Holy Spirit Food Pantry looking to stock up, needs your help

VERONA, NJ — With the summer months and vacations having just passed, Verona’s Holy Spirit Food Pantry inventory is low. To get the pantry ready for its next open day on Saturday, Sept. 24, it is having a “pop-up pantry drop” this Sunday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your donations to […]

FITT NJ opens in West Orange

FITT NJ opens in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — FITT NJ held its ribbon-cutting on Sept. 14 for its new location at 1500 Pleasant Valley Way. Joining FITT NJ’s professionals — from left, Joyce Gardner, Kyle Harrow, Carol Michaels and Cheryl Faine — is Mayor Robert Parisi, center.

‘Un-Common-Place’ at CHS’ Domareki Gallery

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School Domareki Gallery is currently showing the exhibit “Un-Common-Place,” featuring the works of Sybil Archibald, Terry Boddie and Russell Christian. The exhibit will run through Sept. 30, and on Friday, Sept. 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., there will be an artists’ reception. The expansiveness of an inner spiritual […]

NJ Transit urges customers not to use Galaxy Note7 on trains

NEWARK, NJ — Following safety concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note7, NJ Transit is strongly urging all customers not to use or charge the mobile device on board trains, buses, light rail vehicles or in stations and facilities, according to a recent release from NJ Transit. “We are asking our customers who have […]

Talking about race with the CCR

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will host “Talking about Race and Culture: The Construction of Race” with Khyati Joshi on Monday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at the South Orange Middle School Library. Joshi, a professor of education at Fairleigh Dickinson University and author and co-editor of many publications, […]

Marjorie A. Cantwell

  Marjorie A. Cantwell (nee Woods), 85, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Mountainside Hospital in Glen Ridge, surrounded by her loving family.    Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the O’Boyle Funeral Home 309 Broad St. Bloomfield on Monday at 9:00 a.m.  The funeral mass will be offered […]

Blood drives in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Blood Services will hold several blood drives in the area which are open to the public. Sunday, Sept. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mantena Global Care, 294 Ferry St. in Newark; Thursday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Essex County College’s Clara Dasher […]

St. Valentine Carnival delights crowds of all ages

St. Valentine Carnival delights crowds of all ages

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — St Valentine’s Church held its annual carnival this past weekend. It was estimated the event is at 35 years old. The area off Broughton Avenue was once a Polish enclave and foods for the event, many homemade, reflected that culinary tradition. There were games for the kids, a 50/50 raffle for the […]

Public safety director suspends Newark police officer

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced that Newark Police Officer Manny Marques was immediately suspended without pay after his arrest, according to a Sept. 14 press release. Marques, 36, a 14-year veteran, is being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility.   All inquiries related to the matter are being handled […]