Explore West Essex YMCA summer camps on March 6

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Families can discover all that the West Essex YMCA summer camps have to offer at an information fair on Sunday, March 6. From 3 to 5 p.m. at the YMCA, parents can speak with camp directors while children learn about astronomy with the STARLAB portable planetarium — provided by the Fairview Lake […]

Summer on the horizon at Fairview Lake YMCA camps open house

STILLWATER, NJ — Families are invited to the scenic, 600-acre Fairview Lake YMCA Camps on March 6 to check out more than two dozen camps and trips — from the traditional to the creative, to the adventurous — offered this summer for children ages 6 to 16. Parents can meet the camp directors at a […]

Governor marks opening of Newark school

TRENTON, NJ — Building on the Christie administration’s record of building school facilities efficiently and in a cost-effective manner, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, Gov. Chris Christie joined New Jersey Schools Development Authority Chief Executive Officer Charles McKenna to mark the opening of the new Elliott Street Elementary School in Newark. This new school replaces the […]

GR Library will present many family activities

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Public Library will host the following upcoming adult and family events: Friday, Feb. 26, 6 to 8 p.m. Family Date Night will be held in the children’s area. Make it a family night out and join in for after-hours fun at the library. This event will feature snacks, […]

Despite snow, revenue from Antique Show was up

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — According to Dorothy Waldt, this year’s manager of the annual Glen Ridge Antique Show, total revenue for the recent 70th anniversary show was more than $22,000. This is about $2,000 above last year’s revenue total. “The exciting number is that our profits were about $16,000 and the largest in several years,” […]

Payne Jr. Congratulates Winners of 2015 Congressional App Challenge

  NEWARK — On Thursday, Feb. 18, U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. announced the winners of the 2015 Congressional App Challenge for high school students in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District. Josua Soto-Vasquez, Gianfranco Cervantes and Yaxenis Ramos of North 13th Street Tech in Newark were named the winners for their app “Social MeatUp,” […]

Seton Hall University hosts annual Conference on Women and Gender

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — More than 260 scholars and advocates gathered for the Seton Hall University Conference on Women and Gender on Feb. 12. Sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Program, the event featured breakout sessions with expert panels and a keynote address by sociologist Rifat Salam. An awards luncheon honored the winners of […]

Woman arrested and charged with kidnapping 11-month old baby from East Orange

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley announced that Christiana Fitzpatrick, 20, of Chicago has been arrested and charged with kidnapping an 11-month old baby boy from East Orange. On Wednesday, Feb. 24, Fitzpatrick, who was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child and interfering with custody, […]

Region IV NJSIAA Wrestling Tournament to be at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School, located at 51 Conforti Ave., will be the site of the Region IV NJSIAA Wrestling Tournament, which begins Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. in the Tarnoff Gymnasium. Wrestlers from Region IV will compete on the following schedules: Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m., first round; Friday, Feb. […]

Cycling for special needs services

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Teen Committee for the JCC MetroWest Cycle For Special Needs event holds up a check for $22,000 at the Sunday, Feb. 21, cycle-thon. The proceeds from the event will go toward promoting inclusion and supporting those with special needs. Pictured, from left, are Peter Guerriero of Maplewood, Chloe Christian of […]