St. Barnabas, Beth Israel given ‘A’ grades

St. Barnabas, Beth Israel given ‘A’ grades

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the 15th consecutive time, Saint Barnabas Medical Center was awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. Saint Barnabas is the only hospital in a seven-state area, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island and Maryland, to have achieved straight A’s since […]

County honors five area senior citizens with Legends Awards

County honors five area senior citizens with Legends Awards

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Tuesday, May 7, in Cedar Grove, as May is recognized as National Older Americans Month. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Legends Awards to Stephanie Gerstein from […]

Judge issues restraining order on EMS contract

ORANGE, NJ — Newark Superior Court Judge Keith E. Lynott issued a temporary restraining order Friday, April 5, to East Orange businessman Kevin Taylor, a former mayoral and City Council candidate, on behalf of the Americare ambulance company he co-owns, in order to block the implementation of a $333,400 contract to provide emergency medical services […]

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 […]

JCC MetroWest has whole slate of artistic offerings

JCC MetroWest has whole slate of artistic offerings

WEST ORANGE, NJ — JCC MetroWest will present art exhibits May through August, including “Synagogues of Newark,” its School of the Arts Celebration, and works by painter Sara Greenberg and photographer Ira Nemeroff. JCC MetroWest’s School of the Arts will be on display in the Gaelen Gallery from May 3 through 19, including pieces from […]

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 […]

NJ Transit names first customer advocate and chief customer experience officer

NJ Transit names first customer advocate and chief customer experience officer

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has created its first customer advocate and chief customer experience officer in the agency’s 40-year history. NJ Transit has named transportation advocate and customer experience leader Stewart Mader to fill the role. The position is dedicated to monitoring and improving the customer experience statewide at every customer touchpoint. “As NJ […]

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