How Essex County residents voted this past election

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This election season in Essex County was quite eventful, with a combined 55 elections and four public questions. There were a whopping 159 candidates listed on the various county ballots. All results remain unofficial until certified by Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin. The biggest election was of course that for […]

Kidde recalls fire extinguishers with plastic handles

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall for Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles due to discharge failure and nozzle detachment. This product recall involves two styles of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and plastic push-button fire extinguishers. This recall does not include Kidde Professional or Badger branded […]

Students of NHS and Honduras make tapestry for U.N.

Students of NHS and Honduras make tapestry for U.N.

By Carol DeMicco Pobanz Correspondent NUTLEY, NJ — A group of students crowd around the computer screen in the Nutley High School art room, introducing themselves to their student counterparts in Honduras, Central America. This group of students is working on a cooperative design for the second sawdust tapestry being created by Nutley High School […]

Nutley artists win awards at annual county art show

Nutley artists win awards at annual county art show

NUTLEY, NJ — Three Nutley residents, Theresa Juffo, Anthony J. Andolino Sr., and Nina R. Del Collo, were blue ribbon winners in the 2017 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. Ruffo received first place in the professional watercolor category for ‘Summer Bliss,’ Andolino received first place in the non-professional acrylic category for ‘Lemonade’ and […]

Bureau plans Thanksgiving dinners for those without

Bureau plans Thanksgiving dinners for those without

NUTLEY, NJ — Warm hues that dominate the change in colored leaves and a slight drop in temperature mark the start of preparations for the Nutley Family Service Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving Day Initiative. The long-established bureau has aided Nutley residents since 1913, and has continued to grow with the community, later morphing into a nonprofit organization. […]

Nutley Female Athlete of the Month

Nutley Female Athlete of the Month

Kate Contini – NHS junior Girls’ cross-country “She is a tough kid and competitor. Runs through the pain all the time. She is a great runner and an even better Irish Dancer. She has traveled all over the US and to Ireland to compete in national and international dance competitions, all while keeping up great grades […]

Nutley Male Athlete of the Month

Nutley Male Athlete of the Month

Austin Sweeney – NHS junior, boys’ soccer “Austin is a second-year varsity player, and a first-year captain. He is a very versatile player who can play different roles on the field. His work ethic, leadership, and skill make him such a valuable player for the Raiders. Austin is an experienced soccer player, and is able […]

Freeholders honor public safety professionals

Freeholders honor public safety professionals

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2017 Public Safety Professionals Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Hall of Records in Newark to commemorate fire officials, police officers and first responders in Essex County for their selfless service. Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake began the program with welcoming remarks, celebrating […]

CASA holds 2nd ‘Homeward Bound’ event in West Orange

CASA holds 2nd ‘Homeward Bound’ event in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Braving the elements in bright red T-shirts and even brighter smiles, a group of more than 100 volunteers gathered for the Homeward Bound Walk hosted by the CASA for Children of Essex County under the Clipper Pavilion of the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange on Sunday, Oct. 15. Based […]

Try hockey for free on Nov. 4

MONTCLAIR, NJ —  Nutley-Clifton Youth Ice Hockey Club invites boys and girls to Clary Anderson Arena, 41 Chestnut St. in Montclair, on Saturday, Nov. 4, for a “try hockey for free” clinic as part of Come Play Hockey Month. Starting at 7 a.m. local youth, ages 4 to 9, are encouraged to experience ice hockey […]