Artist Adam Handler to showcase work on July 28

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Artist Adam Handler will showcase his work on Thursday, July 28, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Walter Bauman Jewelers, located at 653 Eagle Rock Ave. in West Orange. Handler was born in 1986 and works in a variety of mixed media formats, including paint, charcoal and works on paper. “Mid-20th-century […]

Irvington receiving $600,000 to demolish 50 unsafe buildings

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington has been awarded a zero-percent interest loan of $600,000 from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and the governor to demolish 50 unsafe buildings in Irvington. The monies are part of the state’s Urban and Rural Center Unsafe Building Bond Loan Fund.   “On behalf of the Township of Irvington, […]

Blood drive at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — There will be a blood drive at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, on Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. This drive is being sponsored by the American Red Cross, U.S. Army Recruiters and the township health department. All presenting donors will receive a $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card. […]

If you build it, they will come to downtown West Orange

If you build it, they will come to downtown West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As part of Downtown Thursdays, a series of events highlighting different areas of downtown West Orange, children participate in Lego Night, at which Joseph Fagan called out designs for them to build. Afterward the children got cupcakes from Supreme Bakery and prizes, as well as a free meal at Benji’s Taqueria Mexican […]

Arts Unbound presents the presidential election with ‘Politico: Access Ability’

ORANGE, NJ — This fall, four local art institutions — Arts Unbound in Orange, SOPAC in South Orange, The Pierro Gallery at the Baird in South Orange and Valley Arts in Orange — will mount interrelated exhibitions in which artists give voice to some of the sizeable issues that are informing the November presidential election. […]

Cooling centers in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Cooling Centers are available in Maplewood for those who need them during this heat event. The following township facilities are air conditioned and open as per the following schedule: Memorial Library on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 […]

Codey Arena will remain open as cooling center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With temperatures forecasted to remain above 90 degrees, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced that Codey Arena will remain available to the public as a cooling center. It will be open to the public Monday, July 25, through Thursday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each […]

West Orange seeks crossing guards

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township of West Orange has posted a job opportunity on its website at for individuals to become school crossing guards. The deadline to apply is July 29; West Orange residents will be given top consideration, but anyone can apply. This job is only part-time, being seasonal, and pays an […]