West Essex YMCA gains $5K donation

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Residential care center CareOne at Livingston recently donated $5,000 to the West Essex YMCA’s annual campaign to support families and individuals in need. “The West Essex YMCA opens opportunities to children and adults who otherwise couldn’t afford them,” Steven Salvanto, executive campus director and administrator of CareOne, said in a release. Salvanto, […]

Seton Hall University to induct five members into its Athletics Hall of Fame

By Thomas Chen/SHU Assistant Athletics Director for Digital Media & Communications SOUTH ORANGE – Five influential individuals who made a significant impact on Pirate Athletics have received the call to be inducted into the Seton Hall University Athletics Hall of Fame, including Kristen Downing ’97 of women’s tennis, Andre McCloud ’86 of men’s basketball, Father Frank […]

DiVincenzo announces $4.5 million distributed through CDBG and ESG programs

DiVincenzo announces $4.5 million distributed through CDBG and ESG programs

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced on that about $4.5 million will be distributed to 16 Essex County municipalities and 39 non-profit community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program on Tuesday, March 1. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through […]

‘Green Eggs and Ham’ … in Orange?

‘Green Eggs and Ham’ … in Orange?

ORANGE, NJ — Orange fire Director Kenneth Douglas reads to children at the Montclair Child Development Center, 261 William St., Orange for National Read Across America Day, on Wednesday, March 2, in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Palatable Paparatto peppers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sam and Rose Paparatto make their fried peppers, an old family tradition, for friends at Green Hill in West Orange. Photo Courtesy of Amy Simon

Craig Andrew Heins

    Craig Andrew Heins passed away at the age of 60. He died quietly at home, in Clermont, Florida, on February 21, 2016, after battling pancreatic cancer.    Craig was the devoted husband to Emily, loving father to Christopher, and beloved brother to Charles and wife Barbara, Cheryl and husband John.  An Uncle to […]

Erickson’s poetry comes into full ‘bloom’ at Words

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Words Bookstore presents writer and cancer survivor Jay Erickson on Friday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. Erickson will be reading from his debut poetry collection, “Bloom.” When author Jay Erickson was diagnosed with advanced metastatic cancer in 2013, he used poetry as a means to make sense of the experience and communicate […]

West Orange native returns to Earth after year in space

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The down-to-earth Scott Kelly returned to Earth on March 2 after 340 days aboard the International Space Station. Astronaut Kelly, a West Orange native, was helping NASA to study the effects long-duration spaceflight can have on the human body. While Scott Kelly’s health was being monitored aboard the ISS, his twin […]