Historic Ballantine Gates at Branch Brook Park are restored

Historic Ballantine Gates at Branch Brook Park are restored

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced Sept. 25 that the restoration of the historic Ballantine Gates in Branch Brook Park has been completed. The project is part of an ongoing initiative to preserve historic features within the Essex County Parks System and ensure all facilities are safe and up to date. […]

Learn more about Bloomfield BSA Troop 23

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield BSA Troop 23 will have its first fall troop and recruiting event on Sunday, Oct. 11, at camp NoBeBoSco in Hardwick. This will be an exciting way for prospective Scouts to experience a true Scout event and get to see the camp where the original “Friday the 13th” movie was filmed. […]

Employment inclusion is essential for JESPY House clients

Employment inclusion is essential for JESPY House clients

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — JESPY’s Work Readiness and Employment Engagement program is an important service for clients who are searching for or maintaining employment. JESPY provides a wide variety of services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, helping them to become increasingly independent. While some clients work full- or part-time jobs, the department also […]

25th annual golf outing supports CASA of Essex County

LIVINGSTON / NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The annual golf outing fundraiser to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Essex County will take place at Cedar Hill Country Club on Thursday, Oct. 15. The event highlights the need to safeguard the more than 1,200 foster children who live in Essex County. This year marks […]

CCR to hold annual ‘Celebrating Integration’ event

CCR to hold annual ‘Celebrating Integration’ event

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will host “Celebrating Integration: Serving the Community Virtually,” honoring Meredith Sue Willis, on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., virtually.  There will be dessert, swag, trivia and fun. Admission is charged; this event is a fundraiser for the coalition. To donate, become […]

Young woman killed by hit-and-run driver

Young woman killed by hit-and-run driver

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run incident that resulted in the death of Johanne L. Barthelemy, 29, of Irvington, according to a Sept. 28 press release from the prosecutor’s office. In the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 28, […]

Sea Turtle Recovery releases its 50th sea turtle

Sea Turtle Recovery releases its 50th sea turtle

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Located inside Turtle Back Zoo, there is a nonprofit rehabilitation hospital that handles all critically injured and ill sea turtles that wash ashore in New Jersey. The group just celebrated releasing its 50th sea turtle back into the ocean after rehabilitating her for 16 months — but the organization does not […]

SHU appoints new vice president for university advancement

SHU appoints new vice president for university advancement

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Jon Paparsenos, an international leader in higher education philanthropy, has been selected as Seton Hall University’s next vice president for university advancement.  A 1999 graduate of Seton Hall, Paparsenos now comes to Seton Hall from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, where he has served as vice president […]

Food distribution event at Maplewood Pool

Food distribution event at Maplewood Pool

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present an emergency food distribution event on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Maplewood Community Pool, 187 Boyden Ave., to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are […]

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