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 […]

Senior citizens receive awards for amazing artworks

Senior citizens receive awards for amazing artworks

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. congratulated 28 Essex County artists who received awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show on Aug. 29 at an awards ceremony at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. “I congratulate the winners and all the artists who participated in […]

NJ Transit continues quality of commute improvements at Port Authority Bus Terminal

NEWARK, NJ — Following the success of last year’s reorganization and consolidation of services within the Port Authority Bus Terminal, NJ Transit is again partnering with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for Phase Two of improvements to the quality of commute, according to an Aug. 23 press release. Beginning Sept. 3, […]

MHA earns grant to help the homeless within Essex

PATH expands in county via Mental Health Association

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Mental Health Association of Essex County, headquartered in Montclair, has been awarded a grant of more than half a million dollars by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to provide outreach services to adults diagnosed as mentally ill who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming […]

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