Prosecutor’s office offers high school summer internships

Prosecutor’s office offers high school summer internships

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking high school juniors to participate in the annual ECPO summer internship program. This five-week program is designed to expose high school students to careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will run from July 6 through Aug. 7 for students completing […]

Montclair HS swim team undefeated as Essex County Championships draw near

Montclair HS swim team undefeated as Essex County Championships draw near

MONTCLAIR — The 2019-2020 season is proving triumphant for the Montclair High School Mounties swim team. After jump-starting the season by delivering a rare loss to the boys of Seton Hall Prep, the Mounties are plunging through a winning streak.  In coach Koenigfest’s words, “The season couldn’t be going any better. The boys started out […]

DiVincenzo presents $769.9M budget for 2020

DiVincenzo presents $769.9M budget for 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a 2020 budget of $769.9 million on Jan. 10. According to the county, this budget stabilizes the county’s financial plan and addresses the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions; layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the […]

Chan to continue as Montclair Orchestra director for 7 more years

Chan to continue as Montclair Orchestra director for 7 more years

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Orchestra has signed David Chan as music director for another seven years. This extension allows the organization to work together with Chan to execute important new artistic and education initiatives, including the development of a new youth orchestra program to serve the New York metropolitan region starting in 2021. Chan […]

Freeholders approve contract to replace voting machines

Freeholders approve contract to replace voting machines

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In order to ensure the integrity of future Essex County elections, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a resolution Jan. 7 approving the purchase of new voting machines that will provide optical scanners and paper ballots guaranteeing a secure and safe process.  In the wake of allegations of voter […]

Preliminary 2019 opioid stats show NJ is holding the line on overdose deaths

Preliminary 2019 opioid stats show NJ is holding the line on overdose deaths

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal joined Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials on Jan. 8 for a round table community meeting to discuss strategies for fighting the opioid addiction epidemic and to announce preliminary year-end opioid statistics for 2019, which indicate that, for the first time since 2012, New Jersey held the […]

Montclair YMCA Dolphins swim team makes waves at championship meets

Montclair YMCA Dolphins swim team makes waves at championship meets

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair YMCA Dolphins swim team turned in outstanding performances at two championship meets, held on Dec. 13-15. At the EEX Holiday Classic XXXIII, held at Rutgers University, 16 of the team’s swimmers qualified for a meet that has traditionally been one the most anticipated all year. More than 35 teams from […]

Older authors encouraged to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

Older authors encouraged to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services invites Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2020 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Monday, March 16. “Our senior citizens have led […]

Register to audition for Paper Mill’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory

Register to audition for Paper Mill’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, will hold auditions for students to be a part of its prestigious Summer Musical Theater Conservatory and August Musical Theater Intensive for 2020 on Saturdays, Feb. 1 and 8, at Montclair State University, College of the Arts/Life Hall, 1 Normal Ave. in […]

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