Annual Holocaust service moves 2 towns

CHS teachers receive Thering Award for education contributions

Annual Holocaust service moves 2 towns

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange and Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Committee sponsored the 42nd annual remembrance service at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in South Orange on Sunday, May 5, co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ Holocaust Council. The event was co-hosted by the First Presbyterian and Trinity […]

Irvington replaces its primary EMS provider

Irvington replaces its primary EMS provider

According to Mayor Tony Vauss, the township has switched its EMS service provider from the Monmouth Ocean Hospital Service Corporation to the Americare ambulance service, which is partially owned by Kevin Taylor, a former candidate for East Orange mayor and for the City Council in the 5th Ward. “It’s because MONOC is going out of […]

Tour the park with MMPC

Tour the park with MMPC

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy will host a tour of the park on Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. Conservancy board members Ginny Kurshan and David Nial will lead a tour highlighting the history of the park. Originally swampland, the park was designed by two prominent landscape architecture firms in the 1920s. […]

SOEC, Green Team awarded sustainability grant

SOEC, Green Team awarded sustainability grant

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Green Team and the Environmental Commission were awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey capacity-building grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Four $20,000 grants, seven $10,000 grants and 25 $2,000 grants were distributed to municipalities in 15 New Jersey counties. The grant awards will fund a range of projects including […]

Seniors celebrate ‘Hollywood in Bloomfield’

Seniors celebrate ‘Hollywood in Bloomfield’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Health and Human Services presented its 4th annual Senior Prom on Friday afternoon, May 3. The event was held at the Knights of Columbus, on State Street. According to Paula Peikes, the human services supervisor, 165 people attended. The prom was open to Bloomfield and Glen Ridge residents, the two communities […]

PVP poised to manage OSPAC

PVP poised to manage OSPAC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved on first reading at its April 30 meeting a licensing agreement that will allow Pleasant Valley Productions to run the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center. The ordinance passed with a vote of 2-1; council members Susan McCartney and Cindy Matute-Brown voted yes and Councilman Joe […]

Collum, DDF vie to be president

With less than a week until the election, candidates discuss their visions

Collum, DDF vie to be president

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Residents will vote Tuesday, May 14, for one of two candidates to be village president, choosing between incumbent Sheena Collum and current South Orange Trustee Deborah Davis Ford. Collum is running for her second term as village president, and Davis Ford has served on the Board of Trustees for 12 years. […]

2nd Ward race is between 2 members of YPOE

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The race to fill the East Orange City Council seat of retiring 2nd Ward Councilwoman Jacqueline Johnson in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, June 4, is between Brittany Claybrooks and Khalfani Alleyne, two members of the Young Professionals of East Orange group. Claybrooks and Alleyne, who are Lines 5A and 5B […]

‘Come Join the Circus’ pajama party at Liberty Middle

‘Come Join the Circus’ pajama party at Liberty Middle

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District’s annual reading pajama party will be held at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive, on Friday, May 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. This year’s theme is “Come Join the Circus,” and children from preschool through fifth grade are invited to attend. Pajamas are not mandatory, […]

Freeholders celebrate exceptional youth from Essex County

Freeholders celebrate exceptional youth from Essex County

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its annual “Essex County Celebrates Youth” program on Wednesday, April 24, at the Hall of Records in Newark. This annual event acknowledges outstanding young people throughout the county for their notable achievements. This year’s honorees were: Benjamin Levitt of Livingston High School, Jaala Williams […]

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