Man found dead in Maplewood is identified

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert J. Cimino announced on Monday, June 20, that the man found dead on Monday, May 30, in the vicinity of Hickory Drive and Wyoming Avenue in Maplewood has been identified as Samuel Smith Jr., 60, of Newark. Smith sustained fatal […]

Rotary Club presents scholarships to 18 graduates

Rotary Club presents scholarships to 18 graduates

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Rotary Club of West Orange granted $15,000 in scholarships to 18 graduating seniors from West Orange High School, the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy and the Mount St. Dominic Academy during the club’s annual luncheon at Mayfair Farms on June 17. The recipients were selected following a process that saw the […]

Residents gather for Orlando shooting vigil

Residents gather for Orlando shooting vigil

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, June 14, hundreds of residents from South Orange, Maplewood and the surrounding area joined political leaders, members of the clergy and activist groups in a vigil outside the South Orange Fire Department Headquarters to show support for the city of Orlando, Fla., and all affected by the June 12 […]

East Orange welcomes newest crop of police officers

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Police Department recently welcomed a new class of rookies. According to 5th Ward Councilwoman Alicia Holman, chairwoman of the council’s public safety committee, “we just had a ceremony on Thursday, June 16, where we received six officers from our police academy. They just graduated the police academy and joined […]

Fairview students raise cash in Relay for Life event

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Fairview Elementary School held its second Relay for Life on Friday afternoon, June 17. Relay for Life is a global fundraising event to combat cancer. Communities and organizations raise money through donations which are then contributed to the American Cancer Society. Events are held at various times throughout the year. Fairview Elementary School […]

Renovations now under way at Carteret Park

Renovations now under way at Carteret Park

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Work to remediate the longtime drainage problem at Carteret Park is now under way. According to Councilman Dan Murphy, the multi-purpose field is being regraded. Murphy said the east-side backstop will also be removed to provide for a smaller soccer field. An off-leash area of the park will be created for dogs. […]

EO councilwoman says contracts could be settled soon

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On the eve of Independence Day, Mayor Lester Taylor’s administration is preparing to settle its ongoing contract negotiations with the East Orange Fire and Police departments. According to 5th Ward Councilwoman Alicia Holman, who is chairwoman of City Council’s Public Safety Committee, the city has already settled a new contract for […]

Bloomfield, Glen Ridge students honored by NCJW/Essex

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section, have honored three Essex County high school students with the Nancy and Robert Eskow NCJW Volunteer Awards, according to a press release from the NCJW/Essex. Selected from a field of 36 applicants, the 2016 award-winners include Madeline Broderick of Glen Ridge High […]

Walking Tour preserves South Orange’s history

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Andre Preoteasa, organizer of the recent South Orange Historic Walking Tour, presents a check from tour admissions to Karen Marlowe, president of the South Orange Historic and Preservation Society, beneficiary of tour proceeds. He is assisted by Hannah Preoteasa. Photo Courtesy of Joel Levin