State awards nearly $16.2 million to reduce waste and promote recycling

State awards nearly $16.2 million to reduce waste and promote recycling

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Murphy administration is awarding nearly $16.2 million in grants to communities across the state to help them enhance waste reduction and recycling programs, a slight increase over the previous year’s total, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced Feb. 24. In Essex County, Belleville will receive $46,277.76; Bloomfield […]

Baker will not rest on laurels, continues work to fortify Glen Ridge’s tree canopy

Baker will not rest on laurels, continues work to fortify Glen Ridge’s tree canopy

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Although never formally accepting a 2021 award from a collection of New Jersey forestry services for her effort over the years, Glen Ridge Shade Tree Commission President Elizabeth Baker is no shrinking violet when it comes to extolling the beautiful necessity of an arboreal canopy in the borough.  A former councilwoman, […]

Public info session about how Glen Ridge operates

Public info session about how Glen Ridge operates

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Civic Conference Committee will host an information session for anyone who wants to know how the town keeps the gas lamps burning! This is the annual chance for residents to join in and learn more about the nuts-and-bolts of how the borough of Glen Ridge runs. All are […]

Essex County celebrates Black History Month, honors local leaders

Essex County celebrates Black History Month, honors local leaders

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Feb. 16, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the county’s annual Black History Month celebration. During the ceremony, the county executive presented the Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award to acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and the Essex County Coretta Scott King […]

New Glen Ridge library director to assume position March 14

New Glen Ridge library director to assume position March 14

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — On Feb. 9, the Glen Ridge Public Library board of trustees voted to appoint Tina Marie Doody to the position of library director, effective March 14. Doody joins the Glen Ridge Public Library from her previous position as assistant director at the Plainfield Public Library, where she was employed since 2009. […]

Law enforcement professionals speak at town hall event related to safety in the Jewish community

Law enforcement professionals speak at town hall event related to safety in the Jewish community

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office held a virtual town hall event on Feb. 9 to address safety concerns in the Jewish faith-based community; acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and other ECPO employees discussed threat and risk assessments for Jewish houses of worship and took questions from audience members. […]

Essex County seeks entries for Legacies Writing Contest

Essex County seeks entries for Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services invites Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2022 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest.  “Our senior citizens have led interesting lives and I am always […]

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