Big grins and high fives at B2SS

Big grins and high fives at B2SS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — “I got the coolest stuff!” said one young boy running up to greet his father after attending the ninth annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store on Sunday, July 30. “My new backpack makes me feel smart and important!” said another child. With walls completely lined with coats, rows of new sneakers, […]

Council tables new ordinance on noise

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Borough Council decided unanimously on Monday evening to table the second reading of an amendment to the current noise ordinance. They did this after listening to a resident, Cheryl Tuosto, express her concerns that the noise ordinance is not being enforced equitably. The borough, Tuosto and her husband, Richard, are currently […]

Children learn bike safety from a GRPD detective

Children learn bike safety from a GRPD detective

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Police Department hosted a bicycle safety night at the public library Monday, Aug. 14. About eight children attended. They were all 10 or younger. There was one girl and most children were accompanied by an adult. Detective Anthony Rivera provided safety tips and the best way to keep a […]

Congregational Church welcomes new minister to pulpit

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge Congregational Church UCC has announced the appointment of the Rev. Damien J. Lake as designated interim minister beginning Sept. 1. His first Sunday in the pulpit will be Celebration Sunday, Sept. 10, according to a recent press release from the church. The church will celebrate the beginning of the […]

HPC meets with Baldwin St. developer

Commission suggests several changes to proposed Baldwin Street project at Aug. 2 meeting

HPC meets with Baldwin St. developer

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Historic Preservation Commission last week suggested several changes for the proposed Baldwin Street project to make the relief of the building more uniform. The commission met with developer Joe Forgione at its monthly meeting Wednesday, Aug. 2. Forgione acquired five, contiguous private residences on Baldwin Street and sued the […]

Gas Lamp Players perform ‘It’s a Revolution’

Gas Lamp Players perform ‘It’s a Revolution’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — “It’s a Revolution,” a Gas Lamp Players Teen revue of musical scenes from Broadway shows that redefined musical theater, had a two-show run this past weekend at Ridgewood Elementary School. The show was written and directed by Kristy Graves, a borough resident and a member of the Gas Lamp Players executive board. […]

DREAMing of Essex without domestic violence

DREAMS works to change culture, outcomes in county

DREAMing of Essex without domestic violence

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Domestic violence has long-lasting repercussions beyond the immediate effects of pain, fear and injury. A family touched by domestic violence can struggle to regain its footing, plagued by physical and emotional reminders of its trauma. In Essex County, these families receive help from DREAMS, a program from FAMILYConnections that aims to […]

NJ Transit adopts fiscal year 2018 operating, capital budgets

Operating budget keeps fares stable; capital budget continues financial commitment to enhance overall customer experience

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit Board of Directors adopted a Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget and capital program on July 12 that supports continued investments in infrastructure and equipment to maintain the system in a state of good repair and enhance the overall customer experience, according to a press release from NJ Transit. “NJ […]

PAT provides family support services to prevent abuse, neglect

PAT provides family support services to prevent abuse, neglect

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — It is no easy feat to raise children in this day and age. There are many external stressors and unavoidable family issues that can make this even more difficult. Through its Parents As Teachers program, FAMILYConnections identifies at-risk families and provides one-on-one help to ensure everyone in a home remains safe. […]