BOE pleased to see increase in state aid

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District will be receiving $3.5 million in state aid, Board of Education member Sandra Mordecai announced at the BOE meeting on July 16. The funding comes after years of advocating for increased state aid and for implementation of the School Funding Reform Act, a 2008 law that […]

Local poet publishes inaugural book, offers new voice

WEST ORANGE / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School English teacher and South Orange resident Victor Alcindor recently made his entrance into the publishing world with the release of his first book, “Stand Mute.” The collection of poetry came out of Alcindor’s creative writing classes during his doctoral work at Drew University, when […]

Resident sues town, golf course for trees and sidewalks

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Resident Robert Daniel has filed a lawsuit against the township administration, the West Orange Planning Board, township forester John Linson and the Crestmont Country Club, saying that the club is failing to adhere to the town’s tree and sidewalk ordinances while expanding its facilities. The club was granted approval to expand […]

MPD detectives describe ongoing successes of new unit

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department’s newly formed Community Service Unit met with members of the Hilton Neighborhood Association at the DeHart Community Center on July 19 to introduce the unit to residents and describe how it will benefit Maplewood as it grows. Detective Steven Gyimoty and Detective Sgt. Michael Palmerezzi explained how the […]

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