Essex County remembers the Sept. 11 attacks 21 years later

Essex County remembers the Sept. 11 attacks 21 years later

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County held its annual ceremony to honor the lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the 21st anniversary of the attacks. At the ceremony at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, organizers read aloud the names of all 57 people from Essex County who died in the […]

Petition asks SOMA school district to restore courtesy busing

Petition asks SOMA school district to restore courtesy busing

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As the South Orange–Maplewood School District moves into the second year of implementing its Intentional Integration Initiative, parents and guardians are pushing back on the elimination of courtesy busing for the upcoming school year, which begins on Sept. 8. The Board of Education voted in April to eliminate the […]

Maplewood, South Orange fire department merger appears to be working well, leaders say

Maplewood, South Orange fire department merger appears to be working well, leaders say

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange and Maplewood fire departments were dissolved and combined into the South Essex Fire Department on July 1, finally ending a yearslong saga that saw debate over whether or not the two departments should become one. The merger was finalized in April, when both the South Orange […]

Kelly Elementary unveils mural made with the Nikhil Badlani Foundation

Kelly Elementary unveils mural made with the Nikhil Badlani Foundation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation unveiled another piece of traffic safety–related art on June 22, this time in the front hallway of Kelly Elementary School. To make the collage that illustrates various traffic safety issues, Kelly art teacher Nicole Siebert worked with students to draw and decorate the mural after the NBF’s […]

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