County announces eight winners in photography contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Eight local residents received awards in the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Winners were awarded in adult and youth categories and were recognized on Saturday, Sept. 24, during the annual Fall Family Festival at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Parks Photography […]

Run 4 Their Life 5K returns to Caldwell

CALDWELL, NJ — The second Run 4 Their Life 5K NJ will be Saturday, Oct. 8, at 9 a.m., starting in the parking lot across from 22 Westville Ave. in Caldwell, behind Caldwell Diner. The walk/run is a USATF certified and sanctioned event. First- and second-place medals will be given in all age divisions and […]

JFS of MetroWest to administer Wise Aging initiative

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest has been awarded a grant by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey to administer a Wise Aging initiative in the MetroWest communities. The program, which is a partnership with 12 local synagogue groups plus the JCC MetroWest, will help Jewish people in their second adulthoods, their […]

NJ Transit continues quality of commute improvements at Port Authority Bus Terminal

NEWARK, NJ — Following the success of last year’s reorganization and consolidation of services within the Port Authority Bus Terminal, NJ Transit is again partnering with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for Phase Two of improvements to the quality of commute, according to an Aug. 23 press release. Beginning Sept. 3, […]

Christie administration selects 32 higher education institutions to receive capital improvement grants

TRENTON, NJ — According to a press release from the administration of Gov. Chris Christie, Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks has sent the Legislature her certified list of 35 higher education capital construction project grants that will boost technology, support the health sciences, and renovate laboratories and classrooms at 32 institutions across the state. […]

Retail portion of Glenwood sold to a shopping-center developer

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The retail portion of Glenwood Village has been sold by Bloomfield Center Urban Renewal for approximately $19 million, according to Bill Colgan, a BCUR principal. The buyer was Cedar Realty Trust, of Port Washington, NY. The BCUR is located in the Leo Building, Bloomfield. According to its website, Cedar Realty is an investment […]

83 N.J. high school seniors receive $92,000 in scholarships

TRENTON, NJ — Comcast NBCUniversal awarded $92,000 in scholarships for the 2016-17 school year to 83 New Jersey high school seniors as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community […]