Essex County remembers 9/11 at Eagle Rock overlook

Essex County remembers 9/11 at Eagle Rock overlook

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County residents gathered at the Eagle Rock Reservation to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. With a view of the New York City skyline in the background, county officials read the names of the 57 area residents who died in the attacks. Among the speakers were Freeholder President […]

Free Senior Wellness Day in Essex County

Free Senior Wellness Day in Essex County

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County senior citizens are invited to attend the 14th annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day, a free event to be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Mountain Recreation Complex, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. “We are planning a fun-filled day of activities […]

County recognizes 27 senior citizens for their artistic talent

County recognizes 27 senior citizens for their artistic talent

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Sept. 12 in the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove, 27 area artists received awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. “I congratulate the winners and all the artists who participated in this year’s Senior Art Show. The talent displayed by our senior artists is […]

Celebration Sunday was wonderful

Celebration Sunday was wonderful

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Celebration Sunday was observed Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church, with worship followed by an annual picnic on the lawn. The outdoor get-together gave church members the chance to continue their weekly chats with old friends, share some gossip with those who were away for the summer and […]

Shred papers before recycling and recycle used tires

Shred papers before recycling and recycle used tires

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Department of Public Works will hold a Paper Shredding and Used Tire Recycling Day for county residents on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DPW, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and Computer & […]

Essex County towns range far and wide in NJ Monthly ranking

Essex County towns range far and wide in NJ Monthly ranking

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Monthly magazine recently released its biannual list of “the top towns” in the state, ranking each municipality from best place to live to worst place to live based on a number of criteria. In the 2019 list, Essex County ranged the gamut, with two towns in the top 20, […]

A quiet final day at Glen Ridge Pool

A quiet final day at Glen Ridge Pool

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Because of the rain, most everyone with plans for the Glen Ridge Community Pool this past Labor Day did not show and only one diehard did for his customary laps. Summer returned in the afternoon, but by then it was too late for anyone to enjoy it except for the staff. […]

County dedicates section of highway to honor slain patrolman

County dedicates section of highway to honor slain patrolman

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., NJ State Sen. Teresa Ruiz and Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced the dedication of the “Patrolman Daniel ‘Danny’ J. Smith Memorial” on Wednesday, Aug. 28. A native of Bloomfield and a member of the old Essex County Police Department, Smith was fatally shot on Sept. 17, 1984, […]

GR schools to see many upgrades this fall

GR schools to see many upgrades this fall

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge High School will have a number of new staff members this coming school year. In the science department will be biology instructor Lindsey Downey. Following the retirement in June of Vincent Timpanaro after 51 years at GRHS, Kate Pritchard will take over photography instruction and yearbook production. Principal John […]

Glen Ridge celebrates Night Out at the pool

Glen Ridge celebrates Night Out at the pool

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge observed National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the community pool. Police Chief Sheila Byron-Lagatutta said the borough has been celebrating the event for at least 28 years. “It’s evolved over the years,” she said. “We look for the best place to get the people together.” Tables were […]