Rutgers professor named Pulitzer Prize finalist

April 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For Evie Shockley, poetry – and her professorship at Rutgers University–New Brunswick – are central to her engagement with a world that needs change and central to the ways she prepares students to do their own engagement.

This week, Shockley was selected as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category. The Pulitzer ...

Throwback Thursday: Bloomfield's Bike Depot Mural Officially Revealed to the Public August 2017

Bloomfield Is Currently Looking for Artist to Restore Stay Strong Mural and Design Additional Mural; deadline is April 24

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield's bike depot mural was officially revealed to the community on Thursday in Bloomfield Center. The mural, by Bloomfield artist Papa Gora Tall, is the result of a collaboration between the Township of Bloomfield, New Jersey Bike and Walk ...

Township Looking for Artist to Restore Stay Strong Mural and Design Additional Mural

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Township of Bloomfield requests proposals and qualifications from artists for both the restoration of an existing “Stay Strong” mural and the design and implementation of a new public art mural on the opposite side of the train trestle, both located between 236 – 256 Broad Street. The Bloomfield Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department will administer the ...

Bloomfield's Gabriel F. Nazario-Quinones stars in Studio Playhouse production of 'Stuart Little'

UPPRER MONTCLAIR, NJ - At Upper Montclair’s Studio Playhouse this weekend and next, you and your family can see the final Magic Trunk Production of the season “Stuart Little”, directed by Alicia Hayes and adapted by Joseph Robinette.

The hilarious children’s play follows the adventures of E.B. White’s pint-sized hero Stuart Little (Kieran Wells), the new mouse son ...

Par-Tee for the Arts at Essex Junction in Bloomfield Center Sunday at 4 p.m.

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Councilman Ted Gamble is hosting the 'Par-tee Fore the Arts!' fundraiser at Essex Junction Craft Kitchen and Bar to watch the conclusion of the First Major Masters Tournament in PGA Golf held at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.

“The Masters has always felt like the start of spring and a great opportunity to celebrate. So the idea is that we ...

Bloomfield's Jennifer Preziotti-Gamble Honored at Essex County Event

WEST ORANGE, NJ-- Jacqueline Jones together with Beatrice Payne, June Green and The Essex County Democratic Committee held a Hats off to Women of Excellence luncheon today at The Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, NJ.  There were four honorees, all considered "trailblazers" in the county,  including Bloomfield resident Jennifer Preziotti-Gamble.  Gamble, known ...

Did Racism Prevent Babe Ruth from Becoming a Major League Manager?

BRONX, NY – As baseball approaches the April 15 anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier, a new book, BABE RUTH - A Superstar’s Legacy by Jerry Amernic, makes the case that The Bambino never got the coveted opportunity to become a big-league manager for fear that he might push for integration.

Babe Ruth’s grandson, Tom Stevens, wrote the Foreword ...

Sunil Garg brings light through art to Newark

Newark - The light that informs his art first struck Sunil Garg as a child. 

"Growing up in India, the light was all natural. We used to sleep outside in the summertime, and you looked at the sky, and the stars were right there," said Garg, a light sculptor whose art will be featured at the Newark Arts' "Flashes of Genius" gala next month honoring community ...

Turtle Back Zoo Receives American Humane Awards Certification

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The American Humane (AH) recently became the third national organization to grant certification to the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., the certification exhibits the zoo’s commitment to providing the highest level of animal care.

DiVincenzo said the county has invested a great deal to transform Turtle Back Zoo ...

Hop To It And Get A Jump On This Summer's Amusement Park Fun

NEW JERSEY - Easter means egg hunts, egg decorating, an overabundance of chocolate and of course Peeps, but if you're a Jersey guy or gal there is something else on the agenda for this Easter weekend; scoring discounted tickets for the Garden State's amusement attractions. Yes, pretty much all of the popular New Jersey amusement attractions offer deals on tickets for the upcoming summer ...

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A Walk in the Park, 2018

April 19, 2018

A Walk in the Park, 2018

“A Walk in the Park” is a tour sponsored by the Nutley Historical Society that will be held on Sunday, May 27.  The tour, led by Nutley Museum director John Simko, begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Mud Hole (near the intersection of Passaic and Vreeland avenues) and travels along the Third River.  Mr. Simko will talk about the river’s role in ...