Butnick to discuss ‘The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia’ at TSTI

Butnick to discuss ‘The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia’ at TSTI

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Stephanie Butnick, a journalist and host of the leading Jewish podcast “Unorthodox,” will share insights about her newest book, “The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia” at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel on Friday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. during the evening worship service. The service and discussion are open to all.  Butnick, who co-authored the […]

Sheriff’s officers search house, recover four weapons

NEWARK, NJ — Two suspects were arrested on Sept. 10 and four weapons, including a Springfield model XP 40 semi-automatic handgun, were recovered by Essex County sheriff’s detectives, according to a release from the department. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said the detectives executed a search warrant at 40 Dassing Ave. in the city’s West Ward. “Upon […]

Maplewood police arrest individual for domestic assault

Maplewood police arrest individual for domestic assault

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Nyesha K. Allen, 28, of Newark, is currently in police custody for allegedly stabbing and shooting a woman on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood.  On Sept. 11 at approximately 7:35 a.m., the Maplewood Police Department received several 9-1-1 calls reporting gunshots in the area of 1701 Springfield Ave., according to a press release […]

Strollers to host two nights of fundraising fun

Strollers to host two nights of fundraising fun

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This fall, the Strollers are ready to put the “fun” back in fundraising with a wild weekend of bingo and line dancing. This year’s fundraiser for the Maplewood-based troupe will once again consist of back-to-back events: a classic bingo night on Friday, Sept. 20, and a back-to-the-honky-tonk evening of line dancing set […]

$5 million raised to support pediatric cancer and blood disorders

$5 million raised to support pediatric cancer and blood disorders

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Valerie Fund successfully completed its first-ever capital campaign, the Green Light Initiative, by raising more than $5 million for pediatric cancer and blood disorders. The funds raised by the Green Light Initiative will play an integral role in expanding services throughout the area for children fighting cancer and blood disorders. Investments […]

NJDOH receives $7.4 million federal grant to address overdose epidemic

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Health announced Sept. 11 that it received $7.4 million in CDC Overdose Data to Action funding to address drug overdoses in the state. The funding will be used to amplify Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration’s comprehensive approach of linking individuals with substance use disorder to care and treatment, […]

Black & Blue gala for Progressive Theater

Black & Blue gala for Progressive Theater

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Progressive Theater will hold the Black & Blue Fundraising Gala on Friday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. The night will include raffles, live music, dancing, performances, a silent auction and more. Progressive Theater works to tell culturally enriched stories that empower the misrepresented, people […]

N.J. Junior Leagues unite to support Newark during its water crisis

N.J. Junior Leagues unite to support Newark during its water crisis

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges & Short Hills has united with Junior Leagues across New Jersey, including the Junior League of Montclair-Newark, to support the many residents of the city of Newark impacted by the current water crisis. As of August 2019, both the city of Newark and the Environmental […]

WO Girl Scouts take action, plant garden outside library

WO Girl Scouts take action, plant garden outside library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Girl Scout Troop 20262, which serves fifth-graders at Hazel and Gregory elementary schools, recently took the first step in its “Take Action Project.” For their Junior Girl Scout ranks, the girls voted to install a community garden outside the West Orange Public Library. On Monday, Sept. 9, they planted fall mums […]

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