Primary candidates announced for Democrats and Republicans

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Thirteen petitions have been filed in the municipal clerk’s office for the June 7 primary elections for mayor and council. Two Democrats are running for mayor; seven Democrats are running for three at-large council seats. The winners will run in the November general election against a Republican slate, which is uncontested in […]

Piano recital at Women’ Club

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Steven Graff, piano recitalist, chamber musician, music history scholar and teacher will perform at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge on April 5. His repertoire will include classical French works by Debussy, Saint-Saens, Rameau, Faure, and Satie, plus works written by Chopin in Paris, and French-inspired popular songs. Come hear favorites […]

CASA training coming to GR

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — CASA — court appointed special advocates — for children of Essex County will host an information night at the Glen Ridge Public Library on Wednesday, April 6, at 6 p.m. for citizens interested in learning more about advocating for children in foster care. “Information meetings like the one we’ll be hosting […]

In Memoriam

BLOOMFIELD, NJ  — Bunting hanging last week at Bloomfield Fire Department Headquarter due to the off-duty death of Firefighter Lou DeFalco. A township resident, DeFalco was a Bloomfield firefighter for 24 years. Chief Joseph McCarthy remembered him as very bright, and with a sharp wit. ‘He enjoyed off-the-wall banter with the guys and was a big […]

Relay for Life kickoff planned for next week

NUTLEY, NJ — Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci will officially kick off Nutley’s 10th annual Relay For Life event with a gathering at the Parks and Recreation Department, located at 44 Park Ave., on Thursday, Feb 4. This kick off celebration is a huge milestone for Nutley. Ten years and a goal of reaching $1 million […]

Ho-ho-holiday cheer takes over West Orange community

Photo Courtesy of Roz Moskovitz Bielski WEST ORANGE, NJ  — Cesar the Magician entertains the youngest members of the Pleasant Valley Civic Association at the group’s Dec. 20 holiday party in West Orange.   Washington Elementary School held its 13th annual Operation Santa Holiday Drive for some forgotten members of the community last week.   Fifth-grade […]

Lions provide for charities following successful 5K race

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With the Maplewood in Motion 5K two months behind us, the proceeds from the the Maplewood Lions Club’s annual race were recently distributed to the food bank beneficiaries, St. Joseph’s Food Bank and Our Lady of Sorrows’ Food Bank, in time for Thanksgiving; additionally, for the first time this year, in memory of […]

East Orange & Orange week of November 19th

OBITUARIES: • CARTER – Evelyn P., formerly of East Orange; Oct. 31. Nurse and mother. • GAINES – Ezell, of East Orange; Nov. 9. Retired bus driver for NJ Transit. • HOUSTON – Lottie Ella, of East Orange; Nov. 4. Child care provider, mother. • MURPHY – John “Sean,” formerly of Orange; Nov. 7. Air […]

Bloomfield & Glen Ridge week of November 12th

OBITUARIES: • DEL CORSANO – Anthony, formerly of Bloomfield; Nov. 4. Estimator, grandfather. • DEPASQUALE – Florence, formerly Bloomfield; Nov. 2. Food service manager. • NOLFI – Dominick R., formerly of East Orange, Glen Ridge; Oct. 30. Navy vet. • PRINCIPE – Thomas, formerly of Bloomfield; Oct. 29. Baker, UNICO member. • REILLY – Richard […]

48 Charged in Essex County Takedown

NEWARK — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced that 48 individuals, including one juvenile, were arrested as part of a major takedown following the execution of six search warrants; five in Newark and one in East Orange. One of the arrests was for murder and a second was for conspiracy to commit murder. Dubbed Operation T.I.D.E. (Targeted […]

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