Essex County tech students accepted into top colleges, universities

Essex County tech students accepted into top colleges, universities

NEWARK, NJ — Students from the Essex County Schools of Technology District were recently recognized for being accepted into some of the most prestigious colleges and universities. The students and the schools they will be attending this fall are: seated, from left, Donald Payne School of Technology students Michelle Ofosu-Morrison who will be attending Amherst […]

Young artist exhibition showcases renewed creativity post-pandemic lockdown

Young artist exhibition showcases renewed creativity post-pandemic lockdown

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The “Inspired Minds: Young Artist Exhibition” is a visual arts program designed to nurture and enrich the next generation by celebrating young artists in the region. This annual program provides a comprehensive, professional gallery experience to art students from submission, selection, exhibition and possible sale of their artwork. This year, “Inspired […]

Essex County commissioners to host Juneteenth Jam

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of County Commissioners will host its inaugural Juneteenth Jam, celebrating Juneteenth as a national holiday, on Thursday, June 16, at noon at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building, 495 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Newark. This event will celebrate the traditions and recognize the […]

2022 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series to take center stage

2022 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series to take center stage

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2022 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening leisure activity. This year’s series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, five concerts in Brookdale Park, 12 concerts […]

NJ Transit celebrates Pride Month with specially marked buses

NJ Transit celebrates Pride Month with specially marked buses

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has unveiled two Ride with Pride themed buses to celebrate the LGBTQ community and its allies during Pride Month. The wrapped buses will be on display throughout New Jersey on the transit system. In collaboration with its sponsor, Hackensack Meridian Health, the Ride with Pride wraps are designed to show […]

Essex County honors local leaders at Jewish Heritage Celebration

Essex County honors local leaders at Jewish Heritage Celebration

NEWARK, NJ — The annual Essex County Jewish Heritage Celebration on Tuesday, May 31, recognized the influence and positive impact that Jewish people have had, and continue to have, on the economy and culture of Essex County. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented Star of Essex Awards to Essex County […]

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The nation was again plunged into despair on May 24 when a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, injuring many others. This was the third-deadliest school shooting in a U.S. school, after the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 and the Sandy Hook Elementary […]

Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children raises $450,000 at annual gala

Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children raises $450,000 at annual gala

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children raised more than $450,000 — meeting and exceeding its target goal — to fund partial tuition assistance scholarships for underprivileged students attending Archdiocese of Newark Catholic schools at its annual gala in West Orange’s Pleasantdale Chateau on May 11. This year’s gala honored three leaders […]

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