‘Irish Education 100’ honors three Seton Hall University educational leaders

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As Seton Hall University celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, the university recognizes the achievements of three members of the Seton Hall University community who were recently inducted into the “Irish Education 100” honor roll. This national list is published annually by the Irish Voice honoring prominent leaders in American education, especially at […]

TBA Mitzvah Morning experiences huge success

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Temple B’nai Abraham held its annual Mitzvah Morning on Sunday, March 13. The successful event included 10 on-site projects, five collections, a Bridges Run and a blood drive in conjunction with Community Blood Services. The event was co-sponsored by temple groups including the Social Action Committee, Men’s Club, Membership, Sisterhood, the PTA […]

Badlani Foundation partners with WOHS to create murals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation, the Essex County Public Safety Academy and West Orange High School have partnered to create Traffic Safety Awareness artwork that will appear on NJ Transit buses beginning in May. The Nikhil Badlani Foundation was founded in 2011 following the death of 11-year-old Nikhil Badlani in an auto […]

Make sure to register for the SOMAS summer program for children

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Catalogs are out and registration is under way for the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School’s children’s summer program. The program offers more than 100 classes in creative arts, music, science and sports. Students get to choose their own classes; the day can be as long or short as you like, […]

New vocational technical school has groundbreaking

NEWARK, NJ — The groundbreaking of the new Essex County Congressman Donald M. Payne Sr. Vocational Technical School in Newark was on Monday, March 14. The 310,000 square-foot building being constructed on the site of the former United Hospital will provide a modern learning environment that will enable the school district to offer curriculum and […]

West Orange shows Irish pride at parade

West Orange shows Irish pride at parade

  WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township celebrated its 65th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade March 13 in downtown West Orange. Maureen O’Hara served as grand marshal and the deputy grand marshal positions were filled by Brian Aker, John Kevin McElroy, Michael Patrick Keigher and Tim Sexton. Photos by Steve Ellmore

Mayor Baraka leads on battle against lead in schools

NEWARK, NJ — In his state of the city address on Tuesday, March 15, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka called for a long-term solution to fix the city’s problems with lead in their drinking water at 30 schools. The recent discovery of dangerous lead levels in Newark public schools’ drinking water threatens human health and Jeff […]

Blood drive at Our Lady of Sorrows

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A community blood drive sponsored by Our Lady of Sorrows Church will be Sunday, March 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Lower Church, 217 Prospect St., South Orange. All blood donors must: bring signed or photo identification; weigh 110 pounds or more; and eat a meal prior to […]

Newark man convicted of attempted murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced that an Essex County jury has convicted Angel Carlo, 30, of Newark of attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose following a trial before the Honorable John Zunic, Judge of the Superior Court. Carlo, who goes […]