New Irvington Manor hosts Holiday Party

IRVINGTON, NJ — The New Irvington Manor’s third annual Holiday Party on Sunday, Dec. 20, featured Mayor Tony Vauss giving away toys to the first 100 children who came to the event, which included a rousing performance by Uncle Magic, a dance contest, a toy giveaway for the hundreds of other children who showed up; free […]

Bloomfield PD gives gifts to local childrenc

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Police Department held its annual holiday gift-giving event for local children and their families on Monday evening, Dec. 21. But before the sacks of present were distributed — and there were literally sacks — Lt. George Ricci, Youth Aid Division commander, had some advice for his corp of volunteers. These helpers […]

Belleville man arrested for trying to rob MMS student

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department received a call at approximately 8:55 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, from Maplewood Middle School reporting a possible robbery involving a student, according to a Dec. 19 press release from the police department. The victim, a 13-year-old eighth-grader, reported that he was approached by a man in the […]

Seton Hall’s Dean Gardner wins March of Dimes award

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A Seton Hall University College of Nursing faculty member recently won a prestigious award from the local March of Dimes chapter. College of Nursing Associate Dean Marcia Gardner of South Orange won the Academic Educator Nurse of the Year Award from the New Jersey Chapter of the March of Dimes, a […]

Man shot to death on Joyce Street

WEST ORANGE, NJ — An Orange resident was shot to death in West Orange, just over the Orange-West Orange border, in the early morning hours of Thursday, Dec. 17. West Orange police responded to a call of an unresponsive man outside 1 Joyce St. Naji Everett, 26, of Orange was pronounced dead at the scene at […]

Arraignment made after Bloomfield drug arrest

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Jersey City suspect was arraigned Dec. 16 on multiple drug charges following his arrest Dec. 15 by Essex County Sheriff’s detectives and Bloomfield police. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that as part of a series of ongoing drug investigations in Bloomfield, a task force of detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics […]

Live Nativity

Photos Courtesy of Church on the Green BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Church on the Green in Bloomfield holds its second live nativity story Friday, Dec. 18. The event includes an outdoor narrated walk and follows Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, making several stops on the church grounds and ending up at the Carriage House for a […]

Orange Elks Lodge hosts Holiday Celebration

ORANGE, NJ — The Nassan’s Place autism awareness and family support organization hosted its third annual Holiday Celebration at Orange Elks Lodge 135 on Main Street on Sunday, Dec. 13. “This is the third time that we’re having it and our second time having it at the Elks Lodge,” Nassan’s Place President Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr said Sunday, […]

Health class gets lesson in ‘safe dating’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is now required by law in New Jersey. One such program took place November 16 and 17 at […]