Orange’s Mayoral Candidates Night Forum is a success

ORANGE, NJ — The United Clergy of the Oranges hosted a Candidates Night Forum at Orange United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 6, for the three mayoral candidates vying for Orange’s top elected office in the nonpartisan municipal election Tuesday, May 10. Incumbent Mayor Dwayne Warren squared off against former Zoning Board member Janice Morrell […]

Sewer bill increase leaves many residents frustrated

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Many residents are expressing frustration over the fact that the West Orange’s $350 sewer bill is $100 more than last year’s due to a new charging structure implemented by the township, though Mayor Robert Parisi said community members would actually still be paying that amount in a different form had the […]

Israeli soldiers visit South Orange, put human face on IDF

Israeli soldiers visit South Orange, put human face on IDF

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Awareness and understanding were the focal points of the day as the StandWithUs Israeli Soldiers’ Stories tour, which highlights the challenges faced by and misconceptions about the Israeli Defense Force, was brought to the South Orange community in a program hosted April 10 by Oheb Shalom Congregation. The Israeli Soldiers’ Stories […]

Artisan market set for Unhinged Retreat

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A free artists lecture and artisan market will be held at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge on Saturday, April 16, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. This event is part of three days of workshops presented during the Artist’s Unhinged Retreat being held at the Women’s Club, 219 Ridgewood Ave., on […]

Animal Shelter seeking donations of shoes

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Animal Shelter is conducting a shoe-collection drive through May 15. The shelter is partnering with WoofTrax and Funds2Orgs in this effort. Based on the number of pairs of shoes collected, the shelter can earn $1,000 or more, as Funds2Orgs will then purchase all donated goods. These dollars will benefit the […]

Town resident recalls his years as a German POW

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Some things you cannot forget, and Bloomfield resident Thomas Stivale, 96, a WWII Army veteran, has a diary almost 75 years old to prove it. Stivale kept a diary of his time in military service. Writing sporadically, he highlighted some of the events that immediately surrounded him, the people with whom he lived, […]

GR Choral to perform

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge Community Concerts will conclude its 2015–2016 season with choral works by Anton Bruckner, Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein in a musical tribute to the beauty of the earth. Thomas Mustachio, music director, will conduct and accompany this musical celebration of life, Earth Day, and the arrival of spring. The […]

Annie Sez project scheduled to open in September

BLOOMFIELD,NJ — The mixed-use redevelopment project along Broad and Liberty streets is nearing completion and its developer, Daniel Mandelbaum, said he expects tenants by the end of summer. “This was my father’s vision,” Mandelbaum said recently of the project. “The work started nine years ago. It took about eight years to go through the Bloomfield Planning […]

Holy Spirit Food Pantry opens in Verona

VERONA, NJ – The Holy Spirit Food Pantry will be open on the fourth Saturday of every month, beginning April 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is open to anyone with a need and no questions — except for your zip code — will be asked. The Holy Spirit Food Pantry is located […]