County recognizes student artists

NEWARK, NJ — The Art Educators of New Jersey welcomed 109 students from throughout Essex County to the Hall of Records for the Art Educators of New Jersey student art exhibit on Friday, March 23. This is the 14th consecutive year the county has partnered with the Art Educators of New Jersey to present the […]

Meet Essex County’s mayors

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The eighth annual Essex County Meet the Mayors Event will be Saturday, April 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Westminster Hotel, 550 West Mt. Pleasant Ave. in Livingston. The mayors of all 22 Essex County towns, as well as the mayors of Little Falls and Clifton, have been invited to participate. […]

Once again, Women’s Club hosts the Doll Tea

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge hosted its annual “My Favorite Doll Tea Party” on Sunday afternoon, March 18. Although there is no recorded date of when the fundraiser began, several women involved this year estimated 15 years. Proceeds from ticket sales and raffle prizes were to be donated to various charities. […]

Murphy’s proposed budget puts aside more money for schools

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy’s first proposed budget increases state “formula” aid that goes directly to school districts by $283.6 million, the initial step toward fulfilling the state’s school-funding obligation, according to a March 15 press release from the NJ Department of Education. The budget also increases aid for expanded preschool, STEM programs and […]

DPWs in GR and Bloomfield agree: worst storm in decades

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A winter storm coupled with a nor‘easterner deposited up to 12-inches of snow in Bloomfield and Glen Ridge on Wednesday, March 7. The combined results of snow and moisture produced the toughest storm the public works departments of both communities have faced in memory, according to their directors. “As far since I’ve […]

Laurino addresses spate of school threats in Essex

Laurino addresses spate of school threats in Essex

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino addressed recent threats made to schools in Essex County on Feb. 27, in the wake of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14. He also spoke about the spike in threats that come after an incident like the one in Florida. According […]

MEND to honor community partners at gala

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — MEND, a nonprofit working to alleviate hunger in Essex County, is hosting a celebratory dinner on Thursday, March 8, at The Woodland in Maplewood. In addition to raising funds and awareness, the gala will honor two community partners that have supported MEND as it works to serve its more than 140,000 food-insecure […]