Bloomfield man arraigned on weapons, drug charges

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A previously convicted felon was arraigned Jan. 8 on multiple weapons and drug charges following his arrest Thursday, Jan. 7, by a law-enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and officers from the Bloomfield and Irvington police departments. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the task force officers, armed with a […]

GRHS music program to perform in concert

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge High School Concert Band, Chorus, and Madrigal Choir will perform in a free concert Thursday, Jan. 14, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Ridgewood Avenue School Auditorium, 235 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge. The groups will perform classical and contemporary music from J. S. Bach to John Williams’s […]

Toy drive by Giblin and Oliver proves successful

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Student Development and Campus Life Department of Montclair State University joined with Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin and Assemblywoman Oliver for their 2015 Toy Drive. More than 300 toys and books were distributed to several organizations in District 34 — Clifton, East Orange, Montclair and Orange — including Montclair Child Development […]

Mayor calls Irvington a destination for Dem candidates

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Jan. 1, East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor remarked at his city’s annual City Council reorganization meeting that, based on the attendance of so many high-powered New Jersey Democratic Party elected officials at the meeting, his city must rate high on the list of important places to be in 2016. If so, then […]

No fine for demolition of 1700s-era house

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The individual who purchased a Bloomfield residence dating back to the early 1700s, and then demolished it without the necessary permits, will not have to pay a fine to the township for his actions, according to an attorney for the home owner. In a recent telephone interview, Charles Auffant, the attorney for Cesar […]

Walkup tackles epilepsy in second young adult novel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange author Jennifer Walkup chose to follow the old adage “Write what you know” for her second young adult novel, “This Ordinary Life,” currently on sale in bookstores and online. But in her case, this was more than an attempt to simplify the writing process; it was a chance to tell […]

CHS students display their art like pros

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The artistic endeavors of students from Columbia High School and five additional local high schools, are currently featured in an innovative display in 1978 Maplewood Arts Center’s eighth annual Advanced Placement studio art exhibit, “Fresh 8.0,” which runs through Jan. 10. In addition to the CHS students, the exhibit also features the […]

Orange mayor discusses ‘wish list’ included in YWCA deal

ORANGE, NJ — At the Orange City Council’s work session Monday, Dec. 14, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren said the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs allowed him to create a “wish list” when he applied for a $2.5 million grant to facilitate a deal to buy the old YWCA building on Main Street and convert it […]

Artist featured at Women’s Club luncheon

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Montclair-based, Indian artist Ela Shah was the guest speaker this past Tuesday at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge. Shah’s work encompasses a whole range of media, which she exhibited for her presentation, through video projections, sculptures, paintings, animation and live-action movies. Shah was born in Bombay and began painting at an […]

Green chosen as new EO Council chairman

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The who’s who of Democratic Party members who attended East Orange City Council’s annual Reorganization Meeting in City Hall on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, almost eclipsed the swearing-in of new members 5th Ward Councilman Mustafa Brent, 4th Ward Councilman Casim Gomez and 1st Ward Councilwoman Amy Lewis, and 2nd Ward Councilwoman […]