Good News In Essex: Mom Keeps Sons Music Alive|Bears Facebook – Bloomfield, NJ Patch

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The world can be a scary place. But it’s also filled with humor, inspiration and beauty. Let’s focus on that second part. Take a look at some recent good news stories in Essex County below. (Click the headlines to read).

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Montclair Woman Honors Late Son By Keeping His Music Alive

“I want my son’s spiritual existence to continue to shine,” said Naomi Johnson, the mother of hip-hop artist Sean Cos Mason.

Short Hills Bear Has Its Own Facebook Page

Reports of a nearby black bear helped revive the social media page, based in Millburn.

Teen Loses Belleville Election, But Says ‘Best Days Still Ahead

Frank Velez: “To the hundreds of residents, friends and neighbors who took a chance on me, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

‘Def Poetry Jam’ Special For Coronavirus Relief In Newark

The online extravaganza will include guest poet and Newark mayor, Ras Baraka, the son of legendary activist and writer Amiri Baraka.

Lupus Awareness Month In Montclair: Proclamation, Purple Lights

Montclair’s municipal building is lighting up purple in tribute to Lupus Awareness Month this May.

Millburn To Hold Drive-In Movie Event In June

The town has asked residents to pick their top three movies. Selections include Goonies, Back to the Future, and Trolls.

Livingston, Short Hills Teens’ Online Plant Fundraiser Nets $600

The teens, who are competitive dancing teammates, had to improvise their yearly fundraiser due to the coronavirus crisis.


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