Corbitt attends Irvington’s Haitian Independence Day fete

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Councilman at Large Elroy Corbitt is a black man without ties to the Caribbean island of Haiti, but he represents many Haitian-American constituents in the city. Those constituents gave Corbitt to come out to celebrate Haitian independence on New Year’s Day along with Municipal Council President Charnette Frederic, Mayor Tony Vauss and […]

Seniors Golden Circle to host various events this month

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Seniors Golden Circle will hold the following events in January. The club is open to all Glen Ridge senior citizens, 55 and older. • Chair yoga, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., on Monday, Jan. 11, 18 and 25, and Wednesday, Jan. 13 and 27. The yoga class is looking […]

Chalet returns to Town Hall amid protesters

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — First Ward Councilman Elias Chalet made a dramatic return to his Town Hall council chamber seat on Monday evening, stunning a group of 40 Bloomfield residents who were grouped in the building’s lobby, protesting against his remaining on the council. Chalet was arrested on Nov. 16 for alleged bribery in official and political […]

212th Haitian Independence Day celebrated

IRVINGTON, NJ — Municipal Council President Charnette Frederic was joined by Mayor Tony Vauss and several local dignitaries and members of the Haitian diaspora at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church on Grove Street on Friday, Jan. 1, to celebrate 212th anniversary of Haitian independence from France. FamiCare founder Thecy Faustin, the Ring the Bell for […]

Gone but not forgotten

Photos by Chris Sykes IRVINGTON, NJ — A member of Christian Love Baptist Church on Lyons Avenue in Irvington holds up a CLBC Strong button, for sale on Thursday, Dec. 31, at the church during the New Year’s Eve prayer service and vigil that takes place annually to welcome in the New Year at midnight. This […]

Historic church burns in New Year’s blaze

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Task Force has yet to determine the cause or origin of the three-alarm fire that severely damaged the nearly 200-year old St. Mark’s Episcopal Church early New Year’s Day, though a spokeswoman did say that nothing at this stage of the investigation indicates that the blaze […]

Glen Ridge Train Station stair replacement under way

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — New Jersey Transit has posted the following notice about construction at the Glen Ridge Train Station: Access to the west end of the westbound platform will be closed due to stair replacement. Construction will begin at the end of December and continue for approximately one month. During this time, the only […]

Altercation in parking lot after reorganization

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — An alleged altercation between Councilman Joseph Lopez and Daniel Chalet, a nephew of Councilman Elias Chalet, occurred in the Municipal Building parking lot Monday night, Jan. 4, according to a Bloomfield Police Department report. It followed the Bloomfield Council Reorganizational meeting during which Lopez asked for Chalet’s resignation from the council. Lopez had […]

First Night wows residents with record number of activities

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ  — South Orange and Maplewood residents celebrate the New Year with various performers and vendors on Dec. 31 at the Woodland in Maplewood. The annual First Night funfest had returned for another successful year of uniting the community as the clock reaches midnight and a new year starts. — Photos Courtesy of Michael […]

Turtle Back Zoo breaks attendance record at 2015’s end

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Owens family from Plainfield was recognized on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, for being the 700,000th visitors to Essex County Turtle Back Zoo during 2015. This is the first time attendance has exceeded the 700,000 mark and the 11th consecutive year that a new annual attendance record has been set at […]