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'Strut Your Mutt' Canine Costume Parade at Brookdale Park, Oct. 21

October 16, 2017

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites Essex County dog owners to display their creativity and participate in Strut Your Mutt, Essex County’s Annual Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest. This year, two parades have been scheduled. Participation is free. The costume parades and contests will be held as follows:

Morning ...

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 ...

Bloomfield Responds with a Convoy of Relief Supplies for Puerto Rico

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield put out the call for relief supplies for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the community responded with a convoy of aid. Members of the Bloomfield Police and Fire Departments loaded the items into police vehicles that took them to Newark, from there they were flown to Puerto Rico. 

Lt. Naomi Zepeda and Diana Abiles, Secretary to the Mayor and Town ...

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia Joins Groundbreaking Coalition of 134 Mayors to Launch 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- At 10:10 a.m. on October 10, Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia joined The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute in launching an historic “10-minute walk” parks advocacy campaign, establishing the ambitious goal that all Americans, and all residents of Bloomfield should live within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of a ...

Mac is Back: Sets Out On A New Charity Ride

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-At 7 A.M. on a fall Sunday morning most mere mortals can be found nestled under their covers, deep into a dream about a pancake breakfast or their favorite football team winning the day's game.  Some are quietly stirring in bed being woken by the sounds of the morning coming through their open windows.  And then, seemingly in a whole other universe of their own, are ...

Photo of the Day: $2 Million in Upgrades Coming to Verona Park

Playground and Tennis Courts to be Modernized; 52-Space Parking Area to be Created

Verona, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (center) announced that two projects totaling $2 million will be undertaken to modernize the playground and tennis courts and create additional parking in Essex County Verona Park on Wednesday, October 4. Providing up-do-date ...

Halley’s Comet Coming to Essex County: Television & Movie Star John Amos in One-Man Play

South Orange, NJ - You’ve seen him in groundbreaking roles on television’s Good Times and Mary Tyler Moore Show, the historic miniseries Roots and the hit movie Coming to America; but you can see John Amos on stage in his one-man play Halley’s Comet.

East Orange High School graduate turned movie star, John Amos, will be in South Orange tomorrow, Saturday October 7, at 6 pm at ...

Verona Food Truck Festival, Oct. 8

VERONA, NJ - The Verona Conference of SCAs, which represents the School Community Associations at each of Verona’s public schools, is opening the parking lot at Verona High School to a food truck festival this Sunday, October 8.

From 1 to 6 p.m. you can dine your way around some of the best food trucks in our area: Bro-Ritos, which specializes in burritos and tacos; Carnivale ...

Essex County Recycling and Shredding Events

Essex County is hosting the following recycling events during the month of October:

Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Saturday, October 7th from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

125 Fairview Ave., Cedar Grove (next to the old Hospital Center)

Protect our environment by properly disposing of household materials. For information, call the Essex County Utilities Authority at ...

'New Jersey Drive' artist networking and voter registration drive Oct. 14 in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Local DJ/recording artist Adam Cruz is hosting an artist networking and registration drive Saturday October 14 at the Afro-Brazilian Cultural Center of NJ in Bloomfield. The event, “New Jersey Drive” will feature art and music solely by New Jersey based artists who will network while encouraging voter registration. 

“This event has been a ...

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