Seton Hall participates in National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Crime can happen to anyone no matter their age, sex, race or financial status. Crime does not discriminate. Seton Hall University participated in National Crime Victims’ Rights Week earlier this month to bring attention to the rights and services available to victims of crime. Professor John M. Paitakes, from the Criminal […]

Incoming freshmen find ‘Mountaineer Pride’ at WOHS Co-Curricular Night

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Co-Curricular Night was held at West Orange High School on April 20 and offered incoming freshmen, new students and their parents the opportunity to see all the co-curricular activities the school has to offer. Principal Hayden Moore welcomed parents and future Mountaineers, saying, “The purpose of this evening is […]

Church on the Green celebrates 50 years

Church on the Green celebrates 50 years

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Church on the Green held a special service Sunday, April 24, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its merging with three other Bloomfield Presbyterian churches. The merger happened 50 years ago to the day, but it happened in two parts. On April 24, 1966, the church held its first service with the […]

WOBOE raises taxes by 1.86 percent

Board of Ed passes $128.8 million budget, cuts only six positions despite original plans to cut 20

WOBOE raises taxes by 1.86 percent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education unanimously approved the proposed final budget for the 2016-17 school year, which increases taxes by 1.86 percent to make up for an approximately $3 million deficit but reduces fewer positions and classes than the preliminary budget did. According to the budget presentation made by Superintendent […]

MONOC to be Maplewood’s first backup during weekdays

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Following a “glitch,” Maplewood Township has clarified with dispatch who should be contacted when during an emergency. Going forward, should the Maplewood ambulance service be unavailable, REMCS, the Regional Emergency Medical Communications System, will contact MONOC as the first backup during times when the South Orange Rescue Squad is not working. This […]

Eta Pi fraternity cleans up Ambrose-Ward Mansion

Eta Pi fraternity cleans up Ambrose-Ward Mansion

Photo by Chris Sykes Keith Pressey, the basileus of the Eta Pi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity that is also known as the ‘Community Q’s’ and a board member of the Greater Essex Community Uplift Foundation, right, stands with David Hamlin, left, the chairman of the Greater Essex Community Uplift Foundation, Orange Municipal […]

Much ado about nothing at NAACP Candidates Night Forum

Much ado about nothing at NAACP Candidates Night Forum

Photo by Chris Sykes Team Irvington Strong members, clockwise from front, West Ward Councilman Vern Cox, East Ward Councilman Paul Inman, at large Councilwoman and Municipal Council President Charnette Frederic and North Ward Councilman David Lyons, wait to address the audience who came for the Irvington NAACP unit’s Candidates Night Forum on Thursday, April 7. […]

Trustees celebrate South Orange library, legacy

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Public Library board of trustees held a staff appreciation party on April 27 at Toro Loco and a good time was had by all. The current board members also recognized and thanked two former board members, Karen Hartshorn-Hilton and Tom Vilardi, for their past service as president and […]

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