Moore Love kindness program spreads to Golda Och Academy

Moore Love kindness program spreads to Golda Och Academy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, Nov. 3, Golda Och Academy’s Lower School kicked off Moore Love’s Pass It On program with founder Betsy Stephens. The program, which started in 2014 at Gregory Elementary School in West Orange, was created in memory of Stephens’ sister with the belief that one small act of kindness can […]

CASA outreach effort seeks volunteers in GR

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A meeting was held Monday evening, Nov. 13, at the Glen Ridge Public Library to call attention to the challenges and rewards of becoming a volunteer for CASA, the acronym for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children. About 18 people attended and women outnumbered men 5 to 1. Some were husbands and […]

West Orange opens skate park at Jenkins

New venue for skateboarders brings in skating and cycling enthusiasts from around the county

West Orange opens skate park at Jenkins

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Chilly weather didn’t keep local skateboarders away from the grand opening of the West Orange Skate Park on Sunday, Nov. 12, as a crowd gathered at Jenkins Park with skateboards, scooters and bicycles for the ribbon-cutting and introduction of the halfpipes to the town’s parks system. The West Orange Township Council […]

Maplewood, residents thank veterans

Annual Veterans Day ceremony highlights sacrifices, dedication of servicemen and servicewomen

Maplewood, residents thank veterans

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Gratitude abounded for the sacrifices of those who have served in the armed forces during Maplewood’s annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Maplewood Municipal Building on Nov. 11. The event featured music from the Maplewood Concert Band, under the direction of Steve Kimmons, who is also a veteran of the U.S. Air […]

TSTI helps local women dress for success

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Members of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange held a clothing drive recently to help stock the Dress for Success boutique in Madison. Five carloads of career clothing and accessories were collected, which will provide professional attire to disadvantaged women who are entering the workforce or going to job interviews. Photos […]

Veterans Day has camaraderie, memories and gratitude

Veterans Day has camaraderie, memories and gratitude

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Under clear, chilly skies this past Saturday morning, Nov. 11, Bloomfield again observed Veterans Day. The march by uniformed first-responders began at Town Hall at 10:30 a.m. and traveled down Franklin Street to the Miles Saurez VFW Post 711 Memorial at The Green for an 11:11 a.m. appointment with tradition. It was at […]

Wallerstein Foundation funds playwriting residency for Canterbury Village seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Premiere Stages, the professional theater in residence at Kean University in Union, recently announced its second playwriting residency for senior citizens, funded by the Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement. Based in West Orange, the Wallerstein Foundation’s primary mission is to support qualifying not-for-profit organizations that assist elderly individuals to remain […]

Green elected mayor overwhelmingly in East Orange

Green elected mayor overwhelmingly in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — According to the Essex County Clerk’s Office website, East Orange City Council Chairman and 3rd Ward Councilman Ted Green became the city’s new mayor-elect on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7, with 99.89 percent of the total votes cast. Green received 10,365 votes and ran unopposed, sweeping to victory with 97 percent […]

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