AABJ&D brings good deeds home with cookie bake

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob & David in West Orange celebrated its second cookie bake hosted by the Jewish Family Service of JCC MetroWest on April 10. Cookie dough was donated by the Jewish Community Housing Corporation and labels were made by the WAE Center. Nearly 100 volunteers baked, packaged and […]

WOPL board meets Tuesday

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library board of trustees will be Tuesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at the library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. in West Orange. The meeting is open to the public.

Women who make a difference to be recognized in memory of Sister Rose Thering

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Writer activist Devorah Halberstam will share her poignant story of the terrorist attack that took her 16-year-old son, Ari, at the 23rd annual Evening of Roses fundraiser at Seton Hall University on Sunday, May 1. Her life’s transformation, motivated by the memory of her son, led her to support victims the […]

Individuals honored in WO for spreading diversity education

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The spotlight turned in a different direction as the American Conference on Diversity highlighted the work of five community activists, who have dedicated their lives to ensuring that the underrepresented will always have a voice, at the 68th annual Statewide Humanitarian Awards at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange on April […]

Young artists to display work at Herb & Milly Iris Gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center presents the best and brightest in its rotating series of visual art exhibitions in the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC. On view from May 9 through Aug. 15 is “Inspired Minds: Young Artist Exhibition,” which features drawings, paintings and photography by gifted young […]

Food drive to benefit local pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The second St. Cloud Cares Neighborhood Food Drive will be Saturday, April 23. All collected items will be delivered to the West Orange Food Pantry, housed at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, which regularly experiences precipitous drops in stock during the summer months. Orange fliers have been distributed to St. Cloud neighborhood […]

Town eschews lowest-bidding grant writer for better fit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a one-year contract with a grant-writing firm at its April 5 meeting despite the fact that the company in question was not actually the lowest bidder to respond to the township’s Request For Proposal. The council voted 3-1-1 in favor of awarding Millennium Strategies LLC […]

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to ‘Race for the Cure’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Breast cancer is not usually considered a cause for celebration, but for the hundreds of survivors expected at the 2016 Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure, presented by ShopRite and Xfinity, it’s a much anticipated day to celebrate. Nearly 3,000 people are expected to be at the Essex […]

Draft scandal rocks Mountain Top League

Basketball coaches accuse trustee, Clippers coach of stacking championship-winning team

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Several coaches involved in the Mountain Top League’s middle school boys basketball program are coming out against the way two players who had missed the draft were placed on a team, accusing one basketball trustee in particular of creating a “stacked” team that eventually won the championship. The trustee in question […]