Town using Border collies to frighten away Canada geese

Town using Border collies to frighten away Canada geese

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In an effort to keep down the geese population in Bloomfield, the Board of Health is employing a vendor that uses Border collies to scare the birds, hopefully into another municipality far,far away. This effort is in conjunction with coating the eggs with corn oil by the Public Works Department. The name of […]

Performance is culmination of season’s Johnny Mercer Foundation/ NJPAC Musical Theater Residency Program

Performance is culmination of season’s Johnny Mercer Foundation/ NJPAC Musical Theater Residency Program

NEWARK, NJ — More than a hundred New Jersey middle-school students, with little or no knowledge of musical theater, became collaborative composers, lyricists, dancers, singers and scriptwriters as part of a program that lets kids put on a show at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. For the fourth year, The Johnny Mercer Foundation/NJPAC Musical […]

Bass Foundation donates scholarship money, laptops to CHS seniors

Bass Foundation donates scholarship money, laptops to CHS seniors

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Bass Foundation recently made a donation of $15,000 in college scholarships and 10 laptops to underprivileged graduating high school seniors from Columbia High School in Maplewood. Pictured, Bass Foundation’s N.J. founder and President Tommy Bass, third from left, congratulates the recipients from Columbia High School. The Bass Foundation, established in 1992, […]

Seton Hall professors publish book for educators on parent involvement

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Two faculty members of Seton Hall University’s College of Education and Human Services have published “Getting Parents on Board: Partnering to Increase Math and Literacy Achievement, K–5,” a book for educators to learn how to work more effectively with elementary school parents to increase student achievement. The book, published by Routledge, […]

MuckFest returns! Are you ready?

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than a thousand participants are expected at MuckFest MS New Jersey on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26. MuckFest MS is the fun mud and obstacle 5K for everyone. No special training is required. Runners have a blast on mountains of mud and outrageous obstacles that spin, swing and […]

Summer Concert Series returns to Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the eighth consecutive year, Regal Bank will sponsor the Livingston Summer Concert Series, featuring live musical performances every Sunday evening in July. All concerts take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gazebo at Memorial Field. Should there be inclement weather, shows will be held in the Livingston High School […]

Helicopter aids in arrests, confiscation of two illegal off-road vehicles

NEWARK, NJ — According to Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, on Sunday, June 19, the department’s helicopter helped members of the Special Enforcement Bureau arrest three suspects, confiscate two illegal motorcycles and issue 22 traffic tickets. In an effort to target individuals’ ridings illegal two- and four-wheeled off-road motorcycles and those engaged in other illegal […]

School district may restructure supervisory positions soon

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As the South Orange-Maplewood School District ramps up its strategic planning process, questions have arisen regarding supervisory positions. In an email to the News-Record, district spokeswoman Suzanne Turner said that while the supervisory structure may change, the number of supervisors is unlikely to do so. According to Turner, the […]