DOI wins Employer Recognition Award

DOI wins Employer Recognition Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel was presented with the Employer Recognition Award, “For Championing Employment for People with Disabilities,” by the Essex County & Newark Workforce Development Boards’ Disability Issues Committee on Oct. 29 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange.

Valerie Fund to hold annual Thanksgiving Ball Gala

Valerie Fund to hold annual Thanksgiving Ball Gala

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Valerie Fund, a Maplewood-based nonprofit that supports children with cancer and blood disorders, will hold its 27th annual Thanksgiving Ball Gala on Friday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at The Grove, 691 Pompton Ave. in Cedar Grove. Longtime supporters Joe Sheridan, William Sumas and Tara Favors will be honored. For […]

Lester to speak at the HNA meeting

Lester to speak at the HNA meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood, the Hilton Neighborhood Association’s meeting will feature Sarah Lester, director of the Maplewood Memorial Library. She will discuss exciting plans to create a “Library for the 21st Century.” Maplewood is a town of enthusiastic library users […]

NJT police locate missing teen girl

NJT police locate missing teen girl

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Transit Police Department successfully reunited a teenage girl, missing for more than a month, with her family in early November. Brooklynn Hays, 16, of Maryland had been missing since she left home after an argument on Sept. 30. On Nov. 6, New Jersey Transit Police Officer Colleen Hilton recognized […]

Show your basketball skills at Elks free throw competition

Show your basketball skills at Elks free throw competition

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange Elks No. 1154 will hold its Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Competition on Sunday, Nov. 18, at noon at St. Joseph’s School gym, located at 240 Franklin St., Maplewood. Registration is from 11:45 a.m. to noon; the contest begins sharply at noon. The program is free to all contestants. The […]

Durand-Hedden remembers the Great War

Durand-Hedden remembers the Great War

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — One hundred and one years ago, the United States declared war on Germany, joining the First World War, and the impact was felt in the small town of Maplewood. Join Durand-Hedden on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. to learn more about the Great War. More than 100 men from […]

JESPY ‘SHOUT OUT Awards’ recognize local businesses

JESPY ‘SHOUT OUT Awards’ recognize local businesses

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The best business is doing good business! With that sentiment in mind, JESPY House recently presented its first JESPY House “SHOUT OUT Awards.” Presented in mid-November, JESPY clients will give these awards to the 50 businesses or business owners in South Orange who they feel are most helpful and welcoming. “The […]

County hosts ninth annual Veterans Day observance

County hosts ninth annual Veterans Day observance

NEWARK, NJ — At the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance in Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Wednesday, Nov. 7, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., joined by 11th Congressional District Congresswoman-elect Mikie Sherrill, a veteran herself, presented an Essex County Community Star Award to William D. Squires, a U.S. Navy and […]

TSTI to screen ‘Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas’

TSTI to screen ‘Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, located at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, invites the public to a screening of “Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas” on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. Producer Liam Romalis will facilitate a discussion about the movie as part of the program, which includes the Jewish/Irish short film, […]