Short Hills Troop 17 welcomes newest Eagle Scouts

Short Hills Troop 17 welcomes newest Eagle Scouts

MILLBURN, NJ — Scout BSA Troop 17 and the Scouts’ families recently gathered at St. Rose of Lima Church in the Short Hills section of Millburn to honor the troop’s four newest Eagle Scouts: Ander Berman, a 15-year-old freshman at Millburn High School; Patrick Ragno and Taylor Brentjens, 18-year-old seniors at St. Peter’s Prep in […]

Area high school productions receive Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards

Area high school productions receive Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards

MILLBURN, NJ — As one of the nation’s leading professional theaters and recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater have ignited […]

Jewish Family Service honors volunteers at ‘An Evening of Laughter’

Jewish Family Service honors volunteers at ‘An Evening of Laughter’

MILLBURN, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest held its annual gala, “An Evening of Laughter,” on Wednesday, June 1, outdoors at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Millburn. This year, JFS honored the legacy of Maxine Myers and renamed its volunteer department the Maxine Myers JFS Volunteer Services Department in her memory. Myers was a cherished […]

2022 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series to take center stage

2022 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series to take center stage

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2022 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening leisure activity. This year’s series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, five concerts in Brookdale Park, 12 concerts […]

Men of Essex, Inc., to hold 64th Essex Awards ceremonies on June 15

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Men of Essex, Inc., has selected Newark Academy tennis phenom Nicolas Kotzen as the recipient of the 64th annual Essex Award.  Kotzen was a standout tennis player and was selected first team all-state and All-American. He will attend Columbia University on a full tennis scholarship in the fall. The 64th […]

NJDOT announces $19.6 million in grants for Safe Routes to School Program

NJDOT announces $19.6 million in grants for Safe Routes to School Program

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation officials announced on May 31 the allotment of $19.6 million for 31 grants under the Safe Routes to School Program. This represents the largest amount ever awarded for the program. “The Safe Routes to School program is a great example of how NJDOT, working with the state’s […]

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The nation was again plunged into despair on May 24 when a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, injuring many others. This was the third-deadliest school shooting in a U.S. school, after the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 and the Sandy Hook Elementary […]

Murphy administration invests $21.4 million to reduce litter statewide

Murphy administration invests $21.4 million to reduce litter statewide

TRENTON, NJ — The N.J. Department of Environmental Protection is enhancing statewide efforts to remove litter, beautify neighborhoods and improve water quality across New Jersey by distributing $21.4 million in Clean Communities grants this year, an approximate $700,000 increase from 2021’s disbursement, NJDEP Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced May 26.  In total, NJDEP is awarding […]