Monday, September 26, 2022


Bloom! Your Guide To Branch Brook Park’s 46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Newark, NJ – Get ready to frolic amidst 5,200 Cherry Blossom trees in full, glorious bloom. The 46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival returns April 2-10 after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Essex...

Montclair Architect Nina Cooke John Wins National Competition to Design New Newark Monument

Montclair architect Nina Cooke John’s busy and accomplished year just outdid itself. Cooke John’s design for a Harriet Tubman tribute, “Shadow of a Face," will become the City of Newark’s newest monument in Washington...

Newark Museum Acquires Major Work by Contemporary Black Artist Bisa Butler

The Newark Museum of Art has acquired a large-scale artwork by Essex County resident Bisa Butler, a rising star among contemporary Black artists in the United States, known for her quilted portraits celebrating Black...

Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival Cancelled, Branch Brook Park Closed

Newark, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Freeholder President Brendan Gill, Vice President Wayne Richardson and the Board of Freeholders announced that the 44th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Essex County...
st. patrick's day

St. Patrick’s Day Parades in West Orange and Newark Postponed Due To COVID-19

St. Patrick's Day parades in West Orange and Newark were postponed Wednesday night due to concerns about COVID-19. "We have been monitoring the COVID 19 situation closely and have been in constant contact with elected...

The Newark Museum of Art Wants to Be Your Destination Museum

With a seemingly subtle change, The Newark Museum became The Newark Museum of Art and expanded its purview and recommitted itself to serve the community and New Jersey. On Tuesday, November 6, 2016, Museum...

Frederick Law Olmsted Dedication at Essex County Branch Brook Park

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. dedicated a bronze bust of renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted in Essex County Branch Brook Park Prudential Concert Grove in Newark on Wednesday, October 24. A...

Racial Discrimination Depicted in Upcoming Solo Art Exhibit in Newark

The role of politics, race, power, and sexuality are at the heart of the work.

Oasis in A Newark Food Desert: ShopRite Opens in Newark

The store brings 360 full and part-time jobs to Newark and gives shoppers healthy choices along with an in-store cafe.

Planting a Tree Where a Newark ShopRite Will Grow

The first of 80 trees took root on the future site of Newark’s new ShopRite at 32 Prince Street.

Senators Gillibrand and Booker Share Inspiration #OffTheSidelines in Montclair

Work/life balance, mentoring and importance of a female voice in politics discussed.

Afghanistan to Montclair: Living the Humanitarian Village

A Montclair photographer's role in one boy's journey to health and well-being.

SOFIA to Hold its 4th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence – “From Surviving to...

In New Jersey, on average, there are 70,000 domestic violence calls every year.

Pitty Rescue, Inc. to Hold Yard Sale Fundraiser, May 31 and June 1

Pitty Rescue, Inc., a charitable nonprofit rescue organization, will hold a yard sale to raise funds for the dogs currently in their care on Saturday, May 31, and Sunday, June 1 at Paradise Pet...

Clever Commute