Holiday contest helps raise awareness about nature and the environment

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the children and families who participated in the Essex County Environmental Center’s 14th annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest on Monday, Dec. 17. There were 35 entries in this year’s contest. “Our Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest is a wonderful project […]

Camp New Day holds holiday event at TBZ

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Camp New Day, a dedicated group of volunteers who support a close-knit group of approximately 50 adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities in northern New Jersey, held a special winter event at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange on Dec. 9. High school volunteers included students from Seton Hall Prep, […]

NJ Transit employees collect toys and coats for the holidays

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is celebrating the season by donating and distributing toys and coats for those in need throughout the state. “NJ Transit employees are committed to making a difference in the communities where we and our customers live, work and ride our rails and buses,” NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett said. […]

SOMA Action looks to spread more political cheer in 2018

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — While Christmas carols are a well-known seasonal staple, for SOMA Action’s Financial Conflicts of Interest and Anti-Corruption Committee, they’ve become a fun way to raise political awareness. For the past two years, SOMA Action, a local grassroots organization, has sung Christmas carols reworded with political satire to draw attention […]

Celebrate Christmas with St. Raphael Parish

LIVINGSTON, NJ — St. Raphael Parish, 346 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave. in Livingston, will hold a series of events to celebrate Christmas: Advent Reconciliation will run Dec. 18 through Dec. 22 after the 8 a.m. Masses. On Saturday, Dec. 22, at 5:30 a.m., attend the Simbang Gabi Filipino Traditional Mass. On Monday, Dec. 24, at […]

WO students send hundreds of holiday cards to U.S. troops overseas

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of military personnel stationed overseas will have their holidays brightened with handmade cards thanks to the caring students in West Orange schools. For the past few years, students and teachers have created beautiful and unique handmade cards with messages of encouragement and support. The efforts began after WOHS Class of […]

WO senior citizen holiday party

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township will hold a senior citizen holiday party Thursday, Dec. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Manor Restaurant, 111 Prospect Ave. in West Orange. The event includes a sit-down luncheon, entertainment, live music, dancing, a cash bar and door prizes. Admission is charged and tickets must be purchased […]

Betty Maddalena ELC’s holiday concert brings cuteness and cheer

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District’s littlest learners brought some holiday magic at their concert on Dec. 10. Led by teacher Tim Egan, the students performed favorites like “Jingle Bells,” “Dreidel” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” along with their teachers. Each class designed or wore a special hat: Santa, elf, reindeer […]

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