SOPAC looks beyond flooding from Ida

SOPAC looks beyond flooding from Ida

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – The lobby of the South Orange Performing Arts Center was under 6 inches of water when the remnants of Hurricane Ida swept through South Orange and the rest of the Northeast on Wednesday, Sept. 1, shutting down the theater just as it was revving up to reopen after being closed due […]

Teachers union and district reach impasse in contract negotiations in South Orange–Maplewood

Teachers union and district reach impasse in contract negotiations in South Orange–Maplewood

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood Education Association, the district’s teacher’s union, has reached an impasse in its negotiations for a new contract with the school district and Board of Education, and all involved parties will be meeting with mediators at the beginning of the year. The union has been working under […]

West Orange TC discusses pros and cons of banning gas-powered leaf blowers

West Orange TC discusses pros and cons of banning gas-powered leaf blowers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council discussed the town’s noise ordinance and the possibility of banning gas-powered leaf blowers at its meeting on Nov. 23, prompted by questions from residents during the public comment portion of the meeting. Other towns in Essex County, including Maplewood and Montclair, have enacted bans on the […]

Despite move to Montclair, Napoli Trattoria is still part of Nutley community

Despite move to Montclair, Napoli Trattoria is still part of Nutley community

NUTLEY / MONTCLAIR, NJ — After the third time Napoli Trattoria & Pizzeria in Nutley was flooded out, the restaurant had no choice but to relocate.  The Italian restaurant, owned by Amy and Phil Arito, was inundated with water when the remnants of Hurricane Ida blew through New Jersey in September, leaving the building untenable […]