Pushcart Players artistic director to perform ‘ART’ Zoom reading

VERONA, NJ — Paul Whelihan, artistic director of Pushcart Players, will perform in Zoom readings of “ART,” a play by Yasmine Reza, on Thursday, May 6, and Friday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. The production, directed by Dov Tiefenbach, explores friendship, mortality and, of course, art. The performance is free, though donations are welcome. “‘ART’” […]

Oranges & Maplewood NAACP to present 108th annual Freedom Fund Gala

Oranges & Maplewood NAACP to present 108th annual Freedom Fund Gala

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, who represents Brooklyn’s 8th Congressional District and serves as the Democratic Caucus chairperson in the U.S. House of Representatives, will deliver the keynote address at the 108th annual Oranges & Maplewood NAACP Freedom Fund Gala, held virtually this year with the theme “When We Fight We Win.” […]

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, the Essex County Division of Community Health, and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual Drug Take Back […]

DiVincenzo calls on federal legislators for more COVID-19 vaccines

DiVincenzo calls on federal legislators for more COVID-19 vaccines

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, March 23, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. called upon members of Essex County’s federal delegation to urge President Biden to allocate more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Essex County. The letter was sent to U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez; U.S. Reps. Donald Payne Jr., Mikie Sherrill, Albio […]

New Jersey Blood Services announces a blood emergency one year into the pandemic

New Jersey Blood Services announces a blood emergency one year into the pandemic

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Blood Services recently announced a blood shortage in the region, one year after the region was the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic. Before COVID-19, donors could stop by community blood drives at convenient locations like high schools, colleges and offices. It has been one year since these groups had to […]

Area arts nonprofits receive grants from NJ Arts and Culture Recovery Fund

Area arts nonprofits receive grants from NJ Arts and Culture Recovery Fund

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund has awarded $2.6 million in grants to more than 100 nonprofit organizations across the state in its initial round of grantmaking. Grants will provide critical financial support for organizations and individuals in the cultural sector hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the […]

NJEDA to award $14 million in grants through Sustain & Serve NJ

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Economic Development Authority announced Feb. 25 that it anticipates awarding $14 million in grants to 27 organizations through its Sustain & Serve NJ program. The NJEDA launched applications for Sustain & Serve NJ in late 2020 to support restaurants that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Sustainable Essex Alliance to enter second round of program

Sustainable Essex Alliance to enter second round of program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Sustainable Essex Alliance will enter the second round of the Sustainable Energy Aggregation program in April, offering an alternative power company from PSE&G to the seven towns that combine to make up the alliance: Glen Ridge, Glen Rock, Livingston, Maplewood, Montclair, South Orange and Verona. Livingston and Glen Rock were […]

Essex County’s 2020 leaf collection schedule

Essex County’s 2020 leaf collection schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County’s 2020 leaf collection schedule for county roads begins at the end of October. Residents whose properties are on county roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb. To organize leaf collection on county roads, Essex County is divided into […]

NAACP ACT-SO youth initiative is ‘gateway to your dreams’

NAACP ACT-SO youth initiative is ‘gateway to your dreams’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The NAACP of the Oranges and Maplewood invites any interested high school students in Millburn, Maplewood, South Orange, West Orange, Livingston, Orange, East Orange, Bloomfield, Belleville, Verona and Nutley to its annual ACT-SO Kickoff Zoom Orientation meeting on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. ACT-SO is the Afro-Academic, Cultural, […]

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