Essex senior citizens invited to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

Essex senior citizens invited to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior Services invite Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period in their life to the 2019 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Friday, March […]

NJ Transit completes PTC milestone

NJ Transit completes PTC milestone

NEWARK, NJ — On Dec. 17, NJ Transit marked 100-percent completion of the Federal Railroad Administration’s 2018 year-end milestone for Positive Train Control. Criteria for this requirement included installation of equipment on locomotives and cab control cars; installation of 326 miles of wayside equipment including radios, transponders and poles; and initiating PTC testing and employee […]

NJ Transit board approves purchase of new rail cars

NJ Transit board approves purchase of new rail cars

NEWARK, NJ — On Dec. 12, the NJ Transit board of directors approved a contract with Bombardier for 113 new rail cars, which includes the first self-propelled multilevel rail cars in the United States. “This historic purchase is the perfect example of how NJ Transit is reclaiming its position as a national leader in transportation,” […]

NJ Transit launches customer-focused communications initiative

NEWARK, NJ — On Dec. 5, NJ Transit launched a comprehensive communications initiative aimed at improving the customer experience. The effort — “Engage. Inform. Improve.” — focuses on addressing customer needs, providing more timely information, and improving all customer touchpoints including announcements, station and facility conditions, and the onboard experience. “From day one, I’ve been […]

TBA donates turkeys and all the trimmings to NESF

TBA donates turkeys and all the trimmings to NESF

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Temple B’nai Abraham Social Action Committee collected turkeys and all the trimmings to benefit Newark Emergency Services for Families. The TBA Social Action Committee Co-chairwomen are Janet Penn and Ruth Ross. For more than three decades, NESF, a not-for-profit organization, has been serving the Greater Essex County community. NESF is committed […]

PSE&G receives Outstanding Customer Reliability Experience Award

PSE&G receives Outstanding Customer Reliability Experience Award

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Public Service Electric and Gas, New Jersey’s largest utility, was recently recognized by PA Consulting as the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Customer Reliability Experience Award. PSE&G also received the ReliabilityOne Award for Outstanding Reliability Performance in the Mid-Atlantic Region for the 17th consecutive year. This award is presented to a […]

JFS recognizes important of Holocaust remembrance during Hanukkah

JFS recognizes important of Holocaust remembrance during Hanukkah

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ is partnering with The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, also known as the Claims Conference, to honor Holocaust survivors with a candle-lighting ceremony on the third night of Hanukkah. This event, representing the second International Holocaust Survivors Night, will also be taking place […]

State honors area veterans for their service

State honors area veterans for their service

EAST ORANGE, NJ — State veterans affairs officials recently recognized 10 area veterans for their service during a ceremony at Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest, based in East Orange, which provides job-training programs and services for people with disabilities, veterans, immigrants and refugees. Joseph Bucco, the state supervisor of Veterans Services in the state Department […]

Family Fun Night at SOVUMC

Family Fun Night at SOVUMC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, Nov. 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., bring your family and friends for an evening of wholesome fun at South Orange-Vailsburg United Methodist Church, 150 South Orange Ave. in South Orange. Attendees will play a variety of age-appropriate board and card games and have healthy snacks. Admission is charged […]