County to partner with nine local charitable organizations

County to partner with nine local charitable organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced Friday, April 13, that Essex County was participating in nine special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, Stop for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the […]

Local NAACP unit celebrates 105th anniversary

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, April 29, from 3 to 7 p.m., the Oranges and Maplewood Unit of the NAACP will celebrate its 105th anniversary. The 105th annual Freedom Fund event will be held at Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. The evening’s theme is “Freedom is Never Granted but Won. […]

Bloomfield resident returns to the theater in Nutley play

Bloomfield resident returns to the theater in Nutley play

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield resident Ruth Kliwinski, a newcomer to the Nutley Little Theatre, will appear at that venue in the upcoming production of “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.” The comedy, about a group of discontented bridesmaids during a Knoxville, Tenn. wedding reception, is by Alan Ball, the screenwriter for “American Beauty” and creator of […]

Patriot Club members lay wreath at Arlington

NUTLEY, NJ — For 12 students, all members of the Nutley High School Patriot Club, honoring the sacrifices made by those in the U.S. Armed Forces is important. This dedication prompted them to take part in a wreath-laying ceremony earlier this month in Washington, D.C. The wreath-laying ceremony involved placing a wreath on the Tomb of […]

Nutley Female Athlete of the Month

Nutley Female Athlete of the Month

Abby Scheidel, Girls basketball NHS sophomore When did you start playing basketball? I started playing basketball in third grade for the Nutley Recreation program and in fourth grade I began playing travel. I joined my first AAU team in fifth grade. Is there any single on-court memory that sticks in your mind? The one on-court memory that […]

Nutley Male Athlete of the Month

Nutley Male Athlete of the Month

Matt Schettino, Boys Basketball NHS senior When did you first start playing basketball? The first time I ever picked up a basketball was in fifth grade when one of my football teammates invited me to play for their rec team. I was not very good at all, but I was just playing for fun just to […]

SHU med school is now accepting applications

NUTLEY, NJ — The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, the only private medical school to open in New Jersey, is now accepting applications for its first class to begin in July at the Clifton and Nutley campus, located 12 miles from Manhattan. “Dynamic changes in health care require a new approach […]

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 […]