Dog-treat business gets going in Glen Ridge

Dog-treat business gets going in Glen Ridge

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Barbara Clarke-Ruiz had a list of ideas that she could have started a business with, but when her dog was getting sick after eating store-bought treats, she decided to venture into the world of pet care. Three and a half years later, Clarke-Ruiz has been chosen to pitch her all-natural Beef […]

Maplewood Village to be nominated as historic district

Maplewood Village to be nominated as historic district

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Historic Village District will be considered for nomination to both the New Jersey and National registers of historic places by the New Jersey State Review Board for Historic Sites on Oct. 2, presenting the possibility that downtown Maplewood could be deemed a historic property worthy of being preserved and recognized. […]

WOTC approves 1.76-percent tax increase

WOTC approves 1.76-percent tax increase

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council passed the 2020 municipal budget at its Sept. 8 meeting with a vote of 4-1; Councilman Joe Krakoviak cast the only opposing vote. The total budget, which was presented by Chief Financial Officer John Gross at the Aug. 11 meeting prior to a public hearing, is […]

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County’s “Essex Remembers” ceremony couldn’t draw the crowd it normally draws to the Eagle Rock Reservation this Sept. 11 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the county was still able to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. A livestream allowed those who normally […]

WOSD implements changes for better diversity, equity

WOSD implements changes for better diversity, equity

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education heard a presentation from the Diversity, Equity and Access Committee at its Aug. 31 meeting. Acting Chairwoman Kimya Jackson, the assistant principal at Redwood Elementary School, said that during the summer the committee created a student survey focused on race. Students will take the survey […]

Bloomfield discusses bias at virtual event

Bloomfield discusses bias at virtual event

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield’s Community Conversation on Race series continued on Sept. 2, with a livestreamed hour-and-half event for residents on the topic of race and racial bias. It was a continuation of the July 29 event, with guest speakers Wendy Christensen and Desyra Highsmith-Holcomb returning to Bloomfield, in addition to Joseph Graham Jr. Christensen […]

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