With kindergarten enrollment up, schools may redistrict

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — It is never too early for budget discussions. At its Nov. 16 meeting, the Board of Education heard from business Administrator Cheryl Schneider, who delivered her annual baseline data budget report. Several variables — such as enrollment, caring for facilities, transportation, socioeconomic makeup, and salaries and benefits — factor into deciding a […]

Seton Hall professor examines deadly 1755 earthquake

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Though the 1755 earthquake that destroyed Lisbon, Portugal, hit almost exactly 260 years ago, the world is still feeling the aftershocks today. Seton Hall University professor Mark Molesky details the apocalyptic destruction brought by the Lisbon earthquake, as well as the responses and effects that truly changed the world, in his new […]

For 80 years, local restaurant puts tradition on the palate

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Beloved South Orange favorite Reservoir Restaurant is celebrating its 80th anniversary of providing the community with delicious Italian cuisine and a welcoming atmosphere in which to enjoy it. “My grandmother, Vincenza Agnellino, started this restaurant in 1935 when she was a widow and had six children,” current owner Bill Agnellino said in […]

Communication maven heads to Hong Kong to share wisdom

SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE, NJ — South Orange resident and West Orange native Michelle Tillis Lederman’s communications expertise has afforded her the opportunity to speak in front of some of the biggest corporations and institutions in the nation, from Morgan Stanley to Johnson & Johnson and General Electric. But soon Lederman’s ability to help others […]

South Orange moves ahead in new relationship with NJAW

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Water Committee has chosen American Water Contract Services for the purpose of negotiating a maintenance and operating agreement, according to a Nov. 16 release from South Orange Village. Once a draft agreement has been negotiated, that draft will be the topic of a hearing, the record of which […]

Award-winning musician to explore all the possibilities

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — If there has been one thing consistent about Rickie Lee Jones throughout her nearly 40 years in the music business, it is that she is constantly changing. Ever since her 1979 breakthrough hit “Chuck E.’s in Love,” Jones has made a career out of seamlessly transitioning between musical genres, from pop to […]

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