Worthwhile residents to receive 2016 Maple Leaf Awards

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, May 15, Joanne Beckerich, Linda and Gordon Barnes, and Virginia Kurshan will be honored as recipients of the Maple Leaf Award for their extraordinary volunteer and community service, according to a recent press release. “Whether the volunteer work of this year’s recipients has been given for service to maintain and […]

Resident to perform in concert

Resident to perform in concert

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Amelia String Quartet will be performing in a concert at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield this Saturday. The group will play the music of two contemporary composers, Michael DeMaio and Victoria Romano. The name of the group comes from one of its founding members, Glen Ridge resident Amelia DeSalvio, a […]

Road closure on Valley Street

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Valley Street  between Tuscan Road and Millburn Avenue in Maplewood will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, April 29, according to a release from Maplewood Township, received at 11:15 a.m. on April 29. Springfield Avenue traffic between Prospect Street and Millburn Avenue will be affected by the detour as […]

Lopez holds meeting on racial profiling by BPD officers

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Councilman Joseph Lopez held a public forum at Carteret Elementary School on Tuesday, April 19, to discuss the recently released Seton Hall Law School report of Bloomfield Police Department ticketing patterns. The report alleged that the department is engaged in racial profiling. This was determined in the report by the summonses that were […]

Maplewood student exhibits gritty photos at SHU’s Walsh

Maplewood student exhibits gritty photos at SHU’s Walsh

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Some of the brightest stars in Seton Hall University’s arts program have an opportunity to shine in the Walsh Gallery’s all-student art exhibition, “Vividly Obscure,” which opened April 4; pieces were selected by a panel of professional artists for inclusion in the exhibit, and one local student received special […]

Public safety takes center stage in Orange election

ORANGE, NJ — Following the recent spate of shootings that left two people dead and three more suffering from gunshot wounds, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren and acting police Director John Wade announced Wednesday, April 20, “Operation Spring Cleaning,” a tactical public safety and quality-of-life initiative to proactively combat gun violence and street crime. “We have […]

Sai Hira Ram will not be penalized for late demolition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Zoning Board ruled that the Sai Hira Ram Trust Inc. — the West Orange-based nonprofit group granted approval to construct a Hindu house of worship at 23 Laurel Ave. — will not be penalized for failing to demolish the building located on the property within the 90-day timeframe […]

IHA workers given short reprieve from layoffs

IHA workers given short reprieve from layoffs

Photo by Chris Sykes Members of SEIU Workers United Local 617 protest outside the Irvington Housing Authority on Tuesday, April 5, in response to news they will be fired by the agency they work for on Wednesday, April 20, as a cost-cutting move by Executive Director David Brown. The 13 maintenance workers slated to be […]

Suburban Essex Chamber of Chamber reorganizes for 2016

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce formally installed its 2016 Executive Board and Trustees on Feb. 26, at the Chandelier in Belleville. The board members are Mark A. Wenczel; Donna Plotnick, trustee; Michael Zippo, trustee; Michael Bush, trustee; James Galione, trustee; Josephine OBrien, treasurer; Gerry Generazio, trustee; Cecelia Polizzi, VP programs; […]

North Jersey Woman EXPO at Mayfair Farms

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women will be exhibiting at the North Jersey Woman EXPO on Monday, May 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. This event is dedicated to the things women care about — programs and services — and things women […]