Church restores house for missionaries in transit

Church restores house for missionaries in transit

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The unoccupied house on the property of the Brookdale Reformed Church on Bellevue Avenue will be used by the church to provide temporary living quarters for missionaries, according to the Rev. Susan Dorward. The house was built as a manse, or the minister’s residence, but Dorward does not live there. “We’ve recreated […]

Run for Zach raises funds for mental health advocacy

Run for Zach raises funds for mental health advocacy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Stop Suicide Advocacy Coalition held Run for Zach,its first fundraiser, on Oct. 6. The run, which honored Zach Massader, a West Orange native who died by suicide in 2018, took participants between the third and fourth holes at Rock Spring Golf Club and through the surrounding neighborhood. Tammy […]

JESPY opens Och House in SO

New shared living space allows village residents with IDD to age in place

JESPY opens Och House in SO

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — “Welcome to my house!” enthused Michael Och as he welcomed South Orange community members into the new JESPY shared aging-in-place house named for him. The renovated house on Meadowbrook Place in South Orange that is now home to nine JESPY clients was made possible by Och and his family, who funded […]

Gas Lamp Jr. to stage ‘Matilda’

Gas Lamp Jr. to stage ‘Matilda’

GLEN RIDGE,NJ — The Gas Lamp Junior Players will be performing the full-length Broadway production of Roald Dahl’s “Matilda” at Ridgewood Avenue School from Nov. 22 to 24. Co-directed by Heather Ballantyne and Erin Dilly, this is the first time the juniors will be attempting a two-and-a-half-hour hour production instead of the shorter, one act […]

TC explores option to buy 12-acre property

TC explores option to buy 12-acre property

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council took an informal vote at its Oct. 7 meeting to ask the township administration to look into purchasing 12 acres of open space on Mt. Pleasant Avenue, moving forward the process to potentially own the land. The vote, which passed 4-1, allows Mayor Robert Parisi and […]

CHS teachers display their own art in Domareki Gallery

CHS teachers display their own art in Domareki Gallery

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School’s Domareki Gallery, where students usually display their artwork throughout the year, is showing the work of their teachers until Monday, Oct. 14. “Fantasy & Figures” features the work of all eight CHS art teachers: Kate Dodd, Jon Fisher, Curtis Grayson III, Cindy Malhotra, Kirk Maynard, Paul Morigliano, Karen Murphy […]

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