Marching to their own beat in Glen Ridge

Marching to their own beat in Glen Ridge

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The opening of Glen Ridge High School for in-person classes was delayed to late October because of HVAC upgrades amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, so the GRHS marching band has been using the school as “a big closet,” according to director Darren Gage. Their instruments and equipment are being stored in […]

NJ Episcopal clergy issue statement condemning racism

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — More than five dozen members of the clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark joined together Oct. 3 to sign a joint statement condemning racism. The clergy members were responding to the failure to bring charges against the police officers who murdered Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky., in March, calling it […]

Essex County’s 2020 leaf collection schedule

Essex County’s 2020 leaf collection schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County’s 2020 leaf collection schedule for county roads begins at the end of October. Residents whose properties are on county roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb. To organize leaf collection on county roads, Essex County is divided into […]

Kiwanis Club of Glen Ridge seeks support

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Kiwanis Club of Glen Ridge, which has been in service for 60 years and has helped countless children worldwide, is actively seeking support from the local community. The club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization made up of dedicated volunteers who give freely of their time to make a better world, […]

Freeholders pass resolution supporting Essex-Hudson Greenway Project

Freeholders pass resolution supporting Essex-Hudson Greenway Project

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Wednesday, Sept. 23, the Essex County Freeholder Board passed a resolution supporting the establishment and construction of the Essex-Hudson Greenway. On its completion, the Essex-Hudson Greenway will be a continuous 11-mile-long, 100-foot-wide outdoor recreation space, spanning eight towns, from Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Belleville, Newark, Kearny and Secaucus to its […]

Energy aggregation program to end in SOMA, Glen Ridge, other towns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Two years ago, five Essex County municipalities — Glen Ridge, Maplewood, Montclair, South Orange and Verona — formed the Sustainable Essex Alliance to promote high-quality green energy and reduce the cost of electricity for residents. In March 2019, the SEA awarded a 17-month cooperative energy contract to Direct Energy Services to […]

So far so good, reports superintendent

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge School District Superintendent Dirk Phillips updated the Glen Ridge Board of Education on the district’s reopening at the board’s Sept. 21 meeting, saying that having students in the school buildings on a rotating schedule several days a week has worked so far. “It’s been great to have students and […]

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