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West Orange Resident Aims to Qualify for 2020 U.S. Olympic Fencing Team

November 8, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Four years ago, Alen Hadzic came so close to qualifying as a fencer in the 2016 Olympics that he decided earlier this year to make a full commitment to realizing his goal.

The West Orange resident, a 2010 graduate of Montclair High School who attended Columbia University, has gone all in on participating in the worldwide tournaments and events required to give him ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

November 4, 2019

October 28, 2019 – November 3, 2019
On October 30, 2019 at 10:18 p.m., Chief Joseph Cirasa was off duty when he observed three suspicious individuals in a Cedar Street driveway. He observed one of the individuals burglarize a vehicle in the driveway. He relayed this information to patrol officers as he continued to observe the actors. Officers responded and three individuals were taken ...

Bergen County Theater Company Features Arts Programs for Kids of All Ages

November 8, 2019

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — In the next installation of HomeGrown: Ridgewood, Host Stephanie Willoughby visits with staff and performers at Porch Light Productions, a theater company in Bergen County offering theater and related arts programs for students from kindergarten through college. 

Founded in 2005, Porch Light Productions features a wide range of programs, such as classes in acting ...

State of Affairs Breaks Down $54 Million Allotted for New Jersey Child Care Subsidies

NEW JERSEY — NJ Department of Human Services Commissioner, Carole Johnson, explains to Steve Adubato on State of Affairs how $54 million allocated by the state will be used to raise subsidy rates for child care, allowing more families to afford better child care options.

Commissioner Johnson explained that by securing these funds, it’s the state’s hope that child care can be ...

A Thank You Message from Verona BOE Member Elect Sara Drappi

November 8, 2019

Running for board of education has been a learning experience and a journey

I would like to thank everyone for their support throughout this entire process. I enjoyed meeting with and speaking to many of you at meet and greets and through social media. I am humbled by your vote of confidence. Thank you to my husband, Steve, and my daughters whose support and patience seems to be never ending.

New Jersey Date Night: Get Lost in the Game at These Sports Bars

November 13, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Cheering on the home team is more fun when there’s two of you. And with football, basketball and hockey in full swing, there’s practically something happening every night.

It may not be possible for you and your date to go to every live game, but luckily our state offers a plethora of sports ...

Recipe from the Farm: Erin Headley’s Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

John and Erin Headley operate a small cranberry bog deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. John works with the Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension in Washington Township, Burlington County, where researchers from Rutgers University work to combat pest and disease problems and study the many health benefits of cranberries.

Cranberries are a family ...

Harvest Time for Cranberries in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens

Growing cranberries is a family business in New Jersey, with a lifestyle that involves intense work during a growing season, nurturing plants and flooding fields for gathering fruit. Nobody knows this better than Bill Cutts, one of three generations of family members who are now reaping the harvest deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens.

The Cutts family has been farming blueberries and ...

Rutgers Receives $4M to Turn Biomedical Discoveries into Commercial Products

November 11, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers will receive $4 million to speed up the school's translation of biomedical discoveries into commercially viable diagnostics, devices, therapeutics and tools to improve patient care, enhance health and train the next generation of innovators.

The new Rutgers Optimizes Innovation (ROI) Program, supported by $4 million over four years, will integrate the ...

Thank you from the Verona Junior Woman's Club

November 3, 2019

Letter to the Editor 

On behalf of the Verona Junior Woman’s Club of Verona, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Verona community for its contributions to the great success of Verona Fights Hunger Week 2019. Together, we donated over 1,600 bags of healthy food and personal care items and raised over $4,000 to fight hunger in our local community. Thank you to ...

BINGO to Benefit Cedar Grove Education Foundation is Dec. 8

November 13, 2019

BINGO is coming!! Please join us for this great opportunity to do some holiday shopping and win some great prizes!  All proceeds benefit the Cedar Grove Education Foundation. 

'A Doll's House Part 2' Makes Timeless Claims at Summit Playhouse

SUMMIT, NJ – You wouldn’t think a follow-up to Henrik Ibsen’s play about Nora Helmer in 19th century Norway would be especially relevant today.

But the smart, funny sequel by Lucas Hnath has much to say about marriage, the cost of independence, abandoning one’s family and other issues that ring true. When Nora insists that marriage won’t exist in 20 or 30 years, ...