County announces eight winners in photography contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Eight local residents received awards in the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Winners were awarded in adult and youth categories and were recognized on Saturday, Sept. 24, during the annual Fall Family Festival at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Parks Photography […]

Artist plans show to benefit Alzheimer’s program

NUTLEY, NJ — After spending 30 years in the human resources field, longtime Nutley resident Estelle Roupas is turning her hand away from the keyboard and toward the paintbrush, although still with the goal of guiding others to reach their maximum potential. On Sunday, Oct. 9, from 2 to 6 p.m., Roupas will host an art […]

Join Rachel Coalition at candlelight vigil

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Domestic violence affects every community. It thrives when we are silent, but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic abuse. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, is excited to join together with the community at […]

Rachel Coalition seeks volunteers to train to assist victims of domestic violence

NEWARK, NJ — The Rachel Coalition, a partnership of nine Northern New Jersey organizations, working together to provide services and support programs for victims of domestic violence in Essex and Morris counties, is seeking volunteers for its Court Advocate Program. This 40-hour hands-on training program educates participants to assist domestic violence victims with emotional and […]

Bill to require NJ Transit to notify public prior to service reduction is now law

TRENTON, NJ — A bill Assembly Democrats Wayne P. DeAngelo, Raj Mukherji, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and John McKeon sponsored to help ensure that mass transit riders are properly informed of proposed service cuts is now law. The new law, A-227, requires NJ Transit to hold a public hearing and provide notice prior to a reduction […]

NJ Transit urges customers not to use Galaxy Note7 on trains

NEWARK, NJ — Following safety concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note7, NJ Transit is strongly urging all customers not to use or charge the mobile device on board trains, buses, light rail vehicles or in stations and facilities, according to a recent release from NJ Transit. “We are asking our customers who have […]

Blood drives in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Blood Services will hold several blood drives in the area which are open to the public. Sunday, Sept. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mantena Global Care, 294 Ferry St. in Newark; Thursday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Essex County College’s Clara Dasher […]

Prevent break-ins, use common-sense measures

NEWARK, NJ — On Sept. 7, Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura issued a reminder to local motorists that statistics reveal a car is broken into every 30 seconds somewhere across the country. Fontoura added that Essex County is not exempt to that alarming statistic. “Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in […]

Appellate court upholds decision that sheriff’s officer convicted of harassment is allowed to hold a public job

NEWARK, NJ — Last week an appellate court upheld a 2014 decision not to strip a sheriff’s officer convicted of harassment of his ability to hold a public job. The ruling supports Superior Court Judge Mitzy Galis-Menendez’s decision that allows John Warnock — who was found guilty of harassing a woman outside a West Orange […]

Celebrate love, diversity, culture with the county freeholders

NEWARK, NJ — Join the Essex County freeholders on Saturday, Sept. 10, in Branch Brook Park,  the Prudential grove area off of Park Avenue in Newark, from noon to 6 p.m. for the Essex County Freeholder’s second African Caribbean Festival. This free event will celebrate, as Bob Marley said, “One love, one heart, let’s get […]

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