Become a volunteer docent at the Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Turtle Back Zoo is recruiting volunteers for the 2017 Docent Class. Docents are volunteer educators who give educational talks, act as tour guides and are stationed throughout the Zoo to provide information to visitors about the Zoo and its animal collection. This is a highly selective volunteer position and […]

Shabbat House opens in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Shabbat House is a brand-new project that works to unite all Jews to celebrate and enjoy Shabbat together. The Shabbat House building has only recently been completed on 664 Eagle Rock Ave. in West Orange. All are invited to participate in its dedication event, or chanukat habayit, which will take […]

Sixth annual Gregory neighborhood food drive sees great success

Sixth annual Gregory neighborhood food drive sees great success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The sixth annual Gregory neighborhood food drive continued its tradition of record-breaking grocery collections for the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry and community relationship building on Dec. 11. Approximately 5,000 pounds of nonperishable grocery items were donated by more than 300 families in the Gregory neighborhood. The food drive began in […]

Number of homicides in Orange hits 8 for 2016

ORANGE, NJ — The year may be coming to an end, but the death toll continues to increase in Orange, with the number of homicides in the city now at eight. On Friday, Dec. 2, acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced a 16-year-old male juvenile had been […]

The young helping the even younger

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Four middle school students from the Youth Group at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Maplewood scoured the aisles at Target earlier this month, hunting best buys on baby food and toiletries for needy mothers at the North Porch Women and Infants Center. Armed with a $300 Outreach grant, Jessica Bullis-Martinez, Phoebe Hill, […]

West Orange to celebrate Kwanzaa

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange African Heritage Organization will hold its 18th annual Kwanzaa celebration on Thursday, Dec. 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Washington Elementary School, 289 Main St. in West Orange. The event will include refreshments, music, African dancing, vendors and lots of fun. Admission is free and there is […]

Spotlight on history: Students help the war effort

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Let’s look back again to the ‘40s when our country was engaged in World War II and Bloomfield students were expected to do their fair share in winning the struggle. In a very real way, Bloomfield children were an active division in a nationwide children’s crusade. In every school — and there […]