Two towns’ seniors meet and mix at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On March 12, the Two Towns for All Ages program held its first social event at The Woodlands. The Meet and Mix, organized by South Orange Seniors and the Maplewood Recreation Department, was a great success with close to 90 residents from both South Orange and Maplewood attending. This first Meet and […]

Local publicist to speak at WOPL

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Amy Delman of Amy Delman Public Relations LLC will be a speaker at the next Biz 2.0 Workshop Series on Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. at West Orange Public Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Ave. in West Orange. Her topic, “Why Every Business Needs a PR Strategy,” will delve into how […]

Award-winning children’s book illustrator, painter exhibits in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Gallery 103 in Maplewood is hosting an art exhibit of oil paintings by award-winning children’s book illustrator and painter, Adam Gustavson. The show, titled “Swimmers,” will be open throughout April with a reception on Thursday, April 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibit features Gustavson’s oil paintings of swimmers underwater, viewed […]

Sheriff warns residents to keep their cars, identities secure

NEWARK, NJ — Sheriff Armando Fontoura issued a reminder on March 27 to local motorists that statistics reveal a car is broken into every 30 seconds somewhere across our nation. Fontoura added that Essex County is not exempt to that alarming statistic. “During this past weekend, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in car break-ins throughout […]

‘Appetizers and Head Shots’ networking event for business owners

NUTLEY, NJ — The MetroEast Region of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners is hosting an “Appetizers and Head Shots” networking event from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at Mamma Vittoria, 160 Franklin Ave. in Nutley. This is the opportunity for business owners to get a professional “publicity portrait.” A […]

Two Essex County men arrested for robbing a club at gunpoint

NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County men were indicted by a federal grand jury on March 24 for their alleged roles in a September 2015 armed robbery of a club in Passaic, according to a press release from acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick. Jimmy Cooper, aka “Flip,” 32, of Irvington, and Keontrae Lawrence, aka […]

County recognizes exceptional women for Women’s History Month

County recognizes exceptional women for Women’s History Month

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County hosted its annual Women’s History Month Program at the Hall of Records in Newark on Wednesday, March 22. During the ceremony, the 2017 Essex County Althea Gibson Leadership Award was presented to Margie Heller, administrative director of community health and outreach at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; Carmen Morales, […]

Maplewood firefighters extinguish blaze on Baker Street

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A significant fire was averted at 89 Baker St. on March 23 as a result of a quick response and detailed investigation by Maplewood firefighters. The Maplewood Fire Department responded at 4:52 p.m. for the reported possible building fire. Arriving fire personnel initially found nothing showing from the building, but upon further […]

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