West Orange to receive grant from bank to support community green spaces

West Orange to receive grant from bank to support community green spaces

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange has been selected by TD Bank to receive a 2022 TD Tree Days grant, according to a recent press release from the township. The grant is a community-based program, created in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation. It helps expand urban forests and green spaces in low- to moderate-income […]

University holds annual Caldwell Service Day

University holds annual Caldwell Service Day

CALDWELL, NJ — More than 200 faculty, staff and students took part in Caldwell Service Day on Sept. 23, volunteering to help out nonprofit and community organizations. Caldwell University classes were canceled for the annual event, which was first held in 2009.  The Student Center gym was filled with enthusiasm as volunteers packaged 17,064 meals […]

Grand jury indicts 14 corrections officers on conspiracy, misconduct charges in inmate assaults at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility

TRENTON, NJ — A state grand jury voted Sept. 27 to indict 14 corrections officers who were charged after a January 2021 incident at the Hunterdon County–based Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, in which inmates were forcibly removed from cells and some were beaten, leaving two of the victims severely injured. Grand jurors returned […]

New Jersey Historic Trust recommends grants for historic preservation, planning

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Historic Trust, an affiliate of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, approved a total of $15,758,315 in grant recommendations from the Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund to save and promote historic sites throughout the state, according to a Sept. 28 press release. Sixty-five preservation planning, heritage tourism […]

Glen Ridge BOE seeks member to fill short-term vacancy

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Board of Education is seeking an individual to fill the short-term vacancy created by the resignation of a member. The position would last from the date of appointment to the board’s reorganization meeting on Jan. 4, 2023. Individuals currently running for the board are eligible to apply. Qualifications […]

South Orange library announces new head of youth services

South Orange library announces new head of youth services

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Public Library’s longtime teen librarian, Keisha Miller, has been promoted to head of youth services.  “Her advocacy for all youth, commendable experience as a teen librarian, engaging programming skills, and enthusiasm to support the South Orange community have prepared her well for this role,” library Director Jill Faherty said.  […]

Juvenile arrested in connection with homicide of Irvington man

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé announced Sept. 27 that a 16-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with the recent fatal shooting of Kyle Eley, 50, of Irvington.  On Sept. 14, Newark police discovered […]

Joyful Diwali celebration held at West Orange High School

Joyful Diwali celebration held at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A light-hearted and joyful Diwali celebration was held at West Orange High School on Sept. 25, organized by United Asian Voices of West Orange. The light rain that fell for a portion of the event did not deter the colorful and animated Bollywood and cultural performances, including mother-daughter team team Saayani […]