EO YMCA hosts Thanksgiving Luncheon this year

EO YMCA hosts Thanksgiving Luncheon this year

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor and the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs joined forces with Naimah Hall and her Passion For Purpose nonprofit organization to host a Thanksgiving Luncheon at the East Orange YMCA on Thursday, Nov. 23. “I have in my hand … a Thanksgiving meal. We have turkey, […]

DPW ready to clear snow from town’s 103 miles of roads

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Prognosticators of the weather are offering conflicting forecasts for the coming months. Some say it will be a mild winter, while others promise plenty of snow and frigid temperatures. But Anthony Nesto, director of the Bloomfield Department of Public Works and Parks, has heard it all. And he also checks with another authority […]

Guarino of Belleville is honored

Guarino of Belleville is honored

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. routinely singles out individuals of various ethnic communities for special recognition. Recently, in honor of Italian Heritage Day, which focused on those of Italian descent, three individuals were cited as deserving of praise. “During our Essex County Italian Heritage Celebration,” said DiVincenzo, “the Star of Essex […]

Town discusses Essex Green designation

Planning Board meets to decide whether shopping center should be ‘area in need of redevelopment’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board discussed the possibility of the Essex Green shopping center and office buildings becoming an “area in need of redevelopment” at its Nov. 1 meeting, after town planner Paul Grygiel presented a report to the board that showed the redevelopment needs of the complex in West Orange. […]

Freemasons host annual Farmer’s Market pre-Thanksgiving Free Vegetable Giveaway

Freemasons host annual Farmer’s Market pre-Thanksgiving Free Vegetable Giveaway

IRVINGTON, NJ — Omar Bilal Beasley and the members of Garden State Greater Grand Lodge Freemasons hosted the annual Farmer’s Market pre-Thanksgiving Vegetable Giveaway at the lodge on Sanford Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 21. The vegetables were once again provided by the Essex County Department of Health and Human Affairs and Senior Services, but the […]

Muhammad becomes ‘Barbie Shero’ with look-alike doll

Barbie gives Muhammad a ‘perfect hijab moment’

Muhammad becomes ‘Barbie Shero’ with look-alike doll

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Mattel recently honored Maplewood native Ibtihaj Muhammad, the Columbia High School graduate and Olympian, with a Barbie doll modeled after her. In addition to looking like the world-renowned and top-ranked fencer, this new Barbie doll is the first to wear a hijab. Muhammad made headlines in 2016 when, in addition to her […]