Rescued sea turtle receives treatment in West Orange

Rescued sea turtle receives treatment in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 200-plus pound loggerhead sea turtle named Tammie is receiving treatment for propeller scars and other injuries at Sea Turtle Recovery’s facility at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. After the turtle was stabilized with fluids and transported to the facility with help from the West Orange Fire Department, Sea Turtle […]

Watsessing kindergartners move up in special ceremony

Watsessing kindergartners move up in special ceremony

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Watsessing Elementary School celebrated Move-Up Day on Friday, June 9. Principal Gina Rosamilia, kindergarten teachers Teresa Foster and Elena Kazoun and their students presented an assembly program marking the children’s passage to first grade in the school gym. This year, 39 kindergarteners moved up in the ceremony, which opened with the song,“The Best […]

Councilman to move on to freeholder post

Councilman to move on to freeholder post

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Unchallenged primary winner Carlos Pomares, a Democrat with no Republican adversary in the November elections, is expected to depart the Bloomfield Township Council on Jan. 1, 2018, to become an Essex County freeholder for the 5th District. The councilman-at-large will represent Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Belleville and Nutley as a freeholder. But there […]

Municipal officials finally meet with NJ Transit reps

Mayors want better equity, communication from NJT

Municipal officials finally meet with NJ Transit reps

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — After weeks of being sidelined, municipal officials from several towns finally met with NJ Transit representatives June 7 to discuss the burden local communities will shoulder this summer as the Morris & Essex Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station are diverted to Hoboken. The diversion will last for approximately eight weeks […]

WOAHO sponsors annual STEAM event at Edison

WOAHO sponsors annual STEAM event at Edison

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual “Fun with STEAM at Edison Middle School” event on June 2 featured a wide array of professionals in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics professions that introduced students to their careers and what they do. Each year, the anticipated information program and guest speakers are presented by the West […]