Crime in Glen Ridge remains low and steady

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The most recent Uniform Crime Report, released April 29 by the NJ Office of the Attorney General, shows that while criminal activity in Glen Ridge remained low and stable, incidents of non-violent crimes did increase while violent crimes decreased. Comparing 2013 to 2014 According to the 2014 UCR, the total crime index, […]

Turning 104-years-young

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Florence Rosenberg, a resident at Green Hill in west Orange, recently celebrated her 104th birthday. Happy birthday, Florence! Photo Courtesy of Amy Simon

SOMA students to perform with Broadway professionals

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood students will perform in Vanguard Theater Company’s Broadway Buddy Mentorship Cabaret on Sunday, May 22, at South Orange Middle School at 7:30 p.m. The cabaret will also showcase Broadway professionals from shows including “Hamilton,” “Aladdin,” “School of Rock” and “The Color Purple,” among others, who, through Vanguard’s […]

83 N.J. high school seniors receive $92,000 in scholarships

TRENTON, NJ — Comcast NBCUniversal awarded $92,000 in scholarships for the 2016-17 school year to 83 New Jersey high school seniors as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community […]

Temple B’nai Abraham heads to Europe, tours centers of Nazi terror

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of Temple B’nai Abraham and Rabbi Clifford Kulwin recently went on a mission to Eastern Europe called ‘In the Shadow of the Holocaust,’ visiting three centers of Nazi terror — Krakow, Prague and Berlin — and learning in each what happened before, during and after. Below is an essay written by […]

Luna Stage hosts staged reading

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage will hold a staged reading of “Psychodrama,” a new play by Phoebe Farber, on Saturday, May 14, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m. The play, directed by Taylor Del Rossi, focuses on a weekly divorce group that has just lost their leader. Barb, their new […]

Aspiring Kindness Foundation plans 4th annual charity golf outing

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Aspiring Kindness Foundation, which raises money for first responders, emergency service providers, and fire prevention and education programs, will hold its fourth annual Charity Golf Outing at the new Montclair Golf Club at Rock Spring in West Orange on Monday, June 20. Reflecting the origins of the charity that was formed […]

Family of man ‘cooked alive’ sues Felicity Towers

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Court papers filed in Newark Superior Court on April 21 allege that an elderly man residing in Felicity Tower was “cooked alive” and his wife permanently injured from excessive temperatures coming from the heating unit of their dwelling. According to the documents, Aniello DiNapoli, 82, and his wife, Immaculate, 77, were found by […]

EO, SO residents honored with Legends Awards

EO, SO residents honored with Legends Awards

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the 10th annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, May 11, in The Priory restaurant in Newark. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Legends Awards to East Orange resident Inez Rosalie Alick Elliott and South […]