United Way to host annual Women’s History Month Awards Breakfast

  NEWARK, NJ  — On Thursday, March 10, the United Way of Essex and West Hudson Women’s Leadership Council will celebrate and honor three outstanding women who have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come. These extraordinary women have demonstrated character, courage and commitment to the community. “The Greater […]

Judge rules Edwards has to repay illegally earned $270K

    ORANGE, NJ — Superior Court Judge Christine Farrington ruled Thursday, Feb. 18, that former Orange Deputy Business Administrator Willis Edwards must repay the city of Orange Township the $268,750 he earned while working illegally as a city employee with that job title. Farrington’s ruling should bring an end to the legal saga of […]

Teacher creates website to help young artists

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A Glen Ridge High School art teacher, and a former student of hers, have created a Facebook page dedicated to Glen Ridge artists. The goal of the website — GRArtConnect — is to bring together a pool of artists, at various stages of their careers or studies, in order for them to […]

Gregory School celebrates Black History Month with inspirational assembly

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Gregory School students and staff joined together in the gymnasium Feb. 11 for a Black History Month assembly featuring students in kindergarten, first and second grades. Kindergarten classes opened the assembly with a memorized reading of a portion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, bringing applause […]

West Orange High School hosts visiting Chinese exchange students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Six exchange students from the Hangzhou Foreign Language School in China were formally welcomed to West Orange High School on Feb. 11 for a one-week visit accompanied by their teacher and chaperone, Liang Chen. In 2010, the Asia Society and Hanban, the Central Chinese Education Committee, selected the Chinese program of […]

Maplewood may seek artwork to keep downtown beautiful during redevelopment project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Between passing ordinances and resolutions at its Feb. 16 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee discussed the post office site redevelopment and some possible initiatives that may come with it. Although the redevelopment project, which drew mixed conversation of both support and ire for years, is now under way, there is still more […]

East Orange well-represented at the annual Labor Breakfast

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The honorees at the Essex County Democratic Committee’s annual Labor Breakfast, hosted on Friday, Feb. 19, at Nanina’s in the Park restaurant in Branch Brook Park in Belleville, were: Susan M. Cleary, the president of District 1199J, NUHHCE, AFSCME, AFL-CIO; Peter Growing, the council representative of Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters; Mark […]