WO athletes take gold at Elks Hoop Shoot competition

WO athletes take gold at Elks Hoop Shoot competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Elks Lodge 1590 held its annual Elks Hoop Shoot basketball free throw contest at West Orange High School on Dec. 3. In the 10 and 11 age group, Gabriel Strassman took first place, Matthew Salmeron took second and Nesim Roy took third. One week later, on Dec. 10, at […]

As 2017 ends, DeMaio looks at the crime stats

As 2017 ends, DeMaio looks at the crime stats

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Public Safety Director Sam DeMaio is warning residents that theft is one crime that spikes during the holiday season, and he advises anyone having a package delivered to make certain someone is at the final destination to accept it. Cyber Monday, the first Monday after Thanksgiving when shoppers go online for sales […]

Orange BOE misses filing deadline for special election

ORANGE, NJ — According to at-large Orange Councilwoman Donna K. Williams, 2016 mayoral candidate Janice Morrell and the Rev. Anthony P. Johnson of the Committee for an Elected Orange School Board, the Orange Board of Education failed to meet the first filing deadline for paperwork needed to facilitate the change from a Type 1 District […]

Holiday Open House draws large crowd

Community gathers downtown to celebrate Christmas season, welcome Santa Claus to town

Holiday Open House draws large crowd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents packed the lawn of Town Hall for the finale of the town’s annual Holiday Open House on Dec. 2, after a day of events to celebrate the holiday season. Beginning bright and early at 9 a.m., the Washington Elementary School Gymnasium was filled with almost 200 people for breakfast with […]

Woman’s Club celebrates 101st birthday

At anniversary party, community service group donates funds to Durand-Hedden, Dickens Village

Woman’s Club celebrates 101st birthday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Woman’s Club is commemorating its 101st year of service and members came together to celebrate at their former home base on Woodland Road in Maplewood, announce donations to several town organizations, and to blow out the candles on a birthday cake. The Woman’s Club sold the building, rebranded as The […]

Irvington suffers fifth homicide of 2017

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington suffered its fifth homicide of the year on Monday, Dec. 4. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino and Irvington Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced the Irvington Police Division and Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide-Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of Marco Angamarca-Yupa, 29, […]

Teacher wins a visit by an educational show for kids

Teacher wins a visit by an educational show for kids

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A theater troupe from the George Street Playhouse came to Watsessing Elementary School on Friday, Dec. 1. Four performers and a stage manager/sound engineer presented an age-appropriate musical comedy, “Austin the Unstoppable.” This was a 45-minute show about the importance of making healthy eating and recreational decisions. The troupe has been touring the […]

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