NJ Transit police to conduct emergency response drill

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The NJ Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Upper Montclair Train Station in Montclair between 8 a.m. and noon. The public can expect to see an increased police and first responder presence along the tracks near Lorraine Avenue. The drill, which […]

SO cafe to host fundraiser to assist hurricane victims

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Truly embracing the idea that laughter is the best medicine, a local woman is hosting the “Laugh for a Cause” fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 17, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Inkosi’s Cafe on Irvington Avenue in South Orange, with proceeds benefiting victims of the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico and […]

Seth Boyden, MSU kick off music partnership with lively drumming event

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Montclair State University’s African Drumming Ensemble had Seth Boyden School’s staff, students and community members on their feet dancing and drumming their way into the start of something new. Led by John J. Cali School of Music adjunct faculty member Robert Levin, graduate music education coordinator Lisa De Lorenzo and undergraduate music […]

Freeholders honor public safety professionals

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2017 Public Safety Professionals Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Hall of Records in Newark to commemorate fire officials, police officers and first responders in Essex County for their selfless service. Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake began the program with welcoming remarks, celebrating […]

Just 1 week left to take WO senior survey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The last day for senior citizens to complete the West Orange senior survey is Tuesday, Oct. 31, when the results of the survey will be sent to Montclair State University to be analyzed by the Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and Human Services. The survey is designed to learn […]

Mountaineers help seniors take town survey, exercise

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Monday, Oct. 16, the West Orange High School Mountaineer Mentors assisted West Orange senior residents in taking the township’s Senior Citizen Survey. In all, approximately 20 seniors and 40 students participated. Afterward the residents were instructed by WOHS teacher Mallory DeMarco in a session of chair yoga. If you have […]

WO Health Dept. urges residents to return completed surveys

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township of West Orange is amid an online Senior Citizen Needs Assessment Survey and has also distributed approximately 1,000 printed surveys in English and Spanish. This needs assessment is provided through the West Orange Health Department and mainly funded by a grant from The Partners for Health Foundation located in […]

WO senior citizen survey seeks respondents

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange senior citizen survey, created with the assistance of Montclair State University, is now complete and the township is looking for residents to take the survey and help make West Orange more senior-friendly. This survey is an anonymous needs assessment that gives residents 55 years and older the opportunity […]

Township to create senior citizen survey

DeNova: Seniors survey will be tailored to West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to ensure the township is providing the services necessary for older residents to age in place, West Orange will be putting out a senior survey to learn where the town is succeeding and where it needs improvement. At the June 13 Township Council meeting, the council voted 5-0 […]

Innovative suicide prevention training offered

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the leading suicide research and prevention organization in the United States, is hosting a training session on suicide prevention that focuses on the whole family. This innovative style of therapy, “attachment-based family therapy,” is the only empirically supported family therapy model designed to treat adolescent depression. […]