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Bill by Pascrell and Menendez to Monitor Cancer in Firefighters Signed into Law

July 15, 2018

PATERSON, NJ – A law requiring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a national cancer registry for firefighters to monitor and study the relationship between career-long exposure to dangerous fumes and toxins and the incidence of cancer in firefighters so to develop better protective gear and prevention techniques has been signed into law by President Donald ...

Nutley Police Rescue Woman Locked in Burger King Restaurant

NUTLEY, NJ - Officers from the Nutley Police Department responded to a 911 call on Sunday at 5 a.m. from a woman who was locked in the Burger King restaurant off Franklin Ave.

The woman fell asleep in the ladies room sometime prior to closing and woke up only to find all of the employees gone and the doors locked. 

Nutley police responded and entered the building to allow her to leave.

Road Paving Projects to Begin Monday in Verona

VERONA, NJ - A series of road paving projects will commence in Verona beginning Monday.  

The following streets will be impacted: Newman Avenue, Wilton Terrace, Elmwood Road, Clover Lane, Maple Terrace, Howard Street, Cliff Street, Floyd Road, Afterglow Avenue, Pease Avenue and Montrose Avenue.  Residents of those streets will be notified, if they haven't been already, and ...

Cedar Grove Furniture Artist Featured in Exhibit

July 10, 2018




Hammonton, N.J. - When a red oak tree fell on Glen Guarino’s furniture workshop, he didn’t get mad, he got to work.

After aging the wood, Guarino, of Cedar Grove, made it into a table called “Sweet Revenge,” a name suggested by a friend.

“I’ll get quite a few pieces out of that tree,” Guarino said, as he displayed the ebonized ...

Essex County College Taken Off Probation

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County College was taken off probation by the region’s higher education accrediting agency.

The community college was put on probation last year by Middle States Commission of Higher Education for failing to meet guidelines pertaining to institutional resources and governance. Middle States also warned the college it was in jeopardy of losing accreditation in 2016 ...

H.B. Whitehorne Middle School Announces Final Marking Period Honor Roll

VERONA, NJ - The following students earned academic honors for the fourth and final marking period at HB Whitehorne Middle School.

High Honors Grade ...

Cedar Grove 11U Panthers Go 5-0

July 11, 2018

Rolling into the heat of the summer baseball season off an exciting, successful and rather cold spring season, the Cedar Grove 11U Panthers travel baseball team are playing some of their best baseball yet with an impressive 5-0 start. Hitting the road with all cylinders firing, the Panthers outscored Wayne PAL 11-4, the Lincoln Park Blue Devils 10-2 and Bloomfield ...

Bill by Pascrell and Menendez to Monitor Cancer in Firefighters Signed into Law

July 15, 2018

PATERSON, NJ – A law requiring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a national cancer registry for firefighters to monitor and study the relationship between career-long exposure to dangerous fumes and toxins and the incidence of cancer in firefighters so to develop better protective gear and prevention techniques has been signed into law by President Donald ...

Pharma Company Being Sued by Newark Gets $40M In State Tax Credits

NEWARK, NJ - A pharmaceutical company being sued by Newark for its alleged role in the overprescription of opioids just received a major tax break from the state of New Jersey.

The city in 2017 sued several opioid manufacturers, including Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, for alleged “deceptive” marketing strategies that led to the overprescription of opioids. In late ...

Road Paving Projects to Begin Monday in Verona

VERONA, NJ - A series of road paving projects will commence in Verona beginning Monday.  

The following streets will be impacted: Newman Avenue, Wilton Terrace, Elmwood Road, Clover Lane, Maple Terrace, Howard Street, Cliff Street, Floyd Road, Afterglow Avenue, Pease Avenue and Montrose Avenue.  Residents of those streets will be notified, if they haven't been already, and ...

Verona Sports, Instruments and Baby Gear Swap is July 29

July 6, 2018

VERONA, NJ - Verona’s highly successful sports and instrument swap returns this month, and is expanding to baby gear. The swap meet benefits the Verona Children’s Fund.

To participate, donate your outgrown or gently used sports equipment, athletic uniforms, musical instruments and baby gear to the Verona Community Center on Saturday, July 28, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Shoppers ...

"No Day But Today" - RENT Alumni Remember Friend in a Final Reunion Concert

LITTLE FALLS, NJ – The cast of the 2008 production of RENT: School Edition is set to return to the stage in a one night only benefit concert on Sunday, July 15 at 7 p.m. at Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls.

The Passaic Valley Summer Theater alumni will come together after a decade to honor their late friend and cast member. 

"There's no warmer ...

3rd Annual Newark International Film Festival Accepting Submissions

July 16, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Three days filled with celebrity guests and showcases from both local and international filmmakers are coming to the city in September.

The third annual Newark International Film Festival will return Sept. 6 and run through Sept. 9, 2018. The festival has grown each year since it was first created, with the city last year hosting 10,000 attendees seeing films across ...

Cedar Grove Summer Concert Series Kicked Off Tuesday

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Mike Carella, the Cedar Grove Chamber President, and his Board and Trustees kicked off the 2018 concert Series Tuesday night.  More than 850 people showed up to see The Duprees perform at Morgan's Farm.   The Duprees are an American musical group of doo-wop style who had a series of hit records in the early 1960s.  Under ...

Montclair Fashion Night: July 17 Model Call for Fall Fashion Show

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A model call will be held on Tues, July 17 from 6-7 pm at the Pig & Prince restaurant for the upcoming fall Montclair Fashion Show.  

Hosted by The Montclair Center BID, All sizes and ages are encouraged to volunteer and register. This year’s Montclair Fashion Show will be held on Sunday, Oct 14 at the Wellmont Theater.

Volunteer ...

What's Next For Newark's Little Theatre? New Owners Consider Options

July 15, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The site of the historic Little Theatre has been bought by a management and development company that’s gaining a presence in the city. 

Paramount Assets about two weeks ago bought the property that includes the four-story office building adjacent to the theater and the former Broad Street Cafe, the company announced. The company is still considering what to do with the ...

Cedar Grove Summer Concert Series Kicked Off Tuesday

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Mike Carella, the Cedar Grove Chamber President, and his Board and Trustees kicked off the 2018 concert Series Tuesday night.  More than 850 people showed up to see The Duprees perform at Morgan's Farm.   The Duprees are an American musical group of doo-wop style who had a series of hit records in the early 1960s.  Under ...

Newark Lures Amazon With $1 Billion Payroll Tax Incentive

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters here.

It’s one of two ordinances that were approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other locations vying for Amazon’s so-called HQ2.

“The City Council has brought Newark a ...

Electronics Recycling in Verona is July 13 and 14

July 11, 2018

VERONA, NJ - Residents can recycle their unwanted electronics on July 13 and 14 in Verona.  

TVs, computers, monitors or other electronic devices, can be dropped off at the Department of Public Works, located just before the turn into the Recycling Center at 5 Ozone Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The next drop-off days will be in October. Verona has enforced recycling of ...

Essex County Honors Nurse Practitioner for HIV/AIDS Work in Newark

July 8, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Peter Oates was working as a private nurse for Princess Diana’s father in England, but left when he was offered a job in the 1980s at San Francisco General Hospital’s slated AIDS unit.

“They offered me a job, but I couldn’t be hired because Medicaid and Medicare had withdrawn benefits for the AIDS hospital,” Oates, 66, recalled. Instead, ...

Harvesting, Storing and Preserving Herbs from the Garden

July 7, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Enjoy herbs all year round. Harvest herbs now for garden-fresh meals and preserve a few for the winter ahead.

Snip a few leaves or leaf-covered stems as needed. For the same intensity of flavor, you generally need two to three times more fresh herbs than dried except for Rosemary which has an equally strong flavor fresh or dried. Continue harvesting herbs as needed ...

Former Bloomfield Councilman Elias Chalet Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

July 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Former Bloomfield Councilman Elias Chalet was sentenced to five years in prison today. He will be eligible for parole after serving two years. 

Chalet was indicted by a grand jury on January 29, 2016 for allegedly soliciting a $15,000 bribe. At the time, he was formally accused of promising a business owner that he would use his place on the Bloomfield ...

Belmar Parasail: Soar Into Summer with a High-Flying Adventure Along the Beachfront

July 13, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — As Belmar finally basks in picture-perfect weather, it may be time to check off a summer activity on your bucket list. And for many, parasailing is one of those “must-do” experiences.

At Belmar Parasail, the season is in full swing, offering boat trips from the Belmar Manutti Marina to the beachfront where passengers are lifted 500 feet above the Atlantic Ocean ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to Do in Morristown This Weekend; July 13 - 15

July 13, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jump for joy....it's the weekend! Don't let Friday the 13th scare you away, there are lots of fun things to do in and around town this weekend! Have a great weekend everyone!

 

Friday July 13

Spirit Animals Glassblowing Class; Morris County School of Glass; 9am - 11am

Mini Summer Camp: Woodsy Walkers; Great Swamp (Chatham); 10am - 11:30am

Tyke ...

Belmar Parasail: Soar Into Summer with a High-Flying Adventure Along the Beachfront

BELMAR, NJ — As Belmar finally basks in picture-perfect weather, it may be time to check off a summer activity on your bucket list. And for many, parasailing is one of those “must-do” experiences.

At Belmar Parasail, the season is in full swing, offering boat trips from the Belmar Manutti Marina to the beachfront where passengers are lifted 500 feet above the Atlantic Ocean ...

Exchange Place and WTC PATH Stations to Close For Weekend Track Maintenance

JERSEY CITY, NJ - At least they waited until after the Fourth of July fireworks were over before starting.  

PATH stations at Exchange Place and the World Trade Center (WTC) will close at 11:59 p.m. this Friday, July 6, and remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, July 9, to allow crews to transition to a new signal system being installed as part of the ...

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Nutley Police Rescue Woman Locked in Burger King Restaurant

July 14, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Officers from the Nutley Police Department responded to a 911 call on Sunday at 5 a.m. from a woman who was locked in the Burger King restaurant off Franklin Ave.

The woman fell asleep in the ladies room sometime prior to closing and woke up only to find all of the employees gone and the doors locked. 

Nutley police responded and entered the building to allow her to leave.

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

July 8, 2018

July 2, 2018 – July 8, 2018

On July 3, 2018 at 7:22 a.m., Ptl. Kristian Schneider responded to a David Road address to take a report of a suspicious vehicle. The resident observed a black four door vehicle stop in front of her home at approximately 5:20 a.m. She noticed that both passenger side doors were open and then observed two black males walking from the area of her driveway. She ...

Presbyterian Church Steeple, a Roxbury Landmark, Gets Overdue Attention

July 15, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - The long-sought restoration of the iconic, but decaying steeple atop the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna is underway.

Using a massive hydraulic boom lift, workers from Main Street Custom Homes and Remodeling of Succasunna, got a close-up look today at the 165-year-old structure. The company, headquartered a few doors away, is volunteering the project management ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, July 18, 7:00 PM

Hospital Conference Room 2 (Ground Floor), Glen Ridge

Becoming a Parent

Health & Wellness

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Mon, July 23, 9:00 AM

Sellitto Field, Verona

Verona Football 2018 Summer Camp

Sports

Mon, July 23, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness

Mane Place II in Verona Celebrates 30 Years in Business!

July 13, 2018

Mane Place II located at 654 Bloomfield Ave. in Verona recently celebrated their 30th Anniversary with week long specials and discounts leading up to a ribbon cutting event on Saturday, June 30th with township officials including Mayor Kevin J. Ryan, Councilman Jack McEvoy, Councilman Alex Roman and Director of Economic Development, Steven Neale.

'Servant of Two Masters' exudes foolish fun

‘Servant of Two Masters’ makes for foolish, frivolous fun

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ –Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters,” in a rousing translation and adaptation by Bonnie J. Monte, has the outdoor audience at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey laughing and clapping all the way through.

The yearly production, held at the amphitheatre on the ...