Metro YMCA receives 4-star rating for 8th straight year

Metro YMCA receives 4-star rating for 8th straight year

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the eighth straight year, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges received the top rating from the largest charity evaluator in the United States for its strong financial health and commitment to transparency and accountability. “Only 4 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least eight consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating […]

Parisi details some town ideas for Rock Spring

Parisi details some town ideas for Rock Spring

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi held a community meeting at the Rock Spring Country Club on Feb. 27 to answer questions about an ordinance for the township to potentially purchase the property, which passed on first reading at the Feb. 19 West Orange Township Council meeting. Parisi described the financial impact the purchase […]

Achieve’s ‘Nights of 100 Dinners’ returns

Achieve’s ‘Nights of 100 Dinners’ returns

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Dinner parties will be happening all around Maplewood and South Orange throughout the month of March as part of Achieve Foundation’s “Nights of 100 Dinners” fundraiser, raising money for the South Orange-Maplewood School District. Volunteer hosts throw parties and, instead of bringing a host a gift or dessert, guests […]

St. Cloud welcomes storyteller Queen Nur for BHM

St. Cloud welcomes storyteller Queen Nur for BHM

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Karen Abdul-Malik, better known to appreciative audiences as “Queen Nur,” enraptured students at St. Cloud Elementary School on Feb. 22 with her captivating storytelling program, “Sweet Potato Pie and Such.” The visit was part of St. Cloud’s Black History Month celebrations, which lasted throughout February. The program features Queen Nur and […]

Maplewood to launch inaugural Police Explorer Program

Maplewood to launch inaugural Police Explorer Program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department will be conducting its very first Police Explorer Program and is seeking interested and qualified youth candidates. The department is currently seeking five members for Police Explorer Post No. 1618. All applicants must be Maplewood residents and current high school students at the start of the program. One […]

Collum addresses recent power outages

Collum addresses recent power outages

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Village President Sheena Collum addressed recent power outages in a public Facebook post on March 4, telling residents in the Newstead, Upper Wyoming and Lower Wyoming areas that she understands their frustrations at the recent and numerous outages. Collum also explained what is causing the outages and what is being done […]

Making her way in a tough sport

Making her way in a tough sport

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Garden State Roller Girls, a flat-track roller derby league, will commence its 2019 season on Saturday, March 9, with a Bloomfield resident padded up. Alicyn Gavin will be competing for the Gateway Grim Reapers against teams whose names are not pretty: the Northern Nightmares, the Jersey City Bridge and Pummel, the […]

Exhibit depicts changes in Glen Ridge homes

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Historical Society has extended, but only until this coming Saturday, March 9, a photography exhibit of lost buildings and their current replacements. The name of the show is “Glen Ridge Then and Now: Fire — Fashion — Finance” and it explores the changes to borough homes. The changes […]

1 5 6 7 8 9 779