NCJW/Essex hosts annual Wonder of Women Film Festival

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A dancer’s destiny is decided before she is born.… The nature of polygamy is brought to the screen.… A passion for baking propels a woman’s career.… The cultural disconnections about intimacy and a marriage proposal takes on a life of its own.… These captivating stories and several others will be presented […]

#itscalledatanktop — a ‘wife beater’ is very different

Don’t normalize domestic violence; help to end it instead

#itscalledatanktop — a ‘wife beater’ is very different

EAST ORANGE, NJ — October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and much has been done to bring awareness to the disease so far. But this is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and more should be done to combat this insidious killer lurking in our society. FAMILYConnections, a nonprofit organization based in East Orange […]

ReelAbilities to play in Montclair and West Orange

MONTCLAIR / WEST ORANGE, NJ — ReelAbilities is the largest disability film festival in the country and will be hosted from Oct. 30 through Nov. 5 at Montclair State University and at JCC MetroWest in West Orange. The festival is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of and […]

NJCA 5K raises nearly $15,000 to help abused children

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The third annual Heroes for Children 5K and Family Fun Walk was held Oct. 1 at the South Mountain Recreation Complex’s Clipper Pavilion in West Orange. More than 300 neighbors, community members and friends donned their favorite superhero costumes for a fun-filled day to help raise awareness about child abuse and […]

Mountaineer Master Chef returns to WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The popular Mountaineer Master Chef competition will return to West Orange High School on Nov. 18, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Tarnoff Cafeteria, 51 Conforti Ave. The fundraiser for the Principal’s Scholarship, distributed during Senior Awards Night to a graduating senior, will feature a dinner buffet at 6:15 p.m.. The […]

Three volunteers recognized for their commitment to community service

WEST ORANGE, NJ — From left are Onie Meyers, Sam Maslansky and Bonnie Sue Golden, who received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for their work at Daughters of Israel in West Orange. The three volunteer with the RSVP Center of Essex & Hudson Counties, which is sponsored by Jewish Family Service of MetroWest. Myers and […]

DeLuca to narrate portion of concert at MMS

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Society of Musical Arts will present a free orchestral concert, “To Liberty and Justice,” at Maplewood Middle School, 7 Burnet St., on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m. Stephen Culbertson of West Orange will conduct and Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca will serve as guest narrator. The concert will feature the music […]

West Milford takes top honors at WOHS Marching Mountaineer Invitational

West Milford takes top honors at WOHS Marching Mountaineer Invitational

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The fourth annual Marching Mountaineer Invitational drew large crowds despite the onerous weather and provided some exciting competition on Oct. 8 at Suriano Stadium. The Marching Mountaineers performed their routine, “Defying Gravity,” in exhibition as hosts of the evening, while outstanding performances from West Milford, Roxbury, Passaic County, Morris Hills, Piscataway, […]

VGo robot helps ailing Mt. Pleasant student attend school

VGo robot helps ailing Mt. Pleasant student attend school

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Ailing Mt. Pleasant kindergarten student Henry Chang is now able to attend school while undergoing medical treatment, thanks to VGo, a device controlled remotely by the user that allows them to interact in another location. It is the first robot of its type to make an appearance in a West Orange […]