Maplewood bans single-use plastic bags

Maplewood bans single-use plastic bags

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee unanimously passed an ordinance that will ban plastic bags in local businesses at its meeting May 7, putting into effect on June 1 a law that will prohibit local businesses from giving customers plastic shopping bags. On Aug. 1, retail establishments will begin to charge a fee of […]

Wonderful day for the art show, Eco Fair

Wonderful day for the art show, Eco Fair

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Ridgewood Avenue was closed to traffic but open to art and ecology on Saturday with the annual Glen Ridge Arts and Eco Fair taking place. Mayor Stuart Patrick was on hand to proclaim the day before Mother’s Day to henceforth be the date of the celebration. Patrick presented framed copies of […]

County honors five area senior citizens with Legends Awards

County honors five area senior citizens with Legends Awards

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Tuesday, May 7, in Cedar Grove, as May is recognized as National Older Americans Month. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Legends Awards to Stephanie Gerstein from […]

3rd Ward race heating up in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Earlier this year, when longtime East Orange 3rd Ward Councilwoman Quilla Talmadge announced she would not seek re-election, she made it clear who she wants to succeed her after more than 20 years of service. “I am not running for re-election,” said Talmadge on Monday, Feb. 18. “I’m supporting Vernon Pullins.” […]

Clouds finally depart, and ‘Town Paints’

Clouds finally depart, and ‘Town Paints’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield held its annual “Town Paints” event on Saturday, May 11, on the Green. This is an opportunity for professional and amateur artists to present their work for exhibition and judging. A tent was erected across from the Civic Center for just that. Tables and art materials were also provided for children […]

Zuckerman, Coallier, Jones win BOT election

Zuckerman, Coallier, Jones win BOT election

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Following a busy election season, with nine challengers running for three open seats on the South Orange Board of Trustees, the “Your Voice, Our Village” slate is ready to take office. Bob Zuckerman, Donna Coallier and Summer Jones won the May 14 municipal election. They will be taking the seats vacated […]

Collum wins re-election in landslide

Collum wins re-election in landslide

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The results are in and South Orange wants four more years of Sheena Collum. On May 14, Collum was re-elected as village president in a landslide election. All results from the May 14 election remain unofficial until certified by County Clerk Christopher Durkin. With all 12 voting districts reporting in, Collum […]