MuckFest returns! Are you ready?

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than a thousand participants are expected at MuckFest MS New Jersey on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26. MuckFest MS is the fun mud and obstacle 5K for everyone. No special training is required. Runners have a blast on mountains of mud and outrageous obstacles that spin, swing and […]

Summer Concert Series returns to Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the eighth consecutive year, Regal Bank will sponsor the Livingston Summer Concert Series, featuring live musical performances every Sunday evening in July. All concerts take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gazebo at Memorial Field. Should there be inclement weather, shows will be held in the Livingston High School […]

Helicopter aids in arrests, confiscation of two illegal off-road vehicles

NEWARK, NJ — According to Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, on Sunday, June 19, the department’s helicopter helped members of the Special Enforcement Bureau arrest three suspects, confiscate two illegal motorcycles and issue 22 traffic tickets. In an effort to target individuals’ ridings illegal two- and four-wheeled off-road motorcycles and those engaged in other illegal […]

School district may restructure supervisory positions soon

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As the South Orange-Maplewood School District ramps up its strategic planning process, questions have arisen regarding supervisory positions. In an email to the News-Record, district spokeswoman Suzanne Turner said that while the supervisory structure may change, the number of supervisors is unlikely to do so. According to Turner, the […]

Bloomfield Police increase use of body cameras

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — By the end of this week, Bloomfield Police Director Sam DeMaio said there will be 22 body cameras in use by his police officers. The devices are less than one-half the size of a pack of cigarettes and record both video and audio. They will not be issued to individual officers; they will […]

Resident calls for more resources to assist the elderly in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Longtime West Orange resident Rosary Morelli has been helping her fellow senior citizens since her retirement in 1992. From answering their questions to driving them to appointments and advocating for their needs at Township Council meetings, Morelli has become a one-woman resource for seniors in need. And she has gotten a […]

Bendin set to retire after 25 years in GR school system

Bendin set to retire after 25 years in GR school system

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — With a total of 25 years in the Glen Ridge School District, kindergarten teacher Diana Bendin is retiring after spending the last 22 years at Forest Avenue School. Bendin taught previously at Linden Avenue School and the United Nations International School. She received her teaching certification at Ithaca College and her master’s […]

Irvington well-represented at East Orange’s annual MACfest

Irvington well-represented at East Orange’s annual MACfest

IRVINGTON, NJ — The township of Irvington was well represented at the city of East Orange’s second Music Arts and Culture Fest East Orange’s City Hall Plaza on Saturday, June 4. Irvington Neighborhood Preservation Program Director Melody Thomas-Scott, an East Orange native, and Irvington Building Department Director Ted Green — who is also the East […]

Roosevelt Middle School students meet Eric LeGrand

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Roosevelt Middle School students had the opportunity of a lifetime on June 8 as Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers star football player who has become a voice of inspiration for those with spinal cord injuries, paid them a visit. The RMS students traveled to the West Orange High School Tarnoff Gym […]

SNL comedian to emcee JCC gala June 23

WEST ORANGE, NJ — JCC MetroWest recently announced that Jon Rudnitsky, a cast member of “Saturday Night Live,” will be hosting its L’Dor V’Dor Gala, taking place at Crystal Plaza in Livingston at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23. Rudnitsky is the grandson of Marilyn and Lester Bornstein, two of the distinguished gala honorees. “We […]