County asks property owners to help in battle to control mosquitoes

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Mosquito Control/Environmental Services conducts mosquito control measures throughout the year, but property owners can help control the mosquito population by eliminating any standing water from their properties in which mosquitoes could lay eggs. The following are some easy tips provided by the American Mosquito Control Association […]

Four Rising Star Awards go to Essex County schools

MILLBURN, NJ — On Monday, June 4, the 23rd annual Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards were presented for outstanding achievement by students and educators in the areas of performance, design, direction, choreography, technical production and overall production excellence. The Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards were created in 1996 to encourage and reward exceptional […]

County SummerMusic Concert Series returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2018 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 to enjoy the parks. This year’s series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, Friday night concerts […]

Two NHS students have art in countywide exhibition

NUTLEY, NJ — The creative visual talents of two Nutley High School students, junior Aaliyah Vega and senior Barbara Benda, are currently on display in “Inspired Minds,” a South Orange Performing Arts Center exhibit highlighting the artwork of Essex County high school students. Aaliyah has a watercolor in the show titled “Smudged.” It is a sensitive […]

Nutley Male Athlete of the Month

Pete Lopez – NHS baseball, Senior When did you first start playing baseball? I first started to play baseball as early as the age of 3. I would go out to the backyard with my mom almost every day and just play catch. Soon after, I learned how to hit, and by the age of 5, I […]

200 Club honors two for ‘bravery and dedication’

Two Nutley residents, Nutley Police Sgt. Jeffrey Polewka and Detective David Fontoura, of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, were awarded Medals of Valor by the 200 Club of Essex County. The narrative that accompanied the medal is printed here in full. On the evening of Oct. 31, 2017, Detective David Fontoura was “off-duty” at his […]

Girls basketball coach charged with sexually assaulting girl

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced May 31 that Kevin Jimenez, 29, of Belleville, has been charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault, three counts of aggravated criminal sexual contact and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. It is alleged that Jimenez, a girls’ basketball coach […]

Relay for Life was uplifting and inspiring

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley staged its 12th annual Relay for Life on Friday, May 18. The event was originally scheduled for DeMuro Park, but the threat of inclement weather moved the festivities indoors to the Nutley Parks and Recreation Building. It did not rain, but no matter. The crowd inside the building was everywhere enthusiastic and […]

Nutley Female Athlete of the Month

Brianna Cruz – NHS softball team, Sophomore When did you first start playing softball? I first started playing in first grade and I loved the sport. You play third base — the hot corner. What are the challenges at that position? One of the challenges I have at third is getting those fast line drives down the line. It […]

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