TSTI adult ed class on navigating social media for news

TSTI adult ed class on navigating social media for news

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In today’s world of myriad social media and online news sources, it can be difficult to know which outlets to turn to for accurate reporting. Rabbi Daniel Cohen of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange will lead a class titled “Finding Social Media Sources to Understand the Jewish World” on Thursday, […]

Six-week Krav Maga course with Chabad

Six-week Krav Maga course with Chabad

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A six-week course in Krav Maga will be available to men beginning Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 8 to 9 p.m. at Chabad of West Orange, 401 Pleasant Valley Way. Krav Maga is a military self-defense and fighting system developed for the Israel Defense Forces and Israeli security forces derived from a […]

WO filmmaker selected for Garden State Film Festival

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Garden State Film Festival announced Feb. 11 that the film “Daydreamer,” produced and with music by West Orange resident Michael Vignola, and directed by Timothy Parsons, will screen at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park. “Daydreamer” follows a young man’s journey as he relentlessly searches for creative […]

Residents become secret Valentine’s Day ninjas for seniors

Residents become secret Valentine’s Day ninjas for seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Feb. 13, Marci DiGaetano posted a question on the Facebook group West Orange 07052: “Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and I was wondering what if anything is being done for the seniors in our community? I think it would be a great idea to show them some love.” Thirty-two comments later […]

School board cuts bus-rental fee for class trips

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Board of Education approved on Jan. 22 a resolution which will decrease by $100 school bus fees for student field trips outside of Essex County. The action returns the cost to $300 per trip following a board-approved increase to $400 per trip in September. The new resolution, which passed unanimously, additionally […]

The Dream: 4,000 flags on BHS lawn BHS lawn

The Dream: 4,000 flags on BHS lawn BHS lawn

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield High School teacher is attempting to raise $4,000 in order to cover the high school lawn with 4,000 American flags by Memorial Day. With the help of one Bloomfield elementary school, she is about halfway there. Peggy Sullivan, a BHS history teacher, said she got the idea for the display […]

Director: ‘Les Mis’ a great success

Director: ‘Les Mis’ a great success

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Gas Lamp Teen Players were shooting high in their most recent musical production, the epic “Les Misérables,” based on the Victor Hugo novel. According to one of its co-directors, Kristy Graves, they hit a bull’s eye. “It was unbelievable,” she said in a telephone interview this past Monday. “They went […]

Unidentified person dies in car fire on I-280

Unidentified person dies in car fire on I-280

WEST ORANGE, NJ — An unidentified person died in a car fire early in the morning on Sunday, Feb. 17, after their vehicle became engulfed in flames on I-280, according to the township’s public information officer in a news release. West Orange police responded to a vehicle accident on I-280 East in the area of […]

HNA to celebrate Black History Month

HNA to celebrate Black History Month

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association will hold its Black History Month celebration on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in DeHart Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood. Join HNA’s Poetry Circle as it reads and listens to poems by historic and contemporary black poets. This meeting is free and open to all. Everyone […]

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