East Orange crime is down and Orange’s is up, as Essex County numbers remain shocking

EAST ORANGE / ORANGE, NJ — Late last month, the New Jersey State Police released the official 2014 Uniform Crime Report for the state of New Jersey. This annual report is based on crime statistics submitted to the state Uniform Crime Reporting System by every New Jersey law enforcement agency. The report, which is released […]

MayFest returns to fill Springfield Avenue with even more fun

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — MayFest, Maplewood’s largest street fair, returns Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 29, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the fair runs along Springfield Avenue from Indiana Street to Rutgers Street. This family-friendly event includes lots of activities for children — pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting and crafts, just to […]

Theater Project to present ‘Crowns’ at Burgdorff

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The award-winning professional company The Theater Project has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to produce the musical “Crowns” at its home base in Maplewood’s Burgdorff Center for the Arts. Performances will run Sept. 29 through Oct. 23 on Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at […]

Two towns work to become age-friendly

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood will jointly host a community forum to discuss “SOMA – Becoming Age-Friendly Communities.” This event, funded by the Grotta Fund for Senior Care, will address services for older adults and will serve as a springboard for ideas about how the two towns can address the changing needs of […]

Irvington native chosen for unique international ethics program

Irvington native chosen for unique international ethics program

IRVINGTON, NJ — Pamela Nwaoko, who grew up in Irvington and currently attends Harvard Law School, is among 12 law students chosen by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics to participate in a two-week program in Europe this summer, which uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany as […]