Eighth annual River Day draws hundreds

Concerned environmentalists clean a dump truck’s worth of trash from the Rahway River in SO

Eighth annual River Day draws hundreds

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A cloudy, cool day didn’t stop South Orange residents from donning rain boots and rubber gloves and heading to Mead Street for the village’s eighth annual River Day celebration, an afternoon dedicated to cleaning up the section of the Rahway River running through South Orange. Town officials, students and residents picked […]

Brown sentenced to life in prison

Confessed killer says in open court that he does not regret killing 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin

Brown sentenced to life in prison

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Four years after 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin was killed at a stoplight in West Orange while on his way home to Livingston, his killer, Ali Muhammad Brown, was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole by Superior Court Judge Ronald Wigler in Newark on May 1. In March, while […]

Maplewood police dept. to create deputy chief position

MPD earns State Assoc. of Police Chiefs accreditation

Maplewood police dept. to create deputy chief position

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee discussed reorganizing the Maplewood Police Department at its May 1 meeting, approving a motion to draft an ordinance that would add the position of deputy chief to the department, replacing one of the five lieutenant positions currently in place. The ordinance is scheduled to be heard on first […]

Kimaya Kama brings styles of India to two towns

Kimaya Kama brings styles of India to two towns

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood is 7,793 miles away from Mumbai, India, but Kimaya Salaskar has not let that stop her from stocking her storefront on Maplewood Avenue with clothing, jewelry and other items that come from her native country. Kimaya Kama, Salaskar’s store in Maplewood, specializes in clothing that ranges from workout gear to cocktail […]

Town is looking to renovate three of its five firehouses

Town is looking to renovate three of its five firehouses

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At its April 24 meeting, the West Orange Township Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing Herbst-Musciano Architects and Planners to evaluate three of the five West Orange Fire Department firehouses to determine what renovations are needed and provide a cost estimate for them. Firehouses 3 and 4 will be renovated and […]

Washington remembers Byrne, Villarosa

In celebration of Arbor Day, township officials join elementary school in planting memorial trees

Washington remembers Byrne, Villarosa

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary School celebrated Arbor Day on April 27 by planting two trees on the school playground — one dedicated to Gov. Brendan Byrne, a West Orange native who attended the school as a child and who died earlier this year, and one dedicated to Patricia Villarosa, a first-grade teacher who […]

S. Orange bids farewell to familiar face

Village recognizes longtime train station employee, thanks him for care he showed to commuters

S. Orange bids farewell to familiar face

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Residents will no longer see the friendly face of Joe Kelly at the ticket window as they commute to and from work at the South Orange Train Station. Kelly retired April 23, after 42 years of working for New Jersey Transit, the last 24 in South Orange. The Board of Trustees […]

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