Maplewood thanks and salutes Ryan and Leventhal

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Giving thanks this holiday season is bittersweet for some as they thank Maplewood residents Jerry Ryan and Kathy Leventhal for their many years of service on the Maplewood Township Committee and prepare to say farewell. In November, newcomers Greg Lembrich and Nancy Adams, both Democrats, were elected to fill Leventhal’s and Ryan’s seats. […]

WOHS students and teacher become ‘Soldiers’ Angels’

By Rebekah Pedo, Correspondent WEST ORANGE, NJ — What is life like in the combat boots of a United States soldier in Afghanistan? Any student at West Orange High School knows it is different from life here in West Orange. It is hard to understand if we cannot put names to the faces of those who […]

Registration for new GR students

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Registration for Glen Ridge children who will enter the 4-year-old pre-kindergarten or the five-year-old kindergarten program in September 2016 will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. from Monday, Jan. 11, through Friday, Jan. 15. Pupils residing on the north side of Bloomfield Avenue should register at Forest Avenue School, […]

Partying out 2015

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — First Night Maplewood South Orange received a check from sponsor BCB Bank in South Orange on Thursday, Dec. 17. From left are Sandi Goodman, Kathy Greenstone, Amy Goldberg, Henry Greenstone, South Orange Trustee Jeff Dubowy, Erminia Dejesus, Michael Goldberg, Claudine Baptiste and John Amato of BCB Bank, Zoe Greenstone and Scott Greenstone. […]

Join the WOAHO to celebrate Kwanzaa and our community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Millions of people across the United States and abroad have celebrated Kwanzaa since it was created in 1966 by activist and Africana studies professor Maulana Karenga. But for all the people who choose to participate in the annual tradition honoring African heritage held the week after Christmas, there are many more who […]

Library friends seeking donations

GLEN RIDGE, NJ  — The Friends of the Glen Ridge Library has made the following announcement: The Friends of the Library depend on memberships and donations from the community to sustain its support of the Glen Ridge Public Library. Consider making a year-end contribution to the Friends. The Friends of the Glen Ridge Library financially […]

Board of Health changes mind, advises pilot TNR program

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Health made recommendations to the village Board of Trustees for implementing a pilot Trap-Neuter-Release program at the Dec. 14 trustees meeting, less than a year after the board advised trustees that TNR would not be in the best interests of the village. Board Chairman Dr. David Pitman […]

Union reps ask EO City Council to help contract negotiations

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Several East Orange employees came to the City Council’s regular meeting Monday, Dec. 14, to make the city’s legislative body aware of difficulties they say they are having with Mayor Lester Taylor’s administration. Bennie Brantley, an employee in the Department of Public Works who is also the president of Communication Workers of […]

Cirilo to head Township Council as president in 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Councilman Victor Cirilo is poised to begin his second nonconsecutive term as the West Orange Township Council president after being elected Dec. 15 at the final council meeting of 2015. Cirilo, who previously served in the position from 2012 into 2013, was granted another yearlong term by a 4-1 vote after being […]

GR library BCCLS gives residents variety

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Seventy-seven public libraries throughout Essex, Hudson, Bergen and Passaic counties comprise the Bergen County Cooperative Library System. What this permits is the opportunity for a library cardholder from any one of these libraries, usually the person’s hometown library, to select from a collection of more than 5.8 million books, DVDs, CDs — […]