Dead body in Maplewood found to be result of hit and run

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino announced today, June 3, that the male discovered on Wyoming Avenue and Hickory Drive on May 30 at approximately 4 a.m. appears to have been struck by a motor vehicle, resulting in his death. His name is not being […]

Township Council splits vote to approve towing licenses

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a resolution during its May 24 meeting that awards three-year town licenses to two of the three towing companies that applied for them; the third company made no secret of its objection to the reason and process by which its license application was denied. The […]

Testimony continues in appraisal hearing for train station

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The civil trial to determine the monetary value of the privately owned property containing the downtown Bloomfield historic train station continued for a second week in Newark Superior Court. Judge Robert Gardner is presiding. The oblong-shaped property being contested runs parallel to the westbound New Jersey Transit tracks, between Glenwood Avenue and Washington […]

Maplewood Farmers Market enters 22nd year

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Farmers Market will be held at the Indiana Street municipal parking lot adjacent to Springfield Avenue every Monday from 2 to 7 p.m. Opening market day will be June 6 and the market season will conclude Nov. 21. Join the community for a great season filled with Jersey Fresh fruits […]

Golda Och to celebrate golden anniversary

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, June 9, Golda Och Academy will celebrate its 50th anniversary at a special birthday celebration at the Golda and Michael Och Campus of Congregation Beth El in South Orange. Golda Och Academy, formerly Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union, opened in 1965 with 18 kindergarten and first-grade […]

Threat of rain cancels the town’s Memorial Day parade

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Joint Memorial Day Committee cancelled the Memorial Day Parade which was scheduled for Monday, May 30. With a storm headed in from the south, a dire but inaccurate weather forecast for northern New Jersey prompted the cancellation decision to be made early Sunday evening. The parade was to begin at 9 […]

West Orange Scholarship Fund honors educator Marie DeMaio, establishes endowment in her name

West Orange Scholarship Fund honors educator Marie DeMaio, establishes endowment in her name

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With 54 years and counting of outstanding excellence in education, Washington Elementary School Principal Marie DeMaio was recognized by the West Orange Scholarship Fund on May 25 with a reception at Rock Spring Country Club in West Orange. Funds raised from the event will establish a permanent endowment in DeMaio’s name […]

Two from Bloomfield named Outstanding Senior Citizens

Two from Bloomfield named Outstanding Senior Citizens

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Six Essex County residents were presented Outstanding Senior Citizen Awards during the 41st annual Senior Citizen Luncheon at The Chandelier in Belleville on Thursday, May 5. Approximately 150 Essex County seniors attended the annual celebration, which recognizes members of Essex County’s various senior clubs for their dedication and commitment to the […]

Essex County Open House returns

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 14th annual Essex County Open House at Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange, will be Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The carnival-like event, which includes free admission to the zoo, combines games and activities to entertain and provide information to raise public awareness […]