Elks support those in need in two towns

Elks support those in need in two towns

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Elks treasurer Ron Housley, center, presents checks for $500 each to Kate Cahill, food pantry manager at Our Lady of Sorrows Food Pantry in South Orange, left, and Bev Mozone, food pantry coordinator at St. Joseph’s Food Pantry in Maplewood. A total of $841 was raised by generous donations […]

AOH Division 9 to hold annual dinner in W. Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Michael L. Delahunty Division 9, in Montclair, will celebrate its 119th anniversary with a dinner and dance on Saturday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. This year’s guests of honor are Ted Yurgel, James Horn and Barbara Lyons. Lyons is a […]

Newark Archdiocese releases list of priests ‘credibly accused’ of sexual assault

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Feb. 13, New Jersey’s five Roman Catholic dioceses released lists of priests who have been “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors in the past several decades. The Archdiocese of Newark released a list with 63 names on it; all of the priests listed had either died or been removed from […]

Maplewood Glee Club to bring holiday harmony

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Be a part of North Jersey’s grandest, long-running, sweet-sounding holiday tradition on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m., when the Maplewood Glee Club holds its annual family-friendly holiday show at St. Joseph’s Church, 767 Prospect St. in Maplewood. The concert, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” will feature songs about “wonder,” […]

Show your basketball skills at Elks free throw competition

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange Elks No. 1154 will hold its Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Competition on Sunday, Nov. 18, at noon at St. Joseph’s School gym, located at 240 Franklin St., Maplewood. Registration is from 11:45 a.m. to noon; the contest begins sharply at noon. The program is free to all contestants. The […]

MFD holds first-ever open house event

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Fire Department celebrated Fire Prevention Month at its Dunnell Road headquarters on Saturday Oct. 13 with an open house, where residents could watch demonstrations and try on firefighting gear, culminating with the dedication of a long-awaited new fire engine. According to fire Chief Michael Dingelstedt, the new engine is replacing one […]

Ailing Mt. Pleasant student passes away

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mt. Pleasant Elementary student Henry Chang, age 7, passed away on July 21 after a valiant battle with childhood cancer. Henry is survived by his mother, Heather Young, an art teacher at West Orange High School; his father Henry, an instructional aide in the West Orange School District; 5-year-old brother Derrick; […]

Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of South Orange and Maplewood residents came together on Sunday, April 15, to remember the victims of the Holocaust and to pledge that such an atrocity will not happen again on their watch. The Holocaust is the name given to the mass murder of Jews, homosexuals, disabled people, Romani and […]

Local scholarship winners to perform at Maplewood Glee Club’s spring concert

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Every spring since 1971, the Maplewood Glee Club awards a scholarship to a high school senior intending to study music in college and beyond. According to club scholarship Chairman Steve Adamczyk, “This year, the level of talent was so phenomenal, we handed out two!” The winners, Hunter Kovacs, a musical theater tenor […]