‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt’ in NJ schools

‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt’ in NJ schools

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is required by law in New Jersey. West Orange High School, Columbia High School in Maplewood and Technology […]

NCJW/Essex presents ‘#MeToo: What’s Next?’

NCJW/Essex presents ‘#MeToo: What’s Next?’

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A panel of experts will be featured at an upcoming NCJW/Essex Lunch and Learn addressing “#MeToo: What’s Next?” The panel will discuss the #MeToo movement, which has ignited a revolution, and explore how we got here and how we move forward. The program will take place Wednesday, Nov. 7, from noon to […]

Recycle your used tires with the county

Recycle your used tires with the county

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Department of Public Works invites Essex County residents to bring used and unwanted tires to the Essex County Used Tire Recycling Day on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the county DPW office, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “We are always looking […]

Golems, Liliths and Hamsas, oh my!

Golems, Liliths and Hamsas, oh my!

LIVINGSTON, NJ — “Myths, Legends and Magic in Judaism,” a class led by Cantor Jessica Epstein at Temple B’nai Abraham, will explore some of the most famous legendary creatures, people and stories in the folk tradition of Judaism. From Biblical amulet bowls to Gan Eden, read and delve deep into mysteries often heard of but […]

Tired of worrying? This workshop can help

Tired of worrying? This workshop can help

LIVINGSTON, NJ — We all tend to worry, draining us of our valuable energy. It is a waste of precious time, and accomplishes nothing. The Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women is presenting the program “Worry – Where Does it Get Us?” on Monday, Nov. 5, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Sylvia Kramer, […]

LSO to present Halloween ‘Spooktacular’

LSO to present Halloween ‘Spooktacular’

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Symphony Orchestra is presenting a Halloween “Spooktacular” concert and film on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Middle School Auditorium, 11 Broadlawn Drive, Livingston. The highlight of the evening is the showing of the 1931 Boris Karloff film “Frankenstein,” with the orchestra providing a live soundtrack. The […]

Homeward Bound Walk exceeds goals in support of CASA

Homeward Bound Walk exceeds goals in support of CASA

WEST ORANGE, NJ — CASA for Children of Essex County held its third annual Homeward Bound Walk on Oct. 14 at the Clipper Pavilion at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange. The walk serves as a way to raise both awareness and funding for the county’s court-appointed special advocates program. CASA for Children […]

‘State of the Garden State’ at TBA

‘State of the Garden State’ at TBA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With possible power shifts in both House and Senate, the nation will be riveted on the Nov. 6 election. And with a Senate seat up, all 12 of the state’s congressional districts, and scores of municipal elections across New Jersey, it is a big election for the Garden State as well. On […]

Newark Academy teen actors welcome Cathy Renna

Newark Academy teen actors welcome Cathy Renna

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Newark Academy’s Arts Department presents “The Laramie Project” as this year’s fall drama on Nov. 1, 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. “The Laramie Project” is based on the true story of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student who, in October 1998, was beaten to death in Laramie, Wyo. The […]

‘Strut Your Mutt’ through Essex County this spooky season

‘Strut Your Mutt’ through Essex County this spooky season

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County invites area dog owners to display their creativity and participate in “Strut Your Mutt,” the county’s annual canine Halloween costume parade and contest. This year, three parades have been scheduled, with the newly-opened Essex County Hilltop Dog Park hosting its first event. Participation is free. The costume parades and […]