Local NAACP unit celebrates 105th anniversary

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, April 29, from 3 to 7 p.m., the Oranges and Maplewood Unit of the NAACP will celebrate its 105th anniversary. The 105th annual Freedom Fund event will be held at Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. The evening’s theme is “Freedom is Never Granted but Won. […]

Meet Essex County’s mayors

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The eighth annual Essex County Meet the Mayors Event will be Saturday, April 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Westminster Hotel, 550 West Mt. Pleasant Ave. in Livingston. The mayors of all 22 Essex County towns, as well as the mayors of Little Falls and Clifton, have been invited to participate. […]

Murphy’s proposed budget puts aside more money for schools

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy’s first proposed budget increases state “formula” aid that goes directly to school districts by $283.6 million, the initial step toward fulfilling the state’s school-funding obligation, according to a March 15 press release from the NJ Department of Education. The budget also increases aid for expanded preschool, STEM programs and […]

Upcoming events at Verona church

VERONA, NJ — The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit has many opportunities to walk with you on your journey this Lent, according to a press release. The church, located at 36 Gould St. in Verona, offers the following: A pancake supper will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Admission is […]

Frelinghuysen announces retirement

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, who represents New Jersey’s 11th Legislative District, announced Jan. 29 that he would not be seeking re-election in the November 2018 election. Below is his statement: “Today as I announce my retirement at the end of this session of Congress, I want to use the opportunity to […]

County outlines plan for 2018 deer culling program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. recently outlined plans for the 2018 Essex County Deer Management Program in South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation. This is the 11th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. “Controlling the population by removing […]

Verona, WO mayors recognize Our Lady of the Lake

VERONA, NJ — Our Lady of the Lake School Principal Benjamin Ronquillo recently led a Blue Ribbon Celebration highlighting the school’s second consecutive Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award win. Verona Mayor Kevin Ryan issued a Certificate of Achievement to Our Lady of the Lake and West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi acknowledged the school with a […]

Verona/Glen Ridge h.s. ice hockey team gears up for season

The Verona/Glen Ridge high school varsity ice hockey team will open the season Sunday, Nov. 26, against Scotch Plains-Fanwood at the Union Sports Arena at 7:50 p.m. in Union. The Hillbillies/Ridgers are coming off an 8-16-1 season. This season, they have moved down from the McInnis Division to the Kelly Division. The other teams in […]