‘A Taste of NJ’s Best’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — FAMILYConnections’ “A Taste of NJ’s Best” will be Wednesday, May 2, at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. This popular evening of music and delicious food will benefit more than 4,000 area children, adults and families. This year’s event honorees include Short Hills’ Beth Berns, a […]

County recognizes student artists

NEWARK, NJ — The Art Educators of New Jersey welcomed 109 students from throughout Essex County to the Hall of Records for the Art Educators of New Jersey student art exhibit on Friday, March 23. This is the 14th consecutive year the county has partnered with the Art Educators of New Jersey to present the […]

Meet Essex County’s mayors

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The eighth annual Essex County Meet the Mayors Event will be Saturday, April 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Westminster Hotel, 550 West Mt. Pleasant Ave. in Livingston. The mayors of all 22 Essex County towns, as well as the mayors of Little Falls and Clifton, have been invited to participate. […]

Rahway flood plan moves to New England corps for help

Rahway flood plan moves to New England corps for help

ESSEX AND UNION COUNTIES — The multimillion-dollar plan to mitigate major flooding along the Rahway River has reached the final approval stage and, to help move the project along, the review process has been transferred to the New England District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, officials said. “It’s not uncommon for work to […]

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 JerseyArts.com 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 […]