How Essex County residents voted this past election

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This election season in Essex County was quite eventful, with a combined 55 elections and four public questions. There were a whopping 159 candidates listed on the various county ballots. All results remain unofficial until certified by Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin. The biggest election was of course that for […]

Shred your paper

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County’s Paper Shredding Day will be Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the county’s public works depot at 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. Destroy important documents safely and securely. All shredded paper will be recycled. This program is free to all Essex County residents, […]

County’s 2017 leaf collection schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Each fall, Essex County collects leaves along county roads. Residents whose properties are on county roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb. To organize leaf collection on county roads, Essex County is divided into four sectors. There will be three […]

Temple Sholom presents a ‘Jewish view’ on recent hurricanes

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Join Temple Sholom of West Essex in Cedar Grove on Friday, Oct. 20, for Shabbat services at 8 p.m. led by Rabbi Laurence Groffman and Cantor Kenneth Feibush. Directly after services, everyone is invited to stay for a talk by guest speaker Rabbi Yonatan Neril. He will present “What Would Noah […]

Discard household hazardous waste

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 125 Fairview Ave. in Cedar Grove. This program is free to all Essex County residents, though participants must provide proof of residency on site. This event is not for commercial or industrial […]

County recognizes exceptional senior citizen artists

County recognizes exceptional senior citizen artists

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. congratulated 17 Essex County artists who received awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show during an awards ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove Park. “I congratulate the winners and all the artists […]

Essex County towns vary broadly in N.J. municipality rankings

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Monthly recently released its rankings of all of New Jersey’s towns. Essex County towns run the gamut, with the some of the best and some of the worst, according to the magazine’s methodology. In compiling New Jersey Monthly’s 2017 Top 100 Towns list, researchers at Leflein Associates, an independent […]

Temple Sholom of West Essex eliminates religious school tuition

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — One of the goals set by the Temple Sholom executive board at the beginning of the year was to create a holistic and inclusive K-12 Jewish education. Since that time, the temple has hired a new religious school director, brought on young leaders for four age-specific youth groups and introduced a […]

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 […]

Essex County clerk holds outreach events

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin will hold several outreach events throughout the summer. They will be held as follows: Saturday, July 1, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at West Orange Park & Ride, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange; Wednesday, July 5, from 2 to 7:30 p.m. at Nutley Parks […]

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