Essex County annual 9/11 memorial at Eagle Rock

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County will host its annual Sept. 11 ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 8 a.m. — with chamber music playing until 2 p.m. — at the Sept. 11 Memorial in Eagle Rock Reservation off of Eagle Rock Avenue in West Orange. This year’s ceremony, which is held by County Executive […]

NJ Transit continues quality of commute improvements at Port Authority Bus Terminal

NEWARK, NJ — Following the success of last year’s reorganization and consolidation of services within the Port Authority Bus Terminal, NJ Transit is again partnering with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for Phase Two of improvements to the quality of commute, according to an Aug. 23 press release. Beginning Sept. 3, […]

Gathering Sunday at Verona church to kick off new school year

VERONA, NJ — Gathering Sunday, when the Church of the Holy Spirit’s full choir and music director are back singing more regularly and Sunday School classes return, is Sunday, Sept. 11. Students of all ages are encouraged to bring their backpacks to church; a special blessing will be offered as the new academic year commences. This will be the […]

A 21st-century bake sale

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange resident Andre Preoteasa will be hosting a bake sale on Friday, Sept. 2, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the corner of Vose and Raymond avenues in South Orange with proceeds to be donated to the South Orange Police Department’s new technology fund. According to Preoteasa, this bake sale […]

$200K warrant issued for shooting suspect

NEWARK, NJ — A $200,000 warrant has been issued for Leshawne McGee, 19, in connection with a shooting on Friday, Aug. 26. At approximately 12:40 a.m., Newark police responded to the area of South Orange and Fairmount avenues on a report of shots fired. Officers were notified that a 20-year-old female victim had arrived at […]

WOSD jumps into action to keep lead out of school water

WOSD puts health first while working to keep costs low

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District has taken corrective action after testing found that water from 27 of the 304 district taps analyzed last April contained lead amounts exceeding the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level of 15 parts per billion. According to the district’s lead report, actions taken to address the situation […]

Newark Fire Division responds to four fires

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Fire Division responded to four fires on Thursday, Aug. 25, with six non-life threatening injuries sustained by fire personnel. At approximately 5:17 p.m., firefighters responded to a call at Welco Acetylene Corp., a one-story commercial building located at 321 Roanoke Ave, Newark. The fire was declared under control approximately 30 minutes later. […]

Consistent cleanup demanded on Watchung Avenue

Watchung Ave. residents fed up with trash, town working to alleviate issue

Consistent cleanup demanded on Watchung Avenue

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents of Watchung Avenue are lambasting the township for not providing basic street services on a regular basis during the past year, which residents say has made the area look increasingly derelict. Mike Taylor and Walter McCoy said West Orange’s street sweepers have often gone weeks at a time without cleaning […]

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