County announces eight winners in photography contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Eight local residents received awards in the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Winners were awarded in adult and youth categories and were recognized on Saturday, Sept. 24, during the annual Fall Family Festival at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Parks Photography […]

Tours of St. Stephen’s Church’s historic cemetery

MILLBURN, NJ — In cooperation with the Millburn-Short Hills Historical Society, St. Stephen’s Church in Millburn will hold tours of its historic cemetery on Sunday, Oct. 16. Tours will leave the cemetery gate at 451 Millburn Ave. — across from Millburn High School — at intervals, approximately 15 minutes apart, between 2 and 4 p.m. […]

Senate action furthers Rahway River flood control initiative

CRANFORD, NJ — The Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control reported in a recent press release that on Sept. 15 the U.S. Senate passed by a 96-4 vote the Federal Water Resources Development Act, which includes a directive to the secretary to expedite the final review and provide pre-construction and engineering funds for […]

JFS of MetroWest to administer Wise Aging initiative

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest has been awarded a grant by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey to administer a Wise Aging initiative in the MetroWest communities. The program, which is a partnership with 12 local synagogue groups plus the JCC MetroWest, will help Jewish people in their second adulthoods, their […]

JLOSH to hold intro meetings for prospective members

MILLBURN, NJ — Women interested in making a difference in their communities, creating new friendships and having fun are invited to attend an informational meeting with the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills. JLOSH has a long history of addressing the needs of women and children. This year the league is specifically focused […]

Senior citizens receive awards for amazing artworks

Senior citizens receive awards for amazing artworks

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. congratulated 28 Essex County artists who received awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show on Aug. 29 at an awards ceremony at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. “I congratulate the winners and all the artists who participated in […]

Maplewood provides NJAW project update for Valley Street

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department has contacted New Jersey American Water to clarify the schedule of work for the Valley Street project, according to a recent release from the department. Barring any unforeseen emergencies, the plan for the Valley Street Project is as follows: The primary work on Valley Street, which has required […]

NJ Transit continues quality of commute improvements at Port Authority Bus Terminal

NEWARK, NJ — Following the success of last year’s reorganization and consolidation of services within the Port Authority Bus Terminal, NJ Transit is again partnering with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for Phase Two of improvements to the quality of commute, according to an Aug. 23 press release. Beginning Sept. 3, […]