Arraignment made after Bloomfield drug arrest

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Jersey City suspect was arraigned Dec. 16 on multiple drug charges following his arrest Dec. 15 by Essex County Sheriff’s detectives and Bloomfield police. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that as part of a series of ongoing drug investigations in Bloomfield, a task force of detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics […]

Live Nativity

Photos Courtesy of Church on the Green BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Church on the Green in Bloomfield holds its second live nativity story Friday, Dec. 18. The event includes an outdoor narrated walk and follows Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, making several stops on the church grounds and ending up at the Carriage House for a […]

Irvington & Vailsburg week of December 24th

OBITUARIES: • KIDD – Charles Jr., of Irvington; Dec. 10. Son and brother. • MANCUSO – Lawrence A., formerly of South Orange and Irvington; Dec. 11. • MATTIA – Dominick A., formerly of Vailsburg; Dec. 11. Husband, father. • ORIGLIERI – Giuseppe, formerly of Irvington; Dec. 10. Construction contractor. • THOMPSON – Father Edward Charles, […]

East Orange & Orange week of December 24th

OBITUARIES: • BROWN – Amelia, of East Orange; Dec. 8. Grandmother. • CLARKE – Richard C., of Orange; Dec. 8. Father. • DAWSON – Dorothy, of Orange; Dec. 1. Great-grandmother, was 102. • EVANS – Betty Anne, of Orange; Dec. 9. Office manager, great-grandmother. • JACOCKS – William “Bill,” formerly of East Orange; Dec. 10. […]

Health class gets lesson in ‘safe dating’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is now required by law in New Jersey. One such program took place November 16 and 17 at […]

Christ Episcopal Church

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Christ Episcopal Church in Glen Ridge held a Lessons and Carols service this past Sunday evening, Dec. 20. A congregation of 100 was treated to a candlelit service filled with choral music and hymns under the direction William Davies, as well as lessons read by people from different walks of life, […]

St. Joseph basketball teams enjoy strong Week 3

MAPLEWOOD – The St. Joseph basketball teams finished strong in Week Three of the season. Third-Grade Boys The Third-Grade boys added two victories last weekend to improve their record to 5-0 and take sole possession of first place in their division. On Saturday night, the Celtics prevailed in a thrilling road game against previously unbeaten […]

Youthful Columbia HS wrestling team hopes to surprise foes; Devin Rocha, Emmanuel Jackson, and Kevhan Bent lead way with medals at Irvington Tourney to start season

MAPLEWOOD – The Columbia High School wrestling team for the 2015-16 season is a very young and inexperienced group of wrestlers. The Cougars’ small team of about 21 wrestlers has 10 freshmen and only three seniors. Additionally there are only five returning varsity wrestlers. However, with a few wrestlers moving up from the youth team […]

Glen Ridge residents shop and fundraise

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A Jingle Mingle holiday-shopping event and fundraiser was held at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge in the evening of Thursday, Dec. 10. The event, hosted by the Glen Ridge Home and School Association, featured many vendors, offering items from food to fur coats. A portion of the proceeds were earmarked to […]

Park Avenue School in Orange receives $10,000 award

ORANGE, NJ — The technology coordinator of Park Avenue School in Orange, Denise Harlem, submitted an application and was selected as the one school in New Jersey to receive a $10,000 award — one school per state, one of 51 awards, including Washington, D.C. — from has started an international movement to expose […]