County to host first-ever Essex County Teen Arts Festival

County to host first-ever Essex County Teen Arts Festival

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County is inviting area high school students to participate in the first-ever Essex County Teen Arts Festival devoted to the visual arts. The festival will be held completely online and is free to enter. The deadline to enter is Thursday, April 14. “I am proud of the skill and creativity […]

Belleville Historical Society honors those who died fighting the Vietnam War

Belleville Historical Society honors those who died fighting the Vietnam War

BELLEVILLE, NJ — In commemoration of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day on March 29, the Belleville Historical Society produced a short video tribute to the 11 young men from Belleville who lost their lives during the war. To view the video, visit https://youtu.be/MLNn2tMNIys. During the past two years, the historical society has restored to their original […]

State kicks off distracted-driving awareness campaign and crackdown

State kicks off distracted-driving awareness campaign and crackdown

TRENTON, NJ — Kicking off National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety recently announced the results of a 2021 study, which found that, at any given time, one in five drivers on selected high-crash corridors in New Jersey were driving while distracted. […]

RWJBarnabas health facilities earn top score in health care equality index

RWJBarnabas health facilities earn top score in health care equality index

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities have been recognized and redesignated as “Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” and two RWJBarnabas Health facilities received new designations by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. The […]

Community garden returns to Belleville for second year

Community garden returns to Belleville for second year

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Belleville Township’s community garden — a place where residents are invited to grow their own produce — is now entering its second year at Fairway Park on Riverdale Avenue. The 12 vegetable garden planters, each measuring 4 feet by 8 feet, are available to Belleville residents on a first-come, first-served basis for […]

PVSC recognizes its permittees with perfect environmental compliance records

NEWARK, NJ — The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission recently honored 97 of its permittees that operated in the previous calendar year without having incurred a single wastewater discharge or reporting violation. PVSC has now recognized perfect environmental compliance records for 27 consecutive years.  Significant industrial users in the PVSC service area are issued sewer use […]

Former Homeland Security secretary to speak to Oranges & Maplewood NAACP

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Jeh Charles Johnson, who served as secretary of Homeland Security during the Obama administration, will deliver the keynote address at the 109th annual Oranges & Maplewood NAACP Freedom Fund Gala on Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at Cedar Hill Country Club, 100 Walnut St. in Livingston. To purchase tickets or become […]

Belleville is recognized for its healthy initiatives by statewide Mayors Wellness Campaign

Belleville is recognized for its healthy initiatives by statewide Mayors Wellness Campaign

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Belleville has been recognized for its commitment to creating a healthier place to live through initiatives that address food insecurity, support COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, and promote physical and mental health. The township has received “Healthy Town to Watch” status in the annual statewide Mayors Wellness Campaign. The campaign is a program […]

Belleville Council recognizes township women on International Women’s Day

Belleville Council recognizes township women on International Women’s Day

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Emerging poets, advocates for children with special needs, youth sports coaches and other amazing women were recognized for their many contributions to Belleville and beyond in honor of International Women’s Day on March 8. The highlight of the township’s annual celebration came when Belleville’s Spirit of Empowerment Award was given to Stacy […]