Officials: full steam ahead on La Roche development

NUTLEY, NJ — The redevelopment of the former Hoffman-La Roche campus, which officials said is well under way, is expected to create as many as 8,000 jobs, according to Nutley township attorney Alan Genitempo. Hoffman-La Roche had been part of the Clifton and Nutley communities — which its 116-acre property straddled — for 80 years until […]

Ex NPD chief questions tax impact of school renovation

NUTLEY, NJ — A former Nutley police chief is asking the mayor and board of commissioners to address what he believes is a serious economic issue in the township. Robert DeLitta wrote a letter last month to Nutley’s mayor and board of commissioners after he read an article in a local newspaper “about a $69 million […]

Words continues tradition of engagement and inclusion

Words continues tradition of engagement and inclusion

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Words Bookstore, located in the heart of downtown Maplewood, has been a gathering place and mecca for those who appreciate the written word. Located on Maplewood Avenue, the independent bookstore draws in customers from Maplewood and surrounding areas, and has established itself as a hub of learning, knowledge and inclusion. Words was […]

Jaycees give awards to those who help others

NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley Jaycees have announced the recipients of its 2017 Distinguished Service Awards, with the announcement coming from former Nutley Commissioner Walt Smith. A past president of the New Jersey Jaycees, Smith serves as chairman of the judges’ panel. The Nutley Jaycees is part of a national organization that serves as a junior […]

Memorial garden to be built by Thriving Survivors

Memorial garden to be built by Thriving Survivors

NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley Thriving Survivors Inc. has been a guiding light for women battling breast cancer for many years, and now, the group is building a memorial garden to honor the many brave women who have lost their battle with the disease. The garden will be constructed along Vincent Place in Nutley, with Essex […]

Expansion of schools explained by district

NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley Public School District has been reaching out to parents and community members in the district to discuss potential construction projects at four district schools: Washington and Yantacaw elementary schools, John H. Walker Middle School and Nutley High School. The proposed construction projects are in response to overcrowding issues at all four […]

All inclusive talent show is growing in popularity

All inclusive talent show is growing in popularity

NUTLEY, NJ — The Tempo! Arts for Life Foundation held its all-inclusive open-mic night on Saturday, Nov. 19, where people of all ages, abilities, and talents came together for an evening of song, music, art and camaraderie. The event, which is held several times a year, was started a few years ago by Tempo! Arts for […]

Ladies celebrate 80 years of friendship in South Orange

After 80 years, bonds remain just as strong as in the ’30s

Ladies celebrate 80 years of friendship in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — It is a story of enduring friendship. The Cheerful Sub-Juniors club, now known as the “Pauline Levin Memorial Club,” gathered last week to celebrate 80 years of friendship and memories. The members, together since they were just 7 years old, celebrated at a special luncheon at Giorgio’s Ristorante in South Orange, […]

Ghost hunter and his crew seek spirits at Kingsland

Ghost hunter and his crew  seek spirits at Kingsland

NUTLEY, NJ — It was an evening of history and ghostly doings as guests and ghost hunters gathered at the famed and storied Kingsland Manor for the Kingsland Manor Restoration Trust’s first Paranormal Evening, held on Saturday, Oct. 15. Located on a large tract of land in Nutley next to a pond and falls, the […]

‘God Not Guns’ event spreads message of peace, prayer

‘God Not Guns’ event spreads message of peace, prayer

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nia Fellowship Baptist Church in West Orange celebrated its “God Not Guns” Sabbath at its Youth Day Service on Sunday, Sept. 25. Speaking at the event were newly appointed Hillside Superintendent of Schools Antoine Gayles; Elaine Lane, founder of David’s Shoes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating young people about […]