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‘Lights. Camera. Action!’ $125M Film, TV Complex Proposed in Newark

May 18, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Plans are in place to transform the former Seth Boyden Court Housing Complex into a state-of-the-art film and television facility, a project officials are dubbing an “anchor” piece of a larger effort to revitalize the Dayton Street neighborhood in Newark’s South Ward.

Newark officials were joined Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy, New Jersey Performing Arts ...

West Orange Fire Fighters & Others Respond to Fire Ravaging Historical Building on Main Street in Orange

A multiple-alarm fire destroyed a mix-use building at 235 Main Street in Orange yesterday. The outer shell of the structure is still standing, but its future now remains uncertain. The cause of the fire is under investigation and is believed to have started in a first-floor business. Several surrounding towns including the West Orange Fire Department responded as mutual aid and desperately tried ...

Essex County Invites Older Adults to Enter 2022 Senior "Legacies" Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County residents ages 60 and older are invited to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2022 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest.

Those who submit entries by Monday, April 11, will be invited to the Division of Senior Services Legacies Award Ceremony in May ...

Snow Likely For Thursday Night and Friday

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – After Monday’s southern storm, and the Wednesday morning icing issues all over state highways, attention now shifts to a focus on a likely statewide snowstorm during the overnight and daytime period between Thursday night and Friday.

In what has become the classic winter scenario over much of the past couple of winters, this storm began its journey in ...

Essex County News: Man Arrested in Shooting of West Orange Police Officer

NEWARK, NJ – A 36-year-old East Orange man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose following an incident in which he shot an off-duty West Orange police officer earlier this week, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor ...

Shabazz Football Player is a NY Giants ‘Heart of a Giant’ Winner

NEWARK, NJ — There was no hiding the excitement on Devian Parker-Rogers’ face when New York Giants star Evan Engram hopped on a Zoom call Thursday evening to announce that the Malcolm X Shabazz High School student was this year’s winner of the USA Football Heart of a Giant Award, a competition that recognizes exemplary tri-state area high school football players for their hard ...

Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular Returns Nov. 19 at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The free Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange returns on Friday, Nov. 19, after a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Holiday Lights Spectacular is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 5 and will then be open daily through the end of the year from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night. The ...

Mother of Found East Orange Teen Arrested

EAST ORANGE, N.J. — Jamie Moore, the mother of a New Jersey teen who was missing for nearly a month, and found Thursday, was arrested. 

The 39-year-old mother is being charged with of physical abuse and neglect, with two counts of second-degree child endangerment.

Both 14-year-old JaShyah and her 3-year-old brother are now officially removed from Jamie ...

Bestselling Author Harlan Coben Films in Livingston for Next Page-to-Screen Adaptation

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local followers of Livingston native Harlan Coben's works may notice some familiar locations featured in the upcoming adaptation of his 2011 novel “Shelter” if the pilot is determined to be successful.

Throughout the day on Monday, when Livingston High School (LHS) students were off for the Columbus Day holiday, production vans lined the streets ...

Essex County Man Sentenced to 160 Years for Murders of Several Women

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, 25, of Orange has been sentenced to 160 years in prison after killing three women in Essex County in 2016, authorities announced on Wednesday.

One of the three women was identified as Sarah Butler of Montclair, who attended the public school system, worked part-time at the Montclair YMCA as a lifeguard, danced with Premiere Dance ...

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Middlesex County Commissioner Director Rios Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios expressed his support for the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“I support the partnership of RWJBH and Saint Peter’s ...

New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus Calls on FTC to Approve RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus has called upon the regulatory body to approve the transaction between Saint Peter’s Health Care System and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“We ...

NJ Legislative Leaders Urge Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ –The leaders of New Jersey’s State Legislature, Senate President Nicholas Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin, are backing the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier ...

New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

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 ...

Homewatch CareGivers in the Community May 2022

“How Mindfulness Makes You Happier” was the subject of a group discussion at the Senior Center of the Chathams on May 3rd.  The discussion centered around understanding the concept of mindfulness and the session ended with a guided meditation led by Karen Frank, Director of Education/Nurse Supervisor at Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange.  Karen is celebrating 10 years of ...

Born to Run: After Open-Heart Surgery, 60-Year-Old is Back to his Active Lifestyle

May 25, 2022

Brian Scully is an avid runner. But in 2019, his running started to decline—he needed to take frequent breaks or stop completely and could barely run around the block. Coincidentally, on a trip to urgent care for a sinus infection, Brian was diagnosed with a heart murmur and was referred to a cardiologist, who diagnosed his condition as a moderate bicuspid aortic valve. A recommended ...

With Summer Around the Corner, Water Safety Should Be Top of Mind

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The West Essex YMCA wants to ensure that water safety doesn’t get lost in the community’s ongoing eagerness to return to a “normal” summer. As temperatures rise, kids want to cool off, whether that’s in-home pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, or oceans. And that means the risk of drowning is ever-present. 

“As ...

Downtown West Orange & West Orange Township Launch West Orange App

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Downtown West Orange Alliance (DWOA), in cooperation with the Township of West Orange, has officially launched the West Orange App, where you can find information on our many attractions, restaurants, events and more.

West Orange is one of only five towns in New Jersey to offer a town-wide app, where you can find all the information you need to know about the ...

‘Lights. Camera. Action!’ $125M Film, TV Complex Proposed in Newark

May 18, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Plans are in place to transform the former Seth Boyden Court Housing Complex into a state-of-the-art film and television facility, a project officials are dubbing an “anchor” piece of a larger effort to revitalize the Dayton Street neighborhood in Newark’s South Ward.

Newark officials were joined Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy, New Jersey Performing Arts ...

Ending the War in Ukraine and US Involvement

May 15, 2022

Ending The War in Ukraine…and US Involvement

By Karla Schultz, NJ School Nurse and Veteran of Army National Guard

I was filling up my car with gas recently and used it as an opportunity to talk with my daughter about inflation and how it means that we need to cut back on some of our spending now, due to rising prices.

Since I had her attention, which I am often competing ...

New Jersey Drivers Are Paying More than $4.75 a Gallon to Fill Up, on Average

May 24, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours.

But the price didn't go down, either.

AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 cents higher than last month and $1.71 higher than this time last ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

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 ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Community Conversations: Stepping into Summer!

Warmer weather is here, and for many people that means exercising outside, playing sports and enjoying family time. But if your winter was a quiet one, returning to activity too quickly can lead to injuries. So how can you tell the difference between a sprained ankle and something that requires a trip to a specialist? In this Community Conversation, James C. Wittig, MD, Chairman of the Department ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, May 25, 7:00 AM

Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn

Registration Open for Summer Musical Theater ...

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Wed, May 25, 10:30 AM

West Essex YMCA, Livingston

National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

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Wed, May 25, 7:00 PM

West Orange

VIRTUAL- West Orange Environmental Commission