Star-studded Broadway cabaret to benefit homeless families

Star-studded Broadway cabaret to benefit homeless families

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A star-studded lineup of Broadway actors and singers extraordinaire, including two-time Tony nominee Kate Baldwin, will lend their talents to raise funds for Interfaith Hospitality Network for the Homeless of Essex County, a Montclair-based family shelter and housing assistance program. The cabaret and comedy event, “When I Think of Home,” will be […]

Freeholders celebrate exceptional youth from Essex County

Freeholders celebrate exceptional youth from Essex County

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its annual “Essex County Celebrates Youth” program on Wednesday, April 24, at the Hall of Records in Newark. This annual event acknowledges outstanding young people throughout the county for their notable achievements. This year’s honorees were: Benjamin Levitt of Livingston High School, Jaala Williams […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SOMA to receive cleaner energy

SOMA to receive cleaner energy

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution April 2 with a vote of 4-0 to purchase electricity from Direct Energy LLC, an alternative electrical supplier to PSE&G. Committeeman Greg Lembrich was absent from the meeting. The township is the lead agency in the six-town Sustainable Essex Alliance, an […]

Collective giving group seeks members

Collective giving group seeks members

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Impact100 Essex, a collective philanthropic group founded and funded by women in Essex County, announced the April 30 deadline for new members to register for the 2019 class. Members jointly fund the Impact100 Essex annual grant and participate in a range of activities to support nonprofits in Essex County. The 2019 membership […]

County to partner with local charitable organizations

County to partner with local charitable organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced April 8 that the county is participating in 11 special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, STOP for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the […]

JFS of MetroWest to participate in Cooking Companion Program

JFS of MetroWest to participate in Cooking Companion Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ is proud to be participating in Cooking Companions in collaboration with eight other JFS agencies in New Jersey. The program is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is a yearlong program serving seniors in Essex County. The Cooking Companions program matches adult volunteers […]

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