Junior League accepting applications for Community Grants Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills Inc. invites local non-profit organizations to apply for a Community Grant for 2015-2016. It is offering grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Grant recipients will be announced in spring 2016. The grants will be awarded to qualifying organizations whose programs further JLOSH’s […]

Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation to host Thanksgiving giveaway

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation will be giving away Thanksgiving baskets to Irvington residents with children, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, from noon to 3 p.m., at Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation, 346 16th Ave., Irvington. Baskets will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, but participants must pre-register. Pre-registration will take place now […]

Bloomfield Junior Bengals impress in all-star game

BLOOMFIELD – This past weekend, the Bloomfield Junior Bengals had four A squad (eighth grade) players represent Bloomfield in the 2015 NJSYFL all-star football game. They played on the South squad. From left to right,  Christian Parisi, Dominick Busby, Jordan Cruz and Daniel Gerard all  played well. Daniel Gerard scored on a 45-yard touchdown run […]

GRPD promotes seatbelts on Thanksgiving

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The GRPD is joining in a national effort to reach out to all Thanksgiving travelers with one important message: buckle up. Thanksgiving is a busy travel time of the year, putting more people on the road, and unfortunately increasing the likelihood of crashes. Each year in our country, tens of thousands […]

Town’s RAKES program seeks volunteers to rake

NUTLEY, NJ — The RAKES program will once again provide an alternative to seniors and those who are disabled and unable to rake their leaves. The RAKES Program — random acts of kindness extended to seniors — is entering its sixth year. Businesses, churches, civic groups, schools and neighborhood organizations are encouraged to form volunteer […]

County road leaf collection schedule listed

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced Essex County’s 2015 leaf collection schedule for county roads. Residents whose properties are on county roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb. To organize leaf collection on county roads, Essex County is […]

Glen Ridge Red Dogs capture Bergen County Pee Wee football championship

GLEN RIDGE – The Glen Ridge Red Dogs won the Bergen County Pee Wee football championship this year, finishing the season with a 9-0 record. They blasted Ho Ho Kus/Saddle River in the finals, 25-6, to keep their undefeated streak intact. Front row, from left to right, Brennan Lyons, Brady Manzo, David Manzo, Dylan O’Neil, […]

South Orange Ave. eastbound to be closed

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The eastbound lanes of South Orange Avenue between Cherry Lane/Brookside Drive and Wyoming Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic on Friday, Nov. 20; Monday, Nov. 23; and Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The roadwork closing the street was set to be completed Friday, but the recent inclement weather has necessitated an extra […]

Mountain Top League Thanksgiving Weekend Clinic to be held Sunday, Nov. 29

WEST ORANGE – The Mountain Top League Basketball Thanksgiving Weekend Clinic will be held Sunday, Nov. 29, at Roosevelt Middle School. Session 1: Grades 3-5, 10:30 a.m. to noon (check-in 10 a.m.). Session 2: Grades 6-8, 12:30 to 2 p.m. (check-in noon). Enrollment is limited. There is a maximum of 50 participants per session. The […]

New exhibit “Now Doing the Talking” showcases trailblazing athletes-turned-broadcasters

UPPER MONTCLAIR – Never have televised sports become so pervasive.  In today’s ever-widening world of sports there are more games, more pre-game shows, more post-game analyses, more everything. And more and more former athletes dominate the airwaves. We take for granted the countless ex-players who transition from the playing field to the broadcast booth or […]