Bloomfield Suburban Volleyball enjoys successful season; Recreation offers basketball, wrestling, Open Gym this winter

Bloomfield Suburban Volleyball enjoys successful season; Recreation offers basketball, wrestling, Open Gym this winter

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Suburban Volleyball team ended its season with a 6-2 record. The girls worked really well together when they were on the court. They trusted each other, communicated well and worked hard in every practice and game. They focused on teamwork and their chemistry showed. The girls were also extremely responsive […]

WOHS Drama Club show charmed audiences

WOHS Drama Club show charmed audiences

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Drama Club members had a challenging task ahead of them as they premiered their fall production of “William Shakespeare’s Long-Lost Play (Abridged).” They had to put together a Shakespearean based-play based on his classic works, integrate the characters, and play multiple male and female roles.  Performances […]

West Orange police officer recognized for service to country and community

West Orange police officer recognized for service to country and community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored West Orange Police Lt. Charles Bryant for his service with the United States Navy. The 2019 Veterans Celebration held at the Hall of Records in Newark on Nov. 6 recognized the patriotism and sacrifices of New Jersey veterans, past and present. Bryant was […]

Newark man shot to death in Orange during early morning

Newark man shot to death in Orange during early morning

ORANGE, NJ — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Orange that occurred in the early morning on Nov. 9, according to press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and Orange Police Department.  At approximately 12:50 a.m., Orange police officers responded to the area of 67 Central Ave. on reports of […]

Man sentenced to 15 years for killing retired school teacher

NEWARK, NJ — Bruce Hay, 52, of Newark, was sentenced to 15 years in New Jersey State Prison for killing 85-year-old Annie King, a retired Newark school teacher, according to a Nov. 8 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. According to Assistant Prosecutor Jason Alterbaum, who tried the case, on July 19, 2017, […]

Kmart in West Orange to close its doors

Kmart in West Orange to close its doors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It was announced Nov. 7 that the Kmart in West Orange Plaza will be closed sometime in the next few months, part of a larger announcement that 51 Sears stores and 45 Kmart stores will be closing. The West Orange Kmart is the only New Jersey location affected in this round […]

Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest returns

Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest returns

ROSELAND, NJ — The Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center is back! The contest is free and there are a variety of categories in which participants can compete. The deadline to register is Saturday, Dec. 7, and all entries must be delivered by Monday, Dec. 9.  The entries in […]

Wilentz presents at Newark Library

Wilentz presents at Newark Library

NEWARK, NJ — Pulitzer Prize finalist and renowned American historian Sean Wilentz presented “American Slavery, American Anti-Slavery” at the fourth annual Philip Roth Lecture at Newark Public Library.

Final call for the SOMA Senior Survey

Final call for the SOMA Senior Survey

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Two Towns for All Ages invites all South Orange and Maplewood residents ages 60 and older to take the senior survey. This comprehensive survey will help shape the age-friendly efforts in both towns and plan the next steps moving forward. The survey is available online at www.SOMAtwotownsforallages.org, or […]

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