North Jersey Pride is back with month of events

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — North Jersey Pride, the nonprofit dedicated to promoting quality, acceptance, and respect for LGBTQ youth and families in New Jersey, returns to Memorial Park in Maplewood on Sunday, June 12, with an outstanding lineup of national and local talent, featuring rising star singer/songwriter Parson James, Samantha Marie Ware and RANGE A Cappella. Scott […]

Maplewood salon partners with NCJW to pamper clients

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Eleven clients from the NCJW/Essex Center for Women were pampered at the award-winning Anthony Garubo Salon in Maplewood on Monday, May 16, according to a recent release. Usually closed on Mondays, the salon opened its doors and donated its time and talent to help empower the center’s clients with a new look. […]

Topic of Gregory School improvements remains heated

Topic of Gregory School improvements remains heated

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The final plan for the proposed bus driveway and expanded parking lot at Gregory Elementary School was presented to a decidedly split audience of residents, educators and township officials assembled in the school’s cafeteria, with one half of the room praising the design for its potential to keep children safe and […]

IHOP owner a featured speaker at annual Women’s Symposium at NJIT

IHOP owner a featured speaker at annual Women’s Symposium at NJIT

IRVINGTON, NJ — Adenah Bayoh, owner of the International House of Pancakes in Irvington, was a featured guest speaker on Thursday, May 26, at the second annual Women’s Symposium organized by My Sister’s Keeper at the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus in downtown Newark. “That was exciting,” said Bayoh on Tuesday, May 31. “I […]

Get your July 4 wristband

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This year’s Maplewood July 4 celebration marks a switch from tags to wristbands for admission, which are expected to shorten entry lines and ease movement. Celebrants have the option to purchase wristbands online with the ability to choose which time to see the circus show. Wristbands are required for entry and can […]

Seton Hall Prep recognizes excellence

NEWARK, NJ — Seton Hall Preparatory School is West Orange held the Baccalaureate Mass and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 21, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, to recognize exceptional students. The following day, May 22, the school held its 156th commencement exercises at Caldwell University’s George R. Newman Center. The […]

Residents to pay less in taxes despite deficit

West Orange’s financial straits managed with strategic cuts, prioritizing and an eye on the future

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved the $78,593,900.14 municipal budget for 2016 during its May 24 meeting by a vote of 4-1, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak being the sole vote against it. The budget increases the municipal tax levy to $51,933,857.13, which is $989,797.01 more than last year’s municipal levy of […]

EO Code Enforcement addresses homeowner’s complaint

EO Code Enforcement addresses homeowner’s complaint

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Dorothy Barlow came to the East Orange City Council meeting on Monday, May 23, for answers as to why she had recently been cited for leaving her garbage can outside on her own property, as she has for the last 50 years. “I’m here with notices of garbage can violation on […]