Essex County Freeholders celebrate Italian Heritage Month

Essex County Freeholders celebrate Italian Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2019 Italian Heritage Month celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Hall of Records. The ceremony commemorated the heritage and culture of the Italian-American community. Freeholder President Brendan Gill began the program with welcoming remarks, recognizing the vast diversity that exists in Essex […]

Not every hero wears a cape: Plan and practice your escape

NUTLEY, NJ — Under the direction of Commissioner Alphonse Petracco, Deputy Chief Paul Cafone and the Nutley Fire Department teamed up with NFPA during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7 to 11, to urge residents “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape: Plan and Practice Your Escape.” This year’s campaign recognizes the everyday people who motivate their […]

Nutley Female Athlete of the Month

Nutley Female Athlete of the Month

Bella Swann, NHS senior, Girls volleyball team What got you interested in playing volleyball? “I started playing volleyball at USYVL, in California, when I was around 10 years old. From there I played in middle school and fell in love with the sport.” What’s your favorite thing about playing volleyball? “My favorite thing about playing […]

Local author pens next book in the Little Ant saga

Local author pens next book in the Little Ant saga

NUTLEY, NJ — What’s not to like about a children’s book inspired by potty training? Nutley author and illustrator Ilene Dudek thinks there is a lot to like — and learn — from tales triggered by the experiences of her two sons as they were growing up. The answer to the question, “What if an […]

DEP reminds motorists to be extra cautious as deer mating season begins

DEP reminds motorists to be extra cautious as deer mating season begins

TRENTON, NJ — Drivers are urged to use extra caution and watch for white-tailed deer as deer mating season gets under way and darkness arrives earlier, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife announced. White-tailed deer become more active during mating season, also known as the fall rut. Deer are […]

Nutley Male Athlete of the Month

Nutley Male Athlete of the Month

JP Maruri, NHS senior boys soccer What got you interested in playing soccer? “Watching my older brother and watching my dad play soccer is what got me most interested in playing soccer.” What are your favorite memories as a player? “My favorite memory as a soccer player was playing in a state cup game. We […]

Municipalities, school districts participate in pooled equipment leasing

Municipalities, school districts participate in pooled equipment leasing

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The municipalities of Irvington, Roseland and West Caldwell and the public school districts in Belleville, Cedar Grove and Livingston are participating in the Essex County Pooled Government Equipment Leasing Program to purchase approximately $11.9 million of new equipment, according to an Oct. 21 press release from the county. This new program […]

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will hold a Fall Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26. Twenty-one police departments in Essex County have free and anonymous collection sites where residents can drop off old and unwanted prescription medications. The event is co-sponsored by the Essex County Division of Community Health, the Federal Drug […]

Recycle old computers and unwanted electronics equipment

Recycle old computers and unwanted electronics equipment

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, sponsored by the county and the Essex County Utilities Authority, will be Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Essex County Fleet Maintenance Facility, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “Recycling computer hardware and electronic devices helps remove […]

‘Strut Your Mutt’ returns to Essex County

‘Strut Your Mutt’ returns to Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County dog owners are invited to display their creativity and participate in “Strut Your Mutt,” the county’s annual canine Halloween costume parade and contest. This year, four parades have been scheduled, with the newly-opened Branch Brook Dog Park hosting its first event. Participation is free.  Parade No. 1 will be […]

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