18th annual Unity Day celebration is huge success

Big Daddy Kane and Fatboy SSE amaze at festivities

18th annual Unity Day celebration is huge success

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Mayor Tony Vauss, the township’s 18th annual Unity Day celebration in Orange Avenue Park on Saturday, Aug. 10, was a huge success. “I think it was the best one we’ve had yet,” Vauss said Aug. 12, adding that anyone who doesn’t believe him can just ask their friends who attended. […]

Freeholders honor three county VoTech scholarship recipients

Freeholders honor three county VoTech scholarship recipients

NEWARK, NJ — On July 10, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored three recent high school graduates from the Essex County Vocational Technical Schools who were awarded scholarships from the New Jersey Association of Counties Foundation, Investors Bank and PSEG. The scholarship awards recognize distinguished students from technical and vocational schools who plan […]

JFS receives grant for case management

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — JFS MetroWest recently received a grant from Investors Foundation to support case management. Guided by the wisdom and values of its tradition of respect for all people, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest New Jersey provides innovative, compassionate, and outstanding social services to enhance the independence and well-being of individuals and families […]

Montclair Film recognizes students for artistry

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair Film recently announced the winners of the 2017 Emerging Filmmaker Competition, a program co-presented by Partners For Health Foundation that screens work by students in grades four through 12 from the Tri-State Area and beyond. This year, more than 90 films were submitted in three categories: Cinemaniacs for grades four through […]

Cougar Prep graduates 23 students from high school readiness program

Cougar Prep graduates 23 students from high school readiness program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Twenty-three teenagers and their parents gathered Thursday, July 28, at Columbia High School to graduate from Cougar Prep, a four-week high school readiness program for incoming freshmen. Cougar Prep is a collaboration between the South Orange-Maplewood School District and The Loft, managed by FAMILYConnections, preparing rising eighth-graders for the transition from middle […]

Paper Mill Playhouse announces 2016 Rising Star Award nominations

MILLBURN, NJ — As one of the nation’s leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. The theater will be the recipient of this year’s Regional Theatre Tony Award. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill […]