NJDEP announces $20.7M in Clean Communities grants

NJDEP announces $20.7M in Clean Communities grants

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — During a May 26 news conference at Great Falls National Park in Paterson, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced the award of $20.7 million in grants to help municipalities and counties implement programs to clean up and reduce litter in communities across New Jersey. LaTourette also […]

Mountainside Medical Center gives awards for excellence

Mountainside Medical Center gives awards for excellence

GLEN RIDGE / MONTCLAIR, NJ — To honor nursing staff and team members, Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center participates in an annual awards program recognizing those who go above and beyond their normal responsibilities to support the delivery of care to patients. The Nursing Excellence Awards program is funded by Partners for Health Foundation. Nine […]

Essex County commemorates Memorial Day with wreath-laying ceremony

Essex County commemorates Memorial Day with wreath-laying ceremony

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, May 25, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., center, hosted a wreath-laying ceremony in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park to commemorate Memorial Day. Standing in front of the Armed Forces Memorial with the county executive are, from left, Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin, Essex County Chief of Staff Phil Alagia, […]

Let’s go fishing in Essex County this June

Let’s go fishing in Essex County this June

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invite the public to participate in Essex County’s 2021 fishing derbies. The free events will be held in six locations in the Essex County Park System. “Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity […]

Scholarships for Belleville, Bloomfield and Glen Ridge students

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation has named four 2021 scholarship recipients: Belleville’s Vivian Shu Yi Li, who will attend Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., and Cybel Cobbinah, who will attend Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.; Bloomfield’s Gwen Reoch, who will attend Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minn.; and Glen […]

Glen Ridge community protests school district’s decision to cut high school librarian position

Glen Ridge community protests school district’s decision to cut high school librarian position

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge residents and staff members in the Glen Ridge School District are protesting the elimination of Glen Ridge High School’s library media specialist due to cuts in the 2021-2022 budget. The budget was approved unanimously at the BOE’s April 26 meeting after a public hearing; no members of the public […]

Glen Ridge Public Library to move into Phase 4 of reopening — full services

Glen Ridge Public Library to move into Phase 4 of reopening — full services

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Public Library will be returning to full services starting Tuesday, June 1. This means that the library’s full operating hours will be restored for inside visits. There will be no time limits, no reservations needed and seating spaced to assist with social distancing. While the library continues its […]

Glen Ridge jitney service to resume June 21

Glen Ridge jitney service to resume June 21

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Mayor Stuart K. Patrick and the Glen Ridge Council, in conjunction with NJ Transit, have announced the return of jitney service, beginning Monday, June 21. This program will run on a limited basis, Monday through Friday, through July 30. There will not be service on Monday, July 5. Jitney service will […]