Livingston Council Votes on Ordinance to Prohibit Vape Shops

July 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Concern about the increased use of electronic cigarettes and other vapor products was among the reasons why the Livingston Township Council adopted an ordinance prohibiting “vape shops,” or any establishment that primarily sells “electronic devices, liquid nicotine or vapor products,” in the township’s retail commercial zones. In ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17

NEW YORK, NY, - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' this morning for Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. The heat advisory will remain in effect from noon Monday July 16 until 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during ...

Essex County Honors Nurse Practitioner for HIV/AIDS Work in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - Peter Oates was working as a private nurse for Princess Diana’s father in England, but left when he was offered a job in the 1980s at San Francisco General Hospital’s slated AIDS unit.

“They offered me a job, but I couldn’t be hired because Medicaid and Medicare had withdrawn benefits for the AIDS hospital,” Oates, 66, recalled. Instead, ...

Cedar Grove's Nick Marzullo Completes Eagle Scout Project at Morgan's Farm

The Cedar Grove Historical Society is happy to announce that Nick Marzullo of Cedar Grove’s Boy Scout Troop 65 has completed his Eagle Scout project, renovation of the Society’s apiary.  Over the past two months Nick and members of his troop built and installed six ten-foot platforms as well as painting and refurbishing our bee boxes. These improvements will help the Society ...

Dog Park Opens at Hilltop Reservation

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The new Off-Leash Dog Park in the Essex County Hilltop Reservation in North Caldwell opened on Friday, becoming the fourth dog park in Essex County parks.  

"We are happy that residents are now able to take advantage of this dog park. It's another example of the great recreation facilities that are provide by our County Executive," Verona Mayor Kevin ...

Red Cross Issues Safety Tips for Hot Weather

It’s that time of year when the temperature goes up and heat and humidity, which can be deadly, make being outdoors very uncomfortable. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. The American Red Cross has steps you can take to help stay safe when the temperatures ...

Hilltop Grasshopper Race is Moving to Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Hilltop Grasshopper, a mountain bike race for elementary and middle school children,  will now kick off in Cedar Grove.

The annual August race, has traditionally been held near the Mountain Avenue field in North Caldwell.  This year the starting line will be near the new Cedar Grove Community Center on Fairview Avenue. The new ...

Essex County Announces "Wellness on the Waterfront" Programming

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs announced a month-long schedule of free activities to celebrate July as National Parks and Recreation Month. The County Executive invites the public to enjoy “Wellness on the Waterfront,” which includes yoga demonstrations, concerts, ...

Red Cross Shares 20 Ways to be Safe This Summer

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The upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend is the unofficial start of summer when many people will begin traveling, firing up the grill, and enjoying swimming and other water-related activities. The American Red Cross wants everyone to have fun and offers 20 things people can do to be safe all summer ...

Cedar Grove Police Step Up Enforcement of "No Swimming" at Devil's Hole

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - With an ordinance to back them up, Cedar Grove police announced the department is stepping up enforcement of no swimming in Devil's Hole.

A deep ravine in the Peckman River, Devil's Hole is located behind Foodtown and the apartments on Little Falls Road near Community Park.  It has long been a picturesque place to visit, but has also been a ...

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