ECPO, County Bar sponsor gun buyback

ECPO, County Bar sponsor gun buyback

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation are jointly sponsoring a one-day guy buyback on Saturday, March 30. Anyone can anonymously turn in up to three guns, no questions asked. The gun buyback will be held in Bethany Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 275 W. Market St. in Newark. […]

2019 county budget to allocate funds to legal services for ICE detainees

2019 county budget to allocate funds to legal services for ICE detainees

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced that the 2019 Essex County budget will include an allocation of $750,000 to create a Legal Services Fund to provide representation to ICE detainees at the Essex County Correctional Facility. “We are pleased to join with the […]

MSU African drumming residency enters 2nd year at Seth Boyden

MSU African drumming residency enters 2nd year at Seth Boyden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Montclair State University’s African Drumming Ensemble had Seth Boyden School’s third-grade staff and students on their feet dancing and drumming their way into the start of a second partnership year on March 8. Led by John J. Cali School of Music adjunct faculty member Robert Levin, this event celebrated Seth Boyden School’s […]

Meet the Mayors of Essex County on April 6

Meet the Mayors of Essex County on April 6

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The ninth annual Essex County Meet the Mayors event will be Saturday, April 6, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave. in West Orange. Guest speakers Sen. Stephen Sweeney and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick will discuss important issues affecting New Jersey. Also, a hot breakfast will be […]

Restructuring of U.S. Attorney’s Office leads to significant results in first year

Restructuring of U.S. Attorney’s Office leads to significant results in first year

NEWARK, NJ — One year after U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito reorganized the structure of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, overall criminal prosecutions have increased 51 percent, including a 65-percent jump in violent crime prosecutions, a 39-percent jump in narcotics-related prosecutions and a 15-percent jump in white collar crime prosecutions, according […]

Vanguard to present ‘Runaways’ in Montclair

Vanguard to present ‘Runaways’ in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — On Saturday, March 30, at 8 p.m., Vanguard Theater Company will present a concert version of the musical “Runaways” to raise awareness about youth homelessness. The First Congregational Church in Montclair, 40 S. Fullerton Ave., will host the concert, which Vanguard presents in partnership with Covenant House, Toni’s Kitchen, the Human Needs […]

Essex Republican women to honor Chris Christie

Essex Republican women to honor Chris Christie

MONTCLAIR, NJ — For his strong support of the U.S. Bill of Rights’ 2nd Amendment, the right to bear arms, New Jersey’s 55th governor, Christopher J. Christie, will be presented with the 2nd Amendment Award at the Lincoln Day Dinner, to be held jointly between Montclair Republicans and the Essex County NJ Republican Women on […]

Acclaimed jazz musician Emmet Cohen at TBA

Acclaimed jazz musician Emmet Cohen at TBA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Sunday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m., at Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Road in Livingston, TBA Prime Time will present “Jews and All That Jazz,” featuring acclaimed jazz pianist Emmet Cohen, a native of Montclair. This program will also celebrate Rabbi Clifford Kulwin’s 20 years at TBA. A powerful and […]

Essex County cleans up 2019 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards

Essex County cleans up 2019 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — JerseyArts.com has tallied the results from the nearly 14,000 ballots cast in the 2019 People’s Choice Awards and Essex County organizations and venues overwhelmingly came out on top, especially in Montclair. In fact, of the 19 categories, only two winners weren’t from Essex County. New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark […]

Volunteers give foster children a voice

Volunteers give foster children a voice

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — CASA for Children of Essex County welcomed 13 new advocates as they were sworn in by Essex County Superior Court Judge Nora Grimbergen on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Friends and family gathered at the Wilentz Court Complex to see the volunteers take an oath promising to advocate for the best interests of […]

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