ECPO, EC Bar Foundation sponsor gun buyback program

ECPO, EC Bar Foundation sponsor gun buyback program

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Essex County Bar Association President Raj Gadhok announced July 19 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation, the related charitable arm of the ECBA, are co-sponsoring a one-day gun buyback program this fall. The initiative is the first time in […]

Boro playwright will have 3-week run at Kean

Boro playwright will have 3-week run at Kean

UNION, NJ — Premiere Stages, the professional Equity theater company in residence at Kean University, is presenting a new play by Glen Ridge resident Craig Garcia with performances beginning tonight as part of the 2018 Premiere Play Festival. Garcia’s plays have been given readings before, but this will be his first full-scale production. The production […]

GRHS sophomore selected to perform in ‘New Voices’

GRHS sophomore selected to perform in ‘New Voices’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge High School sophomore James Lee Anderson will be performing in “New Voices,” the annual summertime presentation by Paper Mill Playhouse Music Conservatory students. Each year, the show has a theme and this year it is “Sea to Shining Sea,” a celebration of Broadway musicals. Songs selected come from “Hamilton,” […]

County asks property owners to help in battle to control mosquitoes

County asks property owners to help in battle to control mosquitoes

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Mosquito Control/Environmental Services conducts mosquito control measures throughout the year, but property owners can help control the mosquito population by eliminating any standing water from their properties in which mosquitoes could lay eggs. The following are some easy tips provided by the American Mosquito Control Association […]

Celebrating 50 years of marriage on Burnett Street

Celebrating 50 years of marriage on Burnett Street

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — After 50 years on Burnett Street, one would think Jack and Carol Franz would have seen their share of changes in Glen Ridge. By their estimate, they are the longest-residing homeowners on their street. The others, the neighbors they had known for many years while their five daughters were growing up, have […]

Project Graduation: great night, and a new tradition

Project Graduation: great night, and a new tradition

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Project Graduation, that once-in-a-lifetime chance for graduating Glen Ridge High School seniors to enter a fantasy land of their own choosing, hand-crafted by their parents, was staged Friday, June 15, the night of the high school commencement ceremony. The 2018 edition of an amusement-park world was based on the 2001 Disney animation […]

Ridgewood School secretary to retire after 18 years

Ridgewood School secretary to retire after 18 years

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — With students always coming by for one reason or another, and the daily contact with parents, and keeping track of student absences, no wonder Ridgewood Elementary School secretary Pam Flippin calls her office “the hub.” Well, Flippin will be retiring from the hub and the district this month. It was her friend, […]

County SummerMusic Concert Series returns

County SummerMusic Concert Series returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2018 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 to enjoy the parks. This year’s series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, Friday night concerts […]

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