Newark gang members sentenced to prison

NEWARK, NJ — Five Newark men, who were members of a street gang known as the “Famous Boyz,” have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced in a Feb. 13 press release. Robert Dorrah, 21, aka “Cash Out”; Ibn Saadiq, 22, aka […]

Walking the Academy Awards red carpet at DOI

Walking the Academy Awards red carpet at DOI

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel held its own pre-Oscars party Sunday, Feb. 9, for the home’s residents. One of the highlights was an Oscars trivia contest. Pictured is one of the contest winners, Dr. Morton Farber.

‘Dirty Rivers and the New Jersey Water Crisis of 1876’

‘Dirty Rivers and the New Jersey Water Crisis of 1876’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A lecture on “Dirty Rivers and the New Jersey Water Crisis of 1876” will be presented at Durand-Hedden House on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. by Kevin Olsen, chemist for Montclair State University’s Passaic River Institute. New Jersey has long depended on rivers and reservoirs for much of its drinking water. […]

Grewal calls on EPA to toughen rule governing lead exposure

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal joined nine other attorneys general in calling on the Trump administration to better safeguard the drinking water of communities in New Jersey and across the country by toughening a set of proposed changes to the Lead and Copper Rule, the nation’s primary drinking water regulation for lead. In […]

Golda Och girls basketball star Ally Landau scores 2,000th point

Golda Och girls basketball star Ally Landau scores 2,000th point

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the seniors at Golda Och, this week is a very exciting one because the youngsters are in Israel as part of a work/study program. They will return to West Orange just prior to their graduation ceremonies in the late spring. One youngster in particular, Ally Landau, figures to be on […]

Blach History Scholarship dinner connects past, present and future

Blach History Scholarship dinner connects past, present and future

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual West Orange High School Black History Scholarship dinner, held Feb. 7, connected the community to the past, present and future history of the black experience locally and worldwide through words, song and dance. Guest speaker Lawrence Hamm offered a powerful historical perspective of black history in New Jersey, describing […]

County presents $5.4M in grants to 14 municipalities, 34 community organizations

County presents $5.4M in grants to 14 municipalities, 34 community organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently announced that approximately $5.4 million will be distributed to 14 Essex County municipalities and 34 community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered […]

WOHS cheerleaders place eighth nationally

WOHS cheerleaders place eighth nationally

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Varsity Cheerleaders spent a whirlwind weekend in Orlando competing in the National High School Cheerleading Championship and took eighth place nationally on Feb. 8 in the Large Varsity Non-Tumble Division. The team outscored more than 20 teams to place eighth nationally. The National High School Cheerleading […]

Three Essex County schools receive grants for greener classrooms

Three Essex County schools receive grants for greener classrooms

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Forty-two New Jersey public schools and districts selected to receive Sustainable Jersey for Schools grants funded by the New Jersey Education Association. Twelve $10,000 grants and thirty $2,000 grants were distributed to support a variety of projects including hydroponic garden towers, outdoor classrooms, school gardens, water bottle refilling stations, school wellness […]

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