Glen Ridge singer receiving recognition

Glen Ridge singer receiving recognition

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge eighth-grader Julian Novoa will be performing tonight in the Opera Theatre of Montclair’s abridged narrated production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at the Montclair Art Museum. The production will be performed only once, but because Julian is also enamored with musical theater, there is a […]

Sheriff’s Office donates more than 600 turkeys to the needy

Sheriff’s Office donates more than 600 turkeys to the needy

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly 600 turkeys and hundreds of other food items filled more than 10 trucks, SUVs and vans as the Essex County Sheriff’s Office completed its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for the needy and homeless. This is the 30th year that Sheriff Armando Fontoura and officers have worked with the community for this […]

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Celebrate the holiday season by participating in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year, the tour includes 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The self-guided house tours will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, […]

Glen Ridge residents give to the needy

Glen Ridge residents give to the needy

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Two traditional Glen Ridge acts of community generosity were displayed this past Saturday morning a stone’s throw away from each other. One was the Thanksgiving turkey collection at the train station by the Rotary Club of Glen Ridge while across the street in the high school parking lot was the Kiwanis […]

Mental Health Association celebrates diamond anniversary

Mental Health Association celebrates diamond anniversary

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Seventy-five years ago, Clifford Beers was released from the hospital after suffering from a mental illness and founded the New Jersey Mental Hygiene Association, which aims to improve treatment for mental illnesses in hospitals. Beers’ organization still exists, but under a different name; the Mental Health Association in New Jersey is […]

‘Matilda’ comes to Glen Ridge

‘Matilda’ comes to Glen Ridge

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Co-directors Erin Dilly and Heather Ballantyne have had their work cut out for them since September, when rehearsals for the Gas Lamp Junior Players’ production of Roald Dahl’s “Matilda” began. The show represents the first time the child corps will stage a Broadway-length production, one in which nearly 100 children have […]

DeLuca and various EC towns win Sustainable Jersey awards

DeLuca and various EC towns win Sustainable Jersey awards

EWING, NJ — On Nov. 19, Sustainable Jersey announced the recipients of the 2019 Sustainable Jersey municipal awards at the annual Sustainable Jersey luncheon held during the New Jersey League of Municipality Conference in Atlantic City. Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca received the Mayor Art Ondish Leadership Award, and 2019 Collaboration Award was given to Glen […]

6 Essex County towns earn Sustainable Jersey certification in 2019

6 Essex County towns earn Sustainable Jersey certification in 2019

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey announced Nov. 12 the 82 municipalities, from 20 New Jersey counties, that achieved Sustainable Jersey certification in 2019. At 80 percent participation, Sustainable Jersey has 450 of New Jersey’s 565 municipalities engaged in the certification program. “Congratulations to all of the municipalities that have achieved certification this year,” Sustainable Jersey […]

Crossing guard retires after 20 years

Crossing guard retires after 20 years

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — For someone whose job was to shepherd countless children and adults across the busy intersection of Bloomfield and Ridgewood avenues, it makes sense that Glen Ridge school crossing guard Valentine Jackson — who retired Friday, Oct. 9, after 20 years at her post — led a peripatetic life. In a recent […]

Hughes wins, Law and Lefkovits in near tie

Hughes wins, Law and Lefkovits in near tie

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — With three candidates vying for two Glen Ridge borough council seats, incumbent Peter Hughes locked up one seat by a wide margin, but the race between challenger Rich Law and incumbent Councilman David Lefkovits for the remaining spot was too close to call, according to uncertified results released by Borough Clerk […]

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