Irvington hosts annual Holiday Tree-Lighting Ceremony

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and the entire Irvington community, including the Irvington public schools, the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the Police Department, the Fire Department, the Chamber of Commerce, the Springfield Avenue Business Improvement District and hundreds of children and adults, came together on Wednesday, Dec. 3, for the annual Holiday Tree-Lighting […]

Councilman charged with bribery speaks about situation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — First Ward Councilman Elias Chalet said his attendance at council meetings, under the advice of his attorney, will be taken one meeting at a time. “It’s the same thing for the planning board,” Chalet said Saturday in his Broad Street real estate office. Chalet is a member of the Bloomfield Planning Board, an […]

Students flourish in the arts thanks to recent district show

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The artistic talent of West Orange’s student body was on full display at the inaugural West Orange Council of PTAs Reflections Art Show held in the West Orange High School Library Media Center on Dec. 4. Many of the approximately 80 submissions to the local chapter of the nationally sponsored PTA Reflections […]

The Glen Ridge Christmas tree

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Christmas tree, lighted Saturday, Dec. 5, for the first time since Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed the original lights. Funding for the new lights, amounting to $15,000, was provided by the Kiwanis Club of Glen Ridge and the Glen Ridge Rotary Club.

Former Bloomfield resident remembered

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Funeral Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Monday, Dec. 7, for former Bloomfield resident Marion Crecco, a New Jersey assemblywoman from 1986 to 2001, and the wife of former Bloomfield Mayor John Crecco, who survives her. About 150 people were in attendance for the Mass, the procession to the church […]

Santa Ride is on Saturday

NUTLEY, NJ — The annual Santa Ride, sponsored by the Nutley Civic Celebration Inc. and the High Street Fire House, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, starting at 9:30 a.m. Santa will be escorted on his rounds through the town by members of the High Street Fire House. The schedule and route of the […]

Dar Williams’ music serves as the voice of the times

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Writing is often thought of as a solitary occupation, but that has not been Dar Williams’ experience. Through the years the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter has collaborated with some of the music industry’s most respected names in writing and performing her work, from Joan Baez to Suzzy Roche to The Hooters. And while […]

Plans outlined for renovation of Irvington Park Field House

IRVINGTON, NJ — A project to renovate the original, one-story section of the Irvington Park Field House in Irvington was announced on Thursday, Nov. 12. The upgrades will provide park visitors with modern accommodations to meet and host events, and are part of the Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr.’s ongoing initiative to enhance […]

Township rings in the Christmas season

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange officially kicked off its Christmas season with the annual holiday celebration Saturday, Dec. 5, which this year featured both the Holiday Open House and Old-Fashioned Christmas Tree Lighting. Hundreds of residents shopped for gifts sold by dozens of vendors — many of whom were based in town — at the […]