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 […]

RAINBOWS assists children dealing with grief

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Do you have a child 5 to 12 years old who is grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis such as death, divorce, separation, abandonment or other painful family transition? The RAINBOWS support group program for children in that age group will be meeting at the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center […]

Essex County towns vary broadly in N.J. municipality rankings

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Monthly recently released its rankings of all of New Jersey’s towns. Essex County towns run the gamut, with the some of the best and some of the worst, according to the magazine’s methodology. In compiling New Jersey Monthly’s 2017 Top 100 Towns list, researchers at Leflein Associates, an independent […]

Summer isn’t over ‘til the pool closes down

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The shrill of the whistle on Labor Day could mean only one thing: another summer lost. On all other nights, Glen Ridge Community Pool co-manager Bob Silvera would blow the whistle 10 minutes before the hour. That was tradition when the pool closed at eight. But on Monday of this week, he […]

‘Connect to Wellness’ for National Recovery Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — “Connect to Wellness” with FAMILYConnections on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Clipper Pavilion on Cherry Street in West Orange to celebrate National Recovery Month. This free festival includes activities such as arts and crafts, children’s activities, yoga, meditation, Zumba and more. For more information, contact Nancy […]

With scams on the rise, know the signs and stay secure

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Scams are a common way for criminals to steal money from innocent victims by using scare tactics and fake stories in a variety of different ways — phone calls, emails and even just dropping notes in mailboxes. According to the Insurance Information Institute, there were 1.2 million reports of fraud in […]