NJ 11th for Change executive director takes leading NJ Democrats role

NJ 11th for Change executive director takes leading NJ Democrats role

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Saily Avelenda, executive director of the grassroots organization NJ 11th for Change, is taking on a new role: executive director of the NJ Democratic State Committee. She is replacing Kevin Olasanoye in that position. Under Avelenda’s leadership, NJ 11th for Change grew to more than 8,000 members. During the 2018 election, […]

Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes

Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes at RWJBarnabas Health will provide free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes on Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to noon at Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. When preliminary testing to identify serious cardiac problems is […]

Prosecutor’s office offers high school summer internships

Prosecutor’s office offers high school summer internships

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking high school juniors to participate in the annual ECPO summer internship program. This five-week program is designed to expose high school students to careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will run from July 6 through Aug. 7 for students completing […]

DiVincenzo presents $769.9M budget for 2020

DiVincenzo presents $769.9M budget for 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a 2020 budget of $769.9 million on Jan. 10. According to the county, this budget stabilizes the county’s financial plan and addresses the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions; layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the […]

Older authors encouraged to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

Older authors encouraged to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services invites Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2020 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Monday, March 16. “Our senior citizens have led […]

County approves ordinance to create civilian task force

County approves ordinance to create civilian task force

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — An ordinance forming the Essex County Correctional Facility Civilian Task Force was recently approved, according to a Dec. 12 announcement from Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo and Freeholder President Brendan Gill. Creating the ordinance was a collaborative effort and its adoption allows the process of nominating members to the task force […]

Sheriff’s office to disband K-9 Unit in the new year

Sheriff’s office to disband K-9 Unit in the new year

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — At the start of the new year, the four-legged members of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office will be hanging up their leashes. Effective Jan. 1, the Essex County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, which has been in action since 1987, will be disbanded. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the officers in this unit […]

NJ enforcing ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ crackdown during holiday season

NJ enforcing ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ crackdown during holiday season

TRENTON, NJ — With the busy holiday travel season fast approaching, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety has announced the kickoff of a statewide traffic safety campaign targeting drunken and impaired drivers. Starting Dec. 6, law enforcement agencies across the state will be patrolling the New Jersey roads looking for drunken and impaired drivers as […]

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

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 self-guided house tours will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, […]

Mental Health Association celebrates diamond anniversary

Mental Health Association celebrates diamond anniversary

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Seventy-five years ago, Clifford Beers was released from the hospital after suffering from a mental illness and founded the New Jersey Mental Hygiene Association, which aims to improve treatment for mental illnesses in hospitals. Beers’ organization still exists, but under a different name; the Mental Health Association in New Jersey is […]

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