Celebrate female athletes at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 31st annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day will be Tuesday, Feb. 7. Celebrate the WOHS girls’ basketball team and the team’s amazing undefeated season as they host Millburn High School for games. This is a family-friendly event and children enter for free. There will also be concessions, a […]

TSTI’s (RE)Connection Group kicks off winter fun at potluck

MILLBURN, NJ — Forty-two members of the (RE)Connection group at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel gathered recently for a playoff football potluck at the home of synagogue members Andrea and David Baum in Short Hills. Among those who enjoyed a Sunday afternoon of socializing over food, drink and football were, from left, Debbie Taffet of Short Hills, […]

Become a frog-watcher for the SMC

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The South Mountain Conservancy is looking for dedicated volunteers to add to its FrogWatch USA team in the South Mountain Reservation this season. In collaboration with Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, the conservancy is looking to build a new local chapter; identify and count frog species in reservation wetland habitats; and collect data […]

Officials seek public comment on Rahway River plan

Officials seek public comment on Rahway River plan

CRANFORD / RAHWAY, NJ — Two meetings were held this month by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to gather input from the public regarding the Rahway River flood mitigation plan on Wednesday, Jan. 11, and Thursday, Jan. 12, in Cranford and Rahway. At the meetings, the public commented on plans to address the flood […]

Essex County outlines plans for 10th annual deer management program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently outlined plans for the 2017 deer management program in South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation. This is the 10th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. The program will not be held in Eagle Rock Reservation this […]

Slave-Free Community Project debuts in towns

MILLBURN, NJ — The Slave-Free Community Project is enlisting residents, organizations, businesses, schools and governments in South Orange, Maplewood, Millburn and Short Hills to become the first communities in the nation that can confidently say “slave free” by raising awareness and working to eliminate the effects of modern slavery from every aspect of daily life. […]

NCJW addresses information void in reproductive health education

MILLBURN, NJ — NCJW/Essex will sponsor a Lunch and Learn, “The Information Void: A Discussion of Reproductive Health Education,” on Thursday, Jan. 26, in commemoration of the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision ensuring a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion. The program will run from noon to 2 p.m. at […]

CITIZENS OF NEW JERSEY A CALL TO ACTION BY MONDAY A.M.

 WHAT IS GOVERNOR CHRISTIE TRYING TO HIDE? For over 100 years, governments and businesses in the U.S. have been required to inform the public about vital matters like government contract bids, variance applications, sub-division variance applications, foreclosures, sales of government property, government contract bids, and municipal tax sales. But this week, Gov. Chris Christie and […]

Newark police seek public’s help in locating missing person

Newark police seek public’s help in locating missing person

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the pictured male, Porfirio Santos, 85, of Newark. Santos weighs approximately 130 lbs., is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and has short gray hair. He was last seen Wednesday, Dec. 14, at St. Michael’s Hospital. He was wearing […]

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