Bulk item garbage collection in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Waste management recently announced changes to residents’ bulk item collection. In an effort to simplify the process and provide an improved experience, waste management will be making the following changes: One bulk item per week will be collected, replacing the one time per month collection; Bulk collection will occur on your regular […]

Girls on the Run show their strength at the Florham Park Jaycees 5K

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — More than 600 Girls on the Run of New Jersey East participants will run in the Florham Park Jaycees 5K, held at 9 A.M. this Saturday, June 11, at the Holy Family Church in Florham Park. Race proceeds will aid the Jaycees Scholarship Fund benefitting local students, the Billy and Ashley […]

Paper Mill recognizes theatrical achievement at N.J. high schools

MILLBURN, NJ — As one of the nation’s leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way, according to a recent press release. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in […]

Graduation has a ‘Star Wars’ theme this year

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — It is time once again for Project Graduation. Co-chairing for the second time in three years is Laura Buchmann. Her co-chairwoman is Beth Barry. “They usually try to get someone to chair with someone who hasn’t done it before,” Buchmann said in a telephone interview this week. Project Graduation is an opportunity […]

West Orange police debut Operation Hope, seek volunteers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department hopes to roll out a program this fall that places heroin and opiate users into drug treatment instead of jail. Members of the Township Council will vote Tuesday, June 14, on whether to approve Operation HOPE — Heroin – Opiate Prevention Effort — an affiliation between […]

Health Dept: Meningitis shots needed by students going to Rutgers, Brunswick

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Two Rutgers, New Brunswick, students were diagnosed with bacterial meningitis this spring. As a precaution, the Bloomfield Department of Health has issued an alert to nurses at Bloomfield and Glen Ridge high schools that students planning on attending this college campus in the fall are advised to be vaccinated against meningitis B. “Two […]

Planning Board votes yes, 6-3, on Gregory improvements

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board approved the final plan for the proposed bus driveway and expanded parking lot at Gregory Elementary School during a courtesy review at the board’s June 1 meeting. The board voted 6-3 to pass the plan, with members Jerry Eben, Gerald Gurland and Gary Wegner deciding against […]