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

July 24, 2017

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 ...

Senegalese Artist Paints Mural for Bloomfield Center Bike Depot

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield artist Papa Gora Tall most recent work is a mural in the within the Bloomfield Bike Depot in Bloomfield Center. The project was a collaboration between the New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition and Halcyon Park based VELO Bloomfield.

The bike depot opened earlier this year with a ribbon cutting attended by Mayor Michael Venezia and Essex County Freeholder ...

County announces upgrades to West Side Park in Newark

When Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo was first elected to office in 2003, the county-owned West Side Park was among the worst in the county park system, he recalled Friday during a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of a overhaul of the park.

"We made a commitment to update the playing areas so children here would have the same recreational opportunities as other ...

Emerald Ash Borer Could Find Home to Roost in Caldwell

CALDWELL, NJ—The Borough of Caldwell could lose up to 60 percent of the ash trees currently existing on right-of-ways over the next several years to an insect called the Emerald Ash Borer, experts told members of the Caldwell Borough Council at Tuesday’s governing body session.

According to Ann Marchioni of the Caldwell Environment Commission, 90 percent or more of the ash trees in ...

Montclair Center BID Unveils First Mural of Many to Come

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair's first official mural was unveiled in Montclair Center on Tuesday. Designed with the theme, May in Montclair, the mural spanned nearly 12 feet in height alongside the wall of 420 Bloomfield Avenue.

The dedication ceremony for the new May in Montclair Mural began with comments from dignitaries such as Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson, Montclair Garden Club ...

Newark files suit against Garden Spires owner

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras J. Baraka is holding a press conference Monday morning to announce a lawsuit against the owner of Garden Spire, alleging uninhabitable conditions at the two residential towers on First Street.

The suit, filed July 14 in Essex County Superior Court against First King Properties of Kearny, seeks the appointment of a receiver and a court order declaring the buildings ...

Road Rage Incident in Montclair Sparks Outrage Among Residents Demanding Consequences

MONTCLAIR, NJ -  A video of a road rage incident that occurred on Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair has been circulating the internet since Sunday evening. 

Although no formal release has been issued by the Montclair Police Department, law enforcement officials have announced that they are investigating the matter that involves two motorists fighting and what appears to be a ...

Fifty years after the Newark riots, residents (mostly) optimistic about the future

Less than a mile from where the Newark riots began in 1967, Levon Putney tends to a small garden of oregano and cilantro in the alley of his modest home on South Jacob Street in the city’s Central Ward.

“I knew from the news business where I was when I bought this house five years ago,” said Putney, 43, the overnight news anchor for a prominent New York City radio station.

Fifty years after Newark burned, gates tell story of changing landscape

Two downtown corners, one block apart, offer a dramatic example of how much Newark has changed in 50 years.

On the corner of Halsey Street and Branford Place are two restaurants and two clothing stores, all of which have one thing in common: corrugated metal shutters, pulled down every evening after closing time. 

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Newark riots, ...

Son of only Newark firefighter killed in 1967 riots remembers tragedy

Part 2 of a series on the 50th Anniversary of the Newark riots

The sound of fire engines screaming through Newark’s streets during the July 1967 riots is a memory that cuts especially deep for Michael F. Moran, Jr.

His father, Michael F. Moran, Sr., was the sole Newark firefighter who died in the line of duty during the unrest. He was shot and killed while battling a blaze ...

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