orthopedics

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center has announced Dr. Frank Liporace as its new chairman of the Department of Orthopedics. As a nationally recognized orthopedic surgeon, Liporace’s skill sets and interests include pelvic and acetabular surgery, complex orthopedic trauma reconstruction, hip/knee/shoulder joint replacement, and treating complications associated with orthopedic total joint replacements and trauma. […]

Energy aggregation program to end in SOMA, Glen Ridge, other towns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Two years ago, five Essex County municipalities — Glen Ridge, Maplewood, Montclair, South Orange and Verona — formed the Sustainable Essex Alliance to promote high-quality green energy and reduce the cost of electricity for residents. In March 2019, the SEA awarded a 17-month cooperative energy contract to Direct Energy Services to […]

County recognizes 33 senior artists in annual juried art show

County recognizes 33 senior artists in annual juried art show

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. congratulated 33 Essex County artists who received awards in the 2020 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. This year’s contest was conducted virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic.  “We are proud to have been able to conduct this year’s senior art show virtually, which […]

Real estate firm provides back-to-school supplies

Real estate firm provides back-to-school supplies

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Atkins Companies, a multigenerational commercial real estate development, investment and property management firm, recently partnered with R&J Strategic Communications, a communications agency, to help students in need this fall by donating backpacks full of school supplies and other necessities in support of Jersey Cares’ School Supply Drive. Jersey Cares, a Livingston-based nonprofit […]

East Orange teams up with Lions, produce company

East Orange teams up with Lions, produce company

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange hosted its second food distribution event, in partnership with the Livingston Lions Club and Chad Yagodich of Seashore Fruit and Produce Company, on Saturday, Sept. 12, providing more than 77,000 pounds of prepackaged fresh produce to families at the East Orange Senior Center, 90 Halsted St. The Livingston Lions […]

Remembering the Essex County victims of 9/11

Remembering the Essex County victims of 9/11

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Nineteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, approximately 3,000 people were murdered in terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa. May we always remember the victims. Below are the Essex County residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks: Cesar A. Alviar, 60, of Bloomfield Sean Booker, […]

Safety, assurance and enrichment found in Y’s after-school program

Safety, assurance and enrichment found in Y’s after-school program

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The YMCA’s after-school program continues to be a place where children can remain active, learning and engaged during their time out of school — a critical time for all school-age children, especially as they continue to adjust to the many changes related to COVID-19. Each year, the Y works to provide engaging […]

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