WO Chabad to host community Passover seder

WO Chabad to host community Passover seder

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Few Jewish holidays evoke the same warm sentiments as Passover. Memories of family and friends gathered as the four cups of wine are poured, the four questions asked and the matzo served all contribute to Passover’s popularity in the Jewish community. Sharing the warmth and tradition of this festival, Chabad of […]

Luna Stage to present ‘Heartland’ this April

Luna Stage to present ‘Heartland’ this April

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage will present Gabriel Jason Dean’s “Heartland” from April 4 through 28. The intercontinental love story, directed by Ari Laura Kreith, will be the fourth production of Luna’s 2018-2019 Season. Set in Nebraska and Afghanistan, it has been described as “a magical new play about family, grace and the consequences […]

Restructuring of U.S. Attorney’s Office leads to significant results in first year

Restructuring of U.S. Attorney’s Office leads to significant results in first year

NEWARK, NJ — One year after U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito reorganized the structure of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, overall criminal prosecutions have increased 51 percent, including a 65-percent jump in violent crime prosecutions, a 39-percent jump in narcotics-related prosecutions and a 15-percent jump in white collar crime prosecutions, according […]

JCC receives grant award to employ social workers

JCC receives grant award to employ social workers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey recently awarded a grant to JCC MetroWest to employ social workers at its summer day camps in collaboration with Jewish Family Service of MetroWest. JCC MetroWest runs six distinct camps, each with a different focus in terms of the age, interest and abilities. Each comes […]

WOFD and administration verbally agree to new contract

WOFD and administration verbally agree to new contract

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After 14 months working without a contract, the West Orange Fire Department has verbally agreed to a new one, with the two unions representing the department — FMBA Local 28 and the WOFD Superior Officers Association — voting on and accepting the mayor and administration’s contract proposal. The contract has not […]

Housing complex celebrates milestone

Housing complex celebrates milestone

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Prism Capital Partners has announced the 100th lease signing at The Residences at Edison Lofts in Edison Village. The milestone coincides with the formal completion of construction at The Residences — a former crumbling, 400,000-square-foot factory that today serves as the centerpiece of Prism’s adaptive reuse of the Thomas Edison Factory […]

West Orange shakes its shamrocks at 2019 parade

West Orange shakes its shamrocks at 2019 parade

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade was a smashing success for the 68th year in a row. Though it was raining, that did not deter the West Orange community from showing its Irish pride. This year the parade was led by Grand Marshal Carol Sharkey-Corcoran, who followed in her parents’ […]

12th annual Deer Management Program culls 300 deer

12th annual Deer Management Program culls 300 deer

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, March 12, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that a total of 200 deer and 100 unborn deer were removed from South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation during the 12th annual Deer Management Program. The program was held over 12 days between Jan. 15 and March 5. “Controlling […]

Essex Republican women to honor Chris Christie

Essex Republican women to honor Chris Christie

MONTCLAIR, NJ — For his strong support of the U.S. Bill of Rights’ 2nd Amendment, the right to bear arms, New Jersey’s 55th governor, Christopher J. Christie, will be presented with the 2nd Amendment Award at the Lincoln Day Dinner, to be held jointly between Montclair Republicans and the Essex County NJ Republican Women on […]