Deer management program culls 89 animals from reservations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently announced that 89 deer and 56 unborn deer were removed from South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation during the 2017 deer management program. The program, which was held on six days between Jan. 17 and Feb. 14, is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number […]

Memorial garden to be built by Thriving Survivors

Memorial garden to be built by Thriving Survivors

NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley Thriving Survivors Inc. has been a guiding light for women battling breast cancer for many years, and now, the group is building a memorial garden to honor the many brave women who have lost their battle with the disease. The garden will be constructed along Vincent Place in Nutley, with Essex […]

DiVincenzo gives State of the County Address

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented his 14th annual State of the County Address on Monday, Feb. 27, in the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. The multimedia presentation outlined county achievements and improvement projects completed in 2016, highlighted the services and programs offered by Essex County and announced […]

Nutley Male Athlete of the Month

Marty Higgins NHS sophomore boys’ hoops star “Marty is a complete athlete, but it’s his competitive nature that sets him apart. Marty’s at his best when the game’s on the line. He’s the guy you want with the ball in his hands at the end of a close game. For a young player, I expect […]

Nutley Female Athlete of the Month

Courtney Wilde NHS sophomore, girls’ basketball “Courtney Wilde has been our most consistent player all year long. She has been our leading scorer in most games. Her three-point shooting has improved this year. The best thing about Courtney is when the team or coaching staff needs a laugh or someone to break the ice, Courtney […]

Community School hosts International Night

Community School hosts International Night

NULTEY, NJ — Students of The Community School in Nutley and their families enjoyed their first “International Family Foods Night” on Friday, Feb. 10, in Fellowship Hall of St. Vincent Church, where the school is housed. Those in attendance were asked to bring prepared dishes representing their heritage. More than 90 children and their families […]

Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes at RWJBarnabas Health will provide free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes on Saturday, March 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. Available to the first 200 young athletes who […]

ADAPT recognizes exceptional community members

ADAPT recognizes exceptional community members

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team recently held its annual dinner at Essex County Hospital, thanking 16 members of the community who went above and beyond to help ADAPT accomplish its goals and objectives this past year. ADAPT, managed by FAMILYConnections, is a community coalition dedicated to reducing underaged drinking […]

‘Information Void’ draws 200 attendees

‘Information Void’ draws 200 attendees

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With the threats to reproductive health care access becoming ever more real, according to a press release from NCJW/Essex, a program on Thursday, Jan. 26, “The Information Void: A Discussion of Reproductive Health Education,” drew a crowd of 200 people ready to take action. The program, sponsored by more than 20 organizations […]

Big crowd, great food at Boosters fundraiser

NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley Music Booster Association held a fundraiser, Taste of the World II, on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Good Shepherd Academy. It was a BYOB event, and a large crowd turned out to support Nutley High School musical education. “Last year, this was at the Elks Club,” said NMBA President Suzanne Harabedian. […]

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