Labor of love: West Orange and Maplewood women start store to benefit the autism community

Labor of love: West Orange and Maplewood women start store to benefit the autism community

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Beloved Bath, a business in Maplewood, is transforming how the world views people with autism and their capabilities. Business partners and longtime friends Pat Miller, of West Orange, and Pam Kattouf, of Maplewood, have created a place filled with amazing scents and a caring mindset for customers with both specialized and general […]

Bowers reports noted drop in crime rates in Irvington

Bowers reports noted drop in crime rates in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington has been experiencing a significant drop in crime across the board since 2014, according to Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, while 815 violent crimes were reported in Irvington in 2013, just 230 violent crimes were reported in Irvington in 2020. And, while 1,967 property […]

Orange toy and coat drive gathers huge support

Orange toy and coat drive gathers huge support

ORANGE, NJ — The annual Orange toy and coat drive arranged by the Orange Democratic Committee was held on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Appian Way restaurant, to the delight of local children and their families. Hosted by Orange Democratic Committee Chairperson Antoinett A. Hall, the night included great food, music and plenty of gifts […]

Orange community gathers to light the Hanukkah menorah

Orange community gathers to light the Hanukkah menorah

ORANGE, NJ — Orange held its annual Hanukkah menorah lighting in front of Town Hall on Sunday, Dec. 18, hosted by Councilwoman Adrienne Wooten. The menorah was lit by Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky.  Kanelsky and his organization, Bris Avrohom, have held this ceremony in Orange for seven years. The organization travels to more than 140 municipalities […]

Orange celebrates at annual Toys for Tots drive

Orange celebrates at annual Toys for Tots drive

ORANGE, NJ — Orange’s annual Toys for Tots drive took place at Inner City Cafe in Orange on Friday, Dec. 9. Hosted by mayoral secretary Cheryl Davis-Marshall, the night included great food, music and plenty of gifts donated and placed under the decorated Christmas tree throughout the night. Esteemed guests at the event included New […]

Irvington Christmas tree-lighting ceremony goes above and beyond

Irvington Christmas tree-lighting ceremony goes above and beyond

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Christmas tree-lighting event in Irvington on Wednesday, Dec. 7, brought residents together to kick off the holiday season. Hosted by Mayor Tony Vauss, the event included an inflatable snowman bounce house, an ice skating rink, a train ride for children, food, and toy giveaways accompanied by a picture with Santa and […]

Christmas tree lighting brings joy to West Orange community

Christmas tree lighting brings joy to West Orange community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Christmas tree-lighting event in West Orange on Saturday, Dec. 3, brought residents together to kick off the holiday season. Hosted by Mayor Robert D. Parisi, the event included a petting zoo; a bouncy castle; vocal performances by the West Orange High School glee choir, led by director John Hellyer; and […]