Kelly International Day picnics around the world

Kelly International Day picnics around the world

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It was a beautiful day to picnic around the world, and Kelly Elementary School fifth-graders did just that at their annual International Day celebration on Feb. 22. Under the direction of music teacher Deborah Rees, the Fifth Grade Choir performed songs in multi-part harmonies that represented countries like Israel, Ghana, Cuba, […]

Hazel School holds 5th annual ‘Feel the Beat’ BHM event

Hazel School holds 5th annual ‘Feel the Beat’ BHM event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Hazel Elementary School PTA held the school’s fifth annual Black History Month event, “Feel the Beat,” on Feb. 22. Students in grades K-5 lit up the Hazel stage with exciting performances of music, theater, dance and poetry. The evening, which was inspired by ancient black culture, was closed out by […]

American Theater Group announces non-Equity auditions for show

American Theater Group announces non-Equity auditions for show

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — American Theater Group, SOPAC’s professional Equity theater company in-residence, will hold auditions for non-Equity actors for the musical “The Bridges of Madison County,” by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman, based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller. The performances will take place at the South Orange Performing Arts Center […]

Acclaimed jazz musician Emmet Cohen at TBA

Acclaimed jazz musician Emmet Cohen at TBA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Sunday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m., at Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Road in Livingston, TBA Prime Time will present “Jews and All That Jazz,” featuring acclaimed jazz pianist Emmet Cohen, a native of Montclair. This program will also celebrate Rabbi Clifford Kulwin’s 20 years at TBA. A powerful and […]

Five part-time firefighters hired to address concerns

Five part-time firefighters hired to address concerns

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington has hired five part-time firefighters, who have been working in town since January and the Fireman’s Mutual Benevolent Association union, which represents the rank and file members of the IFD, is not happy about it. The union is also concerned that some of the Vauss administration’s recent personnel and scheduling policies […]

Purim carnival at CBI

Purim carnival at CBI

MILLBURN, NJ — Celebrate Purim with Congregation B’nai Israel on Sunday, March 17, at the synagogue, 160 Millburn Ave. in Millburn. From 9:30 to 10 a.m., there will be a Purim shpiel and costume parade; from 10 to 11 a.m., a carnival with games and prizes; from 11 a.m. to noon, a Joanie Leeds concert; […]

Trial for three officers and one retired officer continues

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A civil trial pitting four current and retired Bloomfield Police Department officers against the township and former superiors for allegedly creating and sustaining a hostile work environment against them, from 2009 to 2013, entered its second week last week in Newark Superior Court. The trial is expected to take another four to […]

Villagers share vision for S. Orange

Room packed at Master Plan session as residents give feedback, ideas

Villagers share vision for S. Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Master Plan Management Committee held a townwide listening session at the Loft in the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Feb. 27, as it continues to solicit feedback from the community during the visioning phase of creating the Master Plan. An initial townwide listening session was scheduled for Feb. 12, […]

W. Orange men receive rec awards

Township honors men who have kept youth sports running for decades

W. Orange men receive rec awards

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three contributors to local sports programs were honored at the Toby Katz Center on March 2. Mike Loreto, Brad Palent and Mike Shannon have all served as players, coaches and leaders, and were recognized for their work with the West Orange Police Athletic League, the Mountain Top League and with the […]

Redwood School celebrates BHM with wax museums, assembly

Redwood School celebrates BHM with wax museums, assembly

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It was an exciting day at Redwood Elementary School as Black History Month came to a close on Feb. 28. Second-graders presented wax museums, students attended an assembly that featured the kings and queens of Africa and Egypt, and the West Orange High School girls’ and boys’ step teams performed. In […]

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