EO motorcycle club serves Thanksgiving dinner to community

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The members of the East Orange-based Jerzee Trendsetterz Motorcycle Club and their friends and fellow bike enthusiasts spent Thanksgiving feeding the hungry and homeless in the parking lot of the Western Beef Supermarket on Main Street. Jose Valencia, who ate there, said he was thankful they did. He was one of the […]

BDH becomes first NJ accredited health department

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Department of Health was notified Friday, Nov. 13, that it had been accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, a nonprofit, national health organization attempting to standardize public-health services. According to the PHAB, 45 percent of the United States population is currently provided health service by a PHAB-accredited health department. According […]

OFD hosts 10th annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Fire Department’s 10th annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner at the Chief Martin DeMarzo Fire Headquarters on Thursday, Nov. 26, was a family event in every sense. Firefighters attended with their immediate families and their extended department family, as well as the extended family of the Orange Township community they serve throughout the […]

Prism pays taxes — with 18-percent interest in late fees

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Township Business Administrator Jack Sayers informed the West Orange Township Council during its Nov. 24 meeting that Edison Village redeveloper Prism Capital Partners has paid everything it owed in fourth-quarter taxes on its redevelopment properties following the township’s issuance of a Nov. 11 default letter — the third in two tax periods. […]

SO designates Village Hall redeveloper, gives 20-year PILOT

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Village Hall renovation and repurposing took a giant step forward at the South Orange Board of Trustees meeting on Nov. 23, when the board voted unanimously to designate 101 South Orange Avenue Urban Renewal LLC, a subsidiary of Landmark Hospitalities, as the redeveloper of Village Hall and to grant the redeveloper […]

Hilltop Apartments project given $17M tax credit

IRVINGTON. NJ — The Hilltop Apartments mixed-use residential and commercial development project on the site of the former Irvington General Hospital on Chancellor Avenue received a $17 million tax credit from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, an affiliate of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Mayor Tony Vauss announced Wednesday, Nov. 25. […]

Bowers approved unanimously as first public safety director

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Municipal Council unanimously voted to confirm former police Director Tracy Bowers as Irvington’s first public safety director Tuesday, Nov. 24, according to Mayor Tony Vauss and the Municipal Clerk’s Office. “The vote was unanimous,” said an employee in the Municipal Clerk’s Office on Monday, Nov. 30. On the eve of the […]

Council bows out of ongoing West Essex Highlands debate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Township attorney Richard Trenk advised the West Orange Township Council during its Nov. 24 meeting not to vote on a resolution proposed by a local conservancy group and approved by the West Orange Open Space and Recreation Commission expressing support for the group’s goal of preserving the approximately 120-acre parcel of land […]

Bizarre Bazaar, Abominable Snowman return for 3rd year

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Forty of the most innovative local artists, craftsmen and collectors will be strutting their stuff this weekend as Maplewood’s popular Holiday Bizarre Bazaar, hosted by the honchos of Studio B, returns Sunday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Started three years ago by […]

Bloomfield seniors enjoy Key Club Thanksgiving lunch

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School Key Club held its traditional Thanksgiving luncheon for local seniors on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The event appeared to be a popular success with the noisy crowd. Music was provided by the singing Madrigals and a small ensemble of musicians, and the meals were provided by a local eatery. But […]