Maplewood Rotary to honor Angelo Vayas in memoriam

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Rotary Club will honor the late Angelo Vayas with its 2016 Citizenship Award at its annual Affair of the Heart Dinner Dance on Friday, March 18. Vayas died in June 2015 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Jumping into the local pizzeria business at an early age, Vayas worked at […]

Students are hooked on robotics

NUTLEY, NJ — When you think of robotics, what is the first thing that comes to mind? If you imagine the robot in the old television series “Lost in Space” or one of the creepy variations of “The Terminator,” you’d be experiencing entertainment, and not the science-based world of robotics. Robotics combines programming, code-building and mobile […]

Redeveloper finally closes on $70M loan

DGP closes on long-awaited $70 million loan for Edison Village with PNC Bank, property transferred

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Edison Village redeveloper DGP Urban Renewal LLC has finally closed on its $70 million construction loan, resulting in the transfer of property from former redeveloper GP 177 Main Urban Renewal LLC to DGP and the execution of the August 2015 redevelopment agreement. The West Orange Township Council approved the modification to […]

Accusations of HIB continue to enrage

With lawsuit filed against CHS coaches, many express their support of, anger at baseball teachers

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — All four of Columbia High School’s baseball coaches were rehired by the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education for the upcoming 2016 season during the Feb. 22 board meeting, days after a former player filed a lawsuit in Essex County Civil Court alleging that he was repeatedly bullied by the […]

Seton Hall University dean named to Catholic Charities board of the Archdiocese of Newark

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations has announced the appointment of Dean Andrea Bartoli to the board of trustees of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark. As a member of the board, Bartoli will collaborate on the overall governance of the organization, which plays an important role […]

Neighbors voice concerns over hospital expansion

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The planning boards of Glen Ridge and Montclair held a joint meeting Monday, Feb. 29, in the Montclair Fire Department Headquarters to discuss the proposed redevelopment project at Mountainside Hospital. Approximately 50 people attended. The purpose of the meeting, according to Glen Ridge Assistant Engineer Michael Zichelli was to draft the language […]

Junior League of Montclair-Newark Inc. to host Spring Gala

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Junior League of Montclair-Newark Inc. invites the community and partners for an evening of dinner, drinks, dancing and a silent auction at its 95th anniversary Spring Gala. This year’s theme is “Venetian Masquerade Ball.” The gala will be Saturday, April 23, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Montclair Golf […]

District Jazz Concert wows crowd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The District Jazz Concert, held Feb. 23 at Liberty Middle School, played to a full house of appreciative family and community members who came away in awe of the musical talent in the West Orange School District. Students in grades six through 12 performed in the annual jazz concert with their […]