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 […]

Essex County cleans up in JerseyArts awards

Essex County cleans up in JerseyArts awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, in partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, recently announced the winners of the 2018 People’s Choice Awards, including several venues in Essex County. More than 18,000 ballots were cast in the annual contest, which celebrates the extraordinary work of New Jersey’s […]

‘Calling Out: Activism and the American Jewish Woman’

MILLBURN, NJ — Congregation B’nai Israel’s Lifelong Learning and Sisterhood, along with Millburn-Short Hills Hadassah, will present “Calling Out: Activism and the American Jewish Woman” with scholar-in-residence Lauren Strauss, on March 17 and 18. On Saturday, March 17, during the Shabbat morning service, explore the “Me Too” movement and the Jewish communal response. America’s “Me […]

Celebrate Purim at CBI

MILLBURN, NJ — Celebrate Purim with Congregation B’nai Israel, located at 160 Millburn Ave. in Millburn, on Thursday, March 1, with a family Purim megillah story telling, carnival and dinner. Admission is charged to the carnival. The megillah story telling will begin at 4:45 p.m. There will be a costume parade from 5:15 to 5:30 […]

Worrall Media pair wins NJPA awards

Newspaper company wins three awards for reporting.

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Yael Katzwer, the managing editor of the News-Record of Maplewood and South Orange, as well as the West Orange Chronicle, and Rebecca Panico, a Union County LocalSource staff writer, have been honored by the New Jersey Press Association in its 2017 Newspaper Contest. Both publications are owned by Worrall Community Newspapers. […]

Timberlake’s freeholder seat remains vacant for now

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A seat on the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders remains open after Britnee Timberlake, a former president of the Board, filled the seat in the New Jersey State Assembly left vacant by Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver. Timberlake was on the freeholder board from 2015 to 2018, and was the president […]

JFS MetroWest welcomes new CEO

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Diane Squadron assumed the role of chief executive officer of the Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, effective Feb. 1. Squadron brings nine years of experience from New Jersey’s Youth Consultation Services where she managed the child services division. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 15 years in […]

Three sentenced in Short Hills carjacking murder case

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced Jan. 18 that three of the men responsible for the carjacking and murder of Dustin Friedland, the 30-year-old Hoboken lawyer killed leaving The Mall at Short Hills, were sentenced to lengthy prison terms by Superior Court Judge Michael L. Ravin. “These sentencings end the […]

L’Dor V’Dor covers Jerusalem, Iran and the U.S.

MILLBURN, NJ — Congregation B’nai Israel’s L’Dor V’Dor Speaker Series presents “Jerusalem, Iran, U.S. Policy and Peace?” On Monday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m., enjoy an evening with Jonathan Schanzer, Middle East policy expert. One year after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Schanzer will provide an update on Israel’s security in the Middle East, […]

County outlines plan for 2018 deer culling program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. recently outlined plans for the 2018 Essex County Deer Management Program in South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation. This is the 11th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. “Controlling the population by removing […]

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