‘Street Smart NJ’ campaign tries to reduce pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes

NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark will be participating in the March 2016 Street Smart NJ Pedestrian Safety Education Campaign, “Street Smart NJ,” which aims at reducing pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents in Newark and throughout all of New Jersey. The Street Smart NJ campaign is a collaborative effort between public, private and nonprofit organizations. Local […]

Blood drive at UPCWO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — United Presbyterian Church of West Orange is encouraging people to come on Saturday, March 12, to donate blood and treat themselves to a bounty of bagels, fruit, sandwiches and snacks, all provided by the church’s volunteers. Community Blood Services’ state-of-the-art Bloodmobile will be on the church campus from 10 a.m. to […]

Rosemary Matis 

   Rosemary Matis (nee Weber), 78, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at home in Bloomfield surrounded by her loving family.    Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the O’Boyle Funeral Home 309 Broad St. Bloomfield  on Friday at 9:00 a.m.  The funeral mass will be offered at St. Valentine’s […]

Bloomfield College women’s basketball standout Tianna Smith earns another honor

By Gladstone Harrris, Bloomfield College Sports Information Director. BLOOMFIELD – Bloomfield College women’s basketball standout Tianna Smith (Spring Valley, N.Y.) on Tuesday, March 1, was named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Student-Athlete of the Month for February 2016. The announcement was made by CACC Commissioner Dan Mara. It capped an award-winning month for Smith, […]

Former Mets star Mookie Wilson to appear at Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center for book signing of ‘Kings of Queens: Life Beyond Baseball with the ’86 Mets’

UPPER MONTCLAIR – On April 7, former Mets star Mookie Wilson will appear at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center with best-selling author Erik Sherman to discuss and sign copies of Sherman’s new book, “Kings of Queens: Life Beyond Baseball with the ’86 Mets.”  This year marks the 30th anniversary of the infamous world […]

Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center to host screening of ‘Fastball’ on March 22

UPPER MONTCLAIR – Just in time for the upcoming baseball season, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, located on the campus of Montclair State University, will host a special screening on March 22 of the acclaimed documentary “Fastball,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015. Featuring  MLB stars and 20 Hall of […]

West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade street closures announced

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, March 13, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Main Street in West Orange. Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic at the south end of Northfield Avenue and the north end of Harrison Avenue from approximately 11:15 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. Eagle Rock […]

Night of 100 Dinners returns to homes, restaurants March 5

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Achieve Foundation’s “Night of 100 Dinners” is an annual fundraising event, now in its 12th year, in which residents host dinners in their homes to raise awareness of and money for Achieve programs that directly impact students in the South Orange-Maplewood School District. Hosts donate their party costs […]

Don’t miss the ‘LSO Dance Mix’

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Maestro Anthony LaGruth and the Livingston Symphony Orchestra invite local music lovers to join them on Saturday, March 5, for the “LSO Dance Mix.” The third in the orchestra’s 2015-2016 season, the concert features the rhythm, melody and stories of classical dances composed by Brahms, Copland, Gliere and Rachmaninoff, and takes the […]

Send SOHPS your essay for chance at winning scholarship

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Historical and Preservation Society is offering a $1,000 scholarship in a competition open to all high school juniors and seniors living in South Orange and Maplewood who will be entering an accredited institution of higher education upon graduation from high school. To win the prize, students must submit […]