WWII vets honored with quilts as thank you for service

WWII vets honored with quilts as thank you for service

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Domenick Tutalo and Anthony Piccoline were just 18 years old when they enlisted in the U.S. military during World War II. Neither knew at the time that they would soon participate in two of the most significant battles in history — Tutalo at Iwo Jima and Piccoline at Normandy. And after […]

Rally near bus terminal protests racism and sexism

IRVINGTON, NJ — Several local organizations staged a protest rally against racism and sexism Saturday, April 9, at the corner of Clinton and Springfield avenues, adjacent to the Irvington Bus Terminal. The rally was organized by Irvington Joint Block Association Coalition President Elouise McDaniel, in conjunction with numerous organizations, including the Essex County Chapter of […]

School store opens in cafeteria of Ridgewood School

School store opens in cafeteria of Ridgewood School

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Ridgewood Avenue School has opened a student-run store in its cafeteria. The grand opening was last week. The area being used was, until recently, a storage room for pallets and paper. According to Principal Mike Donovan, the transformation was the idea of Jack DeWitt, the director of student services; teachers Christine Coppola, […]

Comedy for a Cause raises funds for autism awareness

ORANGE/EAST ORANGE, NJ — Last week’s Comedy for a Cause fundraiser in support of Nassan’s Place was an unqualified success, thanks to comedian Talent & Friends, the members of Orange Elks Lodge 135 and all who came out to support the organization, founder Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr said on Thursday, March 31. “We had an awesome night […]

West Orange Troop 2 celebrates 100 years

Township Boy Scouts from past century gather to commemorate Troop 2, attend centennial party

West Orange Troop 2 celebrates 100 years

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s Boy Scout Troop 2 celebrated its 100th anniversary with a gathering at Mayfair Farms on April 3, uniting Scouts past and present to pay tribute to the troop’s century of service to the community’s young men. More than 150 former Scouts attended the event, with some traveling from as […]

Fairview homeroom wins pizza party for its generosity

Fairview homeroom wins pizza party for its generosity

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Pizza was on the menu last Friday afternoon for the Fairview Elementary School children whose homeroom collected the most loose change in a recent drive to raise funds to support families struggling with the expense of cancer treatments for a child. The collection, which took place throughout February, was the idea of a […]

IHA workers strike after receiving notice of job terminations

IHA workers strike after receiving notice of job terminations

IRVINGTON, NJ — The members of SEIU Workers United Local 617 working in the Irvington Housing Authority’s Maintenance Department that are slated to have their employment with that federally funded agency terminated as of Wednesday, April 20, organized a protest strike outside the workplace on Nye Avenue on Tuesday, April 5. “We’re here because there’s […]

SOMA youth wow crowd at annual community recital

SOMA youth wow crowd at annual community recital

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Burgeoning young pianists from Maplewood and South Orange were given the opportunity to amaze an audience as the local Music Educators Association presented its annual Community Piano Recital at the DeHart Community Center in Maplewood on April 3. The array of musical selections ranged from a lively rendition of […]

OHA celebrates history with events at Washington Manor

OHA celebrates history with events at Washington Manor

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Housing Authority, which had hosted an annual Black History Month celebration at Washington Manor on Wednesday, Feb. 24, teamed up with the Orange School District to celebrate Women’s History Month there on Tuesday, March 29. More than 20 third-graders from Park Avenue Elementary School helped recognize the ways women have […]

Lamothe funeral brings out many mourners

IRVINGTON, NJ — The funeral for 2014 mayoral candidate, longtime Irvington municipal employee and local Haitian community leader Jean Lamothe was at Eglise Baptiste de la Nouvelle Jerusalem Church on Saturday, April 2. The church, located on Nye Avenue, just off Springfield Avenue and across the street from Civic Square, had an area outside cordoned […]