Remembering the Essex County victims of 9/11

Remembering the Essex County victims of 9/11

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Nineteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, approximately 3,000 people were murdered in terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa. May we always remember the victims. Below are the Essex County residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks: Cesar A. Alviar, 60, of Bloomfield Sean Booker, […]

Paper Mill to offer live virtual benefit concert

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse has announced a virtual beginning of the 2020-2021 season. Produced in partnership with Hershey Felder Presents, Paper Mill is proud to present “Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone – Live from Florence,” streamed live on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m.  “After the success of our first livestream presentation, […]

ECEA expresses opposition to reopening school buildings this fall

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Education Association President Anthony Rosamilia, in collaboration with local teachers union presidents across the county, penned a letter to interim Executive County Superintendent Joseph Zarra and the county’s legislators expressing ECEA’s opposition to reopening school buildings this fall. “Out of the more than 3,000 counties in the United States, […]

United Way kicks off virtual school supplies drive

MORRISTOWN, NJ — United Way of Northern New Jersey is seeking help from volunteers and donations of new school supplies for its annual United Way Tools for School drive, which provides students with the basic tools needed for learning in any classroom — either in school or virtually from home. Despite the uncertainties around how […]

‘Brookside Cabaret’ extends performances to Sept. 26

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse has announced added performances of “Brookside Cabaret” after the successful launch of the cabaret on Saturdays at Paper Mill Playhouse’s Carriage House Restaurant at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House.  “The excitement and demand from the community to come back to see live performance has been incredible and not just […]

Residents grow increasingly frustrated with spotty USPS

Residents grow increasingly frustrated with spotty USPS

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — No post on Sundays … or most other days, according to many frustrated U.S. Postal Service customers. Many residents from towns throughout Essex and Union counties have reached out to the newspaper in the past few weeks to complain that their mail is arriving late — if at all. A woman […]

CASA’s back-to-school drive

CASA’s back-to-school drive

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County CASA is currently holding its back-to-school drive. Even if it is still unclear whether students will be learning in-person or virtually, one thing is certain: Students need the proper supplies to support their learning. To make a donation, visit https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/28M8VW1TL8BEI/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist. Please order supplies by Aug. 22 to ensure timely […]

New Jersey freeholders say the time has come

New Jersey freeholders say the time has come

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s black county elected officials stand united to remove the term “freeholder” from the state’s governmental and political lexicon. The state’s 19 black freeholders together established an alliance that will address key issues and needs of black communities within their counties and the state. “The origin of the title runs afoul […]

NJSIAA builds on return-to-play plan

NJSIAA builds on return-to-play plan

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — The official start of the fall sports season is being pushed back by approximately one month, with summer workouts for high school student-athletes — which schools could begin on July 13 — continuing until Aug. 28. Following summer workouts, also known as the “summer recess period,” there will be a two-week hiatus […]

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