HNA to feature Township Committee candidates at Sept. meeting

HNA to feature Township Committee candidates at Sept. meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Hilton Neighborhood Association’s September meeting will feature the three candidates running for Maplewood Township Committee: Nancy Adams, Ileana Castillo and Greg Lembrich. There are two open seats on the committee, with two incumbents and one challenger running. The meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Maplewood Senior Center, […]

County unveils artist’s rendering of new TBZ entranceway

County unveils artist’s rendering of new TBZ entranceway

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., center, holds an artist’s rendering of the new entranceway to Turtle Back Zoo that was announced Friday, Sept. 14. The $5.3 million project will reconfigure and modernize the entrance and create additional entrance points so larger crowds can be accommodated and long lines of visitors […]

WOFD urges residents to be prepared in case of fire

WOFD urges residents to be prepared in case of fire

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As Fire Prevention Week approaches, the West Orange Fire Department encourages residents to “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” The department will host its annual open house on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Orange Fire Headquarters, 415 Valley Road in West Orange. […]

Tom Atkinson focuses on the big picture at town schools

Tom Atkinson focuses on the big picture at town schools

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Although Bloomfield teachers strive to maintain an educational consistency at each grade level throughout the district, Tom Atkinson, the Bloomfield director of systems and information technology, said questions about student diversity and technology will need to be answered. In an interview Friday, Sept. 14, at Bloomfield High School, Atkinson said he looks at […]

Maplewood and South Orange accepted into AARP Network

Maplewood and South Orange accepted into AARP Network

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The two towns have been accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. This certification recognizes the two towns’ joint commitment to becoming more age-friendly and supporting residents as they age in place, according to SOMA Two Towns for All Ages. Joining the AARP Network gives SOMA access to […]

Tashlich at Daughters of Israel

Tashlich at Daughters of Israel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At Daughters of Israel, Sandye Garrison, a former Hollywood producer and casting agent, led some fellow residents on the Laurie Pavilion in a symbolic indoor tashlich ceremony. Tashlich is a customary ritual during the Jewish High Holy Days period, in which prayers are recited and sins are metaphorically cast away into […]

Maplewood hosts green business recycling roundtable

Maplewood hosts green business recycling roundtable

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., Maplewood will host a business recycling roundtable open to all businesses in Maplewood at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Recycling requirements have become much more stringent this year due to the “National Sword” policy in China, which restricts the types and […]

ECPO investigates police-involved shooting in Irvington

ECPO investigates police-involved shooting in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Members of the Irvington Police Division were engaged in a police-involved shooting on Friday, Sept. 7, and now the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau is investigating the incident, according to acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens. “The incident occurred shortly before 10 p.m., when Irvington police officers were dispatched […]