Out of Darkness Walk

September 24, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - On Saturday, over 300 walkers participated in the Essex County Out of Darkness Walk at Brookdale Park. The fundraising walk benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the nation's largest non-profit dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. The Essex County Walk is one of more than 375 Out of the Darkness Community Walks being ...

School Construction Referendum, Shrinking Classroom discussed with Walk and Talk with Nutley Superintendent of Schools

NUTLEY, NJ - Wearing a Nutley High “Dare to Dream” t-shirt, Superintendent Dr. Julie Glazer led the Nutley Farmers Market ‘Walk and Talk’ Sunday September 17. This was Glazers second walk, the first being last year shortly after she was appointed as the district’s superintendent.

The youngest walker was six month old Ellie, ‘walking’ with her mom ...

Walk the Morris Canal Greenway in Bloomfield September 30

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition’s Let’s Walk program is partnering with The Morris Canal Greenway Committee and the Bloomfield Health Department for a guided walk on Saturday September 30 at 9 a.m.

The wallk, along a section of the canal that passes through Bloomfield, will be led by Rich Rockwell of the Bloomfield Historical Society. Rockwell will be ...

Nutley Comes Together to Knock Out Opioid Abuse

NUTLEY, NJ - –Commissioner Alphonse Petracco invites the public to join an initiative called Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day (KOOA Day) on Friday October 6, 2017.

Petracco said, “We are expecting to have hundreds of students, scouts, parents, teachers, principals, medical professionals, local business owners, civic organizations, clubs and concerned residents walk through the town ...

Essex County's Senior Wellness Day is Sept. 26

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County will hold another of its Senior Wellness Day events on Tuesday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange.

“We are planning a fun-filled day of activities and will be providing a great deal of valuable information that will benefit seniors. Our Essex County Senior Wellness Day will offer nutrition ...

Recreation Programs for Youth with Special Needs Are Set for This Fall

SUMMIT, NJ - Special needs youth are invited to register for upcoming fall TryCAN programs, offered to children from any town, and which help youth develop skills that allow them to pursue a sport or activity further or simply provide them with a meaningful recreation experience. The programs incorporate teen 'peer mentors' from local middle and high schools ...

Youth Suicide Rates Doubling--Working to Reduce the Trend With Suicide Prevention Leader-Holmdel's Dr. Christine Moutier

HOLMDEL, N.J. - When one would guess what the second leading cause of death is for young people in the U.S. ages 15-34, most people are shocked to hear that the answer is death by suicide.  Tragically, that is a fact. Almost 45,000 Americans die every year by suicide. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), on average there are 121 suicides a ...

State Infant/Child Car Seat Rules Currently in Effect

TRENTON, NJ - Effective September 1, 2015, legislation set in place revised parameters relative to the use of infant / child car seats in the Garden State. New Jersey guidelines currently mandate the following:

Newborn to Age 2

Children under age 2 and under 30 lbs. must be in a rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. Toddlers who are tall or have long legs ...

District-Wide Drinking Water Lead Test Results Report presented at Nutley Board of Education Meeting

NUTLEY, NJ - The first presentation at the August 31 Nutley Board of Education meeting was the District-Wide Drinking Water Lead Test Results Report by Phil Nicolette, Manager of Buildings & Grounds.

According to Nicolette, 13 of the 183 outlets tested had ‘problems’, a few of which were in ‘slop sinks’ in boiler rooms that were not used as drinking ...

Hurricane Harvey Teaches Valuable Lesson - Expect and Prepare for the Worst

September is National Preparedness Month, with a multitude of federal, state and local agencies asking the question: Do You Have a Plan?

This year’s campaign is titled “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” It is a call to action to think ahead and look beyond batteries and flashlights when making emergency preparedness plans for family members and pets.

According to ...

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