Sheriff’s Dept. promotes and swears in new officers

Sheriff’s Dept. promotes and swears in new officers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced promotions and the hiring of several sheriff’s officers during a swearing-in ceremony held at the Leroy Smith Public Safety Building on July 8. Among those promoted were Chief James Spango, who previously served as a deputy chief; Undersheriff Fitzgerald Figliuolo, who also served as a […]

New pastor at Congregational Church

New pastor at Congregational Church

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Rev. Jeff Mansfield is the new minister of the Glen Ridge Congregational Church. He began his tenure Monday, July 8. Mansfield, 41, grew up in Warwick, RI. He did his undergraduate work at Boston University studying English literature and religion and entered the seminary at Union Theology in NYC with […]

TBZ, other local projects to see state spending freeze

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On June 30, Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Act into law. The budget lacked the governor’s long-supported millionaire’s tax, which had been vehemently opposed by N.J. Senate President Stephen Sweeney. While Murphy seemingly lost the fight for a millionaire’s tax, he hit back with Executive Order No. […]

Painting through the pain and worry

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge artist and cancer survivor Theresa DeSalvio will be exhibiting a series of works in an upcoming exhibition called, “Art and Healing — expressions of trauma and gratitude.” The show is scheduled for March 16 to May 19, at the Monmouth Museum, located on the campus of Brookdale Community College, Lincroft. […]

County recognizes ‘Essex Five’ for Black History Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, Feb. 15, at the county’s 16th annual Black History Month celebration, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards to the NAACP Chapters in Essex County — Oranges-Maplewood, Newark, Montclair and Irvington — and the Urban League of Essex County. Known as […]

Director: ‘Les Mis’ a great success

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Gas Lamp Teen Players were shooting high in their most recent musical production, the epic “Les Misérables,” based on the Victor Hugo novel. According to one of its co-directors, Kristy Graves, they hit a bull’s eye. “It was unbelievable,” she said in a telephone interview this past Monday. “They went […]

County collects more than 13.5 tons of food to donate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With 88,397 visitors, the 12th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo collected more than 13.5 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys for those in need. “It is humbling to see the large number of items dropped off at the Holiday Lights Spectacular to assist the less […]

New county surrogate discusses his job, values and vision

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Alturrick Kenney is 37 days into a five-year term as the Essex County surrogate, and has hit the ground running at the Essex County Hall of Records. Winning the elected position with 80 percent of the vote in November, Kenney heads the county court division that probates wills, adoption papers, trust […]

Good crowd, good food at annual GR Antiques Show

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — An estimated 1,000 people attended the 73rd annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show held this past Friday and Saturday at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church, according to Debbie Turi, the dealer manager of the show. “I have a lot of happy dealers at the moment,” she said. There must have been happy diners, too. […]

Curtain rises Friday for ‘Les Misérables’ at Ridgewood

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Gas Lamp Teens Players will present the musical “Les Misérables,” an adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel, Feb. 8, 9 and 10, at Ridgewood Avenue School. Co-directing the production is Christie Graves and Steve Buntrock. Both directors say choosing this musical was a big undertaking. “It was her idea,” Buntrock said […]

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