JFS of MetroWest to participate in Cooking Companion Program

JFS of MetroWest to participate in Cooking Companion Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ is proud to be participating in Cooking Companions in collaboration with eight other JFS agencies in New Jersey. The program is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is a yearlong program serving seniors in Essex County. The Cooking Companions program matches adult volunteers […]

Zoo’s new entrance, train maintenance building complete

Zoo’s new entrance, train maintenance building complete

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that the projects to modernize the public entrance and construct a new train maintenance building at Turtle Back Zoo have been completed. The two projects total approximately $8.6 million of improvements. “We are always looking for ways to improve the experience our visitors have […]

‘Future Chef’ Competition Held at Gregory Elementary School

‘Future Chef’ Competition Held at Gregory Elementary School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The first West Orange Sodexo “Future Chef” was crowned March 20 at Gregory Elementary School when fifth-grade student Piper Stephens whipped up a winning batch of sweet potato tacos. The national competition is sponsored by Sodexo, the school district’s food service purveyor. This year’s theme was “Fiesta Fit,” calling for a […]

Essex County buyback takes 332 guns off streets

Essex County buyback takes 332 guns off streets

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Essex County Bar Association President Raj Gadhok recently announced that the organizations’ one-day gun buyback on March 30 took out of circulation 332 guns, ranging from assault weapons to pistols. “While a single gun buyback is not going to end violent crime, we […]

Tricky tray at Our Lady of Lourdes

Tricky tray at Our Lady of Lourdes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Our Lady of Lourdes will hold its annual Spring Festival Tricky Tray on Friday, April 26, at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria, 100 Valley Way in West Orange. Admission is charged and includes a sandwich, dessert, beverages and 25 auction tickets. For reservations, call Ann at 973-325-2212 or Roseanne at 973-634-6104.

WO community to remember Zaccaro on Arbor Day

WO community to remember Zaccaro on Arbor Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange community will gather on Friday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive, to celebrate Arbor Day. At this event, Mayor Robert D. Parisi, the West Orange Township Council, the West Orange Board of Education and all LMS students will dedicate a tree in […]