League of Women Voters endorses Essex–Hudson Greenway Project

League of Women Voters endorses Essex–Hudson Greenway Project

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex–Hudson Greenway Coalition, comprising the Open Space Institute, the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition, and September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance, has welcomed the endorsement of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey, as the latest statewide organization to come out in support of the greenway project. For […]

With new name and visual identity, Montclair Orchestra is now APEX Ensemble

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Orchestra will henceforth be known as the APEX Ensemble. Founded five years ago to provide an unprecedented learning environment for top music conservatory students through training and performance alongside professional mentors from some of the world’s leading orchestras, the ensemble has won accolades for its “pinpoint coordination, mature musical insight […]

Payne welcomes VP Kamala Harris to Essex County

Payne welcomes VP Kamala Harris to Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. welcomed Vice President Kamala Harris in Newark on Oct. 8. The two, joined by several other area officials, toured the vaccination site at Essex County College, one of the first vaccine centers in New Jersey.  “It was an honor to welcome Vice President Kamala Harris to […]

Essex County’s 2021 leaf collection schedule

Essex County’s 2021 leaf collection schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County’s 2021 leaf collection schedule for county roads has been announced. Residents whose properties are on county roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb. To organize leaf collection on county roads, Essex County is divided into four sectors. There […]

Vanguard Theater to explore stigmas around mental illness in new production

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Vanguard Theater had announced the cast and creative team for its mainstage production of the Pulitzer Prize–winning musical, “Next to Normal.”  Erica Dorfler stars as Diana; Dorfler made her Broadway debut in the 2010 Tony Award–winning hit “Memphis,” followed by the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award–winning “The Book of Mormon,” among other […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate Italian American Heritage Month

Essex County commissioners celebrate Italian American Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, Oct. 5, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2021 Italian Heritage Celebration via Zoom. The ceremony, which returned after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, is held to celebrate Italian culture and heritage, highlighting the contributions of Italian Americans in Essex County. Commissioner President Wayne L. Richardson […]

Serial killer from Orange sentenced to 160 years for killing three women

Serial killer from Orange sentenced to 160 years for killing three women

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Oct. 6 that convicted serial killer Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, now 25, of Orange, was sentenced to 160 years in prison for killing three young women and attempting to kill a fourth between August and November 2016. In December 2019, an Essex County jury convicted […]

Global Center on Human Trafficking opens at Montclair State University

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair State University has launched the new Global Center on Human Trafficking, creating one of the few comprehensive university-based efforts devoted to ending the hidden crime of human trafficking in New Jersey and around the world. The center is a multidisciplinary effort focused on developing innovative solutions to the global problem. Beginning […]

‘Gardens Aglow’ returns to Presby Gardens in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the citizens  committee of the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens invite the public to view an elaborate display of carved botanical, floral and Halloween-themed pumpkins created by students at “Gardens Aglow” on Friday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, […]

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