WOSD special ed. to see more changes

Special services director updates BOE on changes being implemented, proposed following audit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kristin Gogerty, the West Orange School District’s Director of Special Services, detailed updates to the district’s special services department at the West Orange Board of Education meeting on Dec. 11. The changes stem from the results of a special education audit presented in January; Gogerty and staff in the department have […]

SOMA group hops into brewing business

Local couples create craft beers for South Orange-Maplewood community, plan to open taproom

SOMA group hops into brewing business

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood both boast lively downtowns filled with restaurants and family attractions but, until this year, something was missing: a brewery. So Adam and Farnaz Heydt, and Chris and Bianca Froelich decided to do something about it; on Labor Day weekend they rolled out their first two […]

Zoning Board postpones Essex Green site plan vote

Zoning Board postpones Essex Green site plan vote

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Zoning Board of Adjustment heard testimony about the revised site plan for the redevelopment of the Essex Green Shopping Center at its Dec. 20 meeting, but ultimately did not vote after deciding there would not be enough time to consider the plan at the meeting. Residents questioned the […]

SO considers student housing on Valley

Proposed building would house SHU undergrads, could relieve off-campus tensions elsewhere in town

SO considers student housing on Valley

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees heard a presentation about a possible student-housing building on Valley Street at its Dec. 10 meeting, after a two-year process that has seen the plan for the building change. No action was taken at the meeting, and Village President Sheena Collum said the governing body […]

Council bids farewell to Cirilo after 8 years

Council bids farewell to Cirilo after 8 years

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Councilman Victor Cirilo’s eight years on the West Orange Township Council came to an end at the Dec. 11 meeting. Cirilo, who lost his bid for re-election in November, served two terms, first taking office in July 2010. In January, Councilwoman-elect Cindy Matute-Brown will take over the seat he vacates. “Victor […]

BOE, WOSD officials discuss health issues in schools

BOE, WOSD officials discuss health issues in schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District administrators updated the West Orange Board of Education and members of the public at the Dec. 11 BOE meeting about the water and air quality in the school buildings, bringing up-to-date results of legionella bacteria testing in all schools and carbon dioxide level testing at West Orange […]