RAINBOWS assists children dealing with grief

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Do you have a child 5 to 12 years old who is grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis such as death, divorce, separation, abandonment or other painful family transition? The RAINBOWS support group program for children in that age group will be meeting at the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center […]

Reviving the Harrison cider apple at Durand-Hedden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As Newark was settled in the 17th century, apple orchards took root, feeding a booming industry in hard cider. The most famous and revered apple was the Harrison, a diminutive yellow variety named for Samuel Harrison, a descendant of one of the city’s founding fathers. By the end of the Colonial period, […]

Gubernatorial Town Hall on Racial Justice at ECC

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County College, along with the Anti-Racist Alliance of North Jersey and The Africana Institute of Essex County College, will host a Gubernatorial Town Hall on Racial Justice event on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Essex County College’s Smith Hall, West Market and MLK Blvd., Newark. Gubernatorial candidates […]

Essex County towns vary broadly in N.J. municipality rankings

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Monthly recently released its rankings of all of New Jersey’s towns. Essex County towns run the gamut, with the some of the best and some of the worst, according to the magazine’s methodology. In compiling New Jersey Monthly’s 2017 Top 100 Towns list, researchers at Leflein Associates, an independent […]

‘Connect to Wellness’ for National Recovery Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — “Connect to Wellness” with FAMILYConnections on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Clipper Pavilion on Cherry Street in West Orange to celebrate National Recovery Month. This free festival includes activities such as arts and crafts, children’s activities, yoga, meditation, Zumba and more. For more information, contact Nancy […]

With scams on the rise, know the signs and stay secure

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Scams are a common way for criminals to steal money from innocent victims by using scare tactics and fake stories in a variety of different ways — phone calls, emails and even just dropping notes in mailboxes. According to the Insurance Information Institute, there were 1.2 million reports of fraud in […]

NJ Transit prepares for full restoration of service

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit plans to restore full service at Penn Station New York on Tuesday, Sept. 5, following confirmation by Amtrak that Phase One of the track renewal project has concluded. As a result, all Morris & Essex Lines Midtown Direct trains will resume service to and from PSNY and will no longer […]

SHU, ECC sign academic agreement

SHU, ECC sign academic agreement

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Welcoming strategic academic partnerships, the Stillman School of Business of Seton Hall University has announced the signing of an articulation agreement with the Division of Business of Essex County College. The agreement enables Essex County College students graduating with an associate in science degree in finance, who apply and meet admissions […]

FAMILYConnections kicks off backpack collection

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — FAMILYConnections, a local counseling and family services agency, has announced the start of a “Got Your Back” backpack drive to benefit students in the agency’s Outreach to At-Risk Youth and School-Based Youth Services programs. Donations of individual school items and full backpacks will be accepted through Sept. 1 and can be […]

Big grins and high fives at B2SS

Big grins and high fives at B2SS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — “I got the coolest stuff!” said one young boy running up to greet his father after attending the ninth annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store on Sunday, July 30. “My new backpack makes me feel smart and important!” said another child. With walls completely lined with coats, rows of new sneakers, […]