2022 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series to take center stage

2022 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series to take center stage

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2022 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening leisure activity. This year’s series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, five concerts in Brookdale Park, 12 concerts […]

Men of Essex, Inc., to hold 64th Essex Awards ceremonies on June 15

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Men of Essex, Inc., has selected Newark Academy tennis phenom Nicolas Kotzen as the recipient of the 64th annual Essex Award.  Kotzen was a standout tennis player and was selected first team all-state and All-American. He will attend Columbia University on a full tennis scholarship in the fall. The 64th […]

Studio Montclair presents “Critique Group Showcase” this summer

Studio Montclair presents “Critique Group Showcase” this summer

MONTCLAIR, NJ — For the first time, Studio Montclair presents an exhibit of work by 34 artists who have participated in Studio Montclair’s popular critique group initiative. It will be on exhibit from June 11 through July 15 at Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. An opening reception will take place on Saturday, June […]

Mountainside Medical Center celebrates highly reliable heroes

Mountainside Medical Center celebrates highly reliable heroes

MONTCLAIR / GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Mountainside Medical Center’s Highly Reliable Hero Award was created to celebrate local heroes, specifically the person or department that goes out of their way to do extraordinary things for patients, family members and fellow teammates.  This year, the hospital, located in Glen Ridge and Montclair, has recognized members from […]

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The nation was again plunged into despair on May 24 when a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, injuring many others. This was the third-deadliest school shooting in a U.S. school, after the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 and the Sandy Hook Elementary […]

Murphy administration invests $21.4 million to reduce litter statewide

Murphy administration invests $21.4 million to reduce litter statewide

TRENTON, NJ — The N.J. Department of Environmental Protection is enhancing statewide efforts to remove litter, beautify neighborhoods and improve water quality across New Jersey by distributing $21.4 million in Clean Communities grants this year, an approximate $700,000 increase from 2021’s disbursement, NJDEP Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced May 26.  In total, NJDEP is awarding […]

State launches 2022 ‘Click It or Ticket’ seat belt campaign

State launches 2022 ‘Click It or Ticket’ seat belt campaign

TRENTON, NJ — As fatal crashes continue to climb in New Jersey, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety announced the start of New Jersey’s annual “Click it or Ticket” enforcement mobilization targeting drivers and passengers who don’t buckle up. This year, a record 145 law enforcement agencies have […]

Policy to address consequences of large number of bench warrants for low-level offenses

Policy to address consequences of large number of bench warrants for low-level offenses

TRENTON, NJ — On May 25, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced a directive instructing that law enforcement agencies no longer place individuals with municipal court bench warrants with bail amounts of $500 or fewer under custodial arrest. Instead, those individuals — who are already generally released after arrest — will now be given […]

Essex County commemorates Memorial Day early at Veterans Memorial Park

Essex County commemorates Memorial Day early at Veterans Memorial Park

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, May 24, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted a Memorial Day ceremony at the Armed Forces Memorial in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park to commemorate Memorial Day. Laying a ceremonial wreath with the county executive were Deputy Chief of Staff William Payne; Commissioner Patricia Sebold; retired Navy and […]

Harmonica Sunbeam to host June 6 drag show at Vanguard Theater

Harmonica Sunbeam to host June 6 drag show at Vanguard Theater

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Harmonica Sunbeam, who has been delighting audiences at nightclubs, cabarets and fundraising events throughout the United States and abroad for more than 27 years, will host Montclair’s first-ever Pride Drag & Variety Show at Vanguard Theater, 180 Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair, on Monday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. Vanguard Theater is presenting […]