Congregation giving back to community

Congregation giving back to community

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Christ Episcopal Church in Glen Ridge has embarked on a novel way for a house of worship to fulfill its mission of giving back to the community: the Epiphany Project. On Jan. 5, the Epiphany Sunday, checks for $200 were distributed to congregants who had pledged an annual donation, or tithe, […]

DiVincenzo presents $769.9M budget for 2020

DiVincenzo presents $769.9M budget for 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a 2020 budget of $769.9 million on Jan. 10. According to the county, this budget stabilizes the county’s financial plan and addresses the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions; layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the […]

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 […]

Council pays tribute to outgoing veteran members

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Council reorganized during it annual meeting on the evening of Monday, Jan. 6, with the swearing-in of incumbents Mayor Stuart Patrick, Councilman Peter Hughes and newly elected councilman Richard Law. But the evening belonged to David Lefkovits, the three-term councilman defeated in the November elections, and retiring borough […]

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 […]

Two major investigations into carjacking rings lead to 42 prison sentences

Two major investigations into carjacking rings lead to 42 prison sentences

TRENTON, NJ — On Dec. 13, Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal announced final results of “Operation Jacked” and “Operation 17 Corridor,” major investigations and prosecutions that targeted international carjacking and stolen car-trafficking rings. The operations led to arrests and charges against more than 50 ring members in 2014 and 2015, and recovery of approximately 250 stolen […]

Rotary offers scholarship for international graduate study

Rotary offers scholarship for international graduate study

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Area Rotary Clubs are offering an international scholarship for students who are interested in pursuing further study abroad. Applicants must live in Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Union or Warren counties, and must be interested in planning a career in one of the following subject areas: peace and conflict […]

Glen Ridge seniors celebrate

Glen Ridge seniors celebrate

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Senior Golden Circle, which is sponsored by the borough-sponsored, held its annual holiday party on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Glen Ridge Senior-Community Center at the Ridgewood Avenue Train Station. It was a relaxed and festive event, with melodies played by keyboardist Arnie Abrams. The group sang traditional […]

Join a youth exchange trip to Japan with Rotary

Join a youth exchange trip to Japan with Rotary

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Area Rotary Clubs are looking for 28 students to represent the region in a cultural exchange with Japan. The Short-Term Youth Exchange with Japan, now in its 42nd year, offers students ages 15 to 18 the opportunity to learn about Japanese culture, interact with Japanese students and form friendships that will […]

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