Meet to discuss proposed elementary school changes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange elementary school parents and guardians are invited to an informational meeting to discuss the proposed K-5 report card revisions, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, and departmentalization, which will begin in September 2016 for grades three through five. All meetings will begin at 7 p.m. and […]

Positive, purposeful and proactive leadership in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Leadership Development Initiative held a successful inaugural event recently called “Empowering Your Leadership Voice” at The Woodland in Maplewood. At the event, Maplewood resident John Harvey, owner of T2Partners LLC, helped participants with personal empowerment. “In this busy, task-oriented world we could use some inspiration. Personal leadership is about creating […]

In search of ancient Israel at TBA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Temple B’nai Abraham’s 2016 Bloom Lecture Series will offer “In Search of Ancient Israel” with professor Gary A. Rendsburg, Blanche and Irving Laurie Professor of Jewish History in the Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University, on Tuesdays, April 5, 12 and 19, at 7 p.m. Over three lectures, Rendsburg will review […]

Town to purchase 33 Beverly Road for $1 as open space

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council passed a resolution March 8 approving a deed transfer of a small, undeveloped tract of land from the estate of the property’s deceased owner to the township. Voting 4-1 in favor of the resolution at its March 8 meeting, the council allowed Tobie, Peter and David […]

Harlan Coben returns to Words with latest thriller

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Harlan Coben fans have learned to expect anything within the pages of his No. 1 New York Times bestselling thrillers. Yet, somehow, he always manages to shock them. From the return of long-lost lovers to the uncovering of family secrets with deadly implications, Coben has earned a reputation as a master storyteller […]

Public, EO Council discuss water safety concerns

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The recent revelations from the Newark public schools regarding elevated lead levels in students’ drinking water was a hot topic at the East Orange City Council’s regular meeting Monday, March 14. “I heard you talking about water and it made me nervous, because I saw Steve Harvey’s show today on Flint, […]

Mayor hosts first Economic Business Summit

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss hosted the township’s first Business Summit on Friday, March 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 50 Union Ave. and, according to the mayor, it was an unqualified success. The summit was organized to provide participants information about township services and resources that can assist them in developing […]

Morris Canal is subject of slide show, talk on Tuesday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Historical Society of Bloomfield will present a program, “The Morris Canal in Bloomfield,” on Tuesday, March 22, starting at 7:30 p.m. This slide show of historic maps and photographs explores why the Morris Canal was important to the development of Bloomfield; why it is an important historic resource today; what remains […]

Some pre-Purim fun at Daughters of Israel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life led a pre-Purim fun program called “Bubbies and Babies” for both residents and young families on March 8 at Daughters of Israel. Pictured, resident Felice Daniels participates in a hamantaschen stamping art activity with one of the children. Photo Courtesy of Renee Glick

Girl saved by coaches on Foley Field track

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A sophomore member of the Bloomfield High School track team collapsed during practice at Foley Field on Tuesday, March 8, when her heart apparently stopped. The girl, Ava Covington, was revived by a coach using a defibrillator and performing CPR. She is now hospitalized at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, in New York, where she […]