Law sponsored by EO assemblywoman put to use after recent shooting

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The law Gov. Phil Murphy signed in January, based on Bill S1036, which was sponsored by Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake, of East Orange, and Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, of Paterson, is now playing a central role in Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s investigation into Irvington’s Aug. 8 police-involved shooting, which led to that municipality’s […]

Mayor announces big plans for EO youth

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green said the return of Jabril Peppers, the New York Giants’ strong safety and East Orange native, to his hometown to host the Back to School Book Bag Giveaway in Oval Park on Saturday, Aug. 10, was just the tip of the iceberg. “He gave out over […]

PSE&G phone number spoofed by scammers

PSE&G phone number spoofed by scammers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — PSE&G is warning New Jersey residents that scammers have spoofed one of its phone numbers in attempts to obtain personal information. PSE&G recently received an escalating number of phone calls from people claiming to be returning missed calls that appear to have been made from a PSE&G phone number. “If you […]

Councilman David Lyons dead

Irvington community mourns death of council president, longtime politician

Councilman David Lyons dead

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to multiple sources, Municipal Council President and North Ward Councilman David Lyons died of as yet unknown causes at Beth Israel Hospital on Sunday, Aug. 11. “I was actually there at the hospital the day he died,” Mayor Tony Vauss said Aug. 12. “Me and the first lady decided that Sunday […]

JFS works to better support needs of Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors

JFS works to better support needs of Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — JFS MetroWest has been appointed a sub-grantee for critical support services for isolated, Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors. In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ seeks to better support the needs of socially isolated, Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors living […]

More than 800 children shop cost-free at Back 2 School Store

More than 800 children shop cost-free at Back 2 School Store

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The 11th annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store brought much more than just grins on Sunday, July 28, as hundreds of children went shopping at a one-day pop-up store designed to help children in financial need in Essex County. “I can’t wait to get new shoes! I want sparkles on them!” exclaimed […]

Executive order seeks to address ‘rising tide of hate’ in NJ

Executive order seeks to address ‘rising tide of hate’ in NJ

TRENTON, NJ — On Aug. 7, acting Gov. Sheila Oliver issued an executive order establishing an interagency task force to tackle the problem of bias incidents among students and young adults. The executive order follows the publication of a report by Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal that shows a “rising tide of hate” in New […]