SOPAC receives hefty grant to partner with school district

SOPAC receives hefty grant to partner with school district

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center received a $75,000 grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundations to advance its arts education program. The funds will be used both at the center and in the South Orange and Maplewood communities. The William Randolph Hearst Foundations are two nonprofits that work together to […]

Residents voice concerns about senior survey results

Residents voice concerns about senior survey results

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Several senior citizens expressed concern at the April 10 West Orange Township Council meeting, after seeing the results from the Montclair State University senior survey at the March 27 meeting. The survey, paid for by a grant, was conducted and compiled by the Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and […]

MMS, Senior Share partner for intergenerational program

MMS, Senior Share partner for intergenerational program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Senior citizens and a group of Maplewood Middle School students came together for a brainstorming session in the school’s library Monday, April 16, to discuss the benefits of middle school students and seniors spending time together for the launch of the Share/Exchange program. The event was a collaboration between Maplewood Senior Share, […]

WO may see taxes increase by 2 percent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council introduced the 2018 municipal budget at its April 10 meeting, proposing a total budget of $83,209,749 for the year. Nearly 64 percent of the operating budget will come from property taxes; the town will collect $52,982,824.98 in taxes — a nearly 2-percent increase, according to business […]

SO looks to partner for energy

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously passed an ordinance on first reading authorizing the establishment of a government energy aggregation program at its March 26 meeting. The program, if approved on second reading at the April 23 meeting following a public hearing, will allow South Orange to enter the Sustainable […]

BOE may raise tax levy by 1.67 percent

Preliminary WO School District operating budget for 2018-2019 school year is $149 million

BOE may raise tax levy by 1.67 percent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education unanimously passed the 2018-2019 preliminary budget at its special meeting on Monday, April 9, at Liberty Middle School, after receiving an extension from the county to submit the budget for approval. The previous county deadline was March 29. The preliminary operating budget is a total […]

‘Post No Bills’ leaves its mark at 1978 Arts Center

Exhibiting artists in 1978 show make it ‘fun to be defiant’

‘Post No Bills’ leaves its mark at 1978 Arts Center

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — New art is hanging on the walls of the 1978 Maplewood Arts Center in a show that centers around hanging items on walls: “Post No Bills,” put together by the New Jersey Photography Forum, a group of professional photographers who live and work in New Jersey. The show’s title refers to laws […]

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