DiVincenzo, Fontoura and Kenney sworn into office Jan. 2

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and Essex County Surrogate Alturrick Kenney were sworn into office during an afternoon inauguration ceremony at Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology on Wednesday, Jan. 2. DiVincenzo was sworn into his fifth term as executive, Fontoura his 10th term as […]

Residents gather for 7th Holiday Sing-Along

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Congregational Church and the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge held its seventh annual Community Holiday Sing-Along, on Sunday evening, Dec. 23. According to Jill Simmons, a former WCGR president, the first sing-along took place December 2012, at Fitzgerald’s Sidecar. “It was created by the church as a community outreach […]

Camp New Day holds holiday event at TBZ

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Camp New Day, a dedicated group of volunteers who support a close-knit group of approximately 50 adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities in northern New Jersey, held a special winter event at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange on Dec. 9. High school volunteers included students from Seton Hall Prep, […]

Christmas begins at Christ Episcopal Church

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Christ Episcopal Church observed the Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16. The presentation weaves stories from Scripture with Christmas carols and hymns. The Rev. Diana Wilcox, of Christ Episcopal Church, said the service can focus, as her church does, on Advent, the four Sundays leading up to […]

Essex senior citizens invited to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior Services invite Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period in their life to the 2019 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Friday, March […]

Busy, yes, but post office handles the holidays

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Christmas time is peak time for the U. S. Postal Service and at the Glen Ridge Post Office, those people just love to work. Letter carriers ordinarily start at 8:30 a.m., but lately they have been on the job by 6:30 a.m. Postmaster Paul Camporeale is already there, and he is not […]

Partners for Health Foundation honors local service providers

MONTCLAIR, NJ — To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Partners for Health Foundation awarded 10 Community Impact Awards and grants totaling $100,000 to recognize nonprofit organizations and individuals making a significant difference in the health and well-being of local communities. The awardees were selected from 65 nominations that cited contributions in areas such as hunger, homelessness, […]

Gas Lamp Players to stage ‘A Christmas Carol’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Gas Lamp Players will be presenting, “A Christmas Carol,” with a cast of 105 adults, teenagers and children. According to its director, Kristy Graves, this production is the same as the one-act, Broadway musical version that had a running time of 90 minutes, but the Gas Lamp show will have an […]

Ashenfelter 8K was well run, injury free, and cold

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — With race-time temperatures hovering in the teens, the annual Ashenfelter 8K and Tom Fleming Mile were run Thursday, Nov. 22, with diminished fields because of no-shows. Race director Daniel Murphy said there were 2,500 finishers for the 8K race with 618 no-shows. For the mile, 387 runners finished, with 182 no-shows. According […]

Glen Ridge now collecting leaves from homeowners

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — New Jersey state law prohibits disposal of leaves this fall with other garbage at the resource recovery facility. The borough is mandated to provide pick up and removal to an approved, designated compost area. The borough of Glen Ridge has contracted a truck to specifically pick up bagged leaves at curbside. […]