Good News In Essex County: Kindness Legacy|Eagle Scouts|Lottery

Eric Kiefer
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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).

Got a local news tip about something that will make your neighbors smile? Have a funny photo that’s just too good not to share? Send it to eric.kiefer@patch.com

Legacy of Kindness: West Orange Principal Retires After 37 Years

Kelly Elementary School Principal Joanne Pollara may be retiring after 37 years in education, but her legacy will remain for generations.

On World Kindness Day, Close The Meal Gap In Essex County

Families in Essex County continue to struggle to put food on their tables as the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Veterans Day Lunch Thanks Belleville Residents For Service

The Belleville event was a "small thank you" to local residents who have served and sacrificed for their country, organizers said.

Drive-In Concert For Seniors In Livingston Creates Smiles

Music finds a way to adapt. And that's just what happened during a recent "drive-in concert" for seniors that took place in Livingston.

Millburn Scouts, Including 3 Eagle Scouts, Honored

The scouts earned badges in subjects such as emergency preparedness, nuclear science, chess, and moviemaking.

Bloomfield Cop, Veteran Earns Awards For Community Work

Officer Jeff Koeck received two awards for his work with Operation Rebound New York / New Jersey Veterans Network.

Cedar Grove Store Sells Lottery Ticket Worth $126,000

A store in Cedar Grove sold a ticket that hit big in the Nov. 9 drawing of the Jersey Cash 5 lottery. See the lucky numbers here.

This article originally appeared on the Montclair Patch