Orange Council approves purchase of YWCA building

ORANGE, NJ — The purchase of the old YWCA building at 395 Main St. for $1.5 million to facilitate Mayor Dwayne Warren’s plan to convert it into a new Senior and Youth Recreation Center was approved by a majority of the Orange City Council on Tuesday, March 1. For Resolution 12-2016, North Ward Councilwoman Tency […]

Newark man sentenced to 25 years for kidnapping and raping girl

NEWARK — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray has announced that Pedro R. Rios, 60, of Newark was sentenced to 25 years in New Jersey state prison by the Honorable Bahir Kamil, Judge of the Superior Court, for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl. On July 22, 2015 Rios pled guilty to two counts of […]

AABJ&D celebrates Good Deeds Day with cookie bake

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In honor of Good Deeds Day, the annual worldwide celebration of helping others which is on April 10 this year, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest in conjunction with Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob & David in West Orange and the RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties is sponsoring a community […]

Village residents to show their talent in SRO show

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The State Repertory Opera of New Jersey will present one of Mozart’s most beloved operas, “The Marriage of Figaro,” on Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave. in Montclair. This semi-staged production is a collaboration between State Repertory Opera and the Society of […]

U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera to appear at SHU

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute presents U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera reading from his featured bilingual works, including “Notes of the Assemblage,” at Seton Hall University on Monday, April 11, at 6 p.m. in Jubilee Auditorium. The son of migrant farm workers, Herrera was appointed the nation’s first Mexican-American […]

Fifth-grader wins statewide DAR essay contest

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Demarest Elementary School student has been named the statewide, first-place winner in a Daughters of the American Revolution story contest. Fifth-grader Genevieve Reoch won for her story on the DAR-determined topic, “A Colonial Family’s Reaction to the Stamp Act.” The DAR selected this topic because March 22, 2015, marked the 250th anniversary […]

Grand opening of Chadwick Avenue Village II provides affordable rental opportunities

NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency Executive Director Anthony L. Marchetta recently joined officials from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the city of Newark, and the Newark Housing Authority on Wednesday, March 16, to celebrate the grand opening of Chadwick Avenue Village II, an affordable housing complex […]

Proposed school, town taxes total $98 for average home

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield taxpayers may be paying an additional $98 dollars per average-assessed home if the proposed municipal and school budgets are both approved. The proposed municipal budget estimates a tax increase of $16 for the average-assessed home. The school budget estimates a tax increase of $30.60 per $100,000 for the same home. This would […]