GR Friday Night Rec begins

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Friday night recreation will be held by Glen Ridge Parks and Recreation. The program will be at Ridgewood Avenue School upper gym, with drop-off in the parking lot behind the school. The night features 90 minutes of gym games for kids, supervised by a qualified staff. All registrations for the free […]

Troop 2’s Gonnella and Smith achieve Eagle Scout status

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Anthony D. Gonnella and Peyton R. Smith, both of West Orange, have earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts: the Eagle Scout Award. Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Scouting and is earned by less than 2.5 percent of all boys involved in Scouting. […]

Eagle Scout project provides families with holiday meals

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Because of the hard work of a Boy Scout with Troop 5 in Maplewood, 75 families were able to have a Thanksgiving meal with turkey and all the trimmings. As part of his Eagle Scout community service project, 17-year-old Tajeer Robinson conducted a food drive and an online fundraising campaign to purchase […]

EO police and fire officers given top honors at awards banquet

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association Inc. awarded the bravery and service of two members of East Orange Police Department during their annual Valor Award Banquet in Atlantic City on Saturday, Nov. 21. East Orange Police Department Detective Damon Johnson and Sgt. Michael Williams Jr. were celebrated for their dedication […]

Montclair Film Fest offers free filmmaking workshop

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Montclair Film Festival and The Film Institute at Montclair State announced the annual Behind the Screen program, a day of free filmmaking workshops and seminars taking place Sunday, Dec. 6, at University Hall, on the campus of Montclair State University. The BTS program is designed for students and adults from all […]

Tevlin’s alleged killer convicted of unrelated WO robbery

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Seattle man accused of killing Livingston college student Brendan Tevlin in June 2014 was convicted on all counts of an unrelated armed robbery of a man in West Orange. Following a two-week trial before Superior Court Judge Michael A. Petrolle, a jury found Ali Muhammad Brown, 30, guilty on Nov. 17 […]

With kindergarten enrollment up, schools may redistrict

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — It is never too early for budget discussions. At its Nov. 16 meeting, the Board of Education heard from business Administrator Cheryl Schneider, who delivered her annual baseline data budget report. Several variables — such as enrollment, caring for facilities, transportation, socioeconomic makeup, and salaries and benefits — factor into deciding a […]

Seton Hall professor examines deadly 1755 earthquake

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Though the 1755 earthquake that destroyed Lisbon, Portugal, hit almost exactly 260 years ago, the world is still feeling the aftershocks today. Seton Hall University professor Mark Molesky details the apocalyptic destruction brought by the Lisbon earthquake, as well as the responses and effects that truly changed the world, in his new […]

Bloomfield High School play review of ‘Almost, Maine’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — “Almost, Maine,” a play of nine vignettes about falling in and out of love, on the same night as an aurora borealis, was performed last week by the Bloomfield High School Thespian Society under the direction of BHS drama teacher Brandon Doemling. Written by John Cariani, the school’s fall production was seen last […]