Law enforcement departments remember fallen officers at Blue Mass

Law enforcement departments remember fallen officers at Blue Mass

NEWARK, NJ — Three area police officers, both current and retired, were honored at the Archbishop’s Blue Mass for Law Enforcement at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark on Nov. 4, recognizing members of law enforcement agencies from around the state who have died recently. Officer Charles “Rob” Roberts from the Glen […]

Most Essex towns vote blue in election, keeping Democratic incumbents

Most Essex towns vote blue in election, keeping Democratic incumbents

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Nov. 2 election in New Jersey saw some major upsets, low voter turnout and the Democrats losing ground. The biggest upset was Republican challenger Edward Durr seemingly defeating Democratic incumbent Senate President Stephen Sweeney in the 3rd Legislative District; as of press time, the results of the race had not […]

Glen Ridge’s Shade Tree Commission wins prestigious award

Glen Ridge’s Shade Tree Commission wins prestigious award

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge’s Shade Tree Commission, under the leadership of Chairperson Elizabeth Baker, was awarded the 2021 New Jersey Urban & Community Forestry Achievement Award by the New Jersey Forest Service, the New Jersey Community Forestry Council and the New Jersey Tree Foundation during the Shade Tree Federation Awards Banquet on Oct. […]

Glen Ridge townwide collection drive returns

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Kiwanis Club and Glen Ridge High School Key Club will hold the Joseph T. Connolly Collection Drive, a semiannual, townwide clothing and household goods drive, on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the GRHS parking lot, 200 Ridgewood Ave. Items collected will be donated […]

9/11 National Memorial Trail receives approval in DC, attention turns to Essex–Hudson Greenway

9/11 National Memorial Trail receives approval in DC, attention turns to Essex–Hudson Greenway

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Following unanimous Congressional and presidential approval of the 9/11 National Memorial Trail, the Essex–Hudson Greenway Coalition has renewed its call for the creation of the proposed park, a critical component of the newly designated federal trail. The national designation of the 9/11 National Memorial Trail — a 1,300-mile multi-use route that […]

College fair in Glen Ridge helps high schoolers find the right fit

College fair in Glen Ridge helps high schoolers find the right fit

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Every October, the Glen Ridge High School Guidance Department hosts a college fair. This year’s fair was hosted Oct. 21 on the school’s back field.  The following colleges and universities attended the fair: Arcadia University, Bergen Community College, Binghamton University, Bloomfield College, Bryant University, Caldwell University, Canisius College, Centenary University, Delaware […]

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announced $161.25 million in fiscal year 2022 municipal aid grants, with 541 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, according to an Oct. 26 press release. The competitive municipal aid […]

Mountainside Medical Center receives award for commitment to quality stroke care

GLEN RIDGE / MONTCLAIR, NJ — Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s “Get With The Guidelines–Stroke” Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award in recognition of the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines along with treatment guidelines […]

Glen Ridge leaf collection begins Nov. 8

Glen Ridge leaf collection begins Nov. 8

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The borough of Glen Ridge has contracted a truck specifically to pick up bagged leaves curbside, beginning Nov. 8 and terminating Dec. 29. Residents must use biodegradable paper bags; plastic bags will not be accepted for pick up. These curbside pickups will be made on the first of the two regular […]