Archdiocese of Newark distributes more than 300 coats to people in need

Archdiocese of Newark distributes more than 300 coats to people in need

NEWARK, NJ — The Mercy House, a resource and referral center operated by the Archdiocese of Newark’s Respect Life Office, distributed more than 300 free coats and other winter wear to children and adults in need during its annual Coats and Candy Giveaway on Oct. 25. Though the event did not officially begin until 11 […]

Washington Elementary says ‘Happy Bookoween’

Washington Elementary says ‘Happy Bookoween’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary reading specialist Wendi Giuliano and her team created a new sort of holiday with Bookoween, a celebration of all things literacy. “We created our own Pumpkin Patch of Literacy here at Washington School,” Giuliano said. “We have a building filled with brilliant minds, eager to learn and share more […]

Bloomfield HSAs create pumpkin patches for students

Bloomfield HSAs create pumpkin patches for students

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Home and School Associations, with each school having its own membership and governing body, give a boost to the district by sponsoring fundraisers and activities, and helping to make ends meet. At Halloween time, members scatter pumpkins across their elementary school’s front lawns, with the advice to children, heard just last […]

Bloomfield residents win prizes at Strut Your Mutt in Brookdale Park

Bloomfield residents win prizes at Strut Your Mutt in Brookdale Park

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., right in each photo, and Essex County Commissioner Brendan Gill, left in each photo, were on hand to congratulate the winners of the Essex County Strut Your Mutt Costume Parade and Contest at Brookdale Dog Park on Saturday, Oct. 29. Genesis Coba, of Bloomfield, and […]

Spirit Run in Bloomfield raises funds for Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Spirit Run in Bloomfield raises funds for Mt. Olivet Cemetery

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — More than 200 people participated in the eighth annual Spirit Run in Bloomfield on Oct. 29. The USA Track & Field–sanctioned race started and ended on Bloomfield’s Green, running through Mt. Olivet Cemetery, which is the beneficiary of race proceeds. Costumes were encouraged. Participants ranged from elite local runners to families with […]

LaPurta family wins best group costume at Oct. 22 Strut Your Mutt

LaPurta family wins best group costume at Oct. 22 Strut Your Mutt

NEWARK, NJ — The LaPurta family, center, of Bloomfield, and their dog, Luyla, win first place in the group costume category at the Essex County Strut Your Mutt Costume Parade and Contest at Branch Brook Dog Park in Newark on Saturday, Oct. 22. They were dressed as Pokemon characters. With them are, from left, Senate […]

‘Strut Your Mutt’ returns to Essex County this fall 2022

‘Strut Your Mutt’ returns to Essex County this fall 2022

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County dog owners are invited to display their creativity and participate in “Strut Your Mutt,” the county’s annual canine Halloween costume parade and contest. This year, three parades have been scheduled. Participation is free.  The parades and contests will be held as follows: Saturday, Oct. 22, registration at 9:30 a.m., […]

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