Bridges Brown Bag Bash Set for March 25; Event Includes Online Auction Featuring One-of-a-Kind Items

March 24, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Bridges Outreach's Brown Bag Bash -- a fundraiser that supports Bridges' programs to help neighbors in need in New York City, Newark and Irvington -- will be held March 25, from  7 p.m. - midnight, at Maritime Parc in Jersey City. The event includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dancing, along with an auction including many ...

South Orange Board of Trustees Meeting: Memorial Park in South Orange Renamed; Crosswalks Discussed

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Board of Trustees met on Monday, March 13. Among the topics discussed at the meeting were voting on a new name for Memorial Park and new crosswalks by South Mountain School.


Memorial Park on Valley St. was renamed by the South Orange Board of Trustees on Monday, March 13.

The park, which served as a cemetery ...

Seton Hall Basketball Coach Kevin Willard Has Team Ready for NCAA Tournament

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ  — The Seton Hall basketball team showed their typical tough-minded, never-quit attitude on the court in an early February game at the Prudential Center defeating Providence in overtime 74-72. That night the Pirates also delivered that same message in real life first-hand to 13-year-old Chatham boy Will Cody, who was diagnosed with acute leukemia back in the ...

Hundreds Attend SOMA Girls March on Sunday

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Despite strong winds and bitter cold on Sunday afternoon, March 10, a lively group of Girl Scouts and other supporters gathered in front of SOPAC  for the SOMA Girls March.

After speeches outside of SOPAC, the group marched with chants of "Girl power!" to a rally on Flood's Hill which organizers described as a chance to "celebrate our ...

Maplewood Rotary to Honor David Berry

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Rotary Club will honor former local resident and community volunteer Dave Berry with its 2017 Citizenship Award at their annual Affair of the Heart Dinner Dance on April 21.

Berry moved to Maplewood in 1985, and shortly afterwards met Linda. They married in 1990 and raised two children, Jillian, who is now a second grade teacher in New Brunswick, and ...

Elizabeth Resident Leaves $5 Million to College of Saint Elizabeth

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Dr. Antoinette M. Anastasia, an Elizabeth resident and an alumna of the College of Saint Elizabeth, has bequeathed $5 million to the college.

Dr. Anastasia, who passed away on December 2, 2016, was an active alumna and supporter of the college. In 2012, Dr. Anastasia anonymously gave the College the largest outright gift in the college’s history, to ...

Gospel Musician Rev. Milton Biggham to Headline Seth Boyden Benefit Concert

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Reverend Milton Biggham, gospel singer, songwriter and producer, will host an educational concert of historic and contemporary music, “The Story of Gospel: A Unique American Art Form,” on Sunday, March 26 at 4 p.m. in the Columbia High School Auditorium to benefit Seth Boyden Elementary School.

Rev. Biggham is currently the Senior Pastor of the Mt.

Junior League of Summit’s Second Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser Raises More Than $14,000

SUMMIT, NJ - Many of the competitors' costumes and themes were more than a bit whimsical, and the vibe was light-hearted, but there is nothing trivial about the results from the Junior League of Summit's (JLS) Second Annual Trivia Night.

The fundraising event, attended by more than 180 participants, generated $14,000 – nearly double the proceeds of the inaugural event in ...

Imagine, A Center for Coping With Loss, Holds Grand Opening of New Home in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Imagine, a Center for Coping With Loss, formerly located in Westfield, celebrated the grand opening of its new home in Mountainside on Feb. 23. A large group of supporters, volunteers, friends, including Mountainside Mayor Paul Mirabelli, joined Imagine's executive director, Mary Robinson as she cut a big red ribbon to mark the official opening. 

Later, ...

Maplewood Fire Department Competes at Cooked and Uncorked Event

EDISON, NJ - 20 NJ fire departments, including Maplewood, showed up ready to compete and show off their cooking talents with the hopes of bringing home the first place trophy in the annual Cooked and Uncorked Food and Wine Festival at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ on Monday evening. 

Attendees got to sample culinary offerings from 20 fire departments and more than 30 of the ...

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Seton Hall Student First Responders Commitment Celebrated By Aspiring Kindness Foundation

March 28, 2017

A charity in honor of the victims of the Seton Hall residence hall fire donated $22,500 to enable scholarships for Seton Hall students who are devoting their lives to careers as first responders. The donation was presented by Jason Tarantino, Mike Merizio and Jim Merizio to Tracy Gottlieb, Vice President of Student Services.

“We are so grateful to the Aspiring Kindness Foundation for ...