Make strides against breast cancer

NEWARK, NJ — The American Cancer Society will present Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St. in Newark, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. and the walk commencing at 10. The walk helps raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. The event brings […]

‘Clear the Shelters’

NEWARK, NJ — The Associated Humane Societies shelters in Newark and Tinton Falls, along with nearly 700 animal shelters across the country, plan to “Clear the Shelters,” a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, Aug. 19. Adoption fees will be waived that day for approved adopters with a $50 donation for dogs and $25 for […]

New media center opens at Essex County College

NEWARK, NJ — A state-of-the-art media center and student lounge opens this month at Essex County College’s main campus in downtown Newark. Designed by RSC Architects, the renovated 18,800-square-foot “Information Commons” has 140 computer workstations, seven classrooms, breakout rooms, open lounges and a computer lab — creating an atmosphere that encourages collaboration, creativity and relaxation, […]

DREAMing of Essex without domestic violence

DREAMS works to change culture, outcomes in county

DREAMing of Essex without domestic violence

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Domestic violence has long-lasting repercussions beyond the immediate effects of pain, fear and injury. A family touched by domestic violence can struggle to regain its footing, plagued by physical and emotional reminders of its trauma. In Essex County, these families receive help from DREAMS, a program from FAMILYConnections that aims to […]

Marzano and Chisvette tie the knot

MAPLEWOOD / NEWARK, NJ — Ellen Marzano of Maplewood and Benjamin Chisvette Jr. of Newark were married July 17. The bride is a graduate of Union County College and studied at Rutgers University. She is currently employed as an office manager in Madison. The groom is a graduate of Seton Hall University in South Orange […]

Register for camp with SO-V United Methodist Church

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Vailsburg United Methodist Church, 150 South Orange Ave. in South Orange, is sponsoring a “Getting S’more of Jesus” Camp Out on Aug. 18 and 19 for children ages 3 to 13. Youth ages 14 and older are welcome to volunteer as camp assistants. Team building games, music and singing, […]

NJ Transit adopts fiscal year 2018 operating, capital budgets

Operating budget keeps fares stable; capital budget continues financial commitment to enhance overall customer experience

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit Board of Directors adopted a Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget and capital program on July 12 that supports continued investments in infrastructure and equipment to maintain the system in a state of good repair and enhance the overall customer experience, according to a press release from NJ Transit. “NJ […]

PAT provides family support services to prevent abuse, neglect

PAT provides family support services to prevent abuse, neglect

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — It is no easy feat to raise children in this day and age. There are many external stressors and unavoidable family issues that can make this even more difficult. Through its Parents As Teachers program, FAMILYConnections identifies at-risk families and provides one-on-one help to ensure everyone in a home remains safe. […]