WOHS’ Sebastian DeSimone named Best Teammate Award recipient

WOHS’ Sebastian DeSimone named Best Teammate Award recipient

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School student-athlete Sebastian DeSimone has been named the WOHS recipient of the 2022 Super Essex Conference Best Teammate Award. “This is one of our school’s most prestigious awards,” said acting Athletic Director Stephan Zichella. “The praise I’ve received from his coaches, teachers and teammates makes us confident that […]

rack teams gather for Suriano Memorial Twilight Invitational

rack teams gather for Suriano Memorial Twilight Invitational

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Track-and-field teams from across New Jersey gathered to participate in the second-ever Joe Suriano Memorial Twilight Invitational, held May 9 in Suriano Stadium. The event honored beloved West Orange High School track coach Joe Suriano, who died in 2020 from COVID-19. Suriano’s family, along with Rutgers University–Newark assistant track coach Bruce […]

Bloomfield to honor Women’s History Month with events and product drive

Bloomfield to honor Women’s History Month with events and product drive

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — During the month of March, Bloomfield will honor Women’s History Month by hosting multiple events, as well as the third annual menstrual hygiene product drive.  “In honor of Women’s History Month, we (the women of the Bloomfield Township Council) are collaborating with the Martin Luther King Jr. Season of Service Committee and […]

WO BOE reorg sees new leaders and liaisons

WO BOE reorg sees new leaders and liaisons

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education had its annual reorganization meeting on Thursday, Jan. 6, swearing in two new BOE members and determining positions and liaisons for all five members. Brian Rock and Eric Stevenson filled the seats vacated by former BOE members Terry Trigg-Scales and Cheryl Merklinger, both of whom […]

Barry C. Stickel

Barry C. Stickel 84, passed away on January 6, 2022, at UMDNJ. He was a graduate of Millburn High School and served in the National Guard. He was a resident in Bloomfield since 1961 and enjoyed a career in Insurance and Property Management in Maplewood, N.J. He was the beloved husband of Hannelore, father of […]

West Orange teen earns Eagle Scout rank for environmental center project

West Orange teen earns Eagle Scout rank for environmental center project

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., right, welcomed Eagle Scout Sebastian Gabriel Ordonez, left, of West Orange, to the Essex County Environmental Center/Garibaldi Hall in Roseland and commended him for successfully completing his Eagle Scout project. Ordonez is a member of Boys Scout Troop 2, based in West Orange. He […]

Frances C. Rowe

Frances C. Rowe, 95 of Bloomfield, entered into eternal rest on November 21, 2021 at Mountainside Medical Center, Glen Ridge. Born in Newark, she lived most of her life in Bloomfield. She was a retired secretary from Scientific Glass, Bloomfield, retiring in 1968. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph and son, Robert […]

Successful JESPY virtual event benefit clients and programs

Successful JESPY virtual event benefit clients and programs

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Nov. 2, JESPY hosted its annual fundraising event, “It’s a JESPY Day.” The evening honored longtime board member Judy Peskin for her hard work and dedication to JESPY, and featured JESPY clients, highlighting their lives as members of the South Orange community. The virtual event also included an entertaining client […]

Holiday jewelry sale to benefit the South Orange Public Library

Holiday jewelry sale to benefit the South Orange Public Library

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Friends of the South Orange Public Library will hold a holiday jewelry sale to benefit the South Orange Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Loft of the South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way. The sale will feature a large selection of […]