WOAHO sponsors third annual ‘Fun with STEM’ program at Edison Middle School

WOAHO sponsors third annual ‘Fun with STEM’ program at Edison Middle School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The third annual “Fun with STEM” program, sponsored by the West Orange African Heritage Organization, was held June 17 at Edison Middle School. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics studies have become increasingly popular over the past several years in high schools and college campuses across the country. The U.S. Bureau of […]

Get pumped for Maplewoodstock 2016

Headliners NRBQ, Railroad Earth get ready for local show

Get pumped for Maplewoodstock 2016

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewoodstock, Maplewood’s annual free music festival, will return to Memorial Park for its 13th year July 9 and 10, once again bringing together renowned cult-favorite performers and undiscovered local talent for the community to enjoy. This year’s event will be headlined by NRBQ and Railroad Earth, two bands that have developed fiercely […]

W. Orange celebrates American independence with pomp

W. Orange celebrates American independence with pomp

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A good time was had by all at West Orange High School on Monday, July 4, in celebration of United States’ Independence Day. The festivities included games, such as sack races, above; contests; and lots of fun. The night was capped by spectacular fireworks, their red glares bursting in the air despite […]

Essex County graduates residents from OSHA certification program

Essex County graduates residents from OSHA certification program

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., fourth from left, Essex County Director of Small Business Development and Affirmative Action Deborah E. Collins, third from left, and Essex County Chief of Staff Phil Alagia, far right, presented the graduates of a 30-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration certification program with certificates from the […]

Liberty Middle School graduates 210 students

Liberty Middle School graduates 210 students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Parents and family members filled the auditorium at West Orange High School on June 20 as their eighth-grade Liberty students bade farewell to middle school and looked forward to beginning a new chapter in their lives. Following the processional, Principal Robert Klemt welcomed families and congratulated students on their accomplishments over […]

Rotary continues tradition of supporting local nonprofits

Rotary continues tradition of supporting local nonprofits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Rotary Club of West Orange granted a total of $12,500 to 17 nonprofit organizations benefiting West Orange and New Jersey at its annual Community Service Awards luncheon at Mayfair Farms on June 24. All 17 organizations were deemed worthy by the Rotary’s awards committee after submitting letters describing their causes […]

Monday farmers market offers healthful variety in town

Monday farmers market offers healthful variety in town

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Farmers Market is in full swing once again, offering the freshest fruits, vegetables, cheeses and more for its 22nd year. Patrons who stop by the Indiana Street Municipal Lot every Monday, from 2 to 7 p.m., throughout the summer and fall will have the chance to check out six vendors […]

Craig earns Essex County Teacher of the Year award

Craig earns Essex County Teacher of the Year award

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps had a banner year, and a banner hangs outside the school proclaiming Staff Sgt. Harvey Craig the Essex County Teacher of the Year. “I was very lucky,” said Craig on Thursday, June 23, at the Irvington High School commencement ceremony, at which 58 of […]