Essex County remembers on 20th anniversary of 9/11

Essex County remembers on 20th anniversary of 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center with a ceremony at Eagle Rock Reservation, at which the names of the 57 county residents who died in the attacks were read. Among the speakers were Deborah Calimano, a flight attendant with United Airlines; […]

Columbia High School marching band is back in red and black

Columbia High School marching band is back in red and black

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The members of the Columbia High School marching band didn’t even wear their uniforms last year. The fall 2020 season was different from usual, the COVID-19 pandemic still upending what a normal school year looked like even six months after lockdown began in March. So the planned marching band […]

Bloomfield High social studies educator is named Teacher of the Year

Bloomfield High social studies educator is named Teacher of the Year

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The new school year is little more than a week old, but the Bloomfield High School social studies department is already winning awards. Shamshadeen Mayers, who teaches Advanced Placement United States history and Advanced Placement comparative government and politics at BHS, won the Teacher of the Year Award from the New Jersey […]

Historic District design guidelines are presented at Glen Ridge meeting

Historic District design guidelines are presented at Glen Ridge meeting

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Historic Preservation Commission heard a presentation about the design guidelines for the borough’s historic district at its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 1; the creation of the guidelines is funded by a grant from the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office and National Park Service. Architect Steven Smolyn was hired […]

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