Arc of Essex County 5K raises more than $50,000 for programming

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Arc of Essex County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome and autism, gathered for its 24th annual Building Tomorrows 5K Run and Family Walk on Saturday, April 9, at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange. The […]

Essex County announces partnerships with local charitable organizations

Essex County announces partnerships with local charitable organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced on Thursday, April 7, that Essex County is participating in 10 partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Arc of Essex County, New Jersey Children’s Alliance, Stop for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, Arthritis […]

County to host first-ever Essex County Teen Arts Festival

County to host first-ever Essex County Teen Arts Festival

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County is inviting area high school students to participate in the first-ever Essex County Teen Arts Festival devoted to the visual arts. The festival will be held completely online and is free to enter. The deadline to enter is Thursday, April 14. “I am proud of the skill and creativity […]

State kicks off distracted-driving awareness campaign and crackdown

State kicks off distracted-driving awareness campaign and crackdown

TRENTON, NJ — Kicking off National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety recently announced the results of a 2021 study, which found that, at any given time, one in five drivers on selected high-crash corridors in New Jersey were driving while distracted. […]

Former Homeland Security secretary to speak to Oranges & Maplewood NAACP

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Jeh Charles Johnson, who served as secretary of Homeland Security during the Obama administration, will deliver the keynote address at the 109th annual Oranges & Maplewood NAACP Freedom Fund Gala on Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at Cedar Hill Country Club, 100 Walnut St. in Livingston. To purchase tickets or become […]

New pilot program will help residents save money and protect the environment

New pilot program will help residents save money and protect the environment

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The towns of Glen Ridge, Maplewood, Montclair, South Orange and Verona, all members of the Sustainable Essex Alliance, collectively announced on March 2 the launch of an innovative new pilot program that will help residents save money, improve their quality of life and protect the environment, all at the same time. […]

Some Essex County towns drawn into new legislative districts

Some Essex County towns drawn into new legislative districts

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Apportionment Commission approved new state legislative maps on Feb. 18, drawing new lines for senate and assembly districts that will go into effect in 2023, after the 2022 election. Delayed because of the pandemic, the newly redrawn districts are the result of the 2020 census results. The commission […]

Verona–Glen Ridge hs ice hockey team enjoys banner 21-5-3 season

Verona–Glen Ridge hs ice hockey team enjoys banner 21-5-3 season

VERONA/GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Verona–Glen Ridge high school ice hockey team finished one of its best seasons ever. Verona–Glen Ridge, seeded fourth, fell to top-seeded Morris Knolls–Hills, 3-2, in overtime in the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Public C state tournament on Thursday, March 3, at Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange. […]

State awards nearly $16.2 million to reduce waste and promote recycling

State awards nearly $16.2 million to reduce waste and promote recycling

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Murphy administration is awarding nearly $16.2 million in grants to communities across the state to help them enhance waste reduction and recycling programs, a slight increase over the previous year’s total, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced Feb. 24. In Essex County, Belleville will receive $46,277.76; Bloomfield […]