Paper Mill Playhouse Receives $40,000 NEA Grant

June 21, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - The Paper Mill Playhouse received a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The funding supports the Paper Mill’s “Theatre For Everyone” project, a series of programs that serves the needs of children with autism and other social and cognitive disabilities.

“The arts reflect the vision, energy, and talent of America’s artists and ...

Lion and Hyena Exhibit Opens at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ – As part of the expansion of the African Adventure-themed area of the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, which already includes Masai giraffes, the new Ronald J. Mount Lion and Hyena Exhibit was officially opened on June 12 with a celebratory ribbon cutting hosted by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.

According to DiVincenzo, the exhibit is named after the late ...

Free Movies at Bowtie Cinemas in South Orange this Summer

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Free movies are back again this summer at Bow Tie Cinemas. Movies will be shown at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from the end of June to the middle of August at the South Orange 5 movie theater (1 SOPAC Way), as well as at seven other New Jersey locations including Upper Montclair and Hoboken.

The Summer Kids Series ...

Beloved Dr. Jan Huston-Pryor Posthumously Named Physician of the Year

Montclair, NJ - Jan Huston-Pryor, M.D., medical director of the Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center Breast Health Program and a Mountainside Medical Group physician, has been named a finalist, posthumously, for Physician of the Year in the 2017 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes Awards. The Healthcare Heroes program honors individuals and organizations that are making a ...

Essex County Executive Divincenzo Announces Winners of Fishing Derby at Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park

NEWARK, NJ - One of the enduring traditions of late spring/early summer in our parks is the Essex County Fishing Derby. This year is no exception. 

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. is pictured congratulating all the winners in their various age and gender groupings. The derby took place Saturday June 10th.  The next fishing derby is Saturday, June 17th in Essex County ...

Pedestrian Fatality in South Orange on Thursday

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A man has died after been struck by a vehicle at about 3 p.m. on Thursday while he was walking on the sidewalk of West Montrose Avenue, between Vose Avenue and Meeker Street, according to a statement from the South Orange Police Department.

The pedestrian, a 65 year old man and resident of South Orange, was transported by emergency medical services to Rutgers Hospital ...

Baraka set to announce re-election and council slate, but one council member opts out

First-term Mayor Ras Baraka has scheduled an announcement on the steps of Newark City Hall on June 22 to announce his bid for a second term as well as his slate of council candidates.

But at least one member of the current City Council will not be standing by his side.

Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins wrote in a letter to Baraka that it was much too premature for her ...

Jackals and Yogi Berra Museum Team-up for Game Night Special

Little Falls, NJ –  The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center and the New Jersey Jackals are partnering this season to provide baseball fans with a unique all-around experience. For a special package rate of $15, visitors can combine a trip to the iconic Hall of Famer’s signature Museum with a Jackals game. The new doubleheader offer will kick off on Thursday, June 15, when the ...

Armed Gas Station Robbery Ends with Two Suspects in Bloomfield Police Custody

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Two suspects are in Bloomfield police custody tonight following and armed robbery of a gasoline station and vehicle pursuit through multiple communities. 

Two men robbed the Shell station at 19 Belleville Avenue at gunpoint this afternoon. A Bloomfield Police Department Patrol spotted and pursued the suspect vehicle. Police followed the suspects until they collided with ...

VIDEO: Cedar Grove's Mia Faieta Throwa First Pitch at Yankee Stadium

Cedar Grove High School softball pitcher Mia Faieta who threw three perfect games this season to lead her team to the Group 1 State Championship threw the first pitch at the Yankees game Saturday.

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