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Thu, March 28, 5:30 PM

The LOFT @350, West Orange

Cannabis and Hemp Culture CBD Pop-Up Event

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 03/28/2019 5:30pm 03/28/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Cannabis and Hemp Culture CBD Pop-Up Event

The best way to describe the Canna Pop-Up event is one part social event, one part education, one part foodie, one part art exhibit, and ALL parts for anyone with an open mind. Pop-up experiences last for only a brief period of time. They are transitory and as a result, exciting and compelling.

The Canna Pop-Up experience will elevate your senses to a higher level. We bring people together ...

350 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange, NJ 07052

Thu, March 28, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Upper Montclair

The Brexit Process Two Years in the Making

Business & Finance

Add to My Calendar 03/28/2019 7:00pm 03/28/2019 8:30pm America/New_York The Brexit Process Two Years in the Making

March 29 marks the official departure of the U.K. from the European Union. Are the United Kingdom or the European Union in a better position on the eve of Brexit?

185 Bellevue Ave Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

Fri, March 29, 5:00 PM

Grace Episcopal Church, Nutley

Argyle Fish and Chips Dinner - Grace Church in ...

Food & Drink Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 03/29/2019 5:00pm 03/29/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Argyle Fish and Chips Dinner - Grace Church in Nutley

Argyle Fish and Chips Dinner

Grace Church in Nutley

200 Highfield Lane, 973-235-1177

Tickets - $21 Adult, Child $10

Tickets at the Door Adult $26, Child 15

200 Highfield Lane Nutley, NJ 07003

Mon, April 8, 5:30 PM

The Manor, West Orange

2019 Taste of Essex

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 04/08/2019 5:30pm 04/08/2019 8:30pm America/New_York 2019 Taste of Essex

2019 Taste of Essex is an evening of delicious tastings from dozens of restaurants, and food and beverage vendors, all in one place. The event includes entertainment throughout and door prizes at the end. Perfect for familiy, friends, co-workers and clients.

111 Prospect Avenue West Orange, NJ 07052

Mon, April 8, 5:30 PM

The Manor, West Orange

2019 Taste of Essex

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 04/08/2019 5:30pm 04/08/2019 8:30pm America/New_York 2019 Taste of Essex

Taste of Essex showcases dozens of Essex County area restaurants, as well as beverage purveyors, all in one location. It is an opportunity for restaurants to promote their offerings and grow their business. For attendees, it is a chance to sample outstanding food and drink from a variety of restaurants across Essex County. This year’s event will take place on April 8th, 5:30 – 8:30 pm ...

111 Prospect Avenue West Orange, NJ 07052

Sat, April 13, 8:00 PM

Old Canal Inn, Nutley

Special Dragons Rock For Autism at The Old Canal ...

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Health & Wellness Sports

Add to My Calendar 04/13/2019 8:00pm 04/13/2019 11:45pm America/New_York Special Dragons Rock For Autism at The Old Canal Inn in Nutley

Come Support Special Dragons! Saturday April 13, 8PM at Old Canal Inn!!!

We have a great line up to include The Cheap Moves; Head CheerLeader; The Mutts and Dean Machine!!

Its going to be a great night and this is a great cause.

Special Dragons is a non-profit Adaptive Karate program for children with autism and other special needs.

This is a great athletic activity were the child ...

2 East Passaic Ave Nutley , NJ 07110

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Hats Off for Father’s Day

June 15, 2019

Father’s Day is this weekend and I’m sure children are hitting the stores (or are online) to find the perfect card or gift to show their appreciation for all the father figures in their lives. Celebrated since 1908, Father’s Day became a permanent holiday in 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the law recognizing the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day.

The day is ...

Passaic County Restaurant Week Kicks Off Wednesday

June 17, 2019

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - Passaic County Restaurant Week is set to kick off on Wednesday, and is said to be, according to county officials, a showcase of the region’s finest dining options.

The celebration will continue through Sunday, June 30, and offer diners an opportunity to enjoy local restaurants and dining while taking advantage of prix fixe menus for two-course lunches and three- ...

Free Naloxone Distribution at Pharmacies Across The State Tuesday to Combat Opioid Problem

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy announced free distribution of naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey, including one in Union, on June 18.  

As part of Governor Murphy’s initiative to combat the opioid crisis, New Jerseyans will be able to visit participating pharmacies and anonymously obtain naloxone at ...

Sayegh, Proposed Developers Present Plan for Hinchliffe Stadium Restoration

June 25, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - A plan to restore the Hinchliffe Stadium got another public viewing Monday as Mayor Andre Sayegh hosted a town hall type meeting on the project he has continued to champion.

The $70 million proposal presented by Baye Wilson, a Paterson native and one time deputy mayor of economic development for the City of Newark, would offer a complete refurbishment of the historic athletic ...

Sayegh, Davila Spar Over Hinchliffe Stadium

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson’s historic Hinchliffe Stadium should be restored, city officials agreed Tuesday. That’s where the agreement ended.

With the June 30 deadline for the city to submit applications to the New Jersey EDA for $130 million worth of tax credits, Mayor Andre Sayegh and City Council President Martiza Davilla verbally sparred during the legislative body’s ...

Dynasty Auto Body Presents Free Car to U.S. Marine Vet, Cancer Survivor

PATERSON, NJ - More than 100 local leaders and guests looked on Saturday as Paterson resident Velma Hodges, an almost six-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, was given the keys to a fully refurbished Ford Fusion thanks to Recycled Rides.

The event, the eighth of its kind hosted by John and Anne Hamdan, owners of Dynasty Auto Body, reflected the local efforts of the National ...

Cedar Grove Police Arrest Three for Car Burglary

June 26, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Cedar Grove police arrested three juveniles after a car burglary was thwarted in the early hours of Tuesday morning in Cedar Grove.  

At approximately 2:47 a.m. while on routine patrol on Route 23 South, Officer Christopher Lynch received an alert on a license plate check he had conducted moments before. The check on a passing north ...

Additional Charge Filed Against Man Arrested Outside School in Westfield Last Week

WESTFIELD, NJ –  An additional charge of third-degree possession of a firearm in or upon the grounds of an educational institution has been filed against the man who came to an elementary school in Westfield last Thursday afternoon armed with a handgun and hollow point bullets, the Union County Prosecutor's office said Monday.

As reported last week, a tip from police in Delaware ...

“Wings over New Jersey” columnist Jack Elliott Memorialized Sunday

My walk to high school in Summit each day took me past a large brick compound called the New England Village Garden Apartments.  The buildings were rectangular and, except for white Colonial door mantels, they were otherwise nondescript.

The village was filled with older people, who wanted to stay in town after unloading their homes. Each day, kids like me would walk by, oblivious to the ...

Despite Gilded-Age Mansion in Elizabeth, the Sisters of St. Walburga Live Modestly

The mansion on North Broad Street in Elizabeth is out of the Gilded Age, the classic kind you see on Bernardsville Mountain, tucked away in Short Hills or on the Watchung ridge roads of Upper Montclair.

Its architect, C.H.P. Gilbert, built some of the grandest townhomes on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Park Slope in Brooklyn, for the turn-of-the-last century’s wealthiest elite, ...

Swashbuckling Reigns with Ken Ludwig’s ‘Three Musketeers’

MADISON, NJ – The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has opened its season with a dashing, madcap version of  Alexander Dumas’s  “The Three Musketeers.” Playwright Ken Ludwig has created a play for today’s audience, with contemporary touches and plenty of action.

The story, set in 1625 in Paris, brings a fourth musketeer into the mix as they challenge ...

'Beauty and the Beast' Brings Fairy Tale Dazzle to Paper Mill

MILLBURN, NJ  - The enduring fairy tale, “Beauty and the Beast” never seems to die. From the original 1757 story to a 1946 Jean Cocteau black and white film (which became a classic of French cinema) to a Disney animated film, a 2017 film with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens and, of course, to the musical version that played on Broadway.

The Paper Mill Playhouse has now added its ...

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris (Grand Central, 2019)


Hannibal Lecter . . . Just the name sends chills down one’s spine. Lecter, who had a penchant for dining on human brains and “fava beans with a nice Chianti,” was first mentioned briefly in the 1981 novel The Red Dragon. However, Lecter takes center stage in the masterpiece of horror fiction, Silence of the Lambs, ...

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris (Grand Central, 2019)


Hannibal Lecter . . . Just the name sends chills down one’s spine. Lecter, who had a penchant for dining on human brains and “fava beans with a nice Chianti,” was first mentioned briefly in the 1981 novel The Red Dragon. However, Lecter takes center stage in the masterpiece of horror fiction, Silence of the Lambs, ...

Farewell, Herman Wouk

Farewell, Herman Wouk


The author of my favorite novels, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, Herman Wouk died at the age of 103 on May 17, 2019 at his home in Palm Springs, California.

As one of the warriors of the “greatest generation,”  Wouk enlisted in the Navy following the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and was assigned to the U.S.S. Zane, which ...

Tear Down that Wall!

Just those words have so much meaning. This week, Joan means them personally and in such a way as to begin to live in the present and not in the past, as she so often suggests. Think the best of others and that is what you could receive.

Joan: Recently, I received a phone call from a business colleague with whom I have forged a friendship. During the call, she informed me about her recent ...

You’re Amazing, Just the Way You Are

It’s hard to figure out just how she does it, but Joan tends to have this knack of saying just what I need to hear, right when I need to hear it. It’s kizmet, or something like that.

Joan talks about loving yourself this week, something we could all be a bit better at…read on and feel the love.

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and ...

Letter to the Editor: In Response to Passaic Valley Yearbook Entry

June 21, 2019

I first saw the picture of the Passaic Valley yearbook entry on Facebook, where the student's name, face, and school were accompanying the image. While I appreciate that these items (aside from the school, of course, which I understand is unavoidable) were removed from the article, many have already seen the face and name of this student posted across social media by parents and ...

West Paterson Soccer Association Registering for 2019-2020 Soccer Season

June 26, 2019

Want to play games against kids from other towns? Train with licensed coaches and trainers? The West Paterson Soccer Association is registering for the fall 2019 and spring 2020 seasons. There are teams for boys and girls from U9 to U15 as well as a developmental soccer program for ages 5-8. Registration is available online at For more information, contact Barbara Fitzgerald at ...

Splash Pad in Woodland Park Opens to the Public For The Season

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough's spray park, located in Zaccaria Park on Rifle Camp Road, has opened for the season and will operate daily until Sept. 1 (closed July 4).


SEASON PASSES: Residents - $15 per child; non-residents $20 per child
DAILY PASSES - $5 per child
Children under 2 are free

Operating hours are as follows:

Saturdays and Sundays - 12 to 4 ...