Donate toys to Mayor’s Sunshine Fund

Donate toys to Mayor’s Sunshine Fund

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Mayor’s Sunshine Fund is holding a toy drive through Friday, Dec. 13. Residents are encouraged to donate new and unwrapped toys, which will be delivered to West Orange families in need during the holiday season. Toys are accepted for children up to age 10. Donations can be made from 8:30 […]

Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest returns

Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest returns

ROSELAND, NJ — The Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center is back! The contest is free and there are a variety of categories in which participants can compete. The deadline to register is Saturday, Dec. 7, and all entries must be delivered by Monday, Dec. 9.  The entries in […]

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. […]

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 […]

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