Redwood Elementary holds schoolwide Social-Emotional Learning Day

Redwood Elementary holds schoolwide Social-Emotional Learning Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Redwood Elementary School held its first schoolwide Social-Emotional Learning Day on Nov. 23, integrating activities into the daily curriculum and underscoring the importance of social-emotional learning to students and staff.  The SEL Day was conceived by Redwood teachers Paul Stefanelli and Jennifer Paull and supported by Principal Kimya Jackson. A guide […]

Glen Rock Savings Bank rebrands as Ascendia Bank

Glen Rock Savings Bank rebrands as Ascendia Bank

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Glen Rock Savings Bank has officially rebranded as Ascendia Bank, effective as of Oct. 25, 2021. The new name and brand image is not tied to any new ownership or acquisition, nor will there be any changes to the bank’s personnel. The Bank’s new website is www.AscendiaBank.com. The rebrand comes in […]

Omicron variant fears heighten blood shortage nationwide

Omicron variant fears heighten blood shortage nationwide

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Blood Services has announced a blood emergency due in large part to fears of the omicron variant and the holiday season. Currently, the region’s blood supply stands at a one- to two-day level, well below the ideal inventory of five to seven days. Blood centers across the country are and […]

West Orange TC discusses pros and cons of banning gas-powered leaf blowers

West Orange TC discusses pros and cons of banning gas-powered leaf blowers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council discussed the town’s noise ordinance and the possibility of banning gas-powered leaf blowers at its meeting on Nov. 23, prompted by questions from residents during the public comment portion of the meeting. Other towns in Essex County, including Maplewood and Montclair, have enacted bans on the […]

Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — After a hiatus last year because of the pandemic, this year’s Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour includes 10 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The tour includes Essex County Kip’s Castle and the Walther House at […]

Three retail tenants coming to The Shoppes at Edison Village in West Orange

Three retail tenants coming to The Shoppes at Edison Village in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three tenants are coming to The Shoppes at Edison Village on Main Street in West Orange, developed by Prism Capital Partners. Late winter/early spring 2022 openings are anticipated for BK Lobster restaurant, SportsMed Physical Therapy and Golden Aide Health & Pharmacy.  The tenants leased a combined total of 7,700 square feet […]

Community helps West Orange food pantry help community

Community helps West Orange food pantry help community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Holy Trinity–West Orange Food Pantry distributed 400 turkeys and bags with other food items ahead of Thanksgiving with the help of the West Orange community and volunteers.  In addition to every individual turkey, food item and monetary donation that made this all happen, United Presbyterian Church assisted with food bag […]

West Orange celebrates the Festival of Lights at Town Hall

West Orange celebrates the Festival of Lights at Town Hall

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi welcomed Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz and his family to the front lawn of West Orange Town Hall for the town’s 18th annual Hanukkah menorah lighting on Nov. 29. The rabbi sang prayers in Hebrew before the mayor joined him and others in dancing the hora, a traditional Jewish circular […]

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ this holiday season

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ this holiday season

TRENTON, NJ — With the winter holidays underway, acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety are reminding motorists to stay sober behind the wheel as New Jersey prepares to launch its annual traffic safety enforcement campaign targeting impaired driving during the busy holiday travel season. Starting Friday, Dec. 3, […]