Town honors community leaders who embody MLK legacy

Town honors community leaders who embody MLK legacy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The town’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremony on Jan. 20 honored four town residents at West Orange High School and featured performers from WOHS and the Fountain Baptist Church in Summit. Maurice Stinnett, the vice president of diversity and inclusion for BSE Global, delivered the keynote address. Councilwoman Cindy […]

Borough Administrator Michael Rohal retires

Borough Administrator Michael Rohal retires

GLEN RIDGE, NJ  — When Borough Administrator Michael Rohal left his office for the final time on Friday, Jan. 17, a group of residents awaited him in the lobby of the municipal building to say goodbye. Kisses and hugs were exchanged and quiet words of gratitude were heard, while outside a motorcade of first-response vehicles […]

Flames engulf Roxy Florist and eight other businesses

Flames engulf Roxy Florist and eight other businesses

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Tuesday, Jan. 21, a fire destroyed a two-story Washington Street building that housed nine businesses, including Roxy Florist at the corner of Glenwood Avenue. According to Bloomfield Fire Department Chief Lou Venezia, the call came in at 7:45 a.m. There were flames inside the walls and ceiling of the second floor […]

Bloomfield celebrates MLK Day

Bloomfield celebrates MLK Day

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the New Light Baptist Church on Monday, Jan. 20. The event, Bloomfield’s 18th annual, was hosted by Councilwoman-at-large Wartyna Davis, who opened the event by noting that the commemoration was established by former Councilman-at-large Bernard Hamilton. Davis said the New Light Baptist Church, or […]

Oak View Avenue School students learn bicycle safety

Oak View Avenue School students learn bicycle safety

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Oak View School students from third through sixth grade attended a presentation about the ABCs of bicycle safety on Friday, Jan. 3. The presentation was given by EZ Ride, a nonprofit organization funded by the Federal Highway Administration through the NJ Safe Routes to School program, and included an animated movie, cycling […]

WO Planning Board recommends changes to amphitheater plan

Maplewood officials discuss reservations about project

WO Planning Board recommends changes to amphitheater plan

WEST ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board made seven recommendations to Essex County when the plan for a 500-seat amphitheater was presented at a Jan. 8 courtesy hearing featuring three witnesses and extensive questioning from the public. The Planning Board does not approve or deny county applications; the Board of Chosen […]

Park United Methodist Church ponders future

Park United Methodist Church ponders future

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — As the United Methodist Church considers a proposal to split into separate entities, the Rev. Joel Hubbard of Park United Methodist Church on Broad Street may soon have a difficult decision to make. In a statement about the proposal released by the UMC’s Council of Bishops office and shared by Hubbard, the […]

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