Essex County elected leaders overwhelmingly endorse greenway project

Essex County elected leaders overwhelmingly endorse greenway project

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Local, county and state elected leaders from Essex County and the city of Newark, in collaboration with representatives from several community groups and the Essex–Hudson Greenway Coalition, came together recently to offer their endorsement of the linear park project and offer deeper insight into the current status and positive community impact […]

Studio Montclair to present ‘Inspired by an Object’

Studio Montclair to present ‘Inspired by an Object’

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Studio Montclair will present “Inspired by an Object,” a concurrent exhibition, from Sept. 10 to Oct. 15 at both Montclair Art Museum’s Vance Wall Art Education Gallery, 3 S. Mountain Ave., and Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Ave. An opening reception will take place on Sunday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to […]

Free evening of creative theater to commemorate attacks

MONTCLAIR, NJ — “Catch the Morning,” a collection of one-act plays and monologues on 9/11 themes, written and acted by New Jerseyans, premieres this summer, underwritten by Apricot Sky Productions and producer/playwright Eric Alter. A topic with great resonance for Garden Staters, the stage treatment is given to relationships arising from Sept. 11 and its […]

NJDA expands spotted lanternfly quarantine zone, includes Essex County

NJDA expands spotted lanternfly quarantine zone, includes Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced Aug. 30 that the N.J. Department of Agriculture has added five counties to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone. The counties new to the list are Morris, Monmouth, Middlesex, Essex and Union. They join the previously announced quarantine counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, […]

Bloomfield school offers ‘Ignite’ program to high school juniors this summer

Bloomfield school offers ‘Ignite’ program to high school juniors this summer

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — At its Bloomfield campus, Universal Technical Institute gave 16 high school juniors a head start preparing for careers in the transportation industry through “Ignite,” a free summer program for high school juniors interested in exploring high-tech, in-demand careers. Participating students, who completed the coursework this August, received intensive, hands-on training and the […]

Mountainside Medical Center announces new chief nursing officer

Mountainside Medical Center announces new chief nursing officer

GLEN RIDGE / MONTCLAIR, NJ — Valarie McPherson has been named the chief nursing officer for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center, located in Glen Ridge. A nursing and operations executive with more than 20 years of experience, McPherson has successfully developed leaders, departments and programs to deliver quality-driven, evidence-based patient care, according to a recent […]

Essex County to offer COVID-19 booster shots to residents with compromised immune systems

Essex County to offer COVID-19 booster shots to residents with compromised immune systems

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced Aug. 13 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are recommending that residents with compromised immune systems receive a third dose, or booster shot, of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines. Essex County will administer the […]

Studio Montclair and the WAE Center collaborate on ‘Student Portrait Project’

MONTCLAIR / WEST ORANGE, NJ — Studio Montclair and the WAE Center have collaborated to present “Student Portrait Project,” an exhibit that grew out of a joint desire to use portrait drawing as a tool to connect adults with developmental disabilities to one another and to the community, especially during the isolation of the COVID-19 […]

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $35.6 million in grants to support more than 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The grants were approved at the Arts Council’s 55th annual meeting, held virtually. The awards are part of the largest state appropriation the […]

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