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 […]

Hazel community bids fond farewell to outgoing principal

Hazel community bids fond farewell to outgoing principal

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Tears and laughter filled the Hazel Elementary School auditorium on May 4 as the community turned out in force to say goodbye to beloved Principal Edwin Acevedo, who has assumed superintendency of the Long Hill School District. Newly-appointed interim Principal Heather Carr was present for the sendoff, along with West Orange […]

UNICO gives generously to food pantry

VERONA, NJ — At its monthly meeting on April 27, members of UNICO-Verona brought in donations for the Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry. Father Jerry A. Racioppi, chaplain of the Verona Chapter of UNICO, was very grateful for the support of the recently opened pantry. For more information on the pantry, visit http://www.holyspiritverona.org/food-pantry.

Menendez, Booker announce $1.6 million in federal funding to support arts education in N.J.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker recently announced the awarding of a combined $1,610,900 in federal grants from the National Endowment of the Arts to support and enhance arts education throughout New Jersey. The NEA funds state and local arts initiatives through multiple grant categories including Arts Works, Our Town, State […]

Oheb Shalom to host LGBTQ Pride Shabbat

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Oheb Shalom Congregation will host a celebratory LGBTQ Pride Shabbat on Friday, June 3, with a community Shabbat dinner at 6:30 p.m. LGBTQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer. At 7:30 p.m., a special musical Shabbat service will feature “Sharing Our Trans & Gay Stories,” in which several members […]

Paper Mill Playhouse announces 2016 Rising Star Award nominations

MILLBURN, NJ — As one of the nation’s leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. The theater will be the recipient of this year’s Regional Theatre Tony Award. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill […]

Pre-demolition work at 160 Maplewood Ave. continues

MAPLEWOOD,  NJ — Today, Friday, May 13, JMF Properties have begun installing fencing and pedestrian safeguards around 160 Maplewood Ave., the former Post Office site, which will be redeveloped into the Post House mixed-use building. The Maplewood Police Department have signs posted and will be present at the site during work time to assist with […]

Haitian Flag Day event to be hosted in Civic Square

IRVINGTON, NJ — Municipal Council President Charnette Frederic and her Civic Association are joining forces with Thecy Faustin and FamiCare Inc. to host the annual Haitian Flag Day Celebration on Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m. in front of the Municipal Building in Civic Square. The event is free and open to the public, and […]