Golfers remember ‘Lefty’ Boland in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The William “Lefty” Boland Golf Tournament teed off for the 37th year on Monday, Oct. 2, at the Essex County Country Club in West Orange. Named for the longtime township recreation director, the tournament proceeds will go toward the Boland Grants, for which teachers in the West Orange School District can […]

Maplewood TC candidates debate issues at HNA forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The police department and residential development took center stage at the Hilton Neighborhood Association’s Maplewood Township Committee Candidates Forum on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the DeHart Community Center. Incumbent Mayor Vic DeLuca, and challengers Dean Dafis and Mike Summersgill answered prepared questions about the community, then the public had an opportunity to […]

‘Cut Loose’ and let your hair down at the Pierro Gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A new group of artists will be on display for the next month at South Orange’s Pierro Gallery. The exhibit, titled “Cut Loose,” features work by artists from South Orange and Maplewood in addition to others from Brooklyn and the New York City area. According to the gallery’s description, the exhibition […]

Flag raising celebrates town’s diversity

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s Hispanic Heritage Month activities continued with the raising of all 21 flags from Spanish-speaking countries in front of Town Hall on Monday, Sept. 25, followed by flamenco music from Grammy Award-winner Hernan Romero’s group. Residents gathered on Main Street to cheer on the countries they represented as the flags […]

Village greets newcomers, shows what makes SO great

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Village held Newcomers Day at the South Orange Public Library on Sunday, Sept. 24. This annual event celebrates all that South Orange offers its residents, whether they’re recent arrivals or have been in the community for decades, and provides both information and fun to the newest villagers. Photos by […]

Council eliminates alternate side parking on Franklin

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved an ordinance on final reading that eliminates alternate side parking on Franklin Avenue between Chestnut Street and the Montclair Township line at its Sept. 19 meeting. The change will allow for more parking for residents on Franklin Avenue and the surrounding side streets, with accommodations […]