Essex County elected leaders overwhelmingly endorse greenway project

Essex County elected leaders overwhelmingly endorse greenway project

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Local, county and state elected leaders from Essex County and the city of Newark, in collaboration with representatives from several community groups and the Essex–Hudson Greenway Coalition, came together recently to offer their endorsement of the linear park project and offer deeper insight into the current status and positive community impact […]

Historic District design guidelines are presented at Glen Ridge meeting

Historic District design guidelines are presented at Glen Ridge meeting

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Historic Preservation Commission heard a presentation about the design guidelines for the borough’s historic district at its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 1; the creation of the guidelines is funded by a grant from the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office and National Park Service. Architect Steven Smolyn was hired […]

Essex County towns try to recover from the remnants of Hurricane Ida

Essex County towns try to recover from the remnants of Hurricane Ida

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped Essex County on Wednesday, Sept. 1, with rain traveling north from Louisiana and soaking the area. Towns in Essex County are now in the midst of large-scale cleanups, after water damaged parks, schools, basements and cars, both parked and on the road. In Bloomfield, Mayor […]

NJDA expands spotted lanternfly quarantine zone, includes Essex County

NJDA expands spotted lanternfly quarantine zone, includes Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced Aug. 30 that the N.J. Department of Agriculture has added five counties to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone. The counties new to the list are Morris, Monmouth, Middlesex, Essex and Union. They join the previously announced quarantine counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, […]

Glen Ridge Library to use CARES Act grant to expand technology access

Glen Ridge Library to use CARES Act grant to expand technology access

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Public Library announced Aug. 27 that it is a recipient of the CARES Act Mini-Grants for Public Libraries. The library was awarded $7,500, which will be used to expand access to technology to the community. The library’s Tech on the Go project will include a solar-powered electric technology […]

Mountainside Hospital acquires robotic system for joint-replacement procedures

Mountainside Hospital acquires robotic system for joint-replacement procedures

GLEN RIDGE / MONTCLAIR, NJ — Mountainside Medical Center, a part of the Hackensack Meridian Health system, has acquired a Stryker Mako robotic surgical system to perform robot-assisted joint replacement procedures. Mountainside has offered robot-assisted surgeries for a decade. The new Mako gives patients a minimally invasive option for total hip, total knee and partial […]

Mountainside Medical Center announces new chief nursing officer

Mountainside Medical Center announces new chief nursing officer

GLEN RIDGE / MONTCLAIR, NJ — Valarie McPherson has been named the chief nursing officer for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center, located in Glen Ridge. A nursing and operations executive with more than 20 years of experience, McPherson has successfully developed leaders, departments and programs to deliver quality-driven, evidence-based patient care, according to a recent […]

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