50 years later, New Jersey rights a historical wrong: AG Grewal formally apologizes for office’s role in shutting down the state’s gay bars

50 years later, New Jersey rights a historical wrong: AG Grewal formally apologizes for office’s role in shutting down the state’s gay bars

TRENTON, NJ — As Pride Month drew to a close, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal took steps to recognize an ugly moment in the history of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office: the systematic targeting of gay bars by the Office’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control between 1933 and 1967, according to a June 29 […]

County makes $474K available to assist nonprofit agencies

County makes $474K available to assist nonprofit agencies

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has announced that $474,450 in COVID-19 assistance grant funding is being made available to nonprofit agencies. The program is aimed to support nonprofit agencies and the services they provide to assist clients who were negatively impacted during the pandemic. The deadline to apply for the first round of funding […]

Nutley High School confers diplomas on the Class of 2021

Nutley High School confers diplomas on the Class of 2021

NUTLEY, NJ — The smiles were infectious as the Class of 2021 graduated from Nutley High School in the Oval on June 24. The nearly 300 students — along with their teachers, friends and families — were thrilled to be together in person again, approximately 15 months after the pandemic separated them. The past year […]

Nutley Education Foundation holds annual fundraiser

Nutley Education Foundation holds annual fundraiser

NUTLEY, NJ — After a pandemic-caused hiatus, the Nutley Education Foundation’s annual Sip, Savour & Support event made a comeback to Kingsland Manor on June 17, awarding four grants to four teachers in the Nutley School District. NEF President Lorraine Kucinski said the foundation had received many more requests from teachers but had denied those […]

Nutley’s Rock Hunger IV benefit draws large crowd, donations

Nutley’s Rock Hunger IV benefit draws large crowd, donations

NUTLEY, NJ — On June 5, Nutley Family Service Bureau held its fourth Rock Hunger fundraiser. After a 2020 pause, the 2021 event was a rousing success, drawing more than 200 local residents to the Old Canal Inn outdoor area. It was one of the first major public events to be held in Nutley coming […]

Hackensack Meridian CDI scientists develop ‘CATCHER’ for crucial biomarkers

NUTLEY, NJ — Tiny genetic markers, circulating in the blood, have shown great promise in diagnosing and treating disease. Yet identifying and harvesting these extracellular vesicles have been a major challenge for science. Now a laboratory at the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation in Nutley has discovered a highly sensitive methodology that can […]

Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series returns for 2021

Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series returns for 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2021 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series will bring a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the Essex County Park System. This year’s free series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, five concerts in Brookdale Park, 12 concerts throughout the county, and two cultural festivals. […]

Nutley Chamber of Commerce welcomes new business to town

Nutley Chamber of Commerce welcomes new business to town

NUTLEY, NJ — After more than 40 years in the corporate business world — Cathy Marucci in banking and investments and her husband, Dan Marucci, in New York City construction sales — the couple asked themselves: What do we do now? Calling on their love to travel, explore new places and meet new people, and […]

Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine graduates its first class

Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine graduates its first class

NUTLEY, NJ — Eighteen students from the first class of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine graduated June 3 and are now ready to start their medical careers. The medical students, who began working toward their degrees in 2018, graduated in an accelerated three-year program at the School of Medicine campus in Nutley. All will […]

NAACP branch celebrates Juneteenth across several towns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Oranges & Maplewood Branch of the NAACP will mark the Juneteenth holiday with flag-raising ceremonies across several Essex County towns represented in the branch’s catchment area. A special commemorative flag or banner has been designed to fly or hang over the municipal complexes in Belleville, Bloomfield, East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood […]