Chabad’s Women’s Dinner is smashing success

Chabad’s Women’s Dinner is smashing success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, Jan. 8, Chabad of West Orange held its annual Women’s Dinner with special guest Judge Rachel Freier. The evening was hosted by Altie Kasowitz, co-director of Chabad of West Orange, and included 130 guests from West Orange and the surrounding communities. “What a delightful evening,” West Orange resident Shirley […]

NAN Chapter president vows to carry on Jones’ legacy

NAN Chapter president vows to carry on Jones’ legacy

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington National Action Network Chapter President and at large Councilwoman October Hudley has vowed to carry on the legacy of civil rights and social and economic justice advocacy that former NAN chapter President and founder Lebby Jones bequeathed to her last year, prior to the group’s sixth annual Mother’s Day Breakfast on […]

WOAC embraces Afro-Cuban art in exhibit

Hernandez brings the sights and sounds of Cuba to West Orange

WOAC embraces Afro-Cuban art in exhibit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council opened a new exhibit of paintings by Alberto Hernandez in its gallery on Jan. 5, displaying 30 canvases by the Cuban-born and Newark-raised painter, and the space came alive with Cuban music and dancing Jan. 13 as the gallery held an opening reception for the show. […]

MPD addresses ‘Force Report’ at forum

Community meeting centers on Maplewood PD’s high rate of force reports

MPD addresses ‘Force Report’ at forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Officials and residents gathered at The Woodland on Jan. 14 to discuss the “Force Report,” NJ Advance Media’s 16-month investigation and analysis of how often municipal police departments in New Jersey used force from 2012 through 2016, the recent years with the most complete data. According to the report, the Maplewood Police […]

Teen dating abuse experts visit WOHS health classes

Teen dating abuse experts visit WOHS health classes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Experts from the Center for Women, part of the National Council of Jewish Women/Essex, presented on the topic of “teen dating abuse” in West Orange High School health classes on Jan. 10 and 11. Students used prior knowledge from their “Relationships and Abuse” unit taught in their Health 9 classes to […]

14th annual WOHS Color Guard Invitational set for Jan. 26

14th annual WOHS Color Guard Invitational set for Jan. 26

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 14th annual Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network Winter Guard Competition will be held in the Tarnoff Gymnasium at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave., on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. West Orange High School will host the event and the WOHS Varsity and JV Winter Color Guards will […]

BFD brass going back to the basics

BFD brass going back to the basics

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Forty-five members of the Bloomfield Fire Department attended professional development workshops last week at Fire Station No. 3, located near St. Valentine’s Roman Church. Taking the 16 hours of workshops were Fire Chief Lou Venezia, all captains, deputy chiefs and firefighters who fill-in for captains. The classes were given by Frank Viscuso. According […]

Upcoming book sales at Maplewood Library

Upcoming book sales at Maplewood Library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Friends of Maplewood Library are holding two upcoming book sales, a general bag-of-books sale and a bag-of-books sale for younger readers, at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. A general bag-of-books sale will be Saturday, Jan. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry to Sunday’s sale will […]