County to partner with local charitable organizations

County to partner with local charitable organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced April 8 that the county is participating in 11 special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, STOP for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the […]

HNA meeting to feature Robert Roe

HNA meeting to feature Robert Roe

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Health Officer Robert Roe will speak at the Hilton Neighborhood Association’s Thursday, April 18, meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. Roe will discuss spring and summer health issues, and ways to keep neighborhoods free of pet waste. A question-and-answer session will follow. Additionally, HNA member […]

‘Savor the Arts’ at SOPAC

‘Savor the Arts’ at SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A crescendo of Spanish romance will soon descend upon the Loft at SOPAC. On Monday, April 29, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Garden State Kitchen, Benjamin Garrison of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and Edible Jersey will host “Savor the Arts – El Segundo Plato.” Several of New Jersey’s finest Latin food […]

Inaugural Catholic Writers Retreat to be held at SHU

Inaugural Catholic Writers Retreat to be held at SHU

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Father Peter Stravinskas of the Priestly Society of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman will host the first-ever Catholic Writers Retreat at Seton Hall University in the interest of teaching fiction and nonfiction writers how to infuse Catholic values and terminology into their work. The retreat, which runs from June 7 to […]

Committee passes plastic bag ban on first reading

Committee passes plastic bag ban on first reading

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Following months of debate and research, the Maplewood Township Committee passed an ordinance on first reading at its April 2 meeting to ban single-use plastic bags at retail establishments in the township and to charge consumers 5 cents per single-use paper bag. This ordinance is meant to change consumer behavior in Maplewood […]

SOVCA presents ‘Taste of South Orange’

SOVCA presents ‘Taste of South Orange’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Hosted by the South Orange Village Center Alliance, the “Taste of South Orange Food Stroll & Pub Crawl” is back with more than one dozen participating eateries and taverns. On Sunday, April 28, from 4 to 7 p.m., the annual family-friendly event, now in its fourth year, will showcase the diverse […]

Maker Madness is back … and madder than ever

Maker Madness is back … and madder than ever

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It’s science fair meets craft fair as the Achieve Foundation’s fifth annual Maker Madness fair returns to Columbia High School on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event reveals the exciting world of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math — education to students and their […]

Celebrate Arbor Day with the conservancy

Celebrate Arbor Day with the conservancy

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The South Mountain Conservancy will celebrate Arbor Day on Saturday, April 27. SMC’s Forest Regeneration Program is hosting a Special Preserve Work Day for anyone interested in volunteering. There will be a membership table and free tree giveaways. Work will be done within the Wildflower and Forest Preserve from 9 a.m. […]