State enacts laws to protect transgender individuals

TRENTON, NJ — On July 21, two bills designed to protect the rights of transgender persons became law. Legislation sponsored by state senators M. Teresa Ruiz and Joseph Vitale requiring the commissioner of education to develop guidelines for school districts to protect transgender students was signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie. “We must ensure […]

DOI’s Grosser wins award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Susan Grosser, executive director of Daughters of Israel in West Orange, received the prestigious Aberdeen David Outstanding Education Support Award from District 1199J at an awards dinner on July 12 at Casino in the Park in Jersey City.

EOCHS boys track team win state Sectional Championships

EOCHS boys track team win state Sectional Championships

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored the East Orange Campus High School Boys Track and Field Team for winning the 2017 New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association North II, Group 4 State Sectional Championship during a special presentation held at the Orange Town Hall in Orange on Wednesday, May […]

DeHart Park now boasts Expression Swing

DeHart Park now boasts Expression Swing

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Recreation recently installed a new Expression Swing in the playground at DeHart Park. The Expression Swing is the only patented playground swing designed to promote intergenerational play in which an adult and child can interact face-to-face and eye-to-eye while enjoying the ride. Research shows that when a parent and a child’s […]

New law ensures stiffer penalties for drunken drivers who commit vehicle homicide

TRENTON, NJ — Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Mila Jasey and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to ensure stiff penalties for anyone who commits vehicular homicide while driving drunk is now law. The new law, A-3686, known as “Ralph and David’s Law,” establishes a new crime of “strict liability vehicular homicide” for killing a […]

‘The Taming of the Shrew’ at SOPL

‘The Taming of the Shrew’ at SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Public Library presented the Shakespeare Theater of NJ’s Next Stage Ensemble performing “The Taming of the Shrew.” The ensemble’s annual summer performance at SOPL was attended by a delighted audience of all ages and was underwritten by PNC Bank. Pictured, Ryan Woods plays Petruchio and Shannon Uphold plays Kate. […]

Update on recreation capital projects in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — If you have been out-and-about the village in recent months, you may have noticed a number of projects under way that will improve parks and recreation facilities in the community. South Orange recently provided an update of all recreation capital projects in the village: Playground improvements Following the replacement of the […]

HSEO seeking designation of VA Hospital as historic site

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Historical Society of East Orange President Goldie Burbage is asking anyone interested in seeing the Veterans Administration Hospital on Tremont Avenue become designated a historic site to take a bus on Thursday, July 20, from the East Orange Senior Citizens Center on Halsted Street to Trenton, to testify at the hearing […]

Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship benefits 11 WOHS seniors

Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship benefits 11 WOHS seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Last month, the legacy of former West Orange police officer Timothy Groves continued in a meaningful way: For the third straight year, the Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship was awarded to a group of deserving West Orange High School seniors. The scholarship, which is part of the West Orange Scholarship Fund, was […]

Short march of a penguin from Point Pleasant to the SOPL

Short march of a penguin from Point Pleasant to the SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — An African penguin visits South Orange Public Library as part of Monday Night Family Fun sponsored by Friends of SOPL. This penguin, Captain Jack, came calling from Jenkinson’s Aquarium of Point Pleasant. The species, sometimes called black-footed penguins, is native to South Africa and Namibia. Photos Courtesy of Melissa Kopecky

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