TC considers designating Irvington Ave. as an area in need of rehabilitation

TC considers designating Irvington Ave. as an area in need of rehabilitation

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee discussed making the Irvington Avenue Business District an area in need of rehabilitation at its April 16 meeting, clarifying the difference between an area in need of rehabilitation and an area in need of redevelopment. According to Mayor Vic DeLuca, the Maplewood Committee on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development […]

WO to host plastic toy recycle, reuse day

WO to host plastic toy recycle, reuse day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center will become a temporary shopping and recycling center on Sunday, April 28, from 1 to 4 p.m., when the West Orange Environmental Commission partners with Second Chance Toys to hold a plastic toy drive there. Residents are asked to bring clean, gently used plastic toys […]

BOE hears about curriculum changes, honors placement

BOE hears about curriculum changes, honors placement

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Superintendent Eveny de Mendez presented the West Orange Board of Education with an update on the curriculum change for the middle school math program and the elementary school English-language arts program at the April 8 BOE meeting. De Mendez also updated the BOE on the middle school honors program, after […]

LMS remembers Zaccaro for Arbor Day

Community dedicates new tree to beloved science teacher

LMS remembers Zaccaro for Arbor Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School students and staff gathered on the lawn of the school on April 12 to celebrate Arbor Day and remember Susan Zaccaro, the LMS science teacher who died last year of leukemia. A tree was planted in her memory, while honors science students learned how to save trees and […]

Artist jumps back into creating … thanks to arts center

Artist jumps back into creating … thanks to arts center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After a six-year hiatus from creating art, Rosario D’Rivera has filled the entire West Orange Arts Center with her paintings and drawings, bringing her bright colors and Cuban culture to Valley Road. “Introspection,” the exhibit on display until Sunday, April 28, marks D’Rivera’s first jump back into the art world after […]

TC hires sports management company to run Rock Spring

TC hires sports management company to run Rock Spring

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council unanimously approved a contract with sports management company KemperSports to run the golf operations at the newly-acquired Rock Spring Golf Course at its April 9 meeting, hiring the company to manage the course for a 20-month period. According to township attorney Richard Trenk, the township is […]

SOMA to receive cleaner energy

SOMA to receive cleaner energy

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution April 2 with a vote of 4-0 to purchase electricity from Direct Energy LLC, an alternative electrical supplier to PSE&G. Committeeman Greg Lembrich was absent from the meeting. The township is the lead agency in the six-town Sustainable Essex Alliance, an […]