Antique show returns to Glen Ridge

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Although the final figures are not tallied, the 70th Glen Ridge Antique Show is projected to have a 10 percent revenue increase over last year, according to Dorothy Waldt, the show manager. Last year, the show garnered about $20,000 for charitable causes, before expenses. The fair this year had a festive air, […]

Securing funding for Rahway River Flood Mitigation Plan

Photo Courtesy of Vic DeLuca MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca joined members of the Mayors Council on a Feb. 10 trip to Washington, D.C., to help secure funding for the Rahway River Flood Mitigation Plan. Meeting with N.J. Sen. Robert Menendez, center, are, from left, Rahway Mayor Sam Steinman, Union Mayor Manuel Figueiredo, […]

With 90 years under his belt, WO man looks to future

Photo Courtesy of Karen Carnevale WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange resident James Damgen was honored at the Feb. 9 Township Council meeting to celebrate his upcoming 90th birthday on Feb. 22. Damgen was joined by his family, front row, from left, Courtney Carnevale, Jamie Carnevale, Sarah Damgen, the man himself and Karen Carnevale, and […]

Local neurologist charged with insurance fraud

SOUTH ORANGE / NEWARK, NJ — A North Jersey doctor has been indicted for allegedly billing numerous insurance carriers for medical procedures he did not perform himself or that were not performed at all, according to a Feb. 9 release from New Jersey acting Attorney General John Hoffman and the Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor. […]

Tree removal in Ricalton Square Park

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On or about Tuesday, Feb. 16, a large dead tree in Ricalton Square Park is scheduled to be removed. The location and size of the tree will necessitate bringing in a crane to assist in the work. Please be advised that during the morning commute, parking spaces on the south side of […]

WSOU’s ‘Hall Line’ marks 50th year at Prudential Center

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — More than 120 alumni, staff and friends of WSOU 89.5 FM, the student-run radio station of Seton Hall University, gathered Saturday, Feb. 6, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the sports call-in program “Hall Line.” The occasion was marked with a pregame reception and on-court ceremony at Newark’s Prudential Center that […]

Orange passes ordinance regulating sale of toy guns

ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, Feb. 2, the Orange City Council unanimously approved on second reading Ordinance No. 5-2016 to regulate the sale of realistic-looking toy guns in the city. The new ordinance amends and supplements Chapter 150 of the Municipal Code, called “Peace and Good Order,“ and creates new chapters regulating the sale of toy […]

Chalet will not resign, recall possible

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — An effort to remove 1st Ward Councilman Elias Chalet from office was recently turned aside, while another effort for removal awaits a possible showdown in November, on Election Day. Chalet, who has been indicted by a state grand jury for official misconduct and bribery, was asked by Mayor Michael Venezia, on Sunday, Jan. […]

Federal probes sought into fatal police killings in NJ

IRVINGTON, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress held its second Justice Monday protest outside the Peter W. Rodino Federal Building in downtown Newark on Monday, Feb. 8, as part an ongoing effort to get U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Paul Fishman to start official investigations into several deaths involving police officers. Specifically, POP is seeking […]

Juan Picasso at 1978

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Gallery 1978 presents its Black History Month artist Juan Antonio Picasso in an exhibit that runs from Feb. 13 through March 20. There will be an opening reception Sunday, Feb. 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. Picasso, an Afro­-Cuban relative of Pablo Picasso, is from Havana, Cuba. He is one of 40 […]