Gregory neighborhood provides record donations to pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The fifth annual Gregory Neighborhood Food Drive collected a record number of donations for the local food pantry and provided nearly 80 bags of toiletry and goods from Gregory Elementary School, according to a release. The food drive, coordinated this year by West Orange residents and Gregory parents Amy Hains and […]

Columbia HS fencing teams post strong start to season

MAPLEWOOD – Both the Columbia High School boys’ and girls’ fencing teams won their first meet of the season against West Essex, which was held at the West Essex High School last month. Spirits were high despite the abundance of nervous energy, with an almost all new lineup of starters on the CHS boys’ fencing […]

Poetry Out Loud finals at WOHS on Jan. 6

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The spoken word will again be highlighted at the 10th annual Poetry Out Loud finals on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. in the West Orange High School auditorium. The Poetry Out Loud website describes the vision of the competition as “a contest that encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry […]

UPDATE: South Orange health & fitness challenge

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange is once again leading the charge for a healthier year ahead with sponsorship of SOFit16, the second South Orange Health and Fitness Challenge. SOFit16 invites community residents to participate in a four-month event that promotes and supports healthy living.  There are no sporting competitions involved.  Participants will devise their […]

Kathleen “Kay” Regina Reheis

   Kathleen Regina Reheis (nee Harrington), 102, died on 11/03/2015 in Edmonds, Washington  The oldest of four children, Kay was born in Newark, New Jersey, on September 3, 1913.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 65 years, John W. Reheis; a brother and two sisters.    Kay was a dedicated homemaker, wife and […]

SOS: Students help ‘Shovel Out Seniors’

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley is once again offering a program to help senior citizens in the winter months. The program, called SOS — Shovel Out Seniors — networks students from Nutley High School and John Walker Middle School who are willing to shovel snow for a nominal fee or for community-service hours. “I believe this […]

Burn center honors Orange firefighters at Valor Awards dinner

ORANGE, NJ — The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center presented members of the Orange Fire Department with a Valor Award during the 28th annual Valor Awards on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. Capt. Matthew Kohaut and Firefighters James Antoine and Leonard Stewart were honored for their involvement in a […]

Fencers win Gold at Morris Knolls Invitational

MAPLEWOOD – Maplewood and South Orange residents who fence for their high schools and train at New Jersey Fencing Alliance in Maplewood placed first at the Morris Knolls High School Invitational held the day after Christmas. Amber White from Kent Place won gold in the Freshman Women’s Saber event,  Sophia Heirvaux from Columbia High School won […]