Students flourish in the arts thanks to recent district show

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The artistic talent of West Orange’s student body was on full display at the inaugural West Orange Council of PTAs Reflections Art Show held in the West Orange High School Library Media Center on Dec. 4. Many of the approximately 80 submissions to the local chapter of the nationally sponsored PTA Reflections […]

The Glen Ridge Christmas tree

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Christmas tree, lighted Saturday, Dec. 5, for the first time since Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed the original lights. Funding for the new lights, amounting to $15,000, was provided by the Kiwanis Club of Glen Ridge and the Glen Ridge Rotary Club.

Former Bloomfield resident remembered

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Funeral Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Monday, Dec. 7, for former Bloomfield resident Marion Crecco, a New Jersey assemblywoman from 1986 to 2001, and the wife of former Bloomfield Mayor John Crecco, who survives her. About 150 people were in attendance for the Mass, the procession to the church […]

Santa Ride is on Saturday

NUTLEY, NJ — The annual Santa Ride, sponsored by the Nutley Civic Celebration Inc. and the High Street Fire House, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, starting at 9:30 a.m. Santa will be escorted on his rounds through the town by members of the High Street Fire House. The schedule and route of the […]

Dar Williams’ music serves as the voice of the times

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Writing is often thought of as a solitary occupation, but that has not been Dar Williams’ experience. Through the years the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter has collaborated with some of the music industry’s most respected names in writing and performing her work, from Joan Baez to Suzzy Roche to The Hooters. And while […]

Plans outlined for renovation of Irvington Park Field House

IRVINGTON, NJ — A project to renovate the original, one-story section of the Irvington Park Field House in Irvington was announced on Thursday, Nov. 12. The upgrades will provide park visitors with modern accommodations to meet and host events, and are part of the Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr.’s ongoing initiative to enhance […]

Township rings in the Christmas season

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange officially kicked off its Christmas season with the annual holiday celebration Saturday, Dec. 5, which this year featured both the Holiday Open House and Old-Fashioned Christmas Tree Lighting. Hundreds of residents shopped for gifts sold by dozens of vendors — many of whom were based in town — at the […]

Lions provide for charities following successful 5K race

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With the Maplewood in Motion 5K two months behind us, the proceeds from the the Maplewood Lions Club’s annual race were recently distributed to the food bank beneficiaries, St. Joseph’s Food Bank and Our Lady of Sorrows’ Food Bank, in time for Thanksgiving; additionally, for the first time this year, in memory of […]

Police aim to save lives with, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Police Department made the following announcement: If you’re enjoying the holidays with a drink, The Glen Ridge Police Department has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Due to the increase in drunken-driving-related fatalities around the holidays each year, law-enforcement agencies across America will be […]