Dana Marie Marotti

   Dana Marie Marotti, 39, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, February 20, 2016.    Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at Christ Church 74 Park Ave. Glen Ridge on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.  Entombment Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Upper Montclair.  Visitation will be at the O’Boyle Funeral Home 309 […]

Pink Tie Affair to support breast cancer awareness

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Susan G. Komen North Jersey will be encouraging guests at their gala Pink Tie Affair to “inspire hope, celebrate life, and be part of the cure.” The event, which will be Friday, March 4, at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, will feature the introduction of a new class of heroes — […]

Edison Middle School student receives international acclaim for #1000BlackGirlBooks project

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Marley Dias, 11, has become an international media celebrity as the result of her #1000BlackGirlBooks project, created to collect and distribute books that represent young black females as main literary characters. Over the past month, Marley has traveled across the United States, appeared on the news, in magazines like “People” and […]

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel recognized for inclusive programming

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel is one of 27 Reform Jewish congregations from across North America recognized by the Union for Reform Judaism as an Exemplar Congregation for having made great strides in inclusion of people with disabilities in all facets of congregational life. Exemplar Congregations were recently honored with a certificate of […]

Christie administration approves more than $1.1 million in recreational trail grants

TRENTON, NJ – The Christie administration has approved 63 applications totaling $1,188,500 for recreational trail projects throughout New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced on Thursday, Feb. 18. The funds come from the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program and are administered by the DEP’s Green Acres Program. Among those included was […]

15th annual West Orange faculty concert raises the roof

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 15th annual West Orange Music Faculty Scholarship wowed the crowd at Liberty Middle School on Feb. 9 while raising funds for graduating seniors. Appreciative concert-goers enjoyed a wide range of music from the talented music staff in the West Orange School District, ranging from Shostakovich to “Little Shop of Horrors.” […]

Read Across America celebration coming to library

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Howard University Alumni of New Jersey presents Read Across America Celebration 2016 on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the East Orange Public Library, 21 S. Arlington Ave., East Orange. Come celebrate Dr. Seuss with story-time, free books, crafts and refreshments. For more information, contact Chesney Blue at […]

Free rabies clinic offered, pet licenses offered at cost

ORANGE, NJ — A free rabies clinic will be presented by Mayor Dwayne D. Warren and the Department of Community Services at the city of Orange Township Firehouse, 419 Central Ave., Orange, on the Lincoln Avenue side, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Exact change is preferred. If you are purchasing a […]

Residents urged to renew dog licenses

Purchase or renew licenses at City Hall

NEWARK, NJ — Newark residents who own dogs are being urged to purchase or renew licenses for them. Applications for licenses are available in Room B-17, at City Hall, 920 Broad St., Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applicants for dog licenses must present the dog or dogs’ certificates of vaccination when […]

The networking event of the year in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Business Card Exchange on Thursday, March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Admission is charged and sponsorship is available through Feb. 26. Meet chamber members and local business people.  Network and exchange information and learn […]