First Night wows residents with record number of activities

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ  — South Orange and Maplewood residents celebrate the New Year with various performers and vendors on Dec. 31 at the Woodland in Maplewood. The annual First Night funfest had returned for another successful year of uniting the community as the clock reaches midnight and a new year starts. — Photos Courtesy of Michael […]

First Night is back!

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood residents looking for a good time on New Year’s Eve need go no further than the local high school, as First Night Maplewood South Orange hosts its annual New Year’s Eve celebration at Columbia High School on Parker Avenue in Maplewood on Thursday, Dec. 31, from 4 to […]

Glen Ridge HS boys’ basketball team will host No. 16 seed Arts in first round of section tournament; Ridgers also win on Senior Night

Glen Ridge HS boys’ basketball team will host No. 16 seed Arts in first round of section tournament; Ridgers also win on Senior Night

GLEN RIDGE, NJ (updated Sunday Feb. 19, 5:42 p.m.) – The No. 1-seeded Glen Ridge High School boys’ varsity basketball team hopes to make a strong run in the postseason. The Ridgers, who had a stellar 18-5 record through Feb. 18,  will host No. 16 seed North Star Academy in the first round of the North […]

First Engineering Night at Watsessing School is a success

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A mother of two children attending Watsessing Elementary School, and the media specialist there, recently created the first Engineering Night at the school. The event was held Thursday, Feb. 11, in the gymnasium. It was planned to commemorate the Feb. 21 to 27 observance of National Engineering Week, which focuses scholastic attention on […]

First Friends information meeting packs church

First Friends information meeting packs church

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Tuesday, Feb. 7, St. George’s Church in Maplewood held an informational meeting for prospective volunteers for First Friends, an organization that provides, according to their brochure, “dignity and compassion for immigrants” through visitation, advocacy, education and providing care to released detainees. The church was packed with people from different religions interested […]

WOAHO hosts First Thursday event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange African Heritage Organization will host a First Thursday event on Feb. 2 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Essex House, 525 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. Join in for good food, good drinks and good conversation. For more information, contact the WOAHO hostess for the night: Patrecia West […]

Irvington HS boys’ basketball team gains first win of season

Nasir Johnson nets 24 to lead IHS boys’ hoops by Newark Tech

Irvington HS boys’ basketball team gains first win of season

IRVINGTON, NJ – The Irvington High School boys’ varsity basketball team has endured a tough start to the season. But the Blue Knights’ perseverance paid off. Nasir Johnson scored 24 points to lead the Blue Knights to their first win of the season with a 60-50 home victory over a good Newark Tech team on […]

First statewide civic tech competition in NJ

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey unveils Coding for Community, and New Jersey-wide civic tech competition — the first of its kind. “We’re pairing municipalities with technology professionals and students to develop real solutions for local sustainability and public engagement issues,” Lauren Skowronski, director for community engagement for Sustainable Jersey, said in a press release. Professional […]

Jabrill Peppers earns major Big Ten Conference football individual awards; finishes fifth in Heisman voting; named First Team All-American

Jabrill Peppers earns major Big Ten Conference football individual awards; finishes fifth in Heisman voting; named First Team All-American

EAST ORANGE, NJ (updated Tuesday Dec. 6, 9:40 a.m.) – Jabrill Peppers is highly regarded as one of the top college football players in the nation. The East Orange native proved it on the field this season as he earned three major Big Ten Conference individual awards. Peppers, a junior linebacker for the University of Michigan, […]

Friday Night Rec program in GR kicks off this week

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Friday Night Rec program will return to Glen Ridge this week, providing a fun-filled 90 minutes of gym games for kids supervised by a qualified staff. This program is free. The students will be divided into two categories: • Children of grades three and four will have the gym from […]

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