STOP for Nikhil raises nearly $50K so far

Community supports Nikhil Badlani Foundation, traffic safety, community music program at run

STOP for Nikhil raises nearly $50K so far

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered at West Orange High School’s Suriano Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, for the eighth annual STOP for Nikhil 5K Run and 3K Walk put on by the Nikhil Badlani Foundation to honor Nikhil Badlani, a West Orange middle school student who died in a car crash in 2011, when […]

County to hold first-ever paper-shredding day

County to hold first-ever paper-shredding day

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Department of Public Works will hold a paper-shredding day on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Essex County Public Works Department, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, Computer & Electronics Recycling Day and Used Tire Recycling […]

Annual ‘Lefty’ Boland Golf Tournament to be Oct. 1

Annual ‘Lefty’ Boland Golf Tournament to be Oct. 1

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Boland Golf Committee presents the 38th annual William “Lefty” Boland Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, Oct. 1, at Essex County Country Club, 350 Mt. Pleasant Ave. in West Orange. Proceeds from this year’s event will fund the “Boland Grants” for children with special needs in West Orange. The tournament will […]

Residents band together to ‘Keep West Orange Clean’

Town unites to gather trash and build pride in W. Orange

Residents band together to ‘Keep West Orange Clean’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On National Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept. 15, West Orange residents and officials came together to eliminate litter in the community. The national initiative, now in its second year, aims to gather people around the country and encourage them to create a clean environment. The event is led by the nonprofit […]

WOAC hosts poets and songwriters at free music event

WOAC hosts poets and songwriters at free music event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council will host its third free poets and songwriters event, “Cypher and Sound,” on Friday, Sept. 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road. Drop-ins are welcome, although attendees can also register on the event link on the West Orange […]

NJT announces progress on PTC installation, service adjustments

NJT announces progress on PTC installation, service adjustments

NEWARK, NJ — Progress continues on the installation of Positive Train Control equipment on NJ Transit’s rail fleet to meet federal year-end milestones, requiring NJ Transit to make a final set of rail service adjustments, the organization announced in a Sept. 20 press release. The temporary discontinuation of some trains and modified times and origin/destination […]

PSE&G to lower residential gas bills ahead of winter heating season

PSE&G to lower residential gas bills ahead of winter heating season

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G is decreasing residential gas bills just in time for the winter heating season, according to a press release from the utility. On Sept. 17, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved, on a provisional basis, PSE&G’s June gas supply filing that will lower customers’ bills, effective Oct. 1. The typical […]

Made in NJ Festival at OSPAC

Made in NJ Festival at OSPAC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Celebrate the state’s creative arts at the Made in NJ Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7, from 3 to 10 p.m. each day at the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, 4 Boland Drive in West Orange. The event will feature DJs, live performances, a pop-up for vendors and […]

Comic book artist admits to distribution of child pornography

Comic book artist admits to distribution of child pornography

NEWARK, NJ — A comic book artist from West Orange admitted on Sept. 17 to distributing thousands of images and videos of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Timothy Yates, 31, of West Orange, pleaded guilty Sept. 17 before Senior U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark federal court to an information […]

West Orange consultant sentenced for 4 years in prison for fraud

West Orange consultant sentenced for 4 years in prison for fraud

NEWARK, NJ — A political consultant from West Orange was sentenced Sept. 18 to four years in prison for her role in a fraud scheme related to contracts with the Newark Watershed Development Corp. and kickbacks to officials there, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Dianthe Martinez-Brooks, 48, of West Orange, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. […]

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