GRPD promotes seatbelts on Thanksgiving

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The GRPD is joining in a national effort to reach out to all Thanksgiving travelers with one important message: buckle up. Thanksgiving is a busy travel time of the year, putting more people on the road, and unfortunately increasing the likelihood of crashes. Each year in our country, tens of thousands […]

Town’s RAKES program seeks volunteers to rake

NUTLEY, NJ — The RAKES program will once again provide an alternative to seniors and those who are disabled and unable to rake their leaves. The RAKES Program — random acts of kindness extended to seniors — is entering its sixth year. Businesses, churches, civic groups, schools and neighborhood organizations are encouraged to form volunteer […]

County road leaf collection schedule listed

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced Essex County’s 2015 leaf collection schedule for county roads. Residents whose properties are on county roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb. To organize leaf collection on county roads, Essex County is […]

Glen Ridge Red Dogs capture Bergen County Pee Wee football championship

GLEN RIDGE – The Glen Ridge Red Dogs won the Bergen County Pee Wee football championship this year, finishing the season with a 9-0 record. They blasted Ho Ho Kus/Saddle River in the finals, 25-6, to keep their undefeated streak intact. Front row, from left to right, Brennan Lyons, Brady Manzo, David Manzo, Dylan O’Neil, […]

South Orange Ave. eastbound to be closed

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The eastbound lanes of South Orange Avenue between Cherry Lane/Brookside Drive and Wyoming Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic on Friday, Nov. 20; Monday, Nov. 23; and Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The roadwork closing the street was set to be completed Friday, but the recent inclement weather has necessitated an extra […]

Mountain Top League Thanksgiving Weekend Clinic to be held Sunday, Nov. 29

WEST ORANGE – The Mountain Top League Basketball Thanksgiving Weekend Clinic will be held Sunday, Nov. 29, at Roosevelt Middle School. Session 1: Grades 3-5, 10:30 a.m. to noon (check-in 10 a.m.). Session 2: Grades 6-8, 12:30 to 2 p.m. (check-in noon). Enrollment is limited. There is a maximum of 50 participants per session. The […]

New exhibit “Now Doing the Talking” showcases trailblazing athletes-turned-broadcasters

UPPER MONTCLAIR – Never have televised sports become so pervasive.  In today’s ever-widening world of sports there are more games, more pre-game shows, more post-game analyses, more everything. And more and more former athletes dominate the airwaves. We take for granted the countless ex-players who transition from the playing field to the broadcast booth or […]

SHP Fathers Club bestows its most cherished award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Seton Hall Prep Fathers Club honored West Orange resident Tony Esposito with the organization’s most cherished award, the Thomas A. Reynolds ’48 Award on Nov. 1. Bestowed at the annual Family Communion Breakfast in the name of the late Tom Reynolds, the first multi-term president of the club in the […]

New principal selected for Glen Ridge High School

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Louis A. Melchor, a veteran educational leader, has been selected as the next principal of Glen Ridge High School. The appointment was announced by Superintendent Dirk Phillips and approved by the Board of Education on Nov. 16. For the past six years, Melchor has served as principal of the North Warren […]

NJ Transit’s AquaTrack hits the rails for leaf clearing

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — NJ Transit is prepared to wage its annual battle against Mother Nature and fallen leaves on the rails by deploying its leaf-clearing unit, the AquaTrack, as conditions warrant throughout the fall season. The equipment is a high-pressure power-washing system, which removes leaves and oily residue from the tracks in an effort […]