Wonderful day for the art show, Eco Fair

Wonderful day for the art show, Eco Fair

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Ridgewood Avenue was closed to traffic but open to art and ecology on Saturday with the annual Glen Ridge Arts and Eco Fair taking place. Mayor Stuart Patrick was on hand to proclaim the day before Mother’s Day to henceforth be the date of the celebration. Patrick presented framed copies of […]

Let’s go fishing in Essex County

Let’s go fishing in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs will hold the 2019 Fishing Derbies in six locations in the Essex County Park System. “Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity for our children to enjoy the historic Essex County Park System in a different and fun way. You’ll have […]

ECPO to offer domestic violence course

ECPO to offer domestic violence course

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will offer a free course to equip volunteers and others in the community with training to provide outreach services and crisis intervention to victims and survivors of domestic violence. The program, called Sanctuary, is an interactive 120-hour course. After completing the course, volunteers — who are members […]

AA softball/baseball kick off their seasons

AA softball/baseball kick off their seasons

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Fresh seasons kicked off for Glen Ridge Athletic Association’s baseball and softball teams on Saturday morning, April 27, with the annual Opening Day parade of players and parents. Possible rain transferred the walk to Hurrell Field from Sherman Avenue, but skies were clear although winds were blustery. The season is scheduled […]

Egg hunt: rain, but fun

Egg hunt: rain, but fun

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Rain fell during the annual Glen Ridge Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning, April 20, in Carteret Park. But rain or shine, the traditional hunt has to be, from start to finish, the quickest public event in the borough with small fry hunter/gatherers scurrying nonstop with their baskets. GR Recreation Department […]

Countywide Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

Countywide Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Health, along with Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., joined with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chiefs Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to hold Drug Take Back Day and […]

SOMA to receive cleaner energy

SOMA to receive cleaner energy

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution April 2 with a vote of 4-0 to purchase electricity from Direct Energy LLC, an alternative electrical supplier to PSE&G. Committeeman Greg Lembrich was absent from the meeting. The township is the lead agency in the six-town Sustainable Essex Alliance, an […]

The curious case of Mr. G.D.S.

The curious case of Mr. G.D.S.

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge High School sophomore Jack Wooten struck gold recently. He did this with a gift, persistence and savvy assistance. The gift was a metal detector from his grandparents which he received several years ago for Christmas. It started him on a hobby searching local areas for metallic artifacts from bygone […]

County to partner with local charitable organizations

County to partner with local charitable organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced April 8 that the county is participating in 11 special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, STOP for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the […]

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