Red Cross praises Fontoura for donating plasma

Red Cross praises Fontoura for donating plasma

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The American Red Cross conveyed its appreciation for and thanks to Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura on July 2, after the sheriff donated convalescent plasma in an effort to help combat COVID-19. In a statement sent to the sheriff following his donation, the American Red Cross applauded his actions. “When you […]

Area teachers march for black lives

Area teachers march for black lives

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange–Maplewood School District educators Stephanie Rivera, TJ Whitaker, Willy Sumner and Greg Tuttle helped to organize the first statewide NJ Teachers for Black Lives Rally and March on Monday, June 15. In addition to South Orange–Maplewood, educators from Millburn, Montclair, Livingston, Irvington, West Orange, East Orange, Newark, Verona […]

Paper shredding in Essex County

Paper shredding in Essex County

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Paper Shredding and Used Tire Recycling Day will be Saturday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Essex County Public Works Department, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove.  “Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, recycling paper […]

13 area high school athletes earn best teammate honors

13 area high school athletes earn best teammate honors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center honored 34 student athletes from member high schools of the Super Essex Conference in a celebration of the qualities that made Yogi Berra a national treasure. This is the eighth year in a row that the museum along with the SEC have presented the Best […]

DEP awards $19.4 million in annual Clean Communities grants

DEP awards $19.4 million in annual Clean Communities grants

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is awarding $19.4 million in annual Clean Communities grants to help municipalities and counties remove litter to beautify neighborhoods, improve water quality and enhance quality of life, Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced June 10. In total, the DEP is awarding $17.3 million to eligible municipalities […]

County announces inaugural appointments to ECCF Civilian Task Force

County announces inaugural appointments to ECCF Civilian Task Force

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County officials have appointed the nine inaugural members to the newly formed Essex County Correctional Facility Civilian Task Force. The appointments were made during the freeholders’ June 10 meeting. “Even though we have been responding to the coronavirus for the past five months, the creation of the civilian task force […]

Freeholders demand release of detainees held solely due to immigration status

Freeholders demand release of detainees held solely due to immigration status

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On June 10, Essex County Freeholder President Brendan Gill and the Board of Chosen Freeholders approved a resolution demanding the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement promptly grant the release of all detainees currently incarcerated due solely to their immigration status. The Essex County Correctional Facility has housed […]

Montclair Art Museum launches MAM Conversations Series

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair Art Museum is transforming the annual Julia Norton Babson Memorial Lecture into the MAM Conversations presented by the Babson Lecture Series, funded, in part, by a perpetual gift from the Julia Norton Babson Memorial Fund. MAM Conversations will give community members the unique opportunity to engage virtually with contemporary artists, see […]

DiVincenzo, 17 mayors express support for Murphy budget plan

DiVincenzo, 17 mayors express support for Murphy budget plan

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced his support of Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposal to borrow $9 billion from the U.S. Federal Reserve to balance the state budget. On Friday, May 29, DiVincenzo sent a letter of support to the governor; the letter was also signed by 17 Essex County mayors. […]

Congregants satisfy need to connect at virtual retreat

Congregants satisfy need to connect at virtual retreat

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Hunger for communal connection after weeks of pandemic isolation drove record turnout for Montclair synagogue Bnai Keshet’s annual retreat, held virtually, May 22 to 24. The virtual event drew 225 people — 90 families, or 32 percent of the 275-family Montclair congregation — up from 90 people or 30 families, in a […]

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