Essex County towns vary broadly in N.J. municipality rankings

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Monthly recently released its rankings of all of New Jersey’s towns. Essex County towns run the gamut, with the some of the best and some of the worst, according to the magazine’s methodology. In compiling New Jersey Monthly’s 2017 Top 100 Towns list, researchers at Leflein Associates, an independent […]

NJ Transit prepares for full restoration of service

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit plans to restore full service at Penn Station New York on Tuesday, Sept. 5, following confirmation by Amtrak that Phase One of the track renewal project has concluded. As a result, all Morris & Essex Lines Midtown Direct trains will resume service to and from PSNY and will no longer […]

Valerie Fund welcomes new board member

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Valerie Fund welcomes its newest board member, Matt DeNichilo, to serve the nonprofit organization that provides support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders. The appointment of the Short Hills-based executive embodies the board’s spirit of engaging a variety of community leaders to benefit from their […]

Talented students earn spots at Paper Mill Conservatory

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Tony Award for Regional Theatre, has selected students to be a part of the theater’s prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2017. Participants range in age from 10 to 18. Members of the competitive Conservatory who earned coveted spots in the Senior, Junior Plus and […]

SOPAC gallery presents ‘Inspired Minds’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery in the South Orange Performing Arts Center presents “Inspired Minds,” a young artist exhibition featuring drawings, paintings and photography by gifted young artists from Essex County high schools. On view through Aug. 15 at SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, the selected works were juried […]

Cong. B’nai Israel holds ‘Lunch & Learn’ events

MILLBURN, NJ — Congregation B’nai Israel, located at 160 Millburn Ave. in Millburn, will continue “Lunch & Learn,” it’s adult education forum during July. Held on Thursday, the lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. and the program at 1 p.m. Author E. Betty Levin presents a reading from her memoir, “Becoming Betty,” on July 6. Left […]

Evening of Laughters honors local volunteers

LIVINGSTON, NJ — An Evening of Laughter took place June 6 at Temple Bnai Abraham in Livingston, where more than 300 people came out to support JFS of MetroWest, celebrate the 20th anniversary of Rachel Coalition, the domestic violence division of JFS, and honor Andrea and Bryan Bier of West Orange and Lisa and Erik […]