Mosque and charities host meat giveaway in Irvington Park

Mosque and charities host meat giveaway in Irvington Park

IRVINGTON, NJ — Omar Bilal and the Friends of Irvington Park joined forces with Imam Wahy-ud Deen Shareef of the Warith-uhd Deen mosque in Newark, the Embrace Relief nonprofit organization and volunteers from the Edep Academy Home School and After School Program to host a food giveaway at the D. Bilal Community Center in Irvington […]

Local film club to explore work from female directors

Local film club to explore work from female directors

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — For both seasoned viewers of classic films and those who enjoy social commentary from unique sources, there is something for everyone in the newest film series focusing on female directors at “La Cinematheque Film Club,” hosted by South Orange filmmaker Gerard Amsellem at the South Orange Performing Arts Center and the […]

Orange plays host to Italian American Street Festival

Orange plays host to Italian American Street Festival

ORANGE, NJ — Lucy Diura and the Orange Italian American Organization hosted the 16th annual Italian American Street Festival in the city’s Little Italy section, located at and around the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Mechanic Street in the West Ward, on Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10. “We have our 16th annual Italian […]

Bloomfield funeral home wins award for excellence

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Halpin-Bitecola Brookdale Funeral Home, in Bloomfield, has received a 2017 Pursuit of Excellence Award from the National Funeral Directors Association. Only 165 firms from around the world received this recognition, placing Halpin-Bitecola Brookdale Funeral Home among an elite group of funeral-service providers. Pursuit of Excellence Award recipients raise the bar on funeral […]

Donaldson given 30 days to negotiate a sentence to

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Leo and Bradley Donaldson appeared in Newark Superior Court on Friday, Sept. 15, for a brief hearing before Judge Richard Sules. Both defendants were represented by Timothy Smith, the attorney for Leo Donaldson, with Frank Arleo, the attorney for Bradley Donaldson, absent. Sules said he understood that ongoing negotiations between the defendants and […]

Outreaching into closets and cupboards

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Members of the Outreach Committee at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Maplewood gathered a truckload of gently used children’s clothing and household goods earlier this month to help stock the thrift store at Holy Trinity Church in West Orange. Available for sale, the donations help provide essential services for neighbors of Holy […]

Shredding Day in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange will hold a Shredding Day on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Orange Environmental Center, 590 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Shred general items, financial documents, receipts and expenditures. This service is free for all township residents, though ID is required. There is a four-box […]

Rahway flood abatement work could still be 6 years off

Rahway flood abatement work could still be 6 years off

By Jenny Goldberg / Staff Writer ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — With images of Hurricane Irma striking Florida dominating news coverage only two weeks after similar pictures from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas, local memories are being refreshed of Irene and Sandy — and the damage they wreaked. While local officials are pushing for action along the […]

Maplewood Library to hold community meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Sage and Coombe Architects, which have been hired by the Maplewood Library board of trustees to design a “library for the future,” will present its conceptual design to the public on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 51 Baker St. in Maplewood. The design was developed after taking […]

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