SOEC, Green Team awarded sustainability grant

SOEC, Green Team awarded sustainability grant

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Green Team and the Environmental Commission were awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey capacity-building grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Four $20,000 grants, seven $10,000 grants and 25 $2,000 grants were distributed to municipalities in 15 New Jersey counties. The grant awards will fund a range of projects including […]

Let’s go fishing in Essex County

Let’s go fishing in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs will hold the 2019 Fishing Derbies in six locations in the Essex County Park System. “Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity for our children to enjoy the historic Essex County Park System in a different and fun way. You’ll have […]

ECPO to offer domestic violence course

ECPO to offer domestic violence course

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will offer a free course to equip volunteers and others in the community with training to provide outreach services and crisis intervention to victims and survivors of domestic violence. The program, called Sanctuary, is an interactive 120-hour course. After completing the course, volunteers — who are members […]

Protecting the reservation for Arbor Day

SMC celebrates Arbor Day by managing reservation ecosystem

Protecting the reservation for Arbor Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The South Mountain Conservancy celebrated Arbor Day at the South Mountain Reservation on April 27, with volunteers doing clean up and planting in the Wildflower and Forest Preserve section of the park. Approximately 400 trees were planted in three hours and invasive species were cleared out of the area. The SMC’s […]

2019 Essex County Roadway Resurfacing Program plans announced

2019 Essex County Roadway Resurfacing Program plans announced

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. recently announced details of the Essex County’s Roadway Resurfacing Program for 2019. “Essex residents and motorists rely on our intricate network of roads to get to work, go to school and carry out their daily errands. My administration is committed to making sure our infrastructure […]

CBI events this May

CBI events this May

MILLBURN, NJ — Congregation B’nai Israel, located at 160 Millburn Ave. in Millburn, will host the following “Lunch & Learn” events for adult education. Lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. and the program begins at 1 p.m. Programs are open to everyone; admission is charged. On Thursday, May 2, hear Hirschhorn speaker Bob Messing discuss “The […]

South Mountain YMCA honors area teen as Youth of the Year

South Mountain YMCA honors area teen as Youth of the Year

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Morgan Andrews’ aspiration to become an early childhood teacher is rooted firmly in her experiences at the South Mountain YMCA. When she aged out of the YMCA’s Teen Adventure Camp after four summers, Andrews became a counselor-in-training and then a junior counselor at YKNOTS summer camp, caring for preschoolers and kindergarteners. She […]

JLOSH awards grants to worthy recipients

JLOSH awards grants to worthy recipients

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills’ Board of Directors and the Grants Committee recently announced the 2018-2019 grantees of the annual JLOSH Community Grants program. These grantees, along with the Littlest Volunteer Award winner, were recognized at the JLOSH general membership meeting on April 10. “JLOSH is proud […]

Countywide Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

Countywide Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Health, along with Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., joined with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chiefs Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to hold Drug Take Back Day and […]

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