Newark Academy volleyball player Reina Hassell signs with Amherst College

Newark Academy volleyball player Reina Hassell signs with Amherst College

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange resident Reina Hassell, a senior at Newark Academy, an independent school for grades 6-12 in Livingston, has committed to playing volleyball at NCAA Division III Amherst College (Mass.) next year.  Newark Academy celebrated her achievements during a spring Signing Day ceremony on Tuesday, May 21. Family, friends, teachers and […]

Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center honors Best Teammate Award recipients

Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center honors Best Teammate Award recipients

LITTLE FALLS — Continuing a beloved tradition in local high school sports, for the 12th consecutive year, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center honored student-athletes from member schools of the Super Essex Conference in a celebration of the qualities that made Yogi Berra a national treasure.  Recipients of the museum’s 2024 Best Teammate Award, […]

Newark Academy student-athletes sign with colleges

Newark Academy student-athletes sign with colleges

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Two South Orange natives and student-athletes at Newark Academy – an independent school for grades 6-12 in Livingston – have committed to playing their respective sports at the NCAA Division I level in college. Dagny Slomack committed to playing basketball at Central Connecticut State University for basketball, while Victoria Pevzner will […]

Help protect those who serve and keep us safe

Help protect those who serve and keep us safe

NJ State Police Sgt. Stephen Napoli shed light on what it’s truly like to be at the scene of a roadside incident   By Sgt. Stephen Napoli, New Jersey State Police As a seasoned officer who has served 22 years with the New Jersey State Police, I’ve witnessed firsthand some perilous scenes that unfolded on […]

We have to change driver behavior in work zones – it is costing highway workers their lives

We have to change driver behavior in work zones – it is costing highway workers their lives

By Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, NJDOT Commissioner The start of a new school year is just a few weeks away and with that we will see an increased number of motorists on New Jersey’s roadways. Between hurried school runs, residents returning from vacations, and buses trying to stay on schedule, the pace of activity on our highways, […]

Note to our newspaper subscribers

Problems at the printing plant where our newspapers are printed have caused a delay in their distribution. Subscribers to the News-Record of Maplewood and South Orange, The Glen Ridge Paper, West Orange Chronicle, Irvington Herald, The Independent Press of Bloomfield, Record-Transcript and Union County LocalSource should receive their newspapers in Friday’s mail.  We apologize for […]

Ukrainian ballet dancers pour out their hearts in NJPAC performance before returning to war-torn country

Ukrainian ballet dancers pour out their hearts in NJPAC performance before returning to war-torn country

NEWARK, NJ — In “The Nutcracker,” she was a snowflake. In “Sleeping Beauty,” she was a fairy. Both roles, among others portrayed by English-speaking ballerina Olena Pedan, were performed in a recently concluded North American tour by the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine. The 55-member troupe’s final show, a performance of “Sleeping Beauty,” was presented […]

Cooperman Barnabas ranked 1st in state for pulmonary care, cardiology and gastrointestinal surgery

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three RWJBarnabas Health facilities rank among the top five in New Jersey across various specialty care areas according to a new analysis released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. The facilities recognized include Community Medical Center in Toms River, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston and Robert Wood Johnson […]

Bookstore patrons donate more than 850 books to Reading Buddies

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties, a program of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, recently received more than 850 books as the beneficiary of Barnes & Noble Livingston’s annual holiday book drive in December. Books collected will benefit RSVP’s Reading Buddies program, which matches older adult volunteers with […]

Rachel Coalition to hold book club meeting Feb. 8

LIVINGSTON, NJ — JFS and Rachel Coalition, the domestic violence division of JFS, will host its next book club discussion virtually on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. Many popular books raise issues connected to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating abuse and stalking; the book club’s goal is to engage community members in Rachel Coalition’s […]

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