Irvington HS track athletes lead way at SEC meet, Marine Corps Relays

Irvington HS track athletes lead way at SEC meet, Marine Corps Relays

IRVINGTON – Senior Johnathan Carlton took sixth place in the 55-meter dash in 6.94 seconds and sophomore Michael Veltz, junior Jhamir Applewhite, senior Brandon Moreno and junior James Ely took sixth place in the 4×400-meter relay team in 3 minutes, 48.88 seconds to lead the Irvington High School boys’ indoor track and field team at […]

WOHS students and teacher become ‘Soldiers’ Angels’

By Rebekah Pedo, Correspondent WEST ORANGE, NJ — What is life like in the combat boots of a United States soldier in Afghanistan? Any student at West Orange High School knows it is different from life here in West Orange. It is hard to understand if we cannot put names to the faces of those who […]

Registration for new GR students

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Registration for Glen Ridge children who will enter the 4-year-old pre-kindergarten or the five-year-old kindergarten program in September 2016 will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. from Monday, Jan. 11, through Friday, Jan. 15. Pupils residing on the north side of Bloomfield Avenue should register at Forest Avenue School, […]

Partying out 2015

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — First Night Maplewood South Orange received a check from sponsor BCB Bank in South Orange on Thursday, Dec. 17. From left are Sandi Goodman, Kathy Greenstone, Amy Goldberg, Henry Greenstone, South Orange Trustee Jeff Dubowy, Erminia Dejesus, Michael Goldberg, Claudine Baptiste and John Amato of BCB Bank, Zoe Greenstone and Scott Greenstone. […]

St. Joseph basketball teams give good efforts at Christmas tourney

MAPLEWOOD – The St. Joseph’s basketball teams enjoyed good efforts in the Christmas tournament hosted by St. Helen’s of Westfield. 3rd Grade boys The St. Joseph’s Celtics 3rd grade boys team challenged themselves over the holiday break by participating in the annual Christmas basketball tournament hosted by St. Helen’s of Westfield.   Perhaps because of […]

Library friends seeking donations

GLEN RIDGE, NJ  — The Friends of the Glen Ridge Library has made the following announcement: The Friends of the Library depend on memberships and donations from the community to sustain its support of the Glen Ridge Public Library. Consider making a year-end contribution to the Friends. The Friends of the Glen Ridge Library financially […]

Irvington’s Jamir Brown will be honored by USA Track and Field New Jersey Association for second consecutive year

IRVINGTON – On Saturday January 16, 2016, Irvington’s Jamir Brown will be honored by the USA Track and Field New Jersey Association at the 24th Annual USATF New Jersey Awards Banquet. He is being recognized with the 9-10-year-old boys Mid-Distance Youth Chair Award.  For Jamir, this is the second consecutive year he will be acknowledged […]

Shovel Out Seniors effort gears up for winter storms

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley is once again offering a program to help senior citizens in the winter months. The program, called SOS — Shovel Out Seniors — networks students from Nutley High School and John Walker Middle School who are willing to shovel snow for a nominal fee or for community-service hours. “I believe this […]

Columbia HS wrestling team defeats Belleville; falls to Livingston

The young Columbia High School Cougar varsity wrestling team traveled to face  two Super Essex Conference squads,  Belleville and Livingston. The Cougars came away with a split, defeating Belleville, 51-27, and losing to Livingston, 49-21. At Belleville, the Cougar upper weights won six of the seven bouts: Blake McGowan (152 pounds), Hunter Dallison (160), Tristan […]

RAKES program a success: 75 properties are cleared

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — More than 150 volunteers participated in this year’s eighth annual RAKES program — Random Acts of Kindness Extended to Seniors. The volunteers cleaned away and bagged the leaves on the properties of over 75 senior citizens. “I would like to thank the many volunteers that donated their time and efforts,” said […]