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Holiday Lights Spectacular Opens at Turtle Back Zoo

November 17, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After reaching its 12th-consecutive attendance milestone in 2016 with 795,558 visitors during its 10th anniversary Holiday Lights Spectacular, the Turtle Back Zoo invites the public to the 11th annual Holiday Lights Spectacular, featuring 50 figures illuminated by one million lights both at the zoo and the surrounding Essex County South Mountain Recreation ...

Newark man to stay behind bars ​for alleged connection to New Brunswick fatal shooting

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A suspect arrested in connection with a fatal shooting of a New Brunswick man will remain behind bars for now, after the courts determined he was a public safety threat and flight risk​.​

The suspect, 26-year-old Newark resident Michael Martin, also known as “Maniac,” appeared ​in front of  Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Michael Toto on Friday for a ...

Livingston Resident to Speak at West Orange Thanksgiving Luncheon

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) is pleased to announced this week that Livingston resident Mindy Scheier, founder and president of the Runway of Dreams Foundation, will serve as the keynote speaker at its annual Thanksgiving Luncheon on Nov. 22 at noon.  

The Runway of Dreams Foundation is a nonprofit that works to broaden the reach of ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Procedures During Extreme Weather

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday that the Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated because of cold weather in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect from Friday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. to Saturday, Nov. 11 at 8 a.m.

“Providing our ...

Livingston Alumnus Re-Elected as Essex County Freeholder

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Leonard Luciano, a 1999 Livingston High School graduate and current West Caldwell resident, earned nearly 64 percent of the public’s vote to maintain his seat on the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, representing District 4.

Pulling ahead of Republican challenger Adam Kraemer, Luciano tallied 21,871 votes compared to Kraemer’s 12,523 votes ...

Essex County Environment Center Announces November Events

ROSELAND, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of November that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center in ...

Special Guest Brings Audience to Laughter and Tears at NCJW/Essex Opening Event

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — An crowd of 600 people attended the NCJW/Essex Opening Event last week at Brooklake Country Club, where teacher, author and journalist Jenna Bush Hager discussed her work as a teacher in Baltimore and working in Latin America.

In Latin America, Hager learned about the power of education “to change lives and to save lives.” She encouraged ...

Former President Obama to visit Newark to Campaign for Murphy

NEWARK, NJ — Former U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to roll into downtown Newark on Thursday to campaign for the Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy as the battle to run New Jersey heats up in the race's final weeks. 

Obama's appearance in New Jersey's largest city less than three weeks before the Nov. 7 election on ...

Celebrity Chefs to Host "Dine 4 a Difference" for Suicide Prevention

VERONA, NJ - Cedar Grove native and Food Network 'Chopped' judge Amanda Freitag, Verona Chef Ariane Duarte and Verona resident Chef Floyd Cardoz have partnered with Newman Cares, Inc., a charitable organization in Verona whose mission is to bring communities and neighbors together and raise fundsand awareness for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 

Along ...

More Than 1500 Participate in Essex County Fall Hazardous Waste Day

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day attracted 1624 Essex County residents who brought material to be recycled on Saturday. The event was organized by the Essex County Utilities Authority. 

The event gave residents the opportunity to safely dispose of pesticides, herbicides, motor oil, paint, fluorescent light bulbs and other ...

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