Health care providers discuss mental illness, addiction

Legislators attend event addressing mental health needs

Health care providers discuss mental illness, addiction

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mental health providers, advocacy organizations and elected officials gathered to express continued support and increased awareness of topics related to mental illness and substance abuse services as the Essex County Mental Health Coalition held its 16th annual Legislative Breakfast at the Mayfair Farms in West Orange on Oct. 7. The event […]

Orange man arrested in string of motor vehicle break-ins

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A man faces charges in connection to a string of car burglaries committed over the past month, according to a recent release from West Orange Township South Orange police arrested Gregory Brown, 36, of Orange, in connection to car burglaries in that township. He is also charged with 22 car break-ins […]

West Orange School District takes clown threats seriously

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Just when we thought 2016 couldn’t get any weirder, the clowns came. Beginning in South Carolina with unsubstantiated reports that clowns were trying to lure children, clown-mania swept across the country, leading to reports of scary and dangerous clowns and threatening social media postings made by “clown” accounts. Though mostly considered […]

Seton Hall recognizes Clara Maass’ CEO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mary Ellen Clyne, president and CEO of Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, was recognized by Seton Hall University College of Nursing and Alumni Relations as a distinguished alumna at the 2016 Margaret C. Haley Awards on Sept. 26 at the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange. Clyne received the renowned Margaret […]

Green Hill celebrates Oktoberfest

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents at Green Hill enjoyed the rousing songs and great food at the annual Oktoberfest event. The party featured German accordion music with Eric Kerssen, German beer and German foods, including bratwurst and sauerkraut, and pumpernickel and cucumber sandwiches. Photos Courtesy of Amy Simon

Friends of Edison begin work on ‘pocket park’ on Main Street

Friends of Edison begin work on ‘pocket park’ on Main Street

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Work began this October to create a small “pocket park” at Thomas Edison National Historical Park on Main Street. The Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO supported this community and park initiative with a grant to the Friends of Thomas Edison NHP, which will manage the project. Scalora Landscape Services of South […]

Recycle old computers and unwanted electronics equipment

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County residents are encouraged to participate in the Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, sponsored by the county and the Essex County Utilities Authority. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Old Essex County Hospital Center, 125 Fairview Ave. in Cedar Grove. […]

West Orange Health Dept. to host flu vaccination clinics

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Health Department will hold flu vaccination clinics, providing protection against four strains of influenza, to West Orange residents. Vaccinations for residents ages 60 and older and adults with chronic illnesses are a priority, though every resident 18 and older is eligible. The clinics are as follows: Thursday, Oct. […]

Arts Unbound partners with school to host Arts Accessible Festival

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Art workshops, music, demonstrations and information will all be present at the first Arts Accessible Festival on Friday, Oct. 14, at Essex Junior Academy in Cedar Grove. Arts Unbound, a visual arts organization based in the Valley Arts District and serving people with disabilities and seniors, has partnered with the school […]