GRPD promotes seatbelts on Thanksgiving

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The GRPD is joining in a national effort to reach out to all Thanksgiving travelers with one important message: buckle up. Thanksgiving is a busy travel time of the year, putting more people on the road, and unfortunately increasing the likelihood of crashes. Each year in our country, tens of thousands […]

Town’s RAKES program seeks volunteers to rake

NUTLEY, NJ — The RAKES program will once again provide an alternative to seniors and those who are disabled and unable to rake their leaves. The RAKES Program — random acts of kindness extended to seniors — is entering its sixth year. Businesses, churches, civic groups, schools and neighborhood organizations are encouraged to form volunteer […]

County road leaf collection schedule listed

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced Essex County’s 2015 leaf collection schedule for county roads. Residents whose properties are on county roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb. To organize leaf collection on county roads, Essex County is […]

Irvington Park gets Senior Cafe

IRVINGTON, NJ — South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones, Omar Bilal Beasley of the Garden State Grand Lodge and the new Friends of Irvington Park group welcomed Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Essex County Freeholder Lebby Jones and others to the Lyons Avenue park on Thursday, Nov. 13, for a press conference announcing the construction of the […]

New welcome signs highlight unity in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The township has put out the welcome mat at key entry points into the municipality to let travelers, and for that matter, returning residents, know that what makes Bloomfield special is the unity of the people who live or work here. The welcome mats are welcome signs, and they were the idea of Brookdale […]

Communication maven heads to Hong Kong to share wisdom

SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE, NJ — South Orange resident and West Orange native Michelle Tillis Lederman’s communications expertise has afforded her the opportunity to speak in front of some of the biggest corporations and institutions in the nation, from Morgan Stanley to Johnson & Johnson and General Electric. But soon Lederman’s ability to help others […]

Tax grace period ends, no Prism payment

Despite issuance of yet another default letter, town officials remain confident in redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township of West Orange issued yet another default letter to Edison Village redeveloper Prism Capital Partners on Nov. 11, after the real estate operator failed to pay fourth-quarter taxes on its redevelopment properties before both the Nov. 1 due date and Nov. 10 extended deadline. Township redevelopment counsel Jennifer Credidio’s default […]

Orange mayor postpones YWCA discussion until Dec. 1

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren ended his public report on the status of the proposed new Recreation Center that involves the purchase and conversion of the old YWCA building on Main Street on Monday, Nov. 9, with a promise to come to the City Council meeting Monday Nov. 16, and do it again. This […]

Veterans Day: One day for some, year-round for many

NUTLEY, NJ — Veterans spanning the decades and wars between World War II and the war in Afghanistan were honored and remembered in numerous events last week in Nutley. Veterans Day is always a somber yet somehow uplifting affair here in this patriotic American town. Every year, veterans and numerous groups supporting them — including the […]

South Orange Ave. eastbound to be closed

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The eastbound lanes of South Orange Avenue between Cherry Lane/Brookside Drive and Wyoming Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic on Friday, Nov. 20; Monday, Nov. 23; and Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The roadwork closing the street was set to be completed Friday, but the recent inclement weather has necessitated an extra […]