ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The world can be a scary place. But it’s also filled with humor, inspiration and beauty. Let’s focus on that second part. Take a look at some recent good news stories in Essex County below. (Click the headlines to read).
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A cybersecurity buff from New Jersey is using his COVID stimulus check to return to school after a quarter-century out of the classroom.
The NY Jets and Nike are sponsoring the new league, which will include high school players from Newark, East Orange and Irvington.
An annual Groundhog Day tradition in Essex County produced a bit of good news on a dreary winter day.
Half of people served by the organization live alone, and 65 percent of those rarely see anyone but the volunteers.
Services include MAT consultations and Narcan distribution. Stops include the Caldwells, Bloomfield, Montclair, Irvington and the Oranges.
Students are assigned to a senior in their area and are called to shovel when it snows. Seniors pay the teens directly.
“Last year was an especially challenging financial year for many families, which will make filing taxes this year particularly tricky.”