BOT approves contract to reseed, fertilize playing fields

BOT approves contract to reseed, fertilize playing fields

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously approved at its Feb. 25 meeting a resolution approving a contract with Trugreen Commercial to reseed and fertilize the playing fields in South Orange and Maplewood, with the provision that weed-killing chemicals cannot be used on any South Orange fields. Trustee Howard Levison pulled […]

Tasting the world in West Orange

Tasting the world in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Rotary Club hosted its annual “Taste of the World,” its biggest fundraiser of the year, at Mayfair Farms on Monday, Feb. 25. For $50, residents sampled food from restaurants in and around West Orange. With a goal of raising $20,000, the Rotary puts funds raised toward scholarships for […]

HNA hosts Black History Month poetry reading

HNA hosts Black History Month poetry reading

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association held its annual Black History Month reading at the DeHart Community Center on Feb. 21. Maplewood residents were invited to read poetry written by African-Americans. Members of the public took turns reading work aloud, discussing the writers and learning about the history of the poetry. Featured poets included: […]

Council votes to buy Rock Spring

Council votes to buy Rock Spring

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council at its Feb. 19 meeting voted in favor of the township purchasing the Rock Spring Golf Course, moving the town forward in the process of buying the course to preserve it as open space. The council voted on two resolutions and two ordinances on first reading. […]

TC discusses police matters at meeting

TC discusses police matters at meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee considered several police matters at its Feb. 19 meeting, including potentially increasing the membership of the Community Board on Police by one person and lowering the age requirement of the youth member from 18 to 16. The committee also discussed the possibility of adding a member of the […]

Parade marshals don their sashes

Investiture ceremony honors the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade marshals

Parade marshals don their sashes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebration officially kicked off at Mayfair Farms on Feb. 17 with the investiture ceremony for the grand marshal and three deputy grand marshals, introducing them to the community and adding them to the ranks of those who have led the parade before them since […]

Playing fields direly need repair

Two towns, school district partner to rehabilitate shared playing fields

Playing fields direly need repair

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The playing fields in both South Orange and Maplewood have fallen into disrepair over the years due to overuse and weather, and the two towns, along with the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education, are currently in the midst of a process to restore the fields to better playing conditions […]