Give Kids a Smile provides free dental care for youth

Give Kids a Smile provides free dental care for youth

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Give Kids A Smile Day, a national American Dental Association effort to provide children with free oral care on the first Friday of February, was observed Friday, Feb. 2, in Bloomfield and Glen Ridge at two venues. In Bloomfield, 24 children were given an exam, cleaning and fluoride treatment at KinderSmile Foundation and […]

Menendez visits Irvington church, talks about key concerns  

Menendez visits Irvington church, talks about key concerns  

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez told a packed Christian Pentecostal Church in Irvington on Sunday, Jan. 28, that he remains committed to fighting for the issues that overwhelmingly impact minority communities, including quality education, safe and affordable housing, and criminal justice reform. The senator was joined by Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and the church’s pastor, the […]

Bowling fundraiser garners $4K for graduating WOHS seniors

Bowling fundraiser garners $4K for graduating WOHS seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The fifth annual “Bowling for Scholarship Dollars,” held Feb. 3 at Eagle Rock Lanes, raised $4,000 to provide scholarships to graduating West Orange High School seniors. “The event was a sold-out success,” WOHS Principal Hayden Moore said in a press release. Moore and the Principal Scholarship Team began the popular event […]

BPD holds promotion and appointment ceremony

BPD holds promotion and appointment ceremony

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Police Department promoted 10 officers and appointed 14 new officers at a ceremony held at St. Thomas Church on Friday, Jan. 26. Lts. Gary Peters and Vincent Kearney were promoted to the rank of captain. Peters, formerly in charge of special operations, will now be commander of patrols. Kearney, who headed […]

Historical Society of EO kicks off Black History Month

Historical Society of EO kicks off Black History Month

Photo by Chris Sykes Historical Society of East Orange members, including President Goldie Burbage, right, and East Orange Chamber of Commerce President Patrick Reid, second from right, stand in front of the traveling local history exhibit on Monday, Feb. 5, during the city’s official Black History Month observance kickoff ceremony inside City Hall. The exhibit […]

West Orange mayor looks back on 2017

Annual Chamber of Commerce breakfast honors community members, police officers, WOPAL

West Orange mayor looks back on 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual breakfast at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on Jan. 31, celebrating local businesses and Mayor Robert Parisi’s State of the Township Address. Parisi also presented the Employee of the Year Award to police dispatcher Chris Babinski and Citizen of the Year Award to […]

Supporting our Pirates and forging stronger bonds

Supporting our Pirates and forging stronger bonds

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — With the Super Bowl done, sports fans in South Orange are likely looking for their next athletic obsession. Why not Seton Hall University basketball? Continuing its long partnership, the South Orange Village Center Alliance and Seton Hall have joined to create “South Orange Days,” celebrating the close relationship between the village […]