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Newark Resident, Former School Board Member Will Lead Essex County LGBTQ Affairs Office

May 15, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — A newly established Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs was announced Friday that will be led by Reginald Bledsoe, a Newark resident and former Newark Public Schools Board of Education member.

Bledsoe, who was appointed as the office's first director, will help support the LGBTQ community in Essex County and provide a platform to address issues, ...

Current Owners Find Pastor’s Remains in Church Basement After 186 Years 

St. Mark's Episcopal Church in West Orange opened in 1828 and remained as an active congregation until it closed in 2004. After the church closed it saw only occasional use as a rental property for small fellowships. Over the years however financial resources were lacking to maintain the church, and it fell into a state of further disrepair and neglect. By spring 2015 diocesan trustees had ...

Memorial Service Announcement for Beloved East Orange Mayor Robert L. Bowser

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Memorial Services for former East Orange Mayor Robert Bowser have been set for May 7th at 11 am, at Cicely L. Tyson School of Performing Arts located at 35 Winans Street, East Orange, New Jersey 07017. The public is invited to the memorial services, however, due to limited seating capacity, registration is required. To register, please visit ...

Essex County News: Devastating Fire Ravages Historical Building in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — The future of a historic, mixed-use building at 235 Main Street in Orange remains uncertain after a multiple-alarm fire destroyed the majority of the structure earlier this week. According to authorities, the cause of the fire is under investigation and is believed to have started in a first-floor business.

Fire units from several surrounding ...

Essex County Municipal Clerks Celebrated at Annual Conference

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Essex County Municipal Clerks were in full force attending the Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey’s 2022 (MCANJ), Education Conference in Atlantic City. Est Orange's own, Kim Lemmon is the Treasurer for the Association. 

“What made this Conference so special for the Essex County Clerks” said Association President Jennifer Kiernan, ...

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Spans Over Three Generations

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Three generations of women – grandmother, daughter and granddaughter – are lifetime members of Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ), with more than 162 years of combined Girl Scout experience.

Jeanne Van Steen, who resides in Nutley for the past 65 years, has been a lifetime member of Girl Scouts for 82 years.

Van Steen grew up in St. Louis and became a ...

Sheriff's Detectives Arrest West Orange Man After Finding Assault Rifle and 3 Handguns

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Sheriff Armoando Fontoura announced today that Officers from his Department’s Bureau of Narcotics from his office set out to arrest a West Orange man who was wanted for Criminal mischief and eluding police on March 31st.

As a result of the arrest, they the Detectives recovered handguns, extended high-capacity magazines laser beam sights for the handguns, and AR-15 ...

Triple Homicide in East Orange, Orange, and Irvington All in the Same Day

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Three men were killed hours apart in three shootings Wednesday in East Orange, Orange and Irvington.

The East Orange shooting happened early Wednesday, March 16, on Hilton Street at an address in the 50s. A more specific time was not immediately available. One man was fatally shot, while three other victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

On Wednesday, ...

NJ Man Arrested After Investigation of Inappropriate Behavior While Working as Substitute Teacher

NUTLEY, NJ - Officers of the Nutley Police Department arrested a 58-year-old township resident following an investigation of allegations of inappropriate behaviors while working as a substitute teacher in the Nutley Public School district. 

The incident that led to the investigation took place in Nutley High School on March 11. 

Richard Dunn was arrested Tuesday in the vicinity of ...

Newark St. Patrick's Day Parade Returns

NEWARK, NJ —After two years of no bagpipes and no green stripe painted in the middle of the street, the Newark St. Patrick's Day Parade returned to downtown, a day when it was especially good to see and be seen as the COVID-19 pandemic recedes.

"It's surreal seeing all these people, particularly after two years sitting in my home office. How do I interact?" said ...

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NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

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Fri, May 20, 7:00 AM

Paper Mill Playhouse and Paper Mill Studios, Millburn

Registration Open for Summer Musical Theater ...

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Fri, May 20, 8:30 AM

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Memorial Day- Municipal Offices Closed

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Fri, May 20, 7:00 PM

SOPAC, South Orange

ZOSO-The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience

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Sat, May 21, 8:00 AM

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Container Day- Bulk Item Disposal

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Deborah Engel: A Thoughtful Leader Who Gets Things Done

May 18, 2022

I’m writing in support of Deborah Engel, my former employer and now business partner and dear friend, for Maplewood Town Council. I worked for Deborah for a year at Work and Play, the coworking space with onsite childcare that she founded (one of the first of its kind in the world), and together we founded General Store Cooperative, a co-retail and incubator space in Maplewood.  ...

Newark Resident, Former School Board Member Will Lead Essex County LGBTQ Affairs Office

May 15, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — A newly established Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs was announced Friday that will be led by Reginald Bledsoe, a Newark resident and former Newark Public Schools Board of Education member.

Bledsoe, who was appointed as the office's first director, will help support the LGBTQ community in Essex County and provide a platform to address issues, ...

Current Owners Find Pastor’s Remains in Church Basement After 186 Years 

St. Mark's Episcopal Church in West Orange opened in 1828 and remained as an active congregation until it closed in 2004. After the church closed it saw only occasional use as a rental property for small fellowships. Over the years however financial resources were lacking to maintain the church, and it fell into a state of further disrepair and neglect. By spring 2015 diocesan trustees had ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Summit F.D.: One Reported Fatality in Route 24 Crash That Involved Tractor Trailer, Five Vehicles

SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Milemarker 9, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD).

The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. today, responded to a report of a multiple vehicle accident on Route 24 East near Milemarker 9.

JESPY Partners with Paper Mill Playhouse for Performance Showcasing JESPY Clients

May 19, 2022

SOUTH ORANGE – With the musical talents of JESPY clients in the spotlight, JESPY has partnered with Millburn’s Paper Mill Playhouse to present a showcase of Broadway songs to be performed by the clients on June 18 at 4pm.

The performance, which is open to the public, is tentatively titled A New Beginning. Set to take place at JESPY, the play will feature client talents, alternating ...

Studies of the Future: Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, in Livingston, has been at the forefront of the treatment of breast cancer for decades. One way the hospital maintains its reputation as one of the best in the tri-state area is by participating in clinical trials, which are research studies that help determine if a new drug would be effective in treating a specific condition. In partnership with Rutgers ...

Come Enjoy St. Rose of Lima Academy's Summer Camp Program! 

I cannot believe it is that time of year again! Welcome to St. Rose Lima Academy's (SRLA) ...