Metro YMCA receives 4-star rating for 8th straight year

Metro YMCA receives 4-star rating for 8th straight year

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the eighth straight year, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges received the top rating from the largest charity evaluator in the United States for its strong financial health and commitment to transparency and accountability. “Only 4 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least eight consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating […]

Achieve’s ‘Nights of 100 Dinners’ returns

Achieve’s ‘Nights of 100 Dinners’ returns

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Dinner parties will be happening all around Maplewood and South Orange throughout the month of March as part of Achieve Foundation’s “Nights of 100 Dinners” fundraiser, raising money for the South Orange-Maplewood School District. Volunteer hosts throw parties and, instead of bringing a host a gift or dessert, guests […]

Maplewood to launch inaugural Police Explorer Program

Maplewood to launch inaugural Police Explorer Program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department will be conducting its very first Police Explorer Program and is seeking interested and qualified youth candidates. The department is currently seeking five members for Police Explorer Post No. 1618. All applicants must be Maplewood residents and current high school students at the start of the program. One […]

Collum addresses recent power outages

Collum addresses recent power outages

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Village President Sheena Collum addressed recent power outages in a public Facebook post on March 4, telling residents in the Newstead, Upper Wyoming and Lower Wyoming areas that she understands their frustrations at the recent and numerous outages. Collum also explained what is causing the outages and what is being done […]

LGBT Senior Housing and Care releases 2018 report

LGBT Senior Housing and Care releases 2018 report

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The LGBT Senior Housing and Care program recently announced the release of its 2018 program report. The LGBT Senior Housing and Care working group — which works to create and implement a model of best practice in long-term care, housing and services for all LGBTQ seniors —  includes: Donna Lazartic, president […]

BOT approves contract to reseed, fertilize playing fields

BOT approves contract to reseed, fertilize playing fields

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously approved at its Feb. 25 meeting a resolution approving a contract with Trugreen Commercial to reseed and fertilize the playing fields in South Orange and Maplewood, with the provision that weed-killing chemicals cannot be used on any South Orange fields. Trustee Howard Levison pulled […]

Volunteers give foster children a voice

Volunteers give foster children a voice

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — CASA for Children of Essex County welcomed 13 new advocates as they were sworn in by Essex County Superior Court Judge Nora Grimbergen on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Friends and family gathered at the Wilentz Court Complex to see the volunteers take an oath promising to advocate for the best interests of […]

DiVincenzo presents 16th annual State of the County Address

DiVincenzo presents 16th annual State of the County Address

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented his 16th annual State of the County Address on Monday, Feb. 25, in the Essex County Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology in Newark. The multimedia presentation outlined county achievements and improvement projects completed in 2018, highlighted the services and programs offered by Essex […]