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 […]

Municipal officials finally meet with NJ Transit reps

Mayors want better equity, communication from NJT

Municipal officials finally meet with NJ Transit reps

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — After weeks of being sidelined, municipal officials from several towns finally met with NJ Transit representatives June 7 to discuss the burden local communities will shoulder this summer as the Morris & Essex Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station are diverted to Hoboken. The diversion will last for approximately eight weeks […]

Meeting with NJT postponed, officials wait for answers

Officials pleased with concessions, angered by treatment

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Following Gov. Chris Christie’s May 23 announcement that the Morris & Essex Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station will be diverted to Hoboken for approximately eight weeks this summer while Penn Station is upgraded to repair tracks and switches, officials from the many towns affected called for a meeting with NJ […]

Village resident explores history and smooching

Synagogue employee Jodi Rotondo has alter ego who writes best-selling historical romance novels

Village resident explores history and smooching

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When you meet Jodi Rotondo around town, it can be quite difficult to see what lies underneath the surface. It’s easy to see that she is a devoted wife and mother, and the communications coordinator at Oheb Shalom Congregation in South Orange. But you may not realize she is the bestselling […]

NJAW awards S. Orange Village $10,000 grant

South Orange will use money to build rain park, a sustainable and social endeavor for residents

NJAW awards S. Orange Village $10,000 grant

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey American Water announced May 23 that South Orange is one of four communities to receive a 2017 Environmental Grant Program grant. South Orange will receive $10,000 to build a rain park based on the premise of a rain garden that will capture stormwater runoff that normally flows directly into […]

Creativity and community: the name of the frame game

Creativity and community: the name of the frame game

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It’s all about community. A community thrives on collaboration, creativity and trust — all of which Mona Lisa Framing in Maplewood prides itself in having. For these reasons Maplewood has boasted a frame shop for more than 50 years. Maplewood’s long history in framing began with Dwight Morris’ shop in the 1960s. […]

SOMA Star Athlete: Catherine Jordan

SOMA Star Athlete: Catherine Jordan

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Catherine Jordan, a junior at Columbia High School, has been participating in track since age 8, having participated with the Jaguar Track Club for seven years before starting at CHS. During her freshman year at CHS, Jordan ran 2:19:08 in the 800-meter and won the Essex County Championships in high jump, both […]

SOMA Star Athlete: Christian Pierre

SOMA Star Athlete: Christian Pierre

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Christian Pierre, a junior at Columbia High School, started playing baseball at a young age. CHS’ varsity centerfielder, also a player on the North Jersey Cardinals club baseball team, has been the varsity centerfielder since sophomore year. In his freshman year, Pierre won the Freshman MVP Award, and in his sophomore year […]

Morris & Essex line to be diverted during upgrade

Morris & Essex line to be diverted during upgrade

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Local residents were fuming as Gov. Chris Christie announced May 23 that the Morris & Essex Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station will be diverted to Hoboken for approximately eight weeks this summer while Penn Station is upgraded to repair tracks and switches, which have been deteriorating for many years. In […]

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