Freeholders approve contract to replace voting machines

Freeholders approve contract to replace voting machines

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In order to ensure the integrity of future Essex County elections, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a resolution Jan. 7 approving the purchase of new voting machines that will provide optical scanners and paper ballots guaranteeing a secure and safe process.  In the wake of allegations of voter […]

Preliminary 2019 opioid stats show NJ is holding the line on overdose deaths

Preliminary 2019 opioid stats show NJ is holding the line on overdose deaths

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal joined Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials on Jan. 8 for a round table community meeting to discuss strategies for fighting the opioid addiction epidemic and to announce preliminary year-end opioid statistics for 2019, which indicate that, for the first time since 2012, New Jersey held the […]

Teens, enter the 2020 NJ Teen Media Contest celebrating family

TRENTON, NJ — Teens across the state can begin submitting entries for the 25th annual New Jersey Teen Media Contest, which highlights the Department of Human Services’ mission to support families. The contest run by Human Services’ Division of Family Development is open to all New Jersey middle and high school-aged students. This year, the […]

ECC offers Saturday youth programs

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County College’s popular Saturday Youth Program will begin its spring 2020 semester program Saturday, Jan. 18, for 10 sessions at the main Newark campus. The classes are geared toward children from kindergarten to high school. Some of the programs have several sections to accommodate different age groups. There will be in-person […]

Older authors encouraged to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

Older authors encouraged to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services invites Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2020 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Monday, March 16. “Our senior citizens have led […]

Register to audition for Paper Mill’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory

Register to audition for Paper Mill’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, will hold auditions for students to be a part of its prestigious Summer Musical Theater Conservatory and August Musical Theater Intensive for 2020 on Saturdays, Feb. 1 and 8, at Montclair State University, College of the Arts/Life Hall, 1 Normal Ave. in […]

Holiday contest helps raise awareness about nature and the environment

Holiday contest helps raise awareness about nature and the environment

ROSELAND, NJ — Residents throughout the county brought stunning entries to the Essex County Environmental Center’s Annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest, which was held Saturday, Dec. 21. All told, there were 35 entries in this year’s contest. “Our Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest is a wonderful project that incorporates our mission to […]

AG sues companies for selling large-capacity ammo magazines into NJ

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal filed suit Dec. 20 against two separate out-of-state companies that previously sold illegal large-capacity magazines, or LCMs, to undercover state investigators in New Jersey, and that have failed to comply with state subpoenas demanding the records of their New Jersey sales. New Jersey law prohibits the possession and […]

Sheriff’s officers provide toys to needy children

Sheriff’s officers provide toys to needy children

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — To help ensure that all local little boys and girls were not shut out of their holiday dreams, a team of eight Essex County sheriff’s pickup trucks and SUVs departed Veterans Courthouse morning to make their rounds at houses of worship, schools and social service agencies to deliver greetings and gifts […]