‘Month of Giving’ to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Jim Pond, owner of Jersey Mike’s Subs on Prospect Avenue, has chosen the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as the recipient for Jersey Mike’s March “Month of Giving.” Sean Squires, 18, is a senior at West Orange High School and an employee at the popular sub store. He also has cystic fibrosis, which […]

Man sentenced to 11 years for crash that shut down 287

NEWARK, NJ — Freddie Wright, 24, of Newark, was sentenced on Friday, March 4, to 11 years in New Jersey state prison by Superior Court Judge Martin G. Cronin. On Tuesday, Jan. 5, just as the trial was about to open, Wright pled guilty to eluding and other charges. According to Assistant Prosecutor Joseph A. […]

City to provide residents with vouchers for new housing on March 8

NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark is providing housing vouchers to 62 families who lived in 60 units at the condemned and unsafe properties at 2-18 Stratford Place on Tuesday, March 8, at 10:45 a.m., at the South Ward site. The vouchers will enable them to move quickly into new housing. The properties are […]

Mayor to convene Inaugural Business Summit

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss will be convening the Mayor Tony Vauss Inaugural Business Summit on Friday, March 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 50 Union Ave., Irvington. The event is open to business owners in the township and will provide an opportunity for the participants to receive information about the services […]

Alumna Marley Dias visits St. Cloud to donate classroom books

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Edison Middle School student Marley Dias returned to St. Cloud Elementary School on March 3 to deliver several sets of classroom books provided by Scholastic as well as books from her internationally successful #1000blackgirlbooks campaign. Marley, dressed in pink bunny pajamas to celebrate with St. Cloud students for Read Across America […]

Maplewood Rotary to honor Angelo Vayas in memoriam

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Rotary Club will honor the late Angelo Vayas with its 2016 Citizenship Award at its annual Affair of the Heart Dinner Dance on Friday, March 18. Vayas died in June 2015 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Jumping into the local pizzeria business at an early age, Vayas worked at […]

Students are hooked on robotics

NUTLEY, NJ — When you think of robotics, what is the first thing that comes to mind? If you imagine the robot in the old television series “Lost in Space” or one of the creepy variations of “The Terminator,” you’d be experiencing entertainment, and not the science-based world of robotics. Robotics combines programming, code-building and mobile […]

Redeveloper finally closes on $70M loan

DGP closes on long-awaited $70 million loan for Edison Village with PNC Bank, property transferred

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Edison Village redeveloper DGP Urban Renewal LLC has finally closed on its $70 million construction loan, resulting in the transfer of property from former redeveloper GP 177 Main Urban Renewal LLC to DGP and the execution of the August 2015 redevelopment agreement. The West Orange Township Council approved the modification to […]

Accusations of HIB continue to enrage

With lawsuit filed against CHS coaches, many express their support of, anger at baseball teachers

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — All four of Columbia High School’s baseball coaches were rehired by the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education for the upcoming 2016 season during the Feb. 22 board meeting, days after a former player filed a lawsuit in Essex County Civil Court alleging that he was repeatedly bullied by the […]