West Orange to host iCan Bike camp for the disabled

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Recreation Department will give people with physical and mental disabilities the opportunity to learn to ride a bicycle when it hosts a five-day instructional camp at Liberty Middle School from Aug. 1 through 5. The department’s “FOOTSTEPS for the Exceptional Child” program has partnered with the national iCan […]

Rev. Ron Christian Sports Complex opens for community

Rev. Ron Christian Sports Complex opens for community

IRVINGTON, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and the Weequahic Park Sports Authority scheduled the ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening for the new Rev. Ronald B. Christian Sports and Recreation Complex, inside the park just off Elizabeth Avenue in Newark, on Wednesday, July 20, at noon. And friends and members of Christian’s family said […]

SOMA residents celebrate varied cultures at XRootsFest

SOMA residents celebrate varied cultures at XRootsFest

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race celebrated its 20th anniversary in the two towns and the many cultures here with XRootsFest at Flood’s Hill on July 16. The festival included art performances featuring many different cultures, booths selling handmade crafts that reflected the heritages of the vendors, and a zone for […]

East Orange man indicted for triple murder

East Orange man indicted for triple murder

NEWARK, NJ – Jeffrey Holland, 27, of East Orange, was indicted by an Essex County grand jury on Wednesday, July 20, on 17 counts for the murder of Ashley Jones, 23, Jarrell Marshall, 28, and Tiniquah Rouse, 21, all of Newark. In addition to murder, Holland was also indicted for felony murder, burglary, desecration of […]

Town teen to appear in Paper Mill’s ‘New Voices’

Town teen to appear in Paper Mill’s ‘New Voices’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ  — Bloomfield resident Ellie Kallay, 16, will again be performing in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of “New Voices.” The annual midsummer show, which is the culmination of the summer musical-theater conservatory program at the Paper Mill, features the singing and dancing ability of 120 performers, ages 10 to 18. The theme of the […]

Program has general- and special-ed kids

Program has general- and special-ed kids

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Board of Education and the Recreation Department are in their second year of keeping township children together during the summer. The program, divided into two age groups, provides special-education children with schooling, and the general-education children with activities. And both sets of kids have the opportunity to play together. Older children […]

WO children discover the area for prizes

WO children discover the area for prizes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Discovery Club, a new Downtown West Orange Alliance initiative, was recently launched to much fanfare. The Discovery Club allows children to complete a list of 30 tasks in exchange for pins they can pick up at local businesses. Parents also can get coupons for discounts or free merchandise. […]

After Dallas, BPD puts 2 officers in each patrol car

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Police Department patrol cars will be carrying two officers until further notice, according to BPD Director Samuel DeMaio. The decision comes in response to a sniper’s killing of five law-enforcement officers, and the wounding of seven others, in Dallas last week. The suspect was himself killed by law-enforcement officers. DeMaio said to […]