Essex County commemorates Memorial Day early at Veterans Memorial Park

Essex County commemorates Memorial Day early at Veterans Memorial Park

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, May 24, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted a Memorial Day ceremony at the Armed Forces Memorial in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park to commemorate Memorial Day. Laying a ceremonial wreath with the county executive were Deputy Chief of Staff William Payne; Commissioner Patricia Sebold; retired Navy and […]

Mount Saint Mary Academy Euro Challenge captures win

Mount Saint Mary Academy Euro Challenge captures win

WATCHUNG, NJ — Kathleen Brennan, math department chairperson at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, announced that the Mount’s Euro Challenge team edged out four other finalists in competition on May 19. Their topic was gender inequality in Germany.  The sophomore presenters were Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

Essex County commissioners celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, May 17, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its inaugural Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month event. At the event, the board recognized: Allison Ladd, Newark deputy mayor and director of economic and housing development; Vineeta Khanna, vice president of the Livingston Board of Education; South Orange resident […]

Essex County students to graduate from prestigious New Jersey STEM program

CHATHAM, NJ — On Saturday, May 21, Essex County residents Deborah McDougall and JéVanni Napoleon, of East Orange; Elaina Mann, of Livingston; Leonard Jasper, of Maplewood; Julia Schanen, of Montclair; Achunike Okafor, of Newark; Alexandre Jean, of Verona; and Nathaniel Vinoya, of West Orange, will graduate from Governor’s STEM Scholars, a program of the Research […]

Fishing derbies to be held for children in Essex County parks

Fishing derbies to be held for children in Essex County parks

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invites the public to participate in its 2022 fishing derbies. The free events will be held in seven locations in the Essex County Parks system. “Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity for our children to enjoy the historic Essex County […]

Area students to receive NJ Governor’s Award in Arts Education honors

Area students to receive NJ Governor’s Award in Arts Education honors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Approximately 100 students and 17 arts leaders will receive the prestigious New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education on Thursday, May 26.  The Governor’s Award in Arts Education program was established in 1980, to celebrate artistic excellence and create visibility, awareness and appreciation for the impact that the arts have on […]

Area school districts named Best Communities for Music Education

Area school districts named Best Communities for Music Education

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — As schools across the nation regain their cadence with the return to in-person learning and the reduction in mandates, the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation celebrates its 2022 list of Best Communities for Music Education. Now in its 23rd year, the 2022 program has recognized 738 school districts across 44 […]

Law enforcement officers and firefighters to be presented with medals for bravery

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 200 Club of Essex County, which was founded in 1966 to assist the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty, will hold its 56th annual Valor Awards luncheon on Tuesday, May 10, at Nanina’s in the Park, 540 Mill St. in Belleville. The cocktail reception […]