Essex County’s 2022 leaf collection schedule

Essex County’s 2022 leaf collection schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The schedule for Essex County’s 2022 leaf collection program along county roads has been announced.  To organize leaf collection on County roads, Essex County is divided into four sectors. There will be three pickups in each section of the county. Residents on county roads should check the county leaf collection schedule […]

Early voting locations in Essex County announced

Early voting locations in Essex County announced

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will hold early voting for the Nov. 8 election from Oct. 29 through Nov. 6, Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Early voting will be held at the following locations: Watsessing Park Community Center, Bloomfield Avenue and Conger […]

Local artist invites art lovers to take a walk in her shoes

Local artist invites art lovers to take a walk in her shoes

MILLBURN, NJ — Taking a walk in artist Sandra Charlap’s shoes just became a lot easier thanks to her newest exhibition, in which she will display her bold, bright and whimsical paintings portraying where she is going and where she has been. Charlap, an East Orange resident, formerly of Maplewood, will be displaying her artwork […]

It’s time to get ‘On Your Feet!’ for Paper Mill’s newest show

It’s time to get ‘On Your Feet!’ for Paper Mill’s newest show

By Debbie L. Hochberg / Correspondent MILLBURN, NJ — Exuberant, joyous and entertaining are just some of the words that come to mind to describe “On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan,” which is playing at the Paper Mill Playhouse through Nov. 6. Based on the duo’s real-life story, this lively musical also […]

Essex County remembers the Sept. 11 attacks 21 years later

Essex County remembers the Sept. 11 attacks 21 years later

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County held its annual ceremony to honor the lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the 21st anniversary of the attacks. At the ceremony at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, organizers read aloud the names of all 57 people from Essex County who died in the […]

Imagine welcomes new volunteers and offers upcoming training

Imagine welcomes new volunteers and offers upcoming training

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The staff at Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss offered its first in-person volunteer training since 2020 at the organization’s Mountainside center this summer. The 2022 summer training class members have joined the Imagine community of volunteers, facilitating grief support groups for children, teens, young adults and their parents/guardians. The new […]

Rocktoberfest returns to Millburn on Sept. 17

MILLBURN, NJ — Leon & The Peoples, the award-winning reggae soul band, will perform at Rocktoberfest 2022 on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Taylor Park in Millburn. Leon & The Peoples will hit the stage at 6 p.m. for their hour-plus performance.  Leon & The Peoples is led by performer, singer-songwriter and actor Leon. Well-known worldwide, […]

3-alarm fire damages apartment complex in Millburn

3-alarm fire damages apartment complex in Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ — A three-alarm fire was reported late in the evening on Monday, Aug. 22, at 206 Millburn Ave. in Millburn in a 40-unit apartment complex.  The Millburn Fire Department received reports of black smoke pouring out of a window at 8:56 p.m. at the apartment complex. Upon arrival, fire officials located the fire […]

SMR Family Campout needs a steering committee

SMR Family Campout needs a steering committee

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — South Mountain Reservation Family Campout Program co-coordinators Dennis Percher and Lori LaBorde are seeking an immediate steering committee in order to host the annual event this year. Ideal committee members would be past attendees who would help orchestrate this fun-filled weekend set for Oct. 1 and 2, with a rain date […]

Bikales completes Air Force pilot training familiarization course

Bikales completes Air Force pilot training familiarization course

COLUMBUS, MS — South Orange and Millburn resident Elias Bikales, 15, has completed a U.S. Air Force–led program in Columbus, Miss., that offers Civil Air Patrol cadets the opportunity to train side-by-side with Air Force pilot trainees. Bikales trained with military flight simulators, pilot oxygen masks, nausea-inducing spinning machines and other high-tech equipment during the […]