Montclair YMCA Dolphins swimmers make waves at NJ Long Course Junior Olympics Championships

Montclair YMCA Dolphins swimmers make waves at NJ Long Course Junior Olympics Championships

MONTCLAIR – Twenty-four Montclair YMCA Dolphins swimmers who met the qualifying standards for the 2016 NJ Long Course Junior Olympics Championships attended the meet held at Rutgers University,   July 28-31, with 46 other teams from across the state. Among the age-group swimmers aged 12 and under, seven swimmers achieved a total of 16 top-20 finishes: […]

Martha Q. Kenney

Church musician, choir director, biomedical researcher and volunteer for the American Foundation for the Blind.    Martha Ellen Kenney (nee Quinn), passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at age 88. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial funeral mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Bloomfield on Saturday, August 20, 2016 […]

Meet the supervisor: Stephanie Diegmann, district testing coordinator

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a district comprising nearly 7,300 students in grades K through 12, district testing coordinator Stephanie Diegmann plays an integral role in ensuring successful state and district assessment programs, read a release from the West Orange School District. “A district test coordinator oversees test security, test administration and test distribution, which […]

Cougar Prep graduates 23 students from high school readiness program

Cougar Prep graduates 23 students from high school readiness program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Twenty-three teenagers and their parents gathered Thursday, July 28, at Columbia High School to graduate from Cougar Prep, a four-week high school readiness program for incoming freshmen. Cougar Prep is a collaboration between the South Orange-Maplewood School District and The Loft, managed by FAMILYConnections, preparing rising eighth-graders for the transition from middle […]

ARC of Essex County opens group home in Roseland

ARC of Essex County opens group home in Roseland

ROSELAND, NJ — ARC of Essex County officially opened a group home for disabled, low-income adults in Roseland on Thursday, Aug. 4. The renovation of and programming for the residence was spearheaded by The ARC of Essex County, with the Essex County Division of Housing and Community Development providing funds from its HOME program to […]

Codey Arena opens as cooling center to beat the heat

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — With temperatures forecasted to remain above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, Codey Arena will be available to the public as a cooling center. It will remain open today, Friday, Aug. 12, until 10 p.m. and will be open on Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. No […]