Murphy’s proposed budget puts aside more money for schools

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy’s first proposed budget increases state “formula” aid that goes directly to school districts by $283.6 million, the initial step toward fulfilling the state’s school-funding obligation, according to a March 15 press release from the NJ Department of Education. The budget also increases aid for expanded preschool, STEM programs and […]

Financial Readiness Scholarship fundraiser at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Circle of Rainbow Sisters Seeking Spiritual and Wellness Connection is holding its annual fundraiser, “Women Who Rock the Kitchen,” on Sunday, March 25, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Tarnoff Cafeteria at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave. Monies raised will go toward the organization’s Financial Readiness Academic Scholarship Award Program. The […]

NJAW encourages customers to help fix any leaks

VOORHEES, NJ — New Jersey American Water and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are reaching out to promote Fix a Leak Week, which runs from March 19 through 25. The national campaign, part of the EPA’s WaterSense program, helps to raise awareness about small leaks and other water that may be inadvertently wasted within homes. […]

WOSEPAC to hold egg hunt

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Special Education Parent Advisory Council will hold a special needs egg hunt on Sunday, March 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Degnan Park, 650 Pleasant Valley Way. The event will include face painting, a sensory craft table and other fun activities. Also, from 4 to 5 p.m., […]

Early School makes matzo for Passover

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The students of the Early School of Temple B’nai Abraham enjoyed learning about the upcoming holiday of Passover. They particularly delighted in the hands-on experience of making matzo, unleavened bread, one of the key symbols of this significant Jewish holiday. The students were involved in the entire process from culling the wheat […]

Maplewood business card exchange

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce will host its annual business card exchange on Monday, March 26, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Winchester Gardens, 333 Elmwood Ave. in Maplewood. Don’t miss the chamber’s largest, networking event of the year. Meet chamber members and local business people. Network and exchange information and learn […]

YMCA of Montclair Dolphins swim team splash to tremendous success at state championships meets

YMCA of Montclair Dolphins swim team splash to tremendous success at state championships meets

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Two swimmers were crowned state champions, two others qualified for the upcoming national championships, and two team relay records were smashed, as the YMCA of Montclair Dolphins swim team reached new heights at recent state championships meets. At the New Jersey YMCA State Championships for swimmers ages 12 and under in Toms […]

Township clerk honored at State of Township Address

Township clerk honored at State of Township Address

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss honored several township employees at his fourth annual State of the Township Address in Christian Pentecostal Church on Clinton Avenue on Thursday, Feb. 23, including Sgt. Sheyla Marquez-Cepeda of the Irvington Police Division, Charles Washington from the Department of Public Works, former Building Department Director and current East Orange […]

Edison students hold peace march for Parkland students

Edison students hold peace march for Parkland students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On March 14, students and faculty at Thomas Edison Central Sixth Middle School held a peace march to honor the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which had occurred exactly one month prior. Students held up heart signs to show their love and […]

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