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 […]

OHA Golf Tournament raises scholarship money for students

OHA Golf Tournament raises scholarship money for students

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Housing Authority hosted its sixth annual Youth Scholarship Golf Tournament under sunny skies on Monday, Sept. 12, at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park and, according to OHA Executive Director Walter McNeil, this year’s event was the biggest and best yet. “We are having our sixth annual Golf Scholarship […]

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 […]

Senate action furthers Rahway River flood control initiative

CRANFORD, NJ — The Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control reported in a recent press release that on Sept. 15 the U.S. Senate passed by a 96-4 vote the Federal Water Resources Development Act, which includes a directive to the secretary to expedite the final review and provide pre-construction and engineering funds for […]

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 […]

Orange men respond to call to attend first day of school

Orange men respond to call to attend first day of school

    ORANGE, NJ — When Orange Preparatory Academy Co-Principal Andrea Dooley-Malloy asked Reggie Miller, director of the school’s Male Student Support Program, to send out a text message blast asking men to turn out for the first day of school, she had no idea what kind of response they’d get. To her delight, and […]

Newark police arrest 4 for prostitution, 9 for soliciting

NEWARK, NJ — In response to quality of life complaints, Newark Police arrested four women and nine men for prostitution in the area of Clinton Avenue and 20th Street to Hawthorne Avenue and Birks Place on Friday, Sept. 9, according to a Sept. 10 press release from the Newark Police Department. The women arrested are […]

Senate president discusses public school funding

Senate president discusses public school funding

ORANGE, NJ — State Senate President Stephen Sweeney came to St. Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church in Orange on Thursday, Sept. 1, to discuss with several local elected officials his plan for public school funding, as an alternative to the new public school funding formula Gov. Chris Christie wants to implement. “We had some good, […]

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