Free Women’s Wellness Expo

NEWARK, NJ — Susan G. Komen North Jersey and Newark will present a free Women’s Wellness Expo on Saturday,Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the JFK Recreation Center, 211 W. Kinney St. in Newark. This expo will draw on resources from public, corporate and medical communities to raise awareness for breast health […]

Seton Hall brings ‘Prayer for Peace’ to NJPAC

NEWARK, NJ — Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations and College of Communication and the Arts will premiere the second cycle of their “Prayer for Peace” Concert Series at NJPAC in Newark. Inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s artistic mandate, the classical music concert is dedicated to music’s role as an instrument of peace, […]

CASA holds 2nd ‘Homeward Bound’ event in West Orange

CASA holds 2nd ‘Homeward Bound’ event in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Braving the elements in bright red T-shirts and even brighter smiles, a group of more than 100 volunteers gathered for the Homeward Bound Walk hosted by the CASA for Children of Essex County under the Clipper Pavilion of the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange on Sunday, Oct. 15. Based […]

County’s 2017 leaf collection schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Each fall, Essex County collects leaves along county roads. Residents whose properties are on county roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb. To organize leaf collection on county roads, Essex County is divided into four sectors. There will be three […]

NJ Transit deploys AquaTrack units for leaf cleaning

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is once again waging its annual battle against Mother Nature and fallen leaves on the rails. NJ Transit is deploying its two AquaTrack machines throughout the fall season. The AquaTrack equipment is a high-pressure power-washing system that removes leaves and oily residue from the tracks in an effort to prevent […]

Jazz, gospel, reggae fusion

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — For an evening of uplifting jazz gospel and reggae fusion music, come to the South Orange-Vailsburg United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7:30. pm. On the playbill are vocalist Wincey Terry-Bryant; musician Dominic Palombi; and Exodus Supreme, led by recording artist Selah Jendayi. The church is located at 150 […]

Write on Sports names four Literacy Champions at 2017 Gala

NEWARK, NJ — Write on Sports held its 12th anniversary gala on Sept. 28 at The Avenue A Club, a Newark firehouse from the 1880s restored to its former beautify. The room was filled with excitement and a sense of celebration among the nearly 200 guests. Four honorees were named 2017 Literacy Champions for their […]

Participate in the annual Newark Bike Tour

NEWARK, NJ — Bikes will roll free through the Brick City on Sunday, Oct. 8, taking riders through some of Newark’s great sights, like the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Branch Brook Park, Weequahic Park and the Ironbound. Organized by Newark nonprofit bike advocacy group Brick City Bike Collective, the 16-mile ride will include two […]

NJ Transit employees send aid to sister agency in Houston

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is sending a helping hand to its transportation counterpart in Houston impacted by Hurricane Harvey. NJ Transit employees donated clothing and supplies, which are now on the way to their colleagues at the Houston Metro transit system. “When New Jersey was hit by Superstorm Sandy nearly five years ago, we […]

ECPO offers domestic violence training

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will again offer a domestic violence training program this fall. Called “Sanctuary,” the program is a 100-hour training program designed to equip community residents to provide crisis intervention and outreach services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, stalking and family members of domestic […]

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