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 […]

South Orange remembers those who served

Village honors servicemen, servicewomen at annual Memorial Day ceremony

South Orange remembers those who served

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered at Meadowland Park to celebrate Memorial Day on May 27, reading the names of village locals who died while serving their country. Boy Scouts from Troop 60 read the names from World War I, World War II and the Korean, Vietnam and Iraq wars before dedicating a wreath near […]

West Orange remembers those who served

Township honors servicemen, servicewomen at annual Memorial Day ceremony

West Orange remembers those who served

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sand from Omaha Beach was scattered on the front steps of Town Hall as West Orange residents and officials gathered for the annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27, honoring two World War II soldiers from West Orange who never returned home. The ceremony also celebrated the four West Orange High […]

Nutley Male Athlete of the Month

Nutley Male Athlete of the Month

Josh O’Neill Senior, NHS baseball When did you first get interested in baseball? How did you evolve into becoming a pitcher? I first got interested in baseball when I was about 13 years old. I have been playing ever since I was young but I was never truly interested in it until after Little League. I […]

Nutley Female Athlete of the Month

Nutley Female Athlete of the Month

Emily McIntyre Senior, NHS track and field “Emily McIntyre has been with our program every season while at NHS. She has been one of the hardest working athletes I have had the privilege of working with in my career at NHS. Emily has worked hard to get results she has achieved on the cross country […]

Relay for Life nears 2019 goal

Relay for Life nears 2019 goal

NUTLEY, NJ — The 13th annual Nutley Relay for Life will meet its 2019 goal, according to Commissioner Mauro Tucci. With that figure being $90,000, $88,615 has already been donated. “I think we’ll overshoot our goal,” he said in a recent telephone interview. The event was held May 17 in DeMuro Park. During its 13 […]