Area shutterbugs take home awards for photographing county parks

Area shutterbugs take home awards for photographing county parks

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the nine winners in the Anual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Winners were awarded in Adult and Youth categories and were recognized on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Parks […]

Suicide awareness and intervention information session

Suicide awareness and intervention information session

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Roosevelt Middle School, located at 36 Gilbert Place, will host a suicide awareness and intervention information session on Monday, Nov. 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Caring Contact will share national and state suicide statistics, highlighting “at risk” groups. They will share details about risk factors for suicide, protective factors and […]

5th annual West Orange Shabbat Project is huge success

5th annual West Orange Shabbat Project is huge success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual West Orange Shabbat Project, which commenced Thursday, Oct. 25, was part of the worldwide Shabbat Project, which took place in 1,416 cities in 97 countries throughout the world, uniting together Jews from all backgrounds and traditions. Featured this year was world-renowned speaker Rabbi YY Jacobson, founder of TheYeshiva.net, who […]

A professor, an ex-con and a journey toward forgiveness at Luna Stage

A professor, an ex-con and a journey toward forgiveness at Luna Stage

WEST ORANGE, NJ — “The Assignment,” a gripping and timely new play by Camilo Almonacid, begins a limited engagement at Luna Stage on Thursday, Nov. 29. On the heels of Luna’s critically-acclaimed “Pirira,” “The Assignment” is the second play in Luna’s 2018-19 MainStage season, which features four new plays exploring how people can bridge ideological […]

Parisi vs. Krakoviak for West Orange mayor

Parisi vs. Krakoviak for West Orange mayor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents will be casting their votes for one of two mayoral candidates on Tuesday, Nov. 6: incumbent Robert Parisi or challenger Joe Krakoviak. Parisi is running for this third term as mayor, and Krakoviak has served on the Township Council since 2010. Both candidates discussed what they would do to move […]

Know how to report voting irregularities, abuses or frauds

Know how to report voting irregularities, abuses or frauds

NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Oct. 31 that senior trial counsel Allen B.K. Urgent will lead the office’s efforts in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the Nov. 6 general election. Urgent, senior trial counsel Mark McCarren and Assistant U.S. Attorney Gabriel Vidoni have been appointed to serve […]

Mt. Pleasant Elementary to celebrate the life of Henry Chang

Mt. Pleasant Elementary to celebrate the life of Henry Chang

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Mt. Pleasant Elementary School community will celebrate the life of student Henry Chang, who died in July following a long battle with cancer. A special event has been scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the school, located at 9 Manger Road, in conjunction with West […]

‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt’ in NJ schools

‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt’ in NJ schools

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is required by law in New Jersey. West Orange High School, Columbia High School in Maplewood and Technology […]