Good crowd for a good cause at OctoberFeast

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Kiwanis Club of Glen Ridge held its fourth annual OctoberFeast at the Glen Ridge Women’s Club on Monday, Oct. 16. The ballroom of the club had 16 restaurateurs and three dessert establishments feeding the paying guests. There were four beverage tables offering samples of handcrafted hard liquors, homemade beers, glasses of […]

CASA holds 2nd ‘Homeward Bound’ event in West Orange

CASA holds 2nd ‘Homeward Bound’ event in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Braving the elements in bright red T-shirts and even brighter smiles, a group of more than 100 volunteers gathered for the Homeward Bound Walk hosted by the CASA for Children of Essex County under the Clipper Pavilion of the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange on Sunday, Oct. 15. Based […]

GR Benefits collects for Texas school hit by Harvey

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge Benefits, the fundraising arm of the home and school associations throughout the school district, is currently raising donations for a Houston, Texas, school damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The effort to help was initiated with the president of the Glen Ridge High School Home and School Association, Julie Stolte. “I use […]

Resident creates unique floral arrangements

Resident creates unique floral arrangements

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Tova Narrett lives on Hillside Avenue, a real gardening street she says, and that’s good thing. This way she does not have far to go to pick flowers from her neighbors’ gardens. From what she gathers, she creates imaginative floral arrangements, a pastime that now occupies much of her free time. “I […]

GR Police invite residents to have ‘Coffee with a Cop’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Police Department will present “Coffee with a Cop” on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Glen Ridge Train Station. The department has invited members of the community to join them in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, meet the borough […]

Students from China spend four days in GRHS

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Twenty-nine Chinese tenth- and eleventh-grade students and their teachers arrived at Glen Ridge High School on Monday morning, Sept. 25, luggage in tow. The group, from GRHS’ sister-school, Shanghai Nanhui, are participants in a student-exchange program initiated in 2014 by GRHS Chinese language teacher Shihong Zhang. The visitors were to spend four […]

GRCC named PGA’s Club of the Year for 2017

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge Country Club held a party on Friday, Sept. 15, to celebrate having been named the NJ Professional Golfers’ Association 2017 Club of the Year. The club has recently completed a $12 million upgrade of its facilities that included a new Golf and Tennis Pro Shop. The NJPGA also awarded the […]

Blind resident finds fault with ADA-required curbing

Blind resident finds fault with ADA-required curbing

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — If crossing the street wasn’t tough enough for a visually impaired person, Glen Ridge resident Peter Seymour said ADA curbing makes it downright dangerous. According to Seymour, when the American Disabilities Act eliminated curbs at crosswalks in favor of ramps for wheelchairs, the law took away a landmark that visually impaired people […]

ECPO offers domestic violence training

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will again offer a domestic violence training program this fall. Called “Sanctuary,” the program is a 100-hour training program designed to equip community residents to provide crisis intervention and outreach services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, stalking and family members of domestic […]

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