County to participate in Drug Take Back Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Monday, April 16, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Community Health joined with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chiefs Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug […]

Camp Marcella to hold tricky tray event

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Camp Marcella, a nonprofit N.J. camp for children with special needs or who are blind or visually impaired, will be hosting its first tricky tray fundraiser on Friday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. in School of Business Room 140 at Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave. in Montclair. The director, a former […]

Let’s go fishing in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The county’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invites the public to participate in Essex County’s 2018 Fishing Derbies. The free events will be held in various locations in the Essex County Park System. Each derby is free and open to children ages 15 and younger. All children must be […]

YMCA of Montclair Dolphins splash to success at SunKissed Invitational national meet in Charlotte, N.C. to cap successful season

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Two swimmers captured titles, two team records were broken, and one more swimmer qualified for the national championships, as the YMCA of Montclair Dolphins swim team punctuated a highly successful season at the recent SunKissed Invitational Junior/Senior Swimming Championships of the USA in Charlotte, N.C. The meet draws hundreds of swimmers from […]

Master Gardeners plant sale

MONTCLAIR / ROSELAND, NJ — The Master Gardeners of Essex County are busy planning their annual plant sale. The sale will be held at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave. in Montclair, on Friday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 […]

Learn about legal support services for veterans

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A Veterans Access Seminar will be held Wednesday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Montclair Municipal Building, 215 Claremont Ave. This event is sponsored by the Superior Court of NJ Essex Vicinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns. Advance registration is required; to register, call Andrew Kafel at 973-776-9300, ext. […]

CHS filmmakers win at SOMA and Montclair film festivals

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At the 2018 Montclair Emerging Filmmaker Competition, Columbia High student filmmakers and animators won in the following categories: In Narrative, Aidan Romanaux and graduate Ralph Ravix won the grand prize with the film “Choice”; In Animation, Sophie Goodman-Merel won the grand prize with the film “SuperHero Convention,” which had already won another […]

County recognizes student artists

NEWARK, NJ — The Art Educators of New Jersey welcomed 109 students from throughout Essex County to the Hall of Records for the Art Educators of New Jersey student art exhibit on Friday, March 23. This is the 14th consecutive year the county has partnered with the Art Educators of New Jersey to present the […]

Meet Essex County’s mayors

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The eighth annual Essex County Meet the Mayors Event will be Saturday, April 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Westminster Hotel, 550 West Mt. Pleasant Ave. in Livingston. The mayors of all 22 Essex County towns, as well as the mayors of Little Falls and Clifton, have been invited to participate. […]

Murphy’s proposed budget puts aside more money for schools

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy’s first proposed budget increases state “formula” aid that goes directly to school districts by $283.6 million, the initial step toward fulfilling the state’s school-funding obligation, according to a March 15 press release from the NJ Department of Education. The budget also increases aid for expanded preschool, STEM programs and […]

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