South Orange Seniors, SHU collaborate on documentary

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Cross-generational connections and inspirational perspectives were shared with the presentation of “SIX,” a documentary film created and edited by Seton Hall University students and featuring six South Orange seniors, that debuted at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on May 1. The project was as a partnership between local nonprofit South […]

WOPL board cuts $83,000 from budget

Without extra funding, library is forced to cut part-time staff, services, materials, maybe hours

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After weeks of calling for the township to supply additional funding to no avail, the West Orange Public Library Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $2,200,096 budget featuring $83,000 in cuts to its materials and supplies budget as well as the layoffs of two part-time employees during its April 26 meeting. […]

Bank collecting for GR’s Freeman Gardens Association

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Every May, each Boiling Springs Savings Bank branch location hosts a Neighbors Helping Neighbors collection drive for a different local nonprofit organization in their Community Alliance Program. During the month of May, the Glen Ridge office, located at 222 Ridgewood Ave., is recognizing Freeman Gardens Association. Organized in 1968, this non-profit […]

Grant enables town to plant about 40 new trees

Grant enables town to plant about 40 new trees

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield celebrated National Arbor Day on Friday, April 29, with the planting of an elm tree on The Green. The tree was part of a $20,000 Green Streets grant awarded to the township by TD Bank. The funds provided Bloomfield with about 40 trees. All but one, the elm planted on The Green, […]

Rec Center grand opening isn’t pleasing everyone

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren has scheduled a kick-off celebration on Saturday, May 7, to mark the grand opening of the new Senior Citizen and Youth Recreation Center housed inside the former YWCA building on Main Street. But that isn’t sitting well with his mayoral opponent Janice Morrell and others in the city […]

Washington tackles food insecurity with Souper Bowl

Washington tackles food insecurity with Souper Bowl

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary School students formed a human chain from the school’s entrance to the Holy Trinity Food Pantry across the street April 29 to deliver cans of soup and other food items collected at the school during this year’s Souper Bowl Drive. The children handed the cans and packages down a […]

Four women honored for carrying on Sister Rose’s legacy

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University’s Sister Rose Thering Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies marked the 10-year anniversary of the death of its namesake at its annual Evening of Roses fundraiser by recognizing four women who similarly made a difference through their advocacy and toil, including one mother who has dedicated herself to […]

Essex County offers fishing derbies for youngsters

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County’s 2016 fishing derbies have been announced. The events will be held in seven locations in the Essex County Park System. Sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, each derby is free and open to children ages 15 and younger. All children must be accompanied […]

GR Eco Fair and Arts Festival set

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The ninth annual Glen Ridge Eco-Fair, on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will focus on how to live a more active, healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle. Featured will be electric cars, bees and butterflies, home brewing, essential oils, organic soaps, free-trade products, organic fruits and vegetables, as well […]