County deer management program culled 139 cervids

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The county announced on March 2 that a total of 139 deer and 73 unborn deer were removed from South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation during the 11th annual Deer Management Program. The program was held over 11 days between Jan. 16 and Feb. 27. “Controlling the population by removing deer […]

County outlines plan for 2018 deer culling program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. recently outlined plans for the 2018 Essex County Deer Management Program in South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation. This is the 11th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. “Controlling the population by removing […]

Rahway flood abatement work could still be 6 years off

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — With images of Hurricane Irma striking Florida dominating news coverage only two weeks after similar pictures from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas, local memories are being refreshed of Irene and Sandy — and the damage they wreaked. While local officials are pushing for action along the Rahway River and its tributaries, […]

RWJBarnabas to host ‘Devils 5K Run’ in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The inaugural RWJBarnabas Health “Running with the Devils 5K Run and Family Fun Walk” in partnership with the New Jersey Devils, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 24, at Turtle Back Zoo and South Mountain Reservoir in West Orange. The charitable race and day of family fun will benefit RWJBarnabas Health’s […]

Greater Northern NJ Heart Walk

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The second Greater Northern NJ Heart Walk will be Sunday, Oct. 22, at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the kids’ heart challenge at 9:30 and the walk at 10. Proceeds will be used to raise awareness and support prevention of cardiovascular disease […]

Be a hero to our children

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey Children’s Alliance will present the Heroes for Children 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Clipper Pavilion, off of Cherry Lane in West Orange, in the South Mountain Recreation Complex. The 5K begins at 9 a.m. with the family fun run/walk commencing at 10 […]

Enjoy the outdoors but beware of ticks

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — According to the New Jersey Department of Health, Lyme disease is endemic in New Jersey, with more than 4,800 cases reported in 2015, which was the second highest number of cases reported in the United States. In 2015, Essex County reported 165 Lyme disease cases. Recent scientific studies indicate that 2017 may […]

MuckFest MS returns

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host MuckFest MS in South Mountain Reservation on Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25, beginning at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Northfield Avenue and Cherry Lane in West Orange. Participants navigate their way through a variety of military-style obstacles over a 5K course. […]