Area high school productions receive Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards

Area high school productions receive Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards

MILLBURN, NJ — As one of the nation’s leading professional theaters and recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater have ignited […]

Jewish Family Service honors volunteers at ‘An Evening of Laughter’

Jewish Family Service honors volunteers at ‘An Evening of Laughter’

MILLBURN, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest held its annual gala, “An Evening of Laughter,” on Wednesday, June 1, outdoors at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Millburn. This year, JFS honored the legacy of Maxine Myers and renamed its volunteer department the Maxine Myers JFS Volunteer Services Department in her memory. Myers was a cherished […]

2022 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series to take center stage

2022 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series to take center stage

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2022 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening leisure activity. This year’s series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, five concerts in Brookdale Park, 12 concerts […]

NJDOT announces $19.6 million in grants for Safe Routes to School Program

NJDOT announces $19.6 million in grants for Safe Routes to School Program

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation officials announced on May 31 the allotment of $19.6 million for 31 grants under the Safe Routes to School Program. This represents the largest amount ever awarded for the program. “The Safe Routes to School program is a great example of how NJDOT, working with the state’s […]

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The nation was again plunged into despair on May 24 when a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, injuring many others. This was the third-deadliest school shooting in a U.S. school, after the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 and the Sandy Hook Elementary […]

Murphy administration invests $21.4 million to reduce litter statewide

Murphy administration invests $21.4 million to reduce litter statewide

TRENTON, NJ — The N.J. Department of Environmental Protection is enhancing statewide efforts to remove litter, beautify neighborhoods and improve water quality across New Jersey by distributing $21.4 million in Clean Communities grants this year, an approximate $700,000 increase from 2021’s disbursement, NJDEP Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced May 26.  In total, NJDEP is awarding […]

Eight seniors honored at Legacies Writing Contest award ceremony

Eight seniors honored at Legacies Writing Contest award ceremony

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the Division of Senior Services announced the four winners and four honorable mention recipients of the 2022 Essex County Senior Citizen Legacies Writing Contest during an awards luncheon at the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove Park. The Legacies Writing Contest encourages […]

State launches 2022 ‘Click It or Ticket’ seat belt campaign

State launches 2022 ‘Click It or Ticket’ seat belt campaign

TRENTON, NJ — As fatal crashes continue to climb in New Jersey, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety announced the start of New Jersey’s annual “Click it or Ticket” enforcement mobilization targeting drivers and passengers who don’t buckle up. This year, a record 145 law enforcement agencies have […]

Policy to address consequences of large number of bench warrants for low-level offenses

Policy to address consequences of large number of bench warrants for low-level offenses

TRENTON, NJ — On May 25, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced a directive instructing that law enforcement agencies no longer place individuals with municipal court bench warrants with bail amounts of $500 or fewer under custodial arrest. Instead, those individuals — who are already generally released after arrest — will now be given […]