Mayoral candidates debate budget and redevelopment

Mayoral hopefuls debate merits of social media contract

Mayoral candidates debate budget and redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi and Councilman Joe Krakoviak, the two West Orange mayoral candidates on the ballot Nov. 6, debated each other Oct. 14 at B’nai Shalom synagogue in an event hosted by the Pleasant Valley Civic Association and the synagogue. At the debate, the candidates fielded questions from the audience about […]

BOE candidates discuss diversity, school security at forum

Candidates warn against schools becoming like prisons

BOE candidates discuss diversity, school security at forum

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The three candidates running for the two open seats on the West Orange Board of Education participated in a debate to discuss the issues facing West Orange School District on Oct. 11. Held at West Orange High School and hosted by the West Orange Council of PTAs, challengers Terry Trigg-Scales, Jeremias […]

Muckers’ Ball ‘dances through the decades’

Annual event celebrates Edison’s workers while supporting the national historical park financially

Muckers’ Ball ‘dances through the decades’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents time-traveled from the 1890s all the way through present day at the fifth annual Muckers’ Ball at Thomas Edison National Historical Park on Oct. 6, in an evening that celebrated Edison’s researchers while raising funds for the park. Hosted by the Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park, the theme […]

BOE candidates debate issues in district

Six challengers for Board of Ed seats discuss redistricting, aging facilities, superintendent search

BOE candidates debate issues in district

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Six of the nine remaining candidates running for the three open seats on the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education squared off in a debate at Maplewood Memorial Library in an event hosted by South Orange-Maplewood Cares About Schools on Oct. 3. Running are: incumbent Annemarie Maini, and challengers Narda Chisholm-Greene, Michael Laskowski, […]

Residents complain of excessive noise, garbage at store

Residents complain of excessive noise, garbage at store

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the Sept. 25 West Orange Township Council meeting several residents complained about the noise coming from the recently opened Aron’s Market on Eagle Rock Avenue, saying that delivery trucks and the lack of garbage collection are lowering their quality of life. The kosher grocery store opened in early September and […]

Piano teachers take their turn on stage at SOMA recital

Piano teachers take their turn on stage at SOMA recital

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Instead of sitting next to a student learning scales, the piano teachers of Maplewood and South Orange gathered at DeHart Community Center to take a turn in the spotlight on Oct. 7, performing in “Teachers’ Turn,” a recital featuring just the piano teachers. Put on by the Piano Teachers’ Collective and Maplewood […]

Maplewood native teaches self defense to Tuscan students

Maplewood native teaches self defense to Tuscan students

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Carmen Puglio has been teaching elementary school students in the South Orange-Maplewood School District how to be street smart during the Beyond the Bell program on Thursdays and Fridays, giving kindergarten through fifth-grade students martial arts training so they know how to defend themselves and be aware of their surroundings. The Maplewood […]

32 become U.S. citizens at Edison NHP

In naturalization ceremony in West Orange, individuals from 23 countries gather as new Americans

32 become U.S. citizens at Edison NHP

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thirty-two people became United States citizens when they took the oath of allegiance at Thomas Edison National Historical Park on Sept. 27, marking the first time a naturalization ceremony has been held at the park. The ceremony celebrated people who had come to the United States from 23 different countries and […]

TC candidates debate issues at forum

Adams, Castillo, Lembrich discuss recycling, redevelopment with Hilton Neighborhood Association

TC candidates debate issues at forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With little more than a month to go until Election Day, Maplewood residents had a chance to get to know the three candidates running for the two open seats on the Maplewood Township Committee at a debate hosted by the Hilton Neighborhood Association at the Maplewood Senior Center on Sept. 27. Nancy […]

SO sixth-grader becomes newest Scholastic reporter

SO sixth-grader becomes newest Scholastic reporter

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When the next issue of “Scholastic News” hits classrooms, there’s a good chance that South Orange resident Liset Zacker will have a byline in it. A new Kid Reporter for the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, the 11-year-old will be covering current events, breaking news and entertainment for the publisher’s educational […]