FamiCare founder wants to start a back-to-Haiti movement

NEWARK, NJ — During a rally on the steps of Newark City Hall in downtown Newark on Thursday, Jan. 18, Mayor Tony Vauss joined his counterparts from East Orange, Orange, Newark and Hillside in speaking out against recent alleged negative remarks about Haitians, Africans and others that were attributed to President Donald Trump. At Large […]

Reps recognized for ‘Safe Stop NJ’ efforts

Reps recognized for ‘Safe Stop NJ’ efforts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Representatives from the West Orange High School, West Orange Human Relations Commission and West Orange Police Department are recognized Feb. 14 at the school for the work they have done to bring the “Safe Stop NJ” program to West Orange. The program focuses on education and training to ensure that all […]

Timberlake’s freeholder seat remains vacant for now

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A seat on the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders remains open after Britnee Timberlake, a former president of the Board, filled the seat in the New Jersey State Assembly left vacant by Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver. Timberlake was on the freeholder board from 2015 to 2018, and was the president […]

Students ‘visit’ Olympics, with a genuine torch

Students ‘visit’ Olympics, with a genuine torch

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Carteret Elementary School celebrated the opening of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics with a celebration of its own on Thursday, Feb. 8. The activity was festive with songs, paper flags, and promotional films on winter Olympic events, and South Korea, where PyeongChang is located. But the highlight was the appearance of an actual […]

Local leaders take issue with immigration policies, president’s alleged remarks

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Historical Society of East Orange President Goldie Burbage and East Orange Chamber of Commerce President Patrick Reid both recently expressed dismay regarding U.S. immigration policy shifts and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s revocation of Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, El Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and others, as well as the fate of the […]

TC votes to purchase Eagle Rock property

West Orange Township plans to use vacant avenue property to create parking lot for shoppers

TC votes to purchase Eagle Rock property

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a resolution that will allow the township to purchase property at 665 Eagle Rock Ave. to be eventually turned into a parking lot for shoppers. The resolution passed with a vote of 4-1, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak as the only opposing vote. The township is […]

Maplewood Pool membership fees to rise

To cover $40,000 operating budget shortfall, township to increase rates, offer non-resident passes

Maplewood Pool membership fees to rise

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee members voiced agreement at their Feb. 6 meeting to raise Maplewood Community Pool membership rates in an effort to close a shortfall of approximately $40,000. The Maplewood Community Pool is run as a utility and is meant to be self-sufficient, but Maplewood Swimming Pool Advisory Committee member Jennifer […]

EO Recreation Department charts a new direction

EAST ORANGE, NJ — According to Victoria Lewis, supervisor for the East Orange Recreation Department, an exciting schedule of recreational events and activities for winter is on tap, designed to reflect what Mayor Ted Green has in store for the city. The new administration’s mission statement is: “One city, one community, one goal equals progress,” […]

Teen figure skater finds her ‘happy place’ at Codey Arena

Teen figure skater finds her ‘happy place’ at Codey Arena

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The day after the 2018 Winter Olympics held its opening ceremonies in Pyeongchang, South Korea, a group of skaters took to the ice at West Orange’s Codey Arena for the Essex County Winter Skating Extravaganza, an exhibition that showed off the figure skating, speedskating and synchronized skating talents of athletes of […]

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