City approves Newark360 Master Plan

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced Sept. 27 that the Newark Planning Board unanimously approved the Newark360 Master Plan, the blueprint that will shape the equitable physical development of Newark for the next 10 years. Rooted in the principles of creating a more equitable, healthy and resilient city, Newark360 provides key actions to […]

Community comes together for Nutley fall festival

Community comes together for Nutley fall festival

NUTLEY, NJ — The township of Nutley welcomed hundreds to its annual fall festival on Sept. 25 at Memorial Park, aka the Mud Hole, in Nutley. Adults, children and their pets enjoyed a beautiful fall afternoon of camaraderie, music, fun and some of the best of the township’s vendors. The event was organized by the […]

Orange elementary schools celebrate Walk to School Day

Orange elementary schools celebrate Walk to School Day

ORANGE, NJ — Students from Central Elementary School, grades K-2, and Rosa Parks Community School, grades 3-7, walked to school on Wednesday, Oct. 12, along with parents, teachers and community leaders, including Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Superintendent of Schools Gerald Fitzhugh II, RPCS Principal Debra Joseph-Charles and Central Principal Denise White, along with other city […]

SOMA Board of Education candidates debate on Oct. 10

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood School District Presidents Council and League of Women Voters will jointly present a 2022 Board of Education candidates debate at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, in the district meeting room at 525 Academy St. in Maplewood.  The debate will include the five candidates who are currently vying for […]

Essex County Sheriff’s Office holds awards ceremony

Essex County Sheriff’s Office holds awards ceremony

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Sheriff’s Office held a ceremony on Sept. 29 to present Medal of Honor, Officer of the Year and Unit Citation awards to officers who have gone above and beyond. At the ceremony, Sheriff Armando Fontoura awarded the Medal of Honor to the members of the Tactical Response Team, […]

West Orange schools recognize Green Ribbon Week

West Orange schools recognize Green Ribbon Week

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District recognized Green Ribbon Week, held Sept. 19-23, in an effort to educate young people about ways to maintain good mental health practices, encourage adults to engage in practices that facilitate dialogue with young people, and make conversations about mental health as common as conversations about physical […]

Job Haines Home to celebrate 125-year anniversary with gala

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Job Haines Home in Bloomfield is celebrating its 125-year anniversary. Job Haines offers assisted living, long-term nursing care, respite care and subacute rehabilitation services. In the past 125 years, the organization has evolved and grown to meet the changing trends in health care and the needs of people in its care, with […]

JESPY welcomes thespian and business consultant to board of trustees

JESPY welcomes thespian and business consultant to board of trustees

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — JESPY House announced the addition of business consultant Samantha Jones and Broadway actress Diane Davis to its board of trustees. A nonprofit organization based in South Orange, JESPY House provides a wide range of support services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities; visit jespy.org to learn more.  Jones, a resident […]

West Orange to receive grant from bank to support community green spaces

West Orange to receive grant from bank to support community green spaces

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange has been selected by TD Bank to receive a 2022 TD Tree Days grant, according to a recent press release from the township. The grant is a community-based program, created in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation. It helps expand urban forests and green spaces in low- to moderate-income […]

University holds annual Caldwell Service Day

University holds annual Caldwell Service Day

CALDWELL, NJ — More than 200 faculty, staff and students took part in Caldwell Service Day on Sept. 23, volunteering to help out nonprofit and community organizations. Caldwell University classes were canceled for the annual event, which was first held in 2009.  The Student Center gym was filled with enthusiasm as volunteers packaged 17,064 meals […]

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