County wins national award for affordable housing redevelopment

NEWARK, NJ — The National Association of County Community and Economic Development recently presented Essex County with its Award of Excellence in the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. The recognition was for the redevelopment of the old Newark Post Office at 999 Broad St. into a housing complex with affordable units and units for people with HIV/AIDS. […]

EPA and Newark pharmaceutical company reach agreement

NEWARK, NJ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it has reached an agreement with Pharmaceutical Innovations of Newark, resolving alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. The EPA had alleged that Pharmaceutical Innovations sold and distributed the unregistered and misbranded antimicrobial pesticides “PI Spray” and “PI Spray 2.” The […]

Freeholders honor public safety professionals

Freeholders honor public safety professionals

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2017 Public Safety Professionals Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Hall of Records in Newark to commemorate fire officials, police officers and first responders in Essex County for their selfless service. Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake began the program with welcoming remarks, celebrating […]

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 […]