Sheriff’s detectives, Bloomfield and Irvington police nab two on multiple drug charges

  NEWARK — As a result of two separate investigations, conducted by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Bloomfield and Irvington police officers, a reputed Newark Bloods gang member was arraigned on Wednesday, Feb. 24, on a host of weapons and drug charges and an Irvington suspect was arraigned on multiple drug charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura […]

Police investigate homicide of Irvington man on Feb. 23

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of Omar Heyward, 34, of Irvington. Heyward was fatally shot on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at […]

Author/editor Elisabeth Egan to speak at GR Women’s Club

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Literature Department of the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge has announced that Elisabeth Egan, author of “A Window Opens,” will be the guest speaker on Tuesday, March 1. Egan is the books editor at Glamour. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in Self, Glamour, O, People, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, […]

Theater company holds auditions for upcoming performance

The theater company 4th Wall Theatre, in Bloomfield, will hold open auditions for all roles for its June 3 to 12 production of “Big Fish, written by book writer John August and Tony-nominated composer-lyricist Andrew Lippa. The production will be directed by Kate Swan, with music direction by Markus Grae-Hauck. The show will be presented […]

BOE to keep CHS baseball coaches despite criticisms

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Despite allegations of bullying, Columbia High School’s four baseball coaches were re-appointed to their positions during the Feb. 22 Board of Education meeting. The board voted 6-3 in favor of re-appointing head baseball coach Joseph Fischetti and assistant varsity baseball coach Matt Becht. The three dissenting votes were cast […]

LMS shows love and battles cancer at faculty-student basketball game

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School was the scene of some very special events Feb. 16 as students honored a beloved teacher battling breast cancer. Also, Ronald McDonald recognized the school for collecting one million pop tops to support the Ronald McDonald House and LMS student Cory Lillis had his hair cut for cancer. […]

A tight-knit community at the SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Amanda Cavanagh, a Seton Hall University student and DOVE volunteer who helps hold a storytime at South Orange Public Library at 10 a.m. every Friday, reads “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

South Orange USY provides art to nonprofit

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Teens from South Orange USY, which is affiliated with Oheb Shalom Congregation, visited Baltimore over Presidents Day weekend for a service trip. Pictured, the teens volunteer at Art With a Heart, an organization that helps at-risk children. The teens made art that the organization uses to support its projects.

West Orange students to stage ‘Aida’ this spring

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The drama department at West Orange High School is getting geared up for its spring musical: the award-winning “Aida,” by Elton John and Tim Rice. “Aida” is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country; Amneris, an Egyptian […]