NCJW/Essex commemorates Roe v. Wade decision anniversary

LIVINGSTON, NJ — NCJW/Essex recently hosted a special Lunch and Learn event, “Ending the Stigma of Abortion,” to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, which ensures a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion. At the event, more than 200 attendees learned how the Lady Parts Justice League, […]

Essex County declares Code Blue

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Wednesday, Jan. 30, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced the county’s Code Blue procedures are being activated because extreme cold weather in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect from Wednesday, Jan. 30, to Saturday, Feb. 2. “Providing our homeless residents with a […]

Multi-chamber networking event in Maplewood

Multi-chamber networking event in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce will host a multi-chamber networking event on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Winchester Gardens, 333 Elmwood Ave. in Maplewood. The Chambers of Commerce from Maplewood, South Orange, Millburn/Short Hills, Livingston, North Essex and West Orange will gather for an evening of networking and […]

Jazz at the ACL Gallery

Jazz at the ACL Gallery

LIVINGSTON, NJ —  The Arts Council of Livingston will present Jazz at the ACL Gallery, a contemporary jazz performance featuring pianist Bob McHugh, with Roy Cumming on bass and Don Giantomasi on saxophone and flute. The public is invited to hear a fine jazz performance in an intimate space filled with lots of art on […]

Pro footballer Curtis Martin to speak at TBA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Temple B’nai Abraham Men’s Club is hosting its annual sports breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 27, at the temple, 300 E. Northfield Road, Livingston, entrance on East Cedar Street. Curtis Martin, Pro Football Hall of Famer and former NY Jet, will be the guest speaker and ShopRite of Livingston is the corporate […]

Teen dating abuse experts visit WOHS health classes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Experts from the Center for Women, part of the National Council of Jewish Women/Essex, presented on the topic of “teen dating abuse” in West Orange High School health classes on Jan. 10 and 11. Students used prior knowledge from their “Relationships and Abuse” unit taught in their Health 9 classes to […]

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office offers high school internships

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking high school juniors to participate in the ECPO annual summer internship program. This five-week program is designed to teach high school students about careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will run from July 8 through Aug. 9 for students completing […]

DiVincenzo presents proposed 2019 budget for county

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, Jan. 11, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a proposed 2019 budget of $761.6 million. According to the county, this budget stabilizes the Essex’s financial plan and addresses the challenges due to ongoing national economic conditions; layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the […]

West Essex YMCA Program Champs make big impact

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a rehab center stay for a fractured hip, 94-year-old Carrie Jean Pagley began a specialized physical activity regimen in her Verona home provided by the West Essex YMCA. Cardiac nurse Valerie Beck, the health and wellness coordinator at the West Essex YMCA, visited Pagley twice a week for many months in […]

Multiple Essex County venues nominated for JerseyArts awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Discover Jersey Arts — a project dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey, and co-sponsored by the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts — recently announced that voting in the 2019 People’s Choice Awards is under way. […]