South Ward councilwoman not forgotten as her legacy lives on

IRVINGTON, NJ — South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones is gone but not forgotten. Jones died unexpectedly Thursday, March 21. Former Irvington Board of Education member Jamillah Beasley-McCleod was appointed to fill Jones’ vacant seat on the Municipal Council on Monday, April 22, and her brother, Omar Bilal Beasley, of the Friends of Irvington Park and […]

Seniors and students work together to nurture plants

Seniors and students work together to nurture plants

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, May 9, West Orange held its second session of the 2019 Senior Gardening Program. Seniors were assisted by West Orange High School students, who prepared beds by mixing mulch and compost, then spreading it onto the beds; the students worked under the guidance of teacher Mallory DeMarco. Photos Courtesy […]

Local heroes from Maplewood honored by 200 Club

Local heroes from Maplewood honored by 200 Club

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Thursday, May 9, The 200 Club of Essex County presented Valor Awards to Maplewood Police Sgt. James DeFazio and Officer Robert Smith, second and third from right, respectively, for their heroic and successful effort to rescue an adult blind male and an unconscious elderly female from a residential fire. On hand […]

East Orange suffers its third homicide of the year

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, May 9, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and East Orange Public Safety Director Domingos Saldida announced the city had suffered its third homicide of the year on Wednesday, May 8. Stephens and Saldida said the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide-Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from […]

WO-owned Rock Spring officially opens

WO-owned Rock Spring officially opens

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents of West Orange gathered at the newly renamed Rock Spring Golf Club at West Orange to officially kick off the 2019 golf season May 9, with longtime West Orange School District educators Pat Galante and Nick Galante being the first to tee off at the course, formerly the Rock Spring […]

Political journalist to discuss ‘Trumpocracy’ at SOPAC

Political journalist to discuss ‘Trumpocracy’ at SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center’s Independent Voices speaker series will continue Thursday, May 23, when the venue welcomes David Frum, a political commentator and frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC and the BBC. Frum will discuss his most recent book, “Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic.” Frum, who hails from […]

GOTR nurtures strong, confident girls in Essex

GOTR nurtures strong, confident girls in Essex

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Girls on the Run New Jersey East gathered at Mayfair Farms in West Orange on May 9 for its annual fundraising breakfast, encouraging local residents to support the group’s New Jersey chapter. The nonprofit organization sponsors running teams for girls across the country and the breakfast featured keynote speaker Sarah Ford, […]

PBA president praises promotion of 25 new sergeants

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers promoted 25 new Irvington Police Division sergeants in a ceremony in Council Chambers on Wednesday, May 1. Vauss said municipal clerk Harold Wiener swore in all the new sergeants. According to the Municipal Clerk’s Office, the members of the Irvington Police Division promoted […]

Maplewood bans single-use plastic bags

Maplewood bans single-use plastic bags

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee unanimously passed an ordinance that will ban plastic bags in local businesses at its meeting May 7, putting into effect on June 1 a law that will prohibit local businesses from giving customers plastic shopping bags. On Aug. 1, retail establishments will begin to charge a fee of […]

Wonderful day for the art show, Eco Fair

Wonderful day for the art show, Eco Fair

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Ridgewood Avenue was closed to traffic but open to art and ecology on Saturday with the annual Glen Ridge Arts and Eco Fair taking place. Mayor Stuart Patrick was on hand to proclaim the day before Mother’s Day to henceforth be the date of the celebration. Patrick presented framed copies of […]

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