First Engineering Explorations Summer Camp at WOHS a success

First Engineering Explorations Summer Camp at WOHS a success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The first Engineering Explorations Summer Camp, held July 9 through 27 at West Orange High School, was considered a success by instructors, students and parents alike. “I was beyond pleased with Engineering Explorations,” parent Tracey Palmer said. “STEM concepts were presented and applied in a practical yet captivating manner such that […]

More than 850 children shop cost-free at Back 2 School Store

More than 850 children shop cost-free at Back 2 School Store

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The 10th annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store brought grins all around on Sunday, July 29, as hundreds of children went shopping at a one-day pop-up store designed to help economically disadvantaged children in Essex County. “I love my new backpack and I got to pick it out myself!” exclaimed one little […]

CORESSWC awards $17,090 in financial literacy scholarships

CORESSWC awards $17,090 in financial literacy scholarships

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Circle of Rainbow Sisters Seeking Spiritual and Wellness awarded $17,090 in financial literacy scholarships to students in grades five through 12, as well as to college students, in a ceremony held at West Orange Township Hall on July 26. CORESWCC founder Maritza Brown welcomed students and parents along with member Nicole […]

Community gathers to celebrate Jamaican independence

Residents show pride in their Jamaican heritage, culture

Community gathers to celebrate Jamaican independence

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A crowd of people dressed in green, black and gold gathered in front of West Orange Town Hall on Aug. 7 to celebrate the 56th Jamaican Independence Day with a flag-raising ceremony. The event began with the Jamaican National Pledge and featured addresses from Mayor Robert Parisi, leaders of local Jamaican […]

11 to run for 3 open seats on SOMA BOE

Only one incumbent files to run for re-elections; Pai and Sabin opt to leave Board of Education

11 to run for 3 open seats on SOMA BOE

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This election season in the South Orange-Maplewood School District is looking to be exciting and heated, with 11 candidates — and only one incumbent — running for three open seats on the Board of Education. On Nov. 6, the two towns’ residents must select three of the following candidates […]

The mysterious case of the hidden license plates

The mysterious case of the hidden license plates

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A pair of identical license plates from 1922 were recently discovered in the crawl space of a Ridgewood Avenue house that is being renovated. Iwona Purwin, the homeowner, purchased the property in June. A third-floor plaster wall was cracking, so she contracted to have it replaced with Sheetrock. When the old wall […]

Reverend speaks out against gender-based harassment

Reverend speaks out against gender-based harassment

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Rev. Diana Wilcox, of the Christ Episcopal Church of Bloomfield and Glen Ridge, has written a resolution promoting sexual equality that was approved by the Episcopal Church at its 79th annual convention in Austin, Texas, from July 5 to 13. Wilcox was an alternative deputy to the convention, but attended the […]

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