WOAC embraces Afro-Cuban art in exhibit

Hernandez brings the sights and sounds of Cuba to West Orange

WOAC embraces Afro-Cuban art in exhibit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council opened a new exhibit of paintings by Alberto Hernandez in its gallery on Jan. 5, displaying 30 canvases by the Cuban-born and Newark-raised painter, and the space came alive with Cuban music and dancing Jan. 13 as the gallery held an opening reception for the show. […]

MPD addresses ‘Force Report’ at forum

Community meeting centers on Maplewood PD’s high rate of force reports

MPD addresses ‘Force Report’ at forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Officials and residents gathered at The Woodland on Jan. 14 to discuss the “Force Report,” NJ Advance Media’s 16-month investigation and analysis of how often municipal police departments in New Jersey used force from 2012 through 2016, the recent years with the most complete data. According to the report, the Maplewood Police […]

Mayor sworn in for third term

McCartney starts 5th term, Guarino becomes pres., Matute-Brown takes seat

Mayor sworn in for third term

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council opened the new year by swearing in a new councilwoman, council president and Mayor Robert Parisi for his third term in office at its meeting Jan. 8. Newly elected Cindy Matute-Brown took the oath of office and Councilwoman Susan McCartney was sworn in for her fifth […]

Officials meet with residents to discuss Toomey’s redevelopment

Officials meet with residents to discuss Toomey’s redevelopment

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Township Committee members met with residents to discuss the newest draft of a redevelopment plan for the former Toomey’s Automotive site on Baker Street. At the meeting, held at The Woodland on on Jan. 10, Mayor Vic DeLuca highlighted concerns that neighbors voiced at a November meeting and noted the changes […]

West Orange man poised to join 7 Continents Club

West Orange man poised to join 7 Continents Club

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Six of the seven continents are traveled to often, leaving behind Antarctica, portrayed as a frozen tundra where penguins waddle around and seals flip in the cold water. But West Orange resident Ken Smith is taking on the icebergs when he travels to the southern hemisphere in a couple of weeks, […]

Alper selected as president of BOE

Merklinger and Trigg-Scales sworn in to their first terms on Board of Ed.

Alper selected as president of BOE

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education kicked off the new year at its reorganization meeting on Jan. 7 at West Orange High School, swearing in two new members and electing a new president and vice president. Cheryl Merklinger and Terry Trigg-Scales took the seats previously held by former board members Ron […]

SOCO honors locals who emulate Dr. King

SOCO honors locals who emulate Dr. King

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Civic Organization held its 49th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Jan. 6 at South Orange Middle School, honoring three community members with the Beloved Community Award. South Orange resident Stacey Borden, Maplewood Committeeman Dean Dafis and SOMS teacher Diane Grant of South Orange were honored after […]

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