West Orange HS boys soccer team defeats Caldwell to improve to 3-0

West Orange HS boys soccer team defeats Caldwell to improve to 3-0

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School boys soccer team remained undefeated with a 5-0 road win over Caldwell on Sept. 14. WOHS goals were scored by Nathan Menor, Jared Charles, Tyreese Folkes, Mason Bashkoff and Lucas Andrada. Goalkeeper Justin Scavalla recorded his third straight shutout of the season. The Mountaineers improved to […]

Bloomfield HS boys soccer drops tough 2-0 game to Livingston

Bloomfield HS boys soccer drops tough 2-0 game to Livingston

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School boys soccer team hopes to back from a 2-0 loss to Livingston on Sept. 14. The Bengals moved to 1-2 after their second straight loss. They defeated Nutley, 4-1, in the season opener on Sept. 8 and lost to Newark Academy, 3-0, Sept. 10. Here is the rest […]

Irvington HS boys soccer team notches first win of season

Irvington HS boys soccer team notches first win of season

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington High School boys soccer team defeated Newark Collegiate Academy, 2-0, Sept. 13, for its first win of the season. Winner Egnothare scored on an assist by Brian Yupa in the first half and Karl Boucher scored in the second half, also on an assist by Yupa, as the Blue Knights […]

Charity tennis tournament raises more than $4,000 to combat epilepsy

Charity tennis tournament raises more than $4,000 to combat epilepsy

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Congratulations to champions Mark Bochner and Eric Bochner, and runners-up Lara Tomlin and Barry Etchman in the third annual Laura Holtz Tennis Tournament for Epilepsy, held at the Memorial Park Tennis Courts in Maplewood on Sept. 12. The tournament hosted 16 doubles teams and raised more than $4,000 for Epilepsy Services of […]

Baraka hosts back-to-school giveaway and resources event

Baraka hosts back-to-school giveaway and resources event

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Public Schools and Amerigroup partnered to host a back-to-school giveaway and resource event at Rafael Hernandez Elementary School on Sept. 10. At the giveaway, the city, Amerigroup and United Community Corporation gave out bags full of school supplies to youth on a first-come, first-served basis. UCC […]

Bloomfield Community Farmers Market to open every Tuesday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield will be launching a Community Farmers Market on Tuesday, Sept. 21, in the Bloomfield Public Library Courtyard. The market will run every Tuesday, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., through Nov. 9 and feature City Green’s mobile veggie truck, along with other vendors. “This farmers market will be an exciting opportunity to […]

Newark International Film Festival screens East Orange SWEP student film

EAST ORANGE, NJ — A short documentary titled “Beyond the Barrel: An East Orange Story,” which was produced by students of the East Orange Summer Work Experience Program with the help of award-winning broadcast journalist and filmmaker Samson Styles, was selected for a special free screening during the Newark International Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. […]

Essex County elected leaders overwhelmingly endorse greenway project

Essex County elected leaders overwhelmingly endorse greenway project

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Local, county and state elected leaders from Essex County and the city of Newark, in collaboration with representatives from several community groups and the Essex–Hudson Greenway Coalition, came together recently to offer their endorsement of the linear park project and offer deeper insight into the current status and positive community impact […]

Nine officers sworn into Orange Police Department

Nine officers sworn into Orange Police Department

ORANGE, NJ — Nine officers were sworn into the Orange Police Department on Sept. 9. The new officers are Bobby Anderson Jr., Aswad Burgess, Michael Cilenti, Rondolfo Diaz, Charan Fouche, Steven Gatto, Keenen Gooden, Honesty Mendez and Michael Rodriguez. Photos Courtesy of Jamie Summers-Johnson and Adrienne Wooten