Village sees 3 power outages in just 2 weeks

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Three power outages affected 881 PSE&G customers in South Orange in the last two weeks and have now been corrected, according to the power company in an email to the News-Record on Feb. 1. Lauren Ugorji, the communications consultant for PSE&G, said that the first outage was caused by high winds. […]

Ready, set, go! Pinewood Derby thrills

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Cub Scout Pack 107 turned the St. Cloud Elementary School Gymnasium into a racetrack Jan. 26 to host the annual Pinewood Derby race, giving the Scouts a chance to show off how fast their handmade wooden cars could roll down a wooden track. Eighteen winners were crowned — three […]

NJ Strays opens shop in town

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Millburn Avenue in Maplewood welcomed a new tenant this month as NJ Strays opened its first headquarters. The nonprofit animal welfare organization has worked since 2012 to reduce shelter intake and euthanasia in the area, in addition to operating a pet food pantry and assisting families in finding their lost pets. Until […]

Council approves DWOA budget

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved the Downtown West Orange Alliance’s 2019 budget at its Jan. 22 meeting after a presentation from Executive Director Megan Brill. The budget passed with a vote of 4-1; Councilman Joe Krakoviak was the only opposing vote. The DWOA’s total budget for the year is $238,000, […]

King’s resounding legacy in WO

HRC honors community members who emulate King and his teachings

King’s resounding legacy in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Liberty Middle School Auditorium was filled with West Orange residents celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21, as the Human Relations Commission awarded the Honoring our Community Award to former Councilman Victor Cirilo and the Love of Service Award to L’Mani Viney, Erica Oliver, Willa Edgerton-Chisler and Royce […]

SOMA highlights nonviolence at MLK ceremony

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., CCR gathers community at CHS

SOMA highlights nonviolence at MLK ceremony

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange and Maplewood community gathered at Columbia High School on Jan. 21 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, welcoming Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver as the guest speaker at the Community Coalition on Race’s annual celebration. After the event, residents signed up to get involved in local organizations at the […]

ZB hears about plant plans at Essex Green

ZB hears about plant plans at Essex Green

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Zoning Board of Adjustment heard another hour of testimony about the revised site plan for the redevelopment of the Essex Green Shopping Center at its Jan. 17 meeting, and again did not vote after determining there would not be enough time to consider the plan at the meeting […]

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