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“BARKtoberfest” Pet Adoption to Return to Turtle Back Zoo

October 19, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Local animal shelters and rescue groups will benefit from the second annual “BARKtoberfest” at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo on Saturday, where the public is invited to meet adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens while also enjoying a pet costume contest, food trucks and more.

Last year’s event raised more than $3,300 for participating animal ...

Former President Obama to visit Newark to Campaign for Murphy

NEWARK, NJ — Former U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to roll into downtown Newark on Thursday to campaign for the Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy as the battle to run New Jersey heats up in the race's final weeks. 

Obama's appearance in New Jersey's largest city less than three weeks before the Nov. 7 election on ...

Livingston Christens New Saint Barnabas Medical Center Community Field

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The multipurpose turf field recently installed on Madonna Drive for the benefit of Livingston recreation and high school athletes of all ages and sports was officially unveiled as the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Community Field on Monday.

Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein, members of the Livingston Township Council, Livingston High School Athletic Director David ...

Celebrity Chefs to Host "Dine 4 a Difference" for Suicide Prevention

VERONA, NJ - Cedar Grove native and Food Network 'Chopped' judge Amanda Freitag, Verona Chef Ariane Duarte and Verona resident Chef Floyd Cardoz have partnered with Newman Cares, Inc., a charitable organization in Verona whose mission is to bring communities and neighbors together and raise fundsand awareness for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 

Along ...

More Than 1500 Participate in Essex County Fall Hazardous Waste Day

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day attracted 1624 Essex County residents who brought material to be recycled on Saturday. The event was organized by the Essex County Utilities Authority. 

The event gave residents the opportunity to safely dispose of pesticides, herbicides, motor oil, paint, fluorescent light bulbs and other ...

Three Baby Deaths Occur in Essex County in 40 Hours

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino announced on Oct. 4 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is urging parents to take proper precautions to protect children in the wake of three baby deaths over a 40-hour period in the week prior to his announcement.

The first precaution is for parents to avoid sleeping with very young children and to make sure they ...

Livingston Children Bring Home Medals From ITF World Championships

BARNEVELD, NL — Livingston siblings Valerie and Michael Genis, children of Jul and Alexandra Genis of Livingston, recently represented Team USA in an International Taekwondo Federation World Championships / World Cup competition in Barneveld, Netherlands. Also competing were fellow martial arts students Justin and Cody Capizano, grandchildren of Steve Place of Livingston and ...

The Livingston Container Store Opens This Weekend

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When Livingston’s new Container Store celebrates its Grand Opening Weekend beginning on Saturday morning, the retailer, which will be the third of its kind to open in New Jersey, will donate 10 percent of the weekend’s sales to the Zoological Society of New Jersey at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and will also choose a shopper every hour to receive a ...

Essex County College administrator placed on paid administrative leave

NEWARK, NJ — Following months of calls for her resignation, Essex Count College vice president of administration and finance was placed on paid administrative leave during a recent meeting of the Essex County College Board of Trustees.

Nine board members voted to place Joyce Wilson Harley on paid administrative leave for an "undetermined" amount of time, ...

Nearly 1000 Brave the Heat to Attend 27th Annual Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The nearly 1000 supporters participating in the 27th annual Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk to “break the silence” on ovarian cancer overcame temperatures more typical of mid-August on Sunday morning. The event, coordinated through the partnership of the Downtown West Orange Alliance (DWOA) and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC), raised more ...

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