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West Caldwell Ranked No. 4 on "New Jersey’s Best Towns for Families" List

March 23, 2017

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — When "New Jersey Family" created its third-annual list of “New Jersey’s Best Towns for Families,” the Township of West Caldwell was listed as the No. 1 town in Essex County and No. 4 in the state for 2017.

The township shot up to No. 4 from No. 100 on the 2016 list. According to the site’s data, West Caldwell has a population ...

Bomb Threats Made to Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Threats to the Jewish community continued in Livingston on Tuesday morning as the Livingston police and fire departments responded to a bomb threat at Temple Beth Shalom, located at 193 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue.

According to police, the building was evacuated and secured, but the investigation is continuing. The Essex County Sheriff’s Department, the Essex ...

Nutley Health Department Launches "Operation Anne" Bone Marrow Registry Drive

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Township Health Department has scheduled a Bone Marrow Registry Drive for Tuesday March 28 at the Department of Public Affairs. The drive, "Operation Anne," is named for Nutley resident Anne Rotonda, who is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).

"Anne is one of America's greatest heroes. Her dedication and work with special needs citizens has ...

Roseland Public Library to Host Program on Local Author and Historian's New Book

ROSELAND, NJ — The Roseland Public Library invites area residents to enjoy a program by New Jersey author and historian Michael Gabriele on his new book, “New Jersey Folk Revival Music – History and Tradition,” a chronological narrative on the evolution, traditions and history of folk revival music in New Jersey.

The event is free and open to the public. Copies of the ...

Essex County Offers Spring and Summer Camps for Kids

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ – Essex County is offering several camp options for children of all ages for both spring break and the summer at the Turtle Back Zoo, Codey Arena and the Essex Count Environmental Center.

“Come participate in the many recreational and enrichment opportunities available for children of all ages," said county executive Joseph ...

Local Residents Honored at 66th Annual West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Amid bagpipes, fife and drums, marching bands, Irish dancing and more, the 66th annual West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade wound its way through Main Street on Sunday.

Grand Marshal Kevin Kinney and Deputy Grand Marshals Gwen Glazier, Marian Reilly Cardace and Robert Hoehn walked the route as the music of multiple organizations filled the downtown air.

Montclair Resident Autumn Turner Impresses Judges on "The Voice"

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Autumn Turner of Montclair appeared on NBC's "The Voice'" earlier this month during the second episode of Season 12.

After turning all four chairs during the show's "blind auditions," Turner had a tough decision to make after she sang Donna Summer’s “Last Dance.” 

All four judges said that they ...

Essex County Parks System Receives Three Recreation and Parks Association Awards

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo's African Adventure and Savanna Café in West Orange, the Glenfield Park Playground in Montclair and South Mountain Family Campout in West Orange recently earned statewide recognition for excellence, according to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.

The New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association (NJRPA) ...

West Essex YMCA Invites Public to Free Trial of New Fitness Program

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With the increasing popularity of martial-arts-based workouts, the West Essex YMCA in Livingston is introducing its newest program “Defend Together®,” an innovative program that combines high-energy music with self-defense movements that target all the major muscle groups of the body. The Y is offering two free introductory classes to the entire ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Through March 16; Essex County Parks System Closed Tuesday

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s “Code Blue” procedures are being activated from Monday at 5 p.m. to Thursday, March 16 at 8 a.m. due to extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast.

In addition, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, Codey Arena, the Environmental Center and Senior Centers within the Essex County Parks System will be closed on ...

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