County recognizes 27 senior citizens for their artistic talent

County recognizes 27 senior citizens for their artistic talent

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Sept. 12 in the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove, 27 area artists received awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. “I congratulate the winners and all the artists who participated in this year’s Senior Art Show. The talent displayed by our senior artists is […]

Jennings is ready for another year at BHS

Jennings is ready for another year at BHS

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — With district classrooms headed into their second week of the new academic year, Bloomfield High School has 1,902 students registered, Principal Chris Jennings said in an interview last week at the school. There are 508 freshmen, 468 sophomores, 482 juniors and 444 seniors. “The freshman class is growing,” he said. Jennings, who […]

New roster inducted into Colgate Park Hall of Fame

New roster inducted into Colgate Park Hall of Fame

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Softball and baseball players congregated at Colgate Park field in Fink’s Wine and Liquors and Quigley’s Barbershop jerseys as a new group of “old timers” was inducted into the Colgate Park Hall of Fame at the 43rd annual Old Timer’s Day, honoring the adults who played in the park as children. […]

Maplewoodians learn about first response in town

Maplewoodians learn about first response in town

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood’s first responders gathered on Valley Street for the Maplewood Safety Fair, allowing young residents to sound the sirens and learn how an ambulance operates. Organized by Tony Avila, the owner of American Jiu Jitsu of Maplewood, instructors also taught self-defense tactics. “We wanted to give people a chance to learn about […]

Principal helps faculty implement new programs

Principal helps faculty implement new programs

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — School is under way for another year and six teachers, brand new to the district, have joined Principal Alla Vayda-Manzo’s staff at Bloomfield Middle School. In an interview earlier this week, Vayda-Manzo, who is beginning her seventh year as principal, said there will also be two new courses offered as electives to […]

SO Health Fair covers its bases

Health Department event provides screenings, information, a good time

SO Health Fair covers its bases

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The village held its annual health fair at the South Orange Firehouse on Sept. 7, providing free health screenings for residents where the firetrucks are usually parked. The health fair was the 13th put on by South Orange Health Officer John Festa, who said the event is a chance for residents […]

WO Girl Scouts take action, plant garden outside library

WO Girl Scouts take action, plant garden outside library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Girl Scout Troop 20262, which serves fifth-graders at Hazel and Gregory elementary schools, recently took the first step in its “Take Action Project.” For their Junior Girl Scout ranks, the girls voted to install a community garden outside the West Orange Public Library. On Monday, Sept. 9, they planted fall mums […]

Celebration Sunday was wonderful

Celebration Sunday was wonderful

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Celebration Sunday was observed Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church, with worship followed by an annual picnic on the lawn. The outdoor get-together gave church members the chance to continue their weekly chats with old friends, share some gossip with those who were away for the summer and […]

TC discusses electric vehicles, their charging stations

TC discusses electric vehicles, their charging stations

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee discussed two proposed ordinances that deal with electric vehicles and charging stations at its meeting on Sept. 3, defining what an electric vehicle is and setting regulations for where charging stations will be placed. The ordinances are set to be on the committee’s agenda in September or October. […]

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