Bloomfield local stars in NLT’s new show

Bloomfield local stars in NLT’s new show

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Although Bloomfield resident Crystal Bennett will be performing in only her second production at the Nutley Little Theatre in the upcoming “[title of show],” she has been quite busy. “I’ve done seven shows this year alone,” she said prior to a recent rehearsal. “I work a lot.” But acting, singing and dancing […]

Bloomfield College scores high in game design

Bloomfield College scores high in game design

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Baseball is a game. Football is a game. Even pinball is a game. So is jacks. But games built on digital programming are not necessarily games in the traditional sense. In these games, there may not be rules, points or even winners and losers. GJ Lee, an assistant professor and division coordinator […]

WOEA, WOSF honor Galante bros. for decades of service

WOEA, WOSF honor Galante bros. for decades of service

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A combined 84 years of learning, teaching and coaching in the West Orange School District earned brothers Nick Galante and Pat Galante the West Orange Scholarship Fund and West Orange Education Association’s annual Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to them at a fundraising reception at the Rock Spring Golf Course on May […]

BCA rolls out spring and summer events

BCA rolls out spring and summer events

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Center Alliance held its fourth annual Washington Street Block Party on Saturday, June 1. The event was rained out last year and overcast skies may have been a factor to the turnout this time around. BCA Director Ollyn Lettman said he was hoping for 1,000 people, but figured that, with […]

Legendary coach Bill Horey remembered

Legendary coach Bill Horey remembered

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — On Friday, May 3, the scoreboard at Hurrell Field was dedicated to former football coach Bill Horey, who had compiled a 147-35-3 record from 1956 to 1978 and had eight undefeated seasons. Horey also coached the track and field team to 10 Group I championships. The Freeman Field House Renovation Project, […]

WO to see 8.5-percent tax raise

Preliminary town budget calls for large tax increase to maintain services

WO to see 8.5-percent tax raise

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi presented the 2019-2020 budget at the May 29 Township Council meeting, introducing the $85,780,920.31 budget to the council and public. The year will see a tax increase of 8.5 percent, the highest increase in 10 years. Parisi said the increase is due to the township’s tax levy cap […]

SOMA celebrates Pride as one

Towns unite for a monthlong celebration of LGBTQ Pride with many events

SOMA celebrates Pride as one

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Pride Month in Maplewood and South Orange kicked off June 1 and 2, with a rally and flag-raising at Maplewood Town Hall, and it’s just the beginning of a monthlong celebration of LGBTQ pride for which the two towns are collaborating. Theater, book club meetings, drag shows and rallies […]

Essex County College celebrates its 50th commencement

Essex County College celebrates its 50th commencement

NEWARK, NJ — As cheering family and friends looked on, nearly 1,200 Essex County College students received their hard-earned associate degrees as the college celebrated its 50th annual commencement on Friday, May 31, at Prudential Center in Newark. Fighting back tears, class valedictorian and criminal justice major Pyetra Camargo said, “I want to start off […]