Talented students earn spots at Paper Mill Conservatory

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Tony Award for Regional Theatre, has selected students to be a part of the theater’s prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2017. Participants range in age from 10 to 18. Members of the competitive Conservatory who earned coveted spots in the Senior, Junior Plus and […]

NJ Transit offers additional busing along M&E line

NEWARK, NJ — In response to direct requests from customers, NJ Transit will offer additional busing from its highest ridership stations along the Morris & Essex Lines while trains are diverted to Hoboken this summer due to Amtrak’s repair work. “The feedback from our customers is vital and is something I am personally committed to,” […]

SOPAC gallery presents ‘Inspired Minds’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery in the South Orange Performing Arts Center presents “Inspired Minds,” a young artist exhibition featuring drawings, paintings and photography by gifted young artists from Essex County high schools. On view through Aug. 15 at SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, the selected works were juried […]

Livingston Summer Concert Series returns

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Regal Bank will sponsor the Livingston Summer Concert Series for the ninth year in a row. The community event showcases live musical performances every Sunday evening in July from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gazebo at Memorial Field. Picnic food and lawn games add to the festivities. In the event of […]

OurBus crowdsourcing commuter bus route to New York

LIVINGSTON, NJ ­­–– In response to hundreds of requests from Livingston and West Orange residents, OurBus is organizing a new commuter bus service from the two New Jersey towns to Midtown Manhattan. OurBus is a New York-based technology company that connects groups of commuters with licensed luxury motor coach companies. Any group of 100 or […]

ACL Art Gallery presents ‘My America’ art show

LIVINGSTON, NJ — “My America” opened Sunday, June 25 at the ACL Art Gallery, 2110 Town Center Way in Livingston. Meet local artists and see the amazing talents of some of your neighbors. Refreshments will be served. The “My America” show runs until Sept. 11. In keeping with the theme of “My America,” artists will […]

NCJW holds Excel, Word classes

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Registration is now open for July computer classes at the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women. Classes on basic Excel will be Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Monday, July 10, from 9 to 11 a.m. and running for six sessions. Intro to Word will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Tuesday, […]

Evening of Laughters honors local volunteers

LIVINGSTON, NJ — An Evening of Laughter took place June 6 at Temple Bnai Abraham in Livingston, where more than 300 people came out to support JFS of MetroWest, celebrate the 20th anniversary of Rachel Coalition, the domestic violence division of JFS, and honor Andrea and Bryan Bier of West Orange and Lisa and Erik […]

Municipal officials finally meet with NJ Transit reps

Mayors want better equity, communication from NJT

Municipal officials finally meet with NJ Transit reps

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — After weeks of being sidelined, municipal officials from several towns finally met with NJ Transit representatives June 7 to discuss the burden local communities will shoulder this summer as the Morris & Essex Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station are diverted to Hoboken. The diversion will last for approximately eight weeks […]