New Jersey Fencing Alliance to host prestigious Steve Sobel SYC & Cadet International tournament at NJ EXPO Center, Feb. 26-28

MAPLEWOOD – For the sixth year in a row, the New Jersey Fencing Alliance is proud to announce it will host the Steve Sobel Super Youth Circuit (SYC) & Cadet International tournament from February 26 to 28 at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center. This is the largest fencing event ever to be held […]

West Orange Township Council proclaims January Board of Education Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council presented a resolution to the members of the Board of Education proclaiming the month of January as School Board Recognition Month at the Feb. 9 council meeting. Superintendent of Schools Jeff Rutzky, BOE President Laura Lab, Vice President Mark Robertson and board members Irv Schwarzbaum and […]

Columbia HS wrestling team splits four matches to finish regular season; gears up for District 10 Tournament

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE – This past week saw the Columbia High School varsity wrestling team conclude its regular season with four dual meets. As the rest of the season has gone, the grapplers wrestled well. But with too many forfeits and some injured wrestlers, the Cougars split, as they won two meets and lost two. The […]

Franklin A. Smith

   Franklin A “Frank” Smith, 81, of Port Charlotte, FL passed away on Wednesday February 10, 2015.     Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at the O’Boyle Funeral Home, 309 Broad St. Bloomfield on Saturday at 10 AM. Interment with military honors will take place at Arlington Cemetery in Kearny. […]

Realtor open house in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Relations Commission invites Realtors to the official township of West Orange Realtor open house on Monday, Feb. 22, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Liberty Middle School Cafeteria, 1 Kelly Drive. The event is to inform local Realtors about West Orange’s services and value to buyers […]

‘From Farm to Suburb: The Birth of College Hill’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — If you live in the College Hill section of Maplewood or the surrounding area, you may have wondered how this neighborhood came to be. It wasn’t always a suburban community and didn’t always feature streets named for famous colleges: Amherst, Bowdoin, Colgate, Harvard, Oberlin, Rutgers, Wellesley and Yale. In fact, the moniker […]

All heart at Green Hill

Photo Courtesy of Amy Simon WEST ORANGE, NJ — Green Hill staff and elders participate in National Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 5, to bring awareness to women’s heart health. Health professionals Maria Socorro Bumanglag and Coretta Brown-Desrivieres presented a discussion on education and lifestyle changes to protect your heart. Heart healthy trail mix […]

Participate in middle school PSA challenge

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Middle school students throughout New Jersey are being encouraged to take part in the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s annual Middle School Public Service Announcement Challenge. The contest asks students in grades five through eight to write scripts to 30-second PSAs containing important peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention messages for a […]

TSTI tweaks teen programs, drawing young Jews to community and religion

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When the terror attacks occurred in Paris in November 2015, a “Hot Topic” discussion was sparked among Hebrew High students at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel. The teens shared their feelings and views on responding to global unrest — an exchange made possible by a shift in how the Reform synagogue conducts its […]

Free workshop on ‘Success with LinkedIn’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County invites small, women, minority, veteran and LGBTQ-owned business owners to attend a free workshop, “Success with LinkedIn,” on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m. at McLoone’s Boathouse, 9 Cherry Lane in West Orange. The workshop will include leveraging LinkedIn to increase visibility and expand your network, promoting your brand […]