Big crowd, great food at Boosters fundraiser

NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley Music Booster Association held a fundraiser, Taste of the World II, on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Good Shepherd Academy. It was a BYOB event, and a large crowd turned out to support Nutley High School musical education. “Last year, this was at the Elks Club,” said NMBA President Suzanne Harabedian. […]

CHS teens learn about preventing dating abuse

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner, according to a release from NCJW/Essex. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is now required by law in New Jersey. One such program took place […]

WOSD graduation rates fall behind state averages, report says

WEST ORANGE, NJ — According to recent information from the New Jersey Department of Education, while New Jersey’s overall graduation rates went up slightly, West Orange’s went down slightly. As reported by the DOE, West Orange High School’s adjusted cohort graduation rate has stayed fairly level for the past four years, though it hit a […]

Celebrate Black History Month at 1978

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This weekend at Gallery 1978 in Maplewood, enjoy discussions with featured artist Lula Mae Blocton and 2016 artist in residence Juan Antonio Picasso, a Cuban artist, to celebrate Black History Month. On Saturday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m., meet and visit with Picasso, who will discuss his art, its influences and symbolism, […]

Seton Hall professor receives major social work award

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work professor Richard Blake has received a major award from the National Association of Social Workers New Jersey Chapter. Blake was honored at the annual Social Work Gala on Oct. 27 at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe, according to a recent […]

‘Presidents Day for Kids’ with the Montclair History Center

MONTCLAIR, NJ — On Monday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, the Montclair History Center, formerly the Montclair Historical Society, will host a “Presidents Day for Kids” at the Crane House and Historic YWCA. Through hands-on activities and crafts, children will discover how past presidents, their wives and their children lived. Activities include an […]

Play by Bloomfield resident to premiere at Luna

Play by Bloomfield resident to premiere at Luna

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield dramatist will be having a world premiere of her play at Luna Stage, in West Orange, this month. Nikkole Salter, a Los Angeles native and township resident since 2008, has written a play titled, “Indian Head.” According to Luna Stage, the work was commissioned in partnership with the NJPAC Stage Exchange, […]

P.O.P. celebrates anniversary of Justice Mondays protests

NEWARK, NJ — Chairman Larry Hamm and the members of the People’s Organization for Progress are coming up on a milestone, in terms of the weekly Justice Mondays protests in front of the Peter Rodino Federal Building on Broad Street in downtown Newark, and it will be during the national observance of Black History Month […]

WO Relay for Life kicks off, shows promise of success

West Orange prepares to launch into 10th Relay for Life

WO Relay for Life kicks off, shows promise of success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The buildup to the Relay for Life, the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser in which teams raise money and awareness for cancer treatment by walking around a track all night, officially started in West Orange for the 10th year with a kickoff ceremony in the Codey Arena on Jan. 26. Approximately […]