EOWC announces end of water rate increase

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Residents received some good news when the East Orange Water Commission announced on Sunday, Jan. 31, the official end of the emergency temporary rate increase that had retroactively been in effect since May 2015, although the public was not notified about it until August 2015. According to EOWC Board President Michele Antley, […]

Four appointed to Foundation Board at Clara Maass

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Four businessmen, who are civic leaders with strong ties in Essex County, were appointed to the Foundation Board of Trustees at Clara Maass Medical Center, in Belleville. According to Chairman Robert Gamba, of the Foundation at Clara Maass Medical Center, “It is a pleasure to welcome Salvatore Cocco, Daniel Geltrude, Robert Gill, […]

Indoor farmers market returns on Super Bowl Sunday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Feb. 6 may be Super Bowl Sunday, but the real crowd-pleaser that day will be the Slow Food Northern Jersey and Maplewood Loves Wellness-sponsored winter farmers market, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Woodland on Woodland Road in Maplewood. With its wide variety of local products and contributions to community causes, the […]

Sound issues inside Council Chambers solved with mics

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Listeners who thought the Jan. 19 Township Council meeting seemed easier to hear were not mistaken. After more than a year of complaints from residents upset about the sound quality inside Council Chambers, the township added two microphones to the speaker’s podium and council dais last month. Township Chief Financial Officer John […]

Mayors Council heads to D.C. to fund flood mitigation plan

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Next week, representatives from the Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control will head to Washington, D.C., to convince the U.S. Congress to fund the Rahway River flood mitigation plan. As of September 2015, the flood mitigation study was fully funded, leaving the next step to the U.S. Congress to approve […]

Councilman indicted on five charges

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield 1st Ward Councilman Elias Chalet, 53, was indicted by a state grand jury on Friday, Jan. 29, for five criminal charges stemming from a bribery allegation against him. According to grand jury papers, Chalet was indicted for official misconduct, second degree; bribery in official and political matters, second degree; acceptance or receipt […]

SOTT Address was all about God, family and community

IRVINGTON, NJ — At his annual State of the Township Address on Thursday, Jan. 28, Mayor Tony Vauss paid a special tribute to fallen local trail blazers, including former Municipal Council President and Essex County Freeholder D. Bilal Beasley, Rev. Ronald B. Christian, former Newark kingmaker Carl Sharif and others, who made a positive impact on […]

NAACP scholarships made available to college-bound students

ORANGE, NJ — As Black History Month begins, the Oranges-Maplewood NAACP has announced applications for the $500 Reginald T. Jeffries Book Scholarship, the $1,000 Cornelia Thompson Scholarship and three $1,000 Tuition Subsidy Scholarships are now being accepted. The application for the C. Thompson and Tuition Subsidy scholarships must be received by the NAACP of the Oranges […]

Water damage in RMS gym

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The volleyball round robin that had been scheduled for Jan. 29 was canceled after damage to Roosevelt Middle School Gym made the space unsafe. “The gym roof leaked, causing a small area of the gym floor to buckle,” Superintendent of Schools Jeff Rutzky told the West Orange Chronicle in a Feb. 2 […]

Library events in Glen Ridge

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Public Library will host the following upcoming adult and family events: • Monday, Feb. 8, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Adult coloring session. Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books. Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help promote […]