Newark City Council passes resolution of support for Essex–Hudson Greenway

Newark City Council passes resolution of support for Essex–Hudson Greenway

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark City Council, the governing body for New Jersey’s largest city, approved a resolution of support for the Essex–Hudson Greenway Project on July 9. This resolution of support recognizes the value of the greenway and encourages the state of New Jersey to set aside sufficient funds to secure the property and […]

Montclair Orchestra partners with Valissima Institute

Montclair Orchestra partners with Valissima Institute

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Orchestra has announced that Valissima Institute has selected it as a partner for its pilot summer program. Designed for aspiring young female conductors, the two-week intensive will feature renowned conductors, including former New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra chief conductor Karina Canellakis. The rigorous […]

50 years later, New Jersey rights a historical wrong: AG Grewal formally apologizes for office’s role in shutting down the state’s gay bars

50 years later, New Jersey rights a historical wrong: AG Grewal formally apologizes for office’s role in shutting down the state’s gay bars

TRENTON, NJ — As Pride Month drew to a close, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal took steps to recognize an ugly moment in the history of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office: the systematic targeting of gay bars by the Office’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control between 1933 and 1967, according to a June 29 […]

County makes $474K available to assist nonprofit agencies

County makes $474K available to assist nonprofit agencies

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has announced that $474,450 in COVID-19 assistance grant funding is being made available to nonprofit agencies. The program is aimed to support nonprofit agencies and the services they provide to assist clients who were negatively impacted during the pandemic. The deadline to apply for the first round of funding […]

Newark church becomes 100th organization to endorse greenway project

Newark church becomes 100th organization to endorse greenway project

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Open Space Institute, along with the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition and September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance, have announced that St. Lucy’s Church of Newark has become the 100th agency, organization or corporation to endorse the Essex–Hudson Greenway Project. St. Lucy’s is Newark’s largest parish and home to the […]

Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series returns for 2021

Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series returns for 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2021 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series will bring a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the Essex County Park System. This year’s free series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, five concerts in Brookdale Park, 12 concerts throughout the county, and two cultural festivals. […]

Studio Montclair presents ‘State of the Art 2021’

Studio Montclair presents ‘State of the Art 2021’

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Studio Montclair presents “State of the Art 2021,” a combined in-person and virtual exhibit available for viewing through July 16. The show comprises 131 works — 55 pieces on view in the gallery and more than 70 available virtually. The virtual exhibit can be viewed in the gallery as a slideshow on […]

NAACP branch celebrates Juneteenth across several towns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Oranges & Maplewood Branch of the NAACP will mark the Juneteenth holiday with flag-raising ceremonies across several Essex County towns represented in the branch’s catchment area. A special commemorative flag or banner has been designed to fly or hang over the municipal complexes in Belleville, Bloomfield, East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood […]

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