Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo Kicks Off Nov. 17

November 14, 2017

West Orange, NJ – Essex County Executive DiVincenzo invites the public to spend part of their holiday season at the 11th Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. Free admission is being offered at The Holiday Lights Spectacular, which will be held as ...

Mars looking to open offices in Ironside Newark building

NEWARK, NJ - The maker of M&M candies may be coming back to Newark.

The company that got its start in 1941 in Clinton Hill, is looking to open an office in downtown's Ironside Newark building.

Mars Wrigley Confectionary US LLC has applied for 10-year, $31.5 million Grow New Jersey grant to open an office in the seven-story, mixed-use project owned by Edison Properties and ...

Rep. Payne, Jr., Addresses Pro-ISIS Videos Posted to Bloomfield School District Website

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Monday morning, the Bloomfield, New Jersey, public school district website was hacked. The hackers posted a pro-ISIS video, which remained visible for around two hours. Similar attacks occurred nationwide.

“The hacking attacks on the Bloomfield Public School District’s websites highlight the vulnerability of the technology we rely on every ...

The Honeymooners: Playing Now at the Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ - The world-premiere of the musical comedy The Honeymooners opened at the Paper Mill Playhouse on Thursday, September 28 and runs through Sunday, October 29.

Inspired by the CBS television series of the same name, The Honeymooners features the classic characters from the original show, with Ralph Kramden and his buddy Ed Norton "back and still shooting for the ...

Watching Tropical Storm Jose: Could Produce Rain, High Winds in the Garden State

EAST ORANGE, NJ - New Jersey residents may want to check the weather to the track the path of Tropical Storm Jose. A forecast map that was issued this morning by the National Hurricane Center has the state on the outer edges of its possible path. Tropical Storm Jose could strengthen as it heads north through the Atlantic.

The system is still days away from its center being hundreds of miles ...

Newark Boys Chorus School goes high-tech with help from community partner Horizon

NEWARK, NJ - Students at Newark Boys Chorus School (NBCS) got their first look today at a new state-of-the-art Tech Hub Lab with a gala ribbon-cutting event held at the private middle school in downtown Newark.

The lab is the culmination of months of hard work and planning that turned an empty space into a room filled with high-tech equipment that will help launch the ...

Bloomfield Mayor Venezia Signs Letter to Congress in Support of Dreamers

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Mayor Michael Venezia signed a letter by the  United States Conference of Mayors  (USCM) urging Congress to quickly pass legislation to enable Dreamers to earn permanent residency in the United States. The letter is address to all member of Congress in both the House of Representatives and the United States Senate. 

“The Trump ...

10 New Jersey Red Cross Volunteers Head to Texas to Assist with Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort 

Princeton, NJ — As Hurricane Harvey nears land, the American Red Cross is mounting a massive relief effort ahead of the most deadly and devastating hurricane forecast to strike the United States in more than a decade.

Hurricane Harvey is slated for landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast with winds over 100 mph and up to 35 inches of rain, leading to devastating and ...

Rutgers Makes Master Gardeners of Essex County Residents

ROSELAND, NJ — Starting September 13th, 2017 Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County will provide professors and professionals to instruct individuals in the art and science of gardening through an in-depth training program. Classes include everything from soil testing vegetable and fruit pests and diseases to native plants and the basics of landscaping ...

Turtle Back Zoo-vies to show The Secret Life of Pets Wednesday July 26

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Turtle Back Zoo's annual "Zoo-vies" continue this Wednesday July 26 with The Secret Life of Pets. 

On Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, Turtle Back will have Family Nights with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m., with the last admission to the Zoo at 8 p.m. 

On Wednesday evenings during ...

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