Venezia and team win primary by a landslide

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Concluding a tumultuous Bloomfield primary race season, registered Democrat voters chose Mayor Michael Venezia over Councilman Joseph Lopez by a 2-1 margin, according to uncertified figures released by the Essex County Clerk’s Office. The results have Venezia with 4,588 votes, or 67.8 percent, and Lopez with 2,166, or 32 percent. For the three […]

Residents come out in droves to street fair

Locals experience all downtown West Orange has to offer at annual event, this year with Slide the City

Residents come out in droves to street fair

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On June 4, the West Orange Street Fair and Edison Day drew a large crowd to downtown West Orange. The event featured booths from town organizations, local businesses and food vendors, as well as a water slide from Slide the City.

SOMAsian potluck draws large crowd

SOMAsian potluck draws large crowd

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, June 4, South Orange Village President Sheena Collum hosted a community Asian-themed backyard potluck for SOMAsian members that drew more than 120 adults and children. SOMAsian is a Facebook group created by SOMA residents Vic Calle, Chris Stetson and Andrew Lee. Photos Courtesy of Sheena Collum

Senior Emily Holden

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Senior Emily Holden

NUTLEY, NJ — Emily Holden is one of the leaders on the Nutley High School softball team this season. She is a standout left-handed pitcher as well as a dependable hitter. As a pitcher, she has thrown 11 shutouts, including three no-hitters, struck out 241 batters and boasted a 0.948 earned run average, while at […]

Luna Stage announces its 2016-2017 season

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage recently announced that its 24th season will include three world premieres of new plays, two of which have been commissioned for the theater, and a fun twist on a timeless holiday classic. The 2016-2017 season line up includes the world premiere of “King of the Mountains,” by Ben Clawson; […]

Protect the environment and recycle your used tires

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Department of Public Works invite Essex County residents to bring used and unwanted tires to the Essex County Used Tire Recycling Day. It will be held Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Essex County Public Works Department, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar […]

SHU students receive APA fellowship

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University graduate counseling students Sierra-Katherine Brooks of Carlisle, Pa., and Shaheda Hall of Perth Amboy, along with alumna Veronica C. Ortiz of North Plainfield have been selected by the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program as Services for Transition Age Youth fellows. Funded by a grant from the federal […]