Nutley girls’ soccer players help team to silver medal at USYSA National Championships in Texas

Nutley girls’ soccer players help team to silver medal at USYSA National Championships in Texas

NUTLEY, NJ – Mackenzie Albert and Olivia Real, two rising eighth-grade students at John Walker Middle School, competed at the United States Youth Soccer Association National Championships in Frisco, Texas July 23-30. Both girls are teammates on the Soccer Domain Football Club (SDFC) 2004 Girls Yellow team based in Montclair. The team placed second in […]

Winchester Gardens earns industry’s seal of approval

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Winchester Gardens, a senior living community in Maplewood, recently announced that it has once again earned the highest vote of confidence from CARF, an international nonprofit accreditor that sets standards of excellence for health and human service organizations. An organization receiving a five-year term of accreditation has voluntarily put itself through a rigorous […]

Moody’s upgrades county’s bond rating to Aa1

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Moody’s Investors Services has improved Essex County’s bond rating to Aa1 with a “Stable Financial Outlook,” according to a recent press release from the county. This represents an upgrade over the previous rating of Aa2 with a “Positive Financial Outlook” that was assigned in March 2016. Since 2003, Essex County’s bond […]

Learn about growing veggies

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex will host an event titled “Let’s Talk Vegetable Gardening” at the South Orange Elks Rent Party Garden, 220 Prospect St. in South Orange, on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m. The session, open to any vegetable gardener, will focus on achieving peak performance from your […]

Glen Ridge HS Annual Soccer Alumni Game is a success again

Glen Ridge HS Annual Soccer Alumni Game is a success again

GLEN RIDGE, NJ – Pictured are participants of the Glen Ridge High School Annual Soccer Alumni Game held at George Washington field on Thursday night, August 10. The event once again drew a large turnout of former players as they got to play a friendly game in front of their families in attendance. Kneeling, from […]

TSTI campers enjoy music, movement and exploration

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Summer camp at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange has youngsters exploring new horizons and enjoying favorite activities throughout the day. The full-day community camp program, for children ages 2 to 5, is held at the Reform synagogue’s Iris Family Center for Early Childhood Education under the supervision of Director Carol […]

‘Clear the Shelters’

NEWARK, NJ — The Associated Humane Societies shelters in Newark and Tinton Falls, along with nearly 700 animal shelters across the country, plan to “Clear the Shelters,” a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, Aug. 19. Adoption fees will be waived that day for approved adopters with a $50 donation for dogs and $25 for […]

Bloomfield resident donates milkweed to Great Swamp

Bloomfield resident donates milkweed to Great Swamp

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield resident Susan Moseson came to the rescue of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge’s “Monarch Waystation” demonstration butterfly garden in July, donating more than 60 swamp milkweed plants to replace others that had been destroyed. Monarch butterflies lay their eggs only on milkweed plants, whose leaves are the sole source of […]

Grove Park Playground is open

Grove Park Playground is open

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The new playground in Grove Park, located on South Orange Avenue between Grove Road and Park Place, is open for play. The community is invited to join members of the Village governing body for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m.

McKeon decides not to run for Congress

McKeon decides not to run for Congress

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the past several months, there has been a lot of conjecture regarding who would be running to represent the 11th District in Congress. Many have been pointing to Assemblyman John McKeon, a Democrat who represents the N.J. 27th Legislative District, believing that he will challenge incumbent Rodney Frelinghuysen, a Republican. […]