NJ Transit says it’s prepared for winter weather

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is prepared to do battle with Old Man Winter this season, according to a press release. Snow-fighting supplies and equipment across the state are stocked and ready to be deployed as conditions warrant. NJ Transit is busy inspecting and winterizing its infrastructure, equipment and stations to be in the best […]

WO fifth-grader gets chance to defend his title

NUTLEY, NJ — The annual Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw North Central District Finals were Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Nutley Recreation Center. West Orange St. Cloud fifth-grader Gabriel Strassman took first place in the 10- and 11-year-old boys group. Gabriel advances to the state competition, to be held Feb. 12, where he will defend […]

ECPO to host information session on procedures for officer-involved fatal shootings

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will hold an information session on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. to provide an overview of what happens in Essex County when an officer is involved in a fatal shooting. The 40-minute presentation will provide statistical data and other information and allow members of the […]

All inclusive talent show is growing in popularity

All inclusive talent show is growing in popularity

NUTLEY, NJ — The Tempo! Arts for Life Foundation held its all-inclusive open-mic night on Saturday, Nov. 19, where people of all ages, abilities, and talents came together for an evening of song, music, art and camaraderie. The event, which is held several times a year, was started a few years ago by Tempo! Arts for […]

NCJW/Essex to host panel to combat sex trafficking

Symposium aims to keep children safe from trafficking

NCJW/Essex to host panel to combat sex trafficking

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Most people think of slavery as a terrible institution from our past and look to the outcome of the Civil War as the beacon that ended it. But they are wrong. The United Nations’ International Labor Organization estimates that there are more slaves worldwide now than there have been at any other […]

Essex County women’s organization helps women in need

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Soroptimist International of Suburban Essex has been serving the communities of Essex County and surrounding counties since 1949. For the sixth year, SISE members assembled HUGS tote bags with essential items for women arriving at a local shelter after fleeing domestic violence. HUGS reflects Healing, Understanding and the Great Strength of […]

Clebrating Veteran’s Day

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Veterans visited Sandy Lane Nursery School in Belleville on Veterans Day to speak to the children about their experiences. In attendance were representatives of the local Disabled American Veterans, as well as Veteran family members and a representative from the local Army Recruits.

See historical houses in expanded holiday house tour

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Celebrate the holiday season by participating in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year, the tour includes 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The tour includes Essex County Kip’s Castle and the Walther […]

Kidde recalls combination smoke/CO alarms due to alarm failure

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall on Kidde hard-wired combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven-year end of life — even if the batteries are replaced — leading consumers to believe it is still working. This poses a risk of […]

Help Essex high schoolers learn ‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt!’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is now required by law in New Jersey, according to a press release from NCJW/Essex. Essex County high […]

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