Essex County Correctional Facility policies, procedures to undergo independent review

Essex County Correctional Facility policies, procedures to undergo independent review

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Monday, Dec. 6, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced a joint initiative with the Essex County Correctional Facility Civilian Task Force to review operating procedures at the Essex County Correctional Facility. The review will be undertaken by The Ambrose Group LLC, an independent management consulting organization led by […]

Oratorio Society of New Jersey to sing Handel’s ‘Messiah’

MONTCLAIR, NJ — “Messiah” sings have their roots in 19th-century Britain, where singers would gather from across the land to participate in what were known as “scratch” performances — as in “cooking from scratch” — of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.” The practice caught on in the United States, with choirs hosting “Messiah” sings in major […]

Take the Essex County Community Health Assessment Survey

Take the Essex County Community Health Assessment Survey

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. invites Essex County residents to participate in an Essex County Community Health Assessment Survey. The results of the survey will help the Essex County Public Health Office identify health issues affecting the Essex County community and create a public health plan to raise awareness […]

Omicron variant fears heighten blood shortage nationwide

Omicron variant fears heighten blood shortage nationwide

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Blood Services has announced a blood emergency due in large part to fears of the omicron variant and the holiday season. Currently, the region’s blood supply stands at a one- to two-day level, well below the ideal inventory of five to seven days. Blood centers across the country are and […]

Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — After a hiatus last year because of the pandemic, this year’s Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour includes 10 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The tour includes Essex County Kip’s Castle and the Walther House at […]

Montclair State University graduate nursing program accredited by CCNE

Montclair State University graduate nursing program accredited by CCNE

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Master of Science in Nursing program at Montclair State University has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. The preeminent accrediting agency in the country for nursing programs, CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of nursing curricula through […]

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ this holiday season

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ this holiday season

TRENTON, NJ — With the winter holidays underway, acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety are reminding motorists to stay sober behind the wheel as New Jersey prepares to launch its annual traffic safety enforcement campaign targeting impaired driving during the busy holiday travel season. Starting Friday, Dec. 3, […]

Despite move to Montclair, Napoli Trattoria is still part of Nutley community

Despite move to Montclair, Napoli Trattoria is still part of Nutley community

NUTLEY / MONTCLAIR, NJ — After the third time Napoli Trattoria & Pizzeria in Nutley was flooded out, the restaurant had no choice but to relocate.  The Italian restaurant, owned by Amy and Phil Arito, was inundated with water when the remnants of Hurricane Ida blew through New Jersey in September, leaving the building untenable […]

Belleville resident and eighth-year head coach Anthony Rea leads young, promising Montclair Kimberley Academy football team this season

Belleville resident and eighth-year head coach Anthony Rea leads young, promising Montclair Kimberley Academy football team this season

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Belleville resident Anthony Rea recently completed his eighth season as the head football coach at Montclair Kimberley Academy, guiding a very young Cougars squad to a highly-competitive 4-6 record. Rea (39-39 record), who had previously been an assistant coach at MKA and William Paterson University, took over the reins of the Cougar […]

Maplewood one-of-a-kind store expands

Maplewood one-of-a-kind store expands

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Good Bottle Refill Shop, New Jersey’s first zero-waste refill shop, with locations in Maplewood and Montclair, expanded into food refills in its Springfield Avenue location in Maplewood.  Maplewood welcomed the expanded store with a festive ribbon-cutting on Saturday, Nov. 13. Good Bottle owner Deanna Taylor-Heacock officially cut the blue ribbon — which […]

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