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

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 […]

YMCA of Montclair Dolphins swim team splash to tremendous success at state championships meets

YMCA of Montclair Dolphins swim team splash to tremendous success at state championships meets

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Two swimmers were crowned state champions, two others qualified for the upcoming national championships, and two team relay records were smashed, as the YMCA of Montclair Dolphins swim team reached new heights at recent state championships meets. At the New Jersey YMCA State Championships for swimmers ages 12 and under in Toms […]

Manning-Yarde shares her poetry

MONTCLAIR, NJ — West Orange resident Tanya Manning-Yarde will hold a poetry showcase and book signing, along with Carla Cherry and featuring Najeli Soul, at Adinkra House, 26 Pleasant Ave. in Montclair on Saturday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m.; doors open at 5:30 p.m. To purchase tickets for this event, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poetry-performance-and-book-signing-tickets-42823990709?aff=es2. Tickets may also […]

Essex County cleans up in JerseyArts awards

Essex County cleans up in JerseyArts awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, in partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, recently announced the winners of the 2018 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards, including several venues in Essex County. More than 18,000 ballots were cast in the annual contest, which celebrates the extraordinary work of New Jersey’s […]

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