Essex County creates Offices of LGBTQ Affairs, names its first director

Essex County creates Offices of LGBTQ Affairs, names its first director

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced the creation of the Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs and introduced Newark resident Reginald Bledsoe as its first director on Friday, May 13. The Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs will support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and provide […]

Fishing derbies to be held for children in Essex County parks

Fishing derbies to be held for children in Essex County parks

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invites the public to participate in its 2022 fishing derbies. The free events will be held in seven locations in the Essex County Parks system. “Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity for our children to enjoy the historic Essex County […]

Buddy Bench in Glen Ridge dedicated to Officer Roberts

Buddy Bench in Glen Ridge dedicated to Officer Roberts

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — On Tuesday, May 3, a ceremony was held to unveil the Buddy Bench in honor of Glen Ridge Police Officer Charles “Rob” Roberts, who died during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony was held on the grounds of the Forest Avenue School and was attended by Roberts family, members […]

Glen Ridge to flush fire hydrants throughout borough

Glen Ridge to flush fire hydrants throughout borough

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Water Bureau has announced that the spring flushing of fire hydrants throughout the borough will begin the week of May 9 and continue through June 7. The flushing crews will begin at 10 p.m. each night and work until 5 a.m. The water bureau, in conjunction with the […]

Glen Ridge HS grad finishes 78th in Boston Marathon

Glen Ridge HS grad finishes 78th in Boston Marathon

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — On April 18, a former Glen Ridge High School student, Class of 2012, competed in the 126th running of the Boston Marathon, surprising himself with his athleticism and giving his hometown something to cheer about. In a field of more than 25,000 entrants, Jamie Hartop finished 78th, with a personal-best time […]

Law enforcement officers and firefighters to be presented with medals for bravery

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 200 Club of Essex County, which was founded in 1966 to assist the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty, will hold its 56th annual Valor Awards luncheon on Tuesday, May 10, at Nanina’s in the Park, 540 Mill St. in Belleville. The cocktail reception […]

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