County announces eight winners in photography contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Eight local residents received awards in the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Winners were awarded in adult and youth categories and were recognized on Saturday, Sept. 24, during the annual Fall Family Festival at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Parks Photography […]

Maplewood, Verona selected to compete in Sustainable Jersey Solar Challenge

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey announced on Sept. 22 that seven municipalities were selected for the Sustainable Jersey Solar Challenge program; they are Galloway, Highland Park, Hoboken, Hopewell, Maplewood, Verona and Woodbridge. Woodbridge and Highland Park also served as early pilots to fine-tune the program. These municipalities will promote the adoption of solar energy at […]

Holy Spirit Food Pantry looking to stock up, needs your help

VERONA, NJ — With the summer months and vacations having just passed, Verona’s Holy Spirit Food Pantry inventory is low. To get the pantry ready for its next open day on Saturday, Sept. 24, it is having a “pop-up pantry drop” this Sunday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your donations to […]

NJ Transit continues quality of commute improvements at Port Authority Bus Terminal

NEWARK, NJ — Following the success of last year’s reorganization and consolidation of services within the Port Authority Bus Terminal, NJ Transit is again partnering with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for Phase Two of improvements to the quality of commute, according to an Aug. 23 press release. Beginning Sept. 3, […]

Gathering Sunday at Verona church to kick off new school year

VERONA, NJ — Gathering Sunday, when the Church of the Holy Spirit’s full choir and music director are back singing more regularly and Sunday School classes return, is Sunday, Sept. 11. Students of all ages are encouraged to bring their backpacks to church; a special blessing will be offered as the new academic year commences. This will be the […]

Verona woman brings Eastern practices to Essex County

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Each week, approximately 30 local residents show up at the Cedar Grove Public Library to practice qigong, which is described by as “an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that involves meditation, controlled breathing and movement exercises.” Their teacher, Verona resident Miriam Shankman, also provides classes through the Montclair Adult […]

Montclair YMCA Dolphins swim team excels at 2016 Long Course Silver/Bronze Region A Championships at Rutgers University

Montclair YMCA Dolphins swim team excels at 2016 Long Course Silver/Bronze Region A Championships at Rutgers University

MONTCLAIR – In what is one of the largest swim meets of the long course season, 107 members of the Montclair YMCA Dolphins swim team competed at the 2016 Long Course Silver/Bronze Region A Championships, July 15-17, at the Sonny Werblin pool on the campus of Rutgers University. Due to the large number of qualifying […]

Don’t miss Last Chance Mass on the Grass

VERONA, NJ — Busy day? Hectic summer? Need a chance to reconnect with God? Join members of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Verona at 5 p.m. on Sundays during the months of July and August — except July 31 and Aug. 7 — for Last Chance Mass on the Grass. The service will […]

Free Friday Flicks at Kip’s Castle

VERONA, NJ — Essex County will show Free Friday Flicks this June at Kip’s Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Ave. in Verona. Gates open at 7 p.m. and movies will be shown at dusk on the lawn. The public is encouraged to bring chairs or blankets on which to sit. Admission is free; refreshments will be […]