Law enforcement professionals speak at town hall event related to safety in the Jewish community

Law enforcement professionals speak at town hall event related to safety in the Jewish community

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office held a virtual town hall event on Feb. 9 to address safety concerns in the Jewish faith-based community; acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and other ECPO employees discussed threat and risk assessments for Jewish houses of worship and took questions from audience members. […]

Essex County seeks entries for Legacies Writing Contest

Essex County seeks entries for 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 2022 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest.  “Our senior citizens have led interesting lives and I am always […]

Verona/Glen Ridge hs ice hockey team captures Kelly Cup title

Verona/Glen Ridge hs ice hockey team captures Kelly Cup title

VERONA/GLEN RIDGE — The top-seeded Verona/Glen Ridge high school ice hockey team defeated second-seeded Cranford, 5-2, to win the Kelly Cup title on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Richard J. Codey Arena. GR junior Rowan Brennan scored three goals and added one assist; GR junior Will Benson and GR sophomore Pyotr Sysak each had one goal; GR […]

County announces winners of Forest Friends Feeder Contest

County announces winners of Forest Friends Feeder Contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards on Feb. 8 to the winners in the Essex County Forest Friends Feeder Contest.  “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Forest Friends Feeder Contest and thank all the contestants for sharing their creativity and talent to create artwork that also provides […]

Verona–Glen Ridge high school ice hockey enjoys unbeaten streak; gains No. 1 seed in Kelly Cup

Verona–Glen Ridge high school ice hockey enjoys unbeaten streak; gains No. 1 seed in Kelly Cup

VERONA/GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Verona–Glen Ridge high school ice hockey team defeated Montclair Kimberley Academy and Cranford to extend its winning streak to five games and unbeaten streak to 10 games to improve to 16-3-3 overall and 10-0-2 in the New Jersey Interscholastic Hockey League’s Kelly Division. GR junior Rowan Brennan had four goals […]

Rachel Coalition seeks volunteers for its Court Advocate Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, providing 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 administrative support […]

Verona–Glen Ridge ice hockey team surges

Verona–Glen Ridge ice hockey team surges

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Verona–Glen Ridge high school ice hockey team won four straight games before tying Ridgewood to move to a 4-1-1 record on the season. After losing to Livingston, 4-1, on Dec. 27, to start the season, Verona–Glen Ridge defeated Oratory, 5-1, Nov. 29; Millburn, 10-0, Dec. 1; Hillsborough, 6-2, Dec. 3; […]

Take the Essex County Community Health Assessment Survey

Take the Essex County Community Health Assessment Survey

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. invites Essex County residents to participate in an Essex County Community Health Assessment Survey. The results of the survey will help the Essex County Public Health Office identify health issues affecting the Essex County community and create a public health plan to raise awareness […]

Omicron variant fears heighten blood shortage nationwide

Omicron variant fears heighten blood shortage nationwide

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Blood Services has announced a blood emergency due in large part to fears of the omicron variant and the holiday season. Currently, the region’s blood supply stands at a one- to two-day level, well below the ideal inventory of five to seven days. Blood centers across the country are and […]