Sniffing out guns, drugs and cash

Sniffing out guns, drugs and cash

NEWARK, NJ — During Police Week Ceremonies at Veterans Courthouse on May 17, Sheriff Armando Fontoura, left, presented departmental Commendations to K-9 handlers, Det. Carmelo Vinci, center, and Det. Tahir Brown, right. While on duty with the United States Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, Vinci’s K-9, Chex, pictured, and Brown’s K-9, Yuma, not pictured, used their […]

Irvington suffers second homicide of 2017

IRVINGTON, NJ — It was not until the middle of May that Irvington suffered its second homicide of the year. “On Friday afternoon, May 12, around noon time, Dino Bermudez, 33, of Newark, was shot in his leg in the 300 block of Myrtle Avenue,” acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said Monday, May 15. […]

WOHS spring choral concert showcases student talent

WOHS spring choral concert showcases student talent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School spring choral concert was a spectacular representation of the commitment to the arts long supported by the school district as talented students performed a wide array of musical offerings, according to a press release from the school district. John Hellyer and William Farley lead all the […]

TSTI students celebrate 2017 Hebrew High graduation

TSTI students celebrate 2017 Hebrew High graduation

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The 12th-grade class members at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel celebrated the completion of their Hebrew High program at a student-led service on Friday, May 5. Twenty students from South Orange and surrounding towns graduated this year. The Reform synagogue’s Hebrew High program incorporates many different aspects of Jewish learning; students explore issues […]

Budding artists learn techniques from Panico

Budding artists learn techniques from Panico

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Arts Council board member Amelia Panico demonstrated on May 16 techniques with pastel in “A Class with a Glass” using her photos from her National Park series, part of the current exhibit “3 Women … 3 Perspectives” with Lisa Suss and Heidi Sussman at the West Orange Arts Center, […]

Seton Hall University graduates largest baccalaureate class in school’s history

Seton Hall University graduates largest baccalaureate class in school’s history

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University celebrated its 160th baccalaureate commencement at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel on May 15. Seton Hall graduated 1,465 undergraduate students, making the Class of 2017 the largest in the university’s history. In addition, 1,116 graduate students received master’s and doctorate degrees, making the total graduates for this […]

WOHS students to help seniors with tech

Mountaineer Mentors look forward to assisting seniors

WOHS students to help seniors with tech

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Mountaineer Mentors will soon hold a free program in which senior citizens can learn how to use technology that is new to them. The initiative, which will be held at the high school on May 22 and June 12, will teach seniors everything from email to […]

CCR ‘Conversations’ tackles privilege

Community discusses race and privilege to raise awareness in order to address racial inequities

CCR ‘Conversations’ tackles privilege

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Led by a racially and professionally diverse set of panelists, the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race led a critical community discussion centered around the topic of privilege, and then invited attendees to come up with their own responses and solutions at a May 10 event at The Woodland in Maplewood. In […]