UPDATE: South Orange health & fitness challenge

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange is once again leading the charge for a healthier year ahead with sponsorship of SOFit16, the second South Orange Health and Fitness Challenge. SOFit16 invites community residents to participate in a four-month event that promotes and supports healthy living.  There are no sporting competitions involved.  Participants will devise their […]

SOS: Students help ‘Shovel Out Seniors’

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley is once again offering a program to help senior citizens in the winter months. The program, called SOS — Shovel Out Seniors — networks students from Nutley High School and John Walker Middle School who are willing to shovel snow for a nominal fee or for community-service hours. “I believe this […]

Burn center honors Orange firefighters at Valor Awards dinner

ORANGE, NJ — The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center presented members of the Orange Fire Department with a Valor Award during the 28th annual Valor Awards on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. Capt. Matthew Kohaut and Firefighters James Antoine and Leonard Stewart were honored for their involvement in a […]

Belleville man is arrested for Maplewood robbery attempt

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department received a call at approximately 8:55 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, from Maplewood Middle School reporting a possible robbery involving a student, according to a Dec. 19 press release from the MPD. The victim, a 13-year-old eighth-grader, reported that he was approached by a man in the area […]

Clara Maass receives hospital-safety award

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Clara Maass Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, has received an “A” Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national, nonprofit group measuring hospital safety and quality, for the eighth consecutive time. Clara Maass Medical is one of only 133 hospitals throughout the country and eight in New Jersey to […]

Maplewood thanks and salutes Ryan and Leventhal

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Giving thanks this holiday season is bittersweet for some as they thank Maplewood residents Jerry Ryan and Kathy Leventhal for their many years of service on the Maplewood Township Committee and prepare to say farewell. In November, newcomers Greg Lembrich and Nancy Adams, both Democrats, were elected to fill Leventhal’s and Ryan’s seats. […]

WOHS students and teacher become ‘Soldiers’ Angels’

By Rebekah Pedo, Correspondent WEST ORANGE, NJ — What is life like in the combat boots of a United States soldier in Afghanistan? Any student at West Orange High School knows it is different from life here in West Orange. It is hard to understand if we cannot put names to the faces of those who […]

Registration for new GR students

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Registration for Glen Ridge children who will enter the 4-year-old pre-kindergarten or the five-year-old kindergarten program in September 2016 will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. from Monday, Jan. 11, through Friday, Jan. 15. Pupils residing on the north side of Bloomfield Avenue should register at Forest Avenue School, […]

Partying out 2015

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — First Night Maplewood South Orange received a check from sponsor BCB Bank in South Orange on Thursday, Dec. 17. From left are Sandi Goodman, Kathy Greenstone, Amy Goldberg, Henry Greenstone, South Orange Trustee Jeff Dubowy, Erminia Dejesus, Michael Goldberg, Claudine Baptiste and John Amato of BCB Bank, Zoe Greenstone and Scott Greenstone. […]

Join the WOAHO to celebrate Kwanzaa and our community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Millions of people across the United States and abroad have celebrated Kwanzaa since it was created in 1966 by activist and Africana studies professor Maulana Karenga. But for all the people who choose to participate in the annual tradition honoring African heritage held the week after Christmas, there are many more who […]