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 […]

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 […]

Celebrate the holidays with HNA

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association will hold its annual holiday celebration Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood. Everyone is welcome to enjoy pizza and drinks, play Maplewood Bingo, and win prizes. There will be a special guest to entertain children. Also, bring a new, […]

‘Blue Christmas’ at Prospect Church

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Spend this fourth week of Advent at Prospect Church, 646 Prospect St. in Maplewood. There will be a “Blue Christmas” service at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, designed for those who have great stress or difficulty with the traditional celebratory Christmas services. Prospect’s Children’s Ensemble will perform a musical during the […]

Maplewood celebrates holiday season

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Thursday, Dec. 6, Maplewood community members gathered in Ricalton Square to celebrate the fifth night of Hanukkah by lighting the Hanukkah menorah. The celebration was attended by Mayor Vic DeLuca, members of the Maplewood Township Committee, and Dickens Village Co-chairwomen Ellen Davenport and Rosetta Weiser. With the help of Rabbi Sholom […]