Newark police seek public’s help in locating missing person

Newark police seek public’s help in locating missing person

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the pictured male, Porfirio Santos, 85, of Newark. Santos weighs approximately 130 lbs., is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and has short gray hair. He was last seen Wednesday, Dec. 14, at St. Michael’s Hospital. He was wearing […]

See historical houses in expanded holiday house tour

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Celebrate the holiday season by participating in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year, the tour includes 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The tour includes Essex County Kip’s Castle and the Walther […]

Sustainable Jersey announces 2016 awards, certifications

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Sustainable Jersey municipal awards and the 74 towns that have achieved certification. The announcement was made at the annual Sustainable Jersey luncheon at the New Jersey League of Municipality Conference in Atlantic City. Maplewood, Millburn and South Orange were awarded the Collaboration Award […]

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 […]