Essex County students nominated for Rising Star Awards

Essex County students nominated for Rising Star Awards

MILLBURN, NJ — Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey. Among the early nominees and winners are Anne Hathaway, Laura Benanti, Nikki M. James and more. […]

‘Inspired Minds’ at work in SOPAC gallery

‘Inspired Minds’ at work in SOPAC gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center’s Herb & Milly Iris Gallery, at 1 SOPAC Way, will host its annual Inspired Minds: Young Artist Exhibition, featuring 50 of the most talented Essex County high school artists, from May 17 through Aug. 17. This year’s exhibition, opening with a special reception on Thursday, […]

Scouts have record-breaking townwide food drive

Scouts have record-breaking townwide food drive

NUTLEY, NJ — The recent food drive conducted by the Nutley Boy Scout Troop 147 and Cub Scout Packs 141 and 142 saw a record collection for the Nutley Food Pantry, housed at the local Nutley Family Service Bureau office, formerly the Red Cross office, on Chestnut Street. As of this date 27,633 food items […]

Library shows earliest film of Nutley, shot in 1918

Library shows earliest film of Nutley, shot in 1918

NUTLEY, NJ — It was a familiar way to celebrate Memorial Day, with parades, banners and palpable patriotism. But it wasn’t last May, it was almost a century ago, and all captured in the film, “Nutley 1918.” Played for only the second time before a public audience at the Nutley Public Library on April 12, “Nutley […]

NJ Transit adjusts weekday schedules

NJ Transit adjusts weekday schedules

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit continues installation of positive train control equipment on its rail fleet. To accommodate this critical safety upgrade, weekday rail schedules are being adjusted to allow for hardware components to be installed on locomotives and cab cars. Beginning Monday, June 4, some trains will be temporarily discontinued or have changes of […]

Nutley Male Athlete of the Month

Nutley Male Athlete of the Month

Jonathan La, Boys tennis – NHS senior How old were you when you started playing tennis. What got you interested? I was very young. I started when I was in fourth grade and immediately fell in love with it. My dad had a passion for it and definitely got me interested in the sport. What are your […]

Nutley Female Athlete of the Month

Nutley Female Athlete of the Month

Danielle Lohf, Junior – Track and Field “Danielle is the type of student athlete who leads by her actions. She is one of the hardest working kids I have ever coached. Danielle always looks for ways to make herself and the team better. Last year on her recovery days, she began to fool around with the […]

Five Nutley citizens received the Jaycees’ 47th annual “Distinguished Service Awards”

NUTLEY, NJ — Five Nutley citizens received the Jaycees’ 47th annual “Distinguished Service Awards” at a community banquet. The honored residents are Robyn Powell, Michael J. Nevin, Thomas Nicolette, Kevin Knight, and Janet Canonico They were recognized at a dinner on April 12 at The Valley Regency, in Clifton. What follows are the citations for […]

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day

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 […]

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 […]